Saturday, October 13, 2007

Baby Abby

Introducing the newest member of the Garner family... Abigail Valerie Garner was born on October 1, 2007 @ 6:51 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. She has beautiful olive colored skin and just a little bit of black peach fuzz for hair. She is very petite and is the prettiest little girl we have ever seen. :)

Well, here is the story... On Sunday, September 30th, I woke up with feet that were so swollen it hurt to walk. I took it easy most of the day. I went to bed that night feeling much better, but at 1;30 a.m., I woke up, rolled over and felt my water break. I jumped out of bed and ran into the bathroom. I yelled for Heath who immediately jumped out of bed. We then called Beau and asked him to come over and stay with Micah. As soon as Beau arrived, we got in the car and drove to the hospital. Once we were there, the nurses verified that my water had indeed broke and called my doctor (Dr. Scott Rees). I then had an epidural and tried to get some sleep, but I was so uncomfortable it was impossible. I just layed in the bed and watched the time tick away. Finally, at 6:30 a.m. the nurses took me to the OR and Dr. Rees and Dr. Broberg did the c-section. Little Abby was officially born at 6:51 a.m.

Once she was born and we were all settled into our recovery room, my parents brought Micah to the hospital to see his new little sister. He was fascinated with her and immediately wanted to give her a kiss. We visited with Micah and my parents for while and then they all left to go to Richfield where Micah would stay until it was time for me to be released. while in the hospital, Heath took great care of us. He visited everyday after work and stayed until late each nite. e had many visitors which really made the time pas quickly. Abby and I stayed in the hospital until Thursday night (October 4th), but it was so nice to come home. We are now all settled in and adjusting to our new routine.

Micah loves being a big brother. He is a great helper too. He loves to get the wipes and pick out a diaper when Abby needs to be changed. He loves to give her kisses, hold her hands, and hold her (with mom and dad's help of course). We all love Abby so much and are grateful to have her in our family.