Thursday, April 24, 2008

We have a niece!

Eden Elaine Vann made her dramatic entrance into the world at around 1:30 this afternoon! Carissa's labor was progressing normally all morning. The epidural was working, her contractions were a consistent length apart, Eden's heart rate was normal - things looked good. When it came time to push, sweet little Eden wasn't liking it and her heart rate jumped down to 30. The doctor said she hadn't seen that happen in 20 years of delivering babies! The doctor and nurses started to panic and from that point on, things happened fast. They ended up doing an emergency c-section to get the baby out and Eden was here within 15 minutes of that whole ordeal! Turns out that she had a cord wrapped around her neck and now that she's here, she's perfect! She weighed in at 7 lbs. 1 oz. and is 18.9 inches long. She's wonderful and we all love her so much already! She has a little bit of light colored hair and the sweetest little chubby cheeks! We were joking that any baby born into the world like that is going to be a drama queen :)

Carissa is understandably exhausted but is doing well. Nick is a very proud papa and it's so fun to see! Here are some pictures of sweet baby Eden:


Rissa said...

Thank you for putting up pic's so fast! She's beautiful! Congrates to the new Uncle and Aunt! Please also send our congratulations onto the whole family!