Baby Olivia has arrived!

I just don’t have my wits about me to put the photo in the post… its in the sidebar on the right.

She was born via c-section – a STAT, emergency c-section.  The doctor had come over during the epidural, so when a pair of contractions dropped Olive’s heartrate low, she was on-site.  She initially asked that the OR be prepped, but when the heartrate didn’t recover after the second contraction, it was a “stat” and people reacted.

I held onto Susan in the midst of all the people until they told me I had to let go at the double doors.  A few minutes later, they gave me scrubs and escorted me in.  I was present for the birth.  Susan got to hold her briefly and then we headed to the nursery.

She was born at 12:12p, 9lbs 8.5oz, 21 1/4 inches long and an APGAR of 8.

Susan is doing fine and is in the recovery room right now for the next hour or two.  We’ll provide an update in a couple hours once we’ve settled into a real room.

Thanks everyone for watching!  We’ll post photos later, too.

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3 responses to “Baby Olivia has arrived!

  • KATHIE

    HEY IAN & SUSAN,
    I’VE BEEN WITH YOU ALL DAY FOLLOWING YOUR BLOG! I JUST WANTED TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS! SHE IS TRULY BEAUTIFUL! I HOPE WE CAN SEE ALL OF YOU SOON. I AM SOOO HAPPY THAT OLIVIA AND MATTHEW HAVE A COMMON BOND IN SHARING THE SAME BIRTHDAY!
    I LOVE YOU GUYS! IT’S FUNNY HOW YOUR WHOLE LIFE CAN CHANGE IN JUST A MATTER OF HOURS ISN’T IT?
    LOVE,
    KATHIE

  • hansen03

    Congrats! I cannot wait to meet her!

  • Jen

    She looks great, congratulations! What a beautiful head of hair she has!

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