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Katelyn Grace Abernethy

She is here! Lotte delivered her baby at 8:58 PM after only 15 minutes of pushing. Baby girl weighed in at 6lbs 9 oz and 20 inches long. She is skinny and long! Can't tell yet who she looks like yet, but she is adorable.

The delivery was so fast- unlike the labor. When she got to the hospital, she was still not dilated at all! By the time we got to the hospital at 6 pm (travelling with two kids takes longer than I thought!) she was only 3 cm and maybe 50% effaced and very discouraged. The Dr. had just told her that is she stayed at 3 cm for a bit longer (she had been in labor for almost 12 hrs at that point) they might have to do a C-section to avoid the risk of infection, since her water had broken.... so needless to say, she was a little discouraged.

So we prayed! I asked the Lord to do what only he could do and for His glory! How faithful he is! So then, after spending a good bit of time massaging her tummy during contractions and prayer, she got to 5 cm and 90%... then a short while later she had made it to 10... amazing!

The most amazing thing, was that I was a witness to her birth! I have always wanted to coach someone through a delivery, and it was amazing. She did such a great job, and it was so great to be able to encourage her through it. I will never forget this experience.

The boys did terrific at the hospital. My mom and dad were such servants and helped me care for them. And when it came time for the baby to be born, my dad took care of both kids so my mom and I could be there with my sister. It was so much better than I could have imagined and I am so grateful that we were able to be there for this time. God is so good and blessed us so much! As much as I want to post some of the adorable pictures I got of her today, I am tired, and will work on getting some up tomorrow!

Thanks again to those of you who prayed for her today! Pictures and updates to come!


Anonymous said...

So exciting!!! I can not wait to see pictures. What a tiny girl!
Love D