Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Short Version

Just wanted to let you all know that we are all home safe and sound. The short version is that Dr. Perry turned Ellie head down at about 10 am Thursday morning, started me on Pitocin at 1pm, broke my water at 9:30 pm and I had her at 6:40 the next morning. It was very long and hard and in hindsight if I had to do it over again I probably would have taken the epidural because I was so tired for the hardest part of the delivery (transition and pushing) but she made it here safe and sound. She is absolutely beautiful and weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces and is 20 inches long with a headful of dark hair. We begged them to let us go home yesterday so that we wouldn't have to spend another night at the hospital. We were so tired and wanted to sleep in our own bed! They let us go at 5:30 Friday evening and we came home, ate, and went to bed by 9. We slept fairly well and Ellie is nursing great but is hungry so hopefully my milk comes in ASAP. Bennett and Rachel were so excited to meet their new sister and kissed and pet and poked her endlessly. I promise to post a full birth story at some point later, but thank you for all your prayers during this really stressful last couple of days.


Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm at Grandma Lee's house and we showed her the pictures of Ellie. She wants to say that she is excited to see the new baby Thanksgiving.

Hope all is going well! Love seeing our new baby girl.

Love and kisses to you all!

Eli & Mandy Stewart said...

praise the Lord! Glad you home with precious ellie. we love you guys

Jodi said...

congrats!! she's beautiful!

Annie said...

Praise the Lord for little Ellie. What and entrance:) She is beautiful.
Love to all FIVE of you,
annie scott

Brianna Heldt said...

congratulations! she is beautiful!

Kristen Borland said...

sweet little girl! God is so good!

Beth Serven said...

Dear Markworts,

We have been praying for you all. Enjoy your newest blessing!

Love in Christ,
For the Servens

Jennifer Schlenker said...

Congratulations! Ellie is beautiful! Can't wait to see more pics!