Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Heeeeere's Kati! (Updated Again)

UPDATE #2: YOU CAN SEE PHOTOS DONE BY THE HOSPITAL HERE, AND YOU CAN SIGN HER GUESTBOOK HERE

UPDATE: PICTURES HAVE BEEN MOVED TO KATHERINE'S PHOTO GALLERY

May I introduce to you our lovely daughter, Katherine Ruth! 23.5 hours after arriving at the hospital, we became a (larger) family with the arrival of this little stinker. Perfect so far. Audra spent most of yesterday trying to dilate enough - they broke her water around 6:30, with an epidural shortly thereafter, which got her to the point where she was ready to deliver.
As Hope had been a C-section, we had wanted to try, if at all possible, to have Kati normally. Audra went to ten and pushed for about five minutes, when it became apparent that it was causing too much distress on the baby (like her big sister, Kati wouldn't fit). So a C-section was called for, and at 4:30 am she drew her first breaths!
She's eight pounds, even, 21.5 inches long, and, as you can see, pretty dang cute! We're thrilled to have the ordeal behind us, and thankful to God for His blessing.

And now, if y'all will excuse me, I'm going to sleep!

19 comments:

Michelle Melania said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

EYTYXOΣ said...

Whoo Hoo! What a cutie! Congratulations!!

Enjoy your rest.

Philippa said...

Yay!!! Congratulations Mom & Dad. Welcome Kati!

May God grant you many, many blessed years!!

Benjamin said...

God grant her many years! Praise God for his gifts.

Andrea Elizabeth said...

Such a miracle, babies are! Congratulations Bryan, Audra and little Hope on Baby Katherine's arrival. I'm glad all are healthy and pray Audra's recovery is speedy.

Looks like dark hair?

Kevin Burt said...

Congratulations! A beautiful little girl. The last picture even looks like she's already trying to smile! Prayers offered for your wife's recovery and the health of your daughters.

Father of 4 girls, myself,
Kevin B.

Mimi said...

She's so, so, so gorgeous! Congratulations and Many Years!

Raoul The Destroyer said...

Wow. Baby! Hooray!

Gary said...

Yee Haw!!!! Glad she's here and all are fine shape. Many years to Kati!!

Catherine K. said...

She is adorable, and congratulations!

David Bryan said...

Thank you all. Mommy just called from the hospital (Hope and I stayed at home last night while Audra's mom stayed w/her in the hospital) and said we've got a "little barracuda" on our hands so could I please bring the pacis we had ready. Looks like she's healthy!

Ian said...

Awwww....so beautiful and so cute. Many, many years.

And wonderful to hear all is well: thanks be to God.

[May I, in my singleness-ignorance, or just general ignorance ;), ask what the pacis is referred to in your comment above? Thanks.]

EYTYXOΣ said...

Pacifiers?

s-p said...

awwwwwwww....... :)

David Bryan said...

"Pacifiers?"

Yup.

The Ochlophobist said...

Many years to your wee one and your growing clan!

Anonymous said...

Reader David,

Congrats to you and yours! I'm glad everyone is doing well!

Many years to little Kati!

Mary

The Eliseev Family (Vladimir, Christine, Nikita, Daniil and Anya) said...

Many YEARS!!! from your church family (the Eliseev's) in Ukraine.

Dixie said...

Wonderful news! Beautiful pictures! And what a great looking family! Those upcoming sleepless nights are a small price to pay for such joy.

Chronia polla to y'all.