Yesterday we welcomed our daughter to the world!! Eden Frances Blankenship was born at 10:48 am, weighing a whopping 10 lbs 10 oz! She is beautiful and has the quietest sweetest cry.
Her birth was pretty uneventful, although it did take them a few minutes to get her crying good and turning that great pink color. She is doing really well and so am I.
I wanted to share some pictures from our day, but also share a neat story with you. I already shared how God intervened to give us an incredible doctor- he prayed with us yesterday before Eden's c-section and it was a beautiful, heartfelt prayer. What a blessing that was for us. But God also intervened in a really amazing way. Many of you know, our first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage in 2004. It was a very difficult time, and I haven't thought much about it lately. But yesterday when they were taking my medical history, they asked if this was my 4th pregnancy, and I said, "Oh, no, actually it's my fifth." And as I sat there thinking about that first pregnancy something really remarkable dawned on me. The due date for that baby was July 12, the very day we are now in the hospital about to deliver our daughter. How amazing is that. But here's what's even cooler- we had a scheduled c-section and so could have chosen any date and just happened to choose July 12- but on Monday night I started having contractions and by they time we got check in to the hospital on Tuesday morning and got prepped for the c-section, I was having contractions every 2-6 minutes. So, even if we had not planned it so, Eden would have been born on the due date of our first baby. What a sweet blessing it was to realize that as we were about to have her.
The boys are already quite smitten with her, as are we! Thank you for your prayers for our family. Here are some pictures of our first two days together! Enjoy!