Saturday, September 3, 2011

Adeline's Here!

After having contractions for over 30 hours, Adeline was born at 7:12 this morning. While we had a few scares Friday night and during the final minutes of labor with Adeline's heart rate, everything turned out great. Christin and baby Adeline are both doing well.

Adeline is currently in the NICU and will be transferred to the PCICU sometime Sunday or Monday, depending on when a bed opens. Speaking of beds opening - it seems everybody in Charleston wanted to give birth last night. Every room in L&D was busy and there was a waiting list several mamas deep. Regardless, the L&D team at MUSC was incredible and could not have taken better care of us. The NICU team is just as incredible and was kind enough to let me spend most of the day with her.

When I left to come back to the house for a bit to let Christin sleep, the Pediatric Cardiology team was conducting an echo on Adeline. The initial findings seemed to support what we were told while Adeline was still in-utero, but the formal findings and "game plan" will be shared with us in the next few days.

I'll be heading back that way in a bit, but just wanted to let everyone know that Adeline is here and doing great, especially given her condition.

For those keeping score, she weighed in at 5lbs 9ounces. In all the confusion I wasn't able to catch her length but I'm sure Christin did and will post that when she wakes up. With her being in labor for two nights straight, I know I hope she doesn't wake up til tomorrow morning- she's exhausted.

Thanks to all for your thoughts and prayers. While having Adeline here is a miracle and blessing in itself, we still have a long road to go.

I leave you with a couple of pictures:

Adeline at 10 minutes old

Adeline in her NICU crib


  1. She is precious!! Congratulations! I hate that it was such a long delivery, but I am so thankful that both Adeline and Christin are safe. Praying for the future! Much love being sent your way!

  2. So glad we got a cgsnceto say hi and meet your sweet families. Much love from Adeline's St. John's cheering section!

  3. What a beautiful, sweet girl! God is still in the miracle-working business! I can't wait to see this sweet angel in person!

    Know that we are still praying and praising God!


  4. Adeline is precious! I have tears of joy!! My thoughts and prayers of love and strength are with all of you!

  5. All of us in the Nesting Place send our love and congratulations. Adeline is beautiful. Please keep us up to date. We miss you!
    Tricia, Pat, Marykay, Karen, Georgina, Mandy, and Marcia (she'll meet you when you come back to visit.)

  6. Hey Christin!

    Just thinking about you...can't wait to see you and the sweet girl!

    Love Ya,

  7. Thinking of your family -- lots of prayers coming your way. xoxo

  8. Congratulations! Jack was 5.9 also at birth!! Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers!