Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Birth announcement

Today at 10:01 AM our daughter Karis Olivia Blankenship was born via c-section at roughly 32 weeks old.  We will report more later on the ordeal but I wanted to let you know that both mom and baby are doing well.  Karis weighed 3 lbs 14 oz and measured 17 1/4" long.  The doctors are telling us that she is developmentally further along than she should be which means that they are not having to do a whole lot to help her breathe, etc.  She will be in the NICU for at least 3-4 weeks as she continues to develop and be closely monitored.  She is so beautiful and precious and we will be posting some pics soon, I promise.

Mom is doing well too.  As I am typing this she is sleeping soundly for the first time since Friday night.  Hopefully I will do the same tonight.  Thanks to the many that prayed for us as they found out.  Sorry to those of you who have found out unexpectedly, just know that things were crazy and we wanted to keep communication to a minimum.  We would appreciate your continued prayers for mom and Karis as mom heals and Karis continues to grow.  Dad is doing well.  He is very relieved that this crazy journey is finally over and is now trying to get used to fact that he is a father.