Thursday, June 30, 2011

Welcome to the world, Georgia Mae

Georgia Mae Butler
God's plan was brought to fruition at 1:33am on June 30th, 2011.  Cricket's water was manually broken at 11:45am, which began immediate contractions.  By 12:15am, she went from 4cm to 10cm, and we actually had to "labor down" so the epidural could wear off enough for her to feel the final push.

Georgia was born naturally (with meds), weighing 6 lbs and 5 oz.  Let me assure everyone that the best sound I've ever heard in my entire life was the moment she cried in the doctors arms.  She is breathing on her own, which was one major concern of all of our specialists.  She was stable and admitted to the NICU by 2:30am Thursday morning. 

The birth could not have been more textbook perfect, and given Georgia's O, we are blessed to have the best case scenario so far.  The surgeons have even waited the morning to evaluate her, both to give her time to get fluids, to adapt to life outside the womb, and because immediate surgery was not necessary.  We both are aware that we are on the path to quite possibly a long road for Georgia, but God willing, we will have her home sometime soon.  More posts to come as emotions are processed.  Mom and baby are both exhausted and resting.  Cricket is doing well, and was absolutely amazing last night.  There is a reason God designed women to carry the children, because I can definitively say that there is no way a man could have accomplished what my wife did this morning.

God Bless,

The Butler Family

1 comment:

  1. so excited for ya'll. and praying for your sweet baby girl! the "o" journey is definitely something... praying God continues to give you the peace that only He can.