Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Eliana Grace

Eliana Grace finally arrived on Friday, January 2, 2009 at 11:57 pm.....surpassing her due date and everyone else's predictions, of course! She weighed in at 7 pounds 12 ounces and measured 21 3/4 inches long.....tall and skinny. Mom's labor was very long and slow to progress, so after 19 hours of labor, Eliana was delivered via c-section. According to the docs, she was not going to come out any other way. So although she didn't arrive the way we thought, we were so happy that she was born healthy....especially after a difficult pregnancy. It took mom and dad a few days to decide on her name, but we finally agreed on Eliana Grace.....meaning "God has answered" with grace, and He truly has! She is everything we envisioned and more...and we are so excited to begin this journey into parenthood.