Friday, April 9, 2010

Pictures of our sweet girl

Mama and I had fun doing a little photo-shoot after Scarlett had her hospital photos taken.

One of the best things about being a PaPaw... nap-time!

Y'all, I could not ever have imagined how wonderful our Scarlett would be. Truly, our cup runneth over Lord! So much has happened over the past 3 days!
(p.s. I know I have been a little absent for a while and haven't explained much about our birth experience... that is because it went a little different than planned. So, here is the "nut-shell" version: went in to be induced at 1:00 p.m. on Monday. Was on petocine for 17 hours with no progress of labor. Made decision to have c-section at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday... for many reasons (i.e. Scarlett was weighing large, she was not dropping, I was still only 2 cm after being on petocine for 17 hours, etc.) Had c-section on Tuesday... Scarlett was born at 1:18 p.m. --- greatest moment of Mitch and I's lives to date!!!! At around 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday I was having a lot of pain at my incision. The doctor on call came and examined me and discovered I had developed a LARGE hematoma at the incision sight. She ordered to have a pressure bandage placed and would check back to see if it helped. She came back at 7:30 p.m. and said a second operation was needed ASAP. Ugh. So, on Wednesday morning, I had what I call my "second" c-section. They had to completely open the incision again and drained a 200 mL hematoma. Yikes. So, I have had 2 c-sections this week but one baby. Ha! As crazy as this has been and as totally unexpected as things went I would do it all over again if it meant I would get to have our Scarlett... seriously, I am crazy about her! So, that is why I have been a little silent after the last couple posts. God is good and we are on the mend.)

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  1. Praise the Lord you are doing okay and that your baby girl is thriving! I would love to talk to you about how it's going with her!! And I want to meet her! I hope you are on the mend, and I just know you're eating her up! Erin!! She is so pretty! I thought Hannah looked like an older baby when she was born, but my! Your little one is just ahead of the game! :) Give my congrats to Mitch as well. I'm so happy for both of you! And I hope that you felt more prepared for all of those unexpected things that popped up as a result of taking Bradley classes. I know things don't always go as we plan, but I know you guys are thrilled that the Lord's plans for you included that bundle of joy!

  2. Mitch, Erin, and Scarlett,

    We are so extremely excited for you! Being a parent is an awesome and amazing experience. May the Lord bless you and keep you as you embark on this adventure together! We are praying that Scarlett will have a double portion of His Spirit and that she will grow to know Him and love Him more everyday!

    Josh and Sarah