Thursday, May 16, 2013


When we went in for the 39 week appointment, little Hannah had flipped and was sideways.  Not even head down.  And my mom was scheduled to be here in 2 days.  The doctor said to call and come in if I felt a lot of movement.  If she was head down, he didn't want to give her a chance to flip again, so he said he would just send me in and induce when she was head down.  I thought she might have flipped by Monday morning, so I called and went in.  Yep, she had flipped!  My mom had just gotten on a plane from Paris to our city, and I was heading to the hospital.

We had a wonderful labor and delivery experience here in a great hospital.  Loved the doctor, loved the nurses, loved our friends around us.  And to top it all off, my mom got to the hospital about 10 minutes after Hannah was born.  She had the bluest face I've ever seen.  It took a few days for all the blue to go away.   But I'm pleased to report that her little face is human-colored smurfs in this family!

Let's get this party started!  (I didn't have a C-section...they just let all dads and visitors wear this cool outfit!)
I was going to post a picture of our doctor here, but then I saw blood in the picture and thought I'd spare you.  So you can just use your imagination.  Moving along...
This friend took my kids to the airport and picked up my mom.  When she saw him instead of us at the airport, she knew it was baby time!
I can't believe my mom was at the hospital!  Gift of God!!!!!
Hello, little girl!!
There had been lots of girl births, so they only had blue clothes to dress her in.
I was really missing my dad, and this band on my arm made me smile.  In this culture, a woman's identity is tied to her husband and her dad.  So my name is Cristen John Jeff.  Ibrahim is my doctor's name.  And just for the record, I'm 36.  For a few more weeks!  ; )
Precious friend holding Hannah...
This girl was born ready to nurse.  One of many answers to prayer!
She was born April 8 at 9:10pm.  She weighed 7lbs 6oz.
She's such a precious baby and stole our hearts right away!

1 comment:

  1. aww she did have a blue face! I missed that story :)


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