Monday, December 7, 2009

She's Here!

Greta Catherine was born Tuesday, December 1st at 5:02am.
7 lbs 4 oz
20 inches



Check out all the hair!!



Birth story in a nut shell...I was scheduled to be induced on Tuesday morning at 6:00am. Throughout this pregnancy my platelets dropped really low and the doctors were unable to get them high enough to make everyone comfortable, including me. They planned to transfuse me with platelets the morning of the induction so that I would have less risk of bleeding out and also so that I could get an epidural.

Instead of following the nice plan set up by the OB and Hematologist I woke up at 3:00am with pretty intense contractions. We arrived at the hospital at 3:45am and our baby came at 5:02am.

She's perfect and I'm immensly grateful to not be pregnant any more.


In other news, Luke lost his first tooth!

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28 comments:

Jody said...

She is absolutely beautiful! I love all that hair. Hope you are both doing well. I've been wondering if it was around that time. Wish I could hold her. Congratulations! Oh and I can't believe Luke has already lost a tooth!

Melanie said...

Congratulations. She is beautiful! and talk about a fast delivery! Glad everyone is healthy and doing well.

Ambyr said...

Yeay! So happy for you! Especially that you all are healthy. Our girls are exactly 6 months apart. :) I absolutely LOVE the name and thought I was the only one with that one on my radar! Enjoy every second. Having a girl will change your life!

robin said...

i've been checking frequently because i had heard you had her...
congratulations! she's adorable and i love the name. and your labor story is making me nervous. i hate it when things don't go as planned... but you've got to be so relieved that it's all over!

congratulations!

The Chrissy Herself said...

Congratulations Rollins! She is gorgeous... I can't wait to see her little features come to. Glad you were all healthy and able to deliver, Niki. And her name is so adorable!

Trina said...

Yeah! I'm glad that everything turned out alright. Although I pretty sure that your story pointed to not actually getting an epidural. She's beautiful and I love all her dark hair! Maybe my little girl can look like that, since my other two toe-heads have looked so much more like their father at birth!
Congrats!

Alissa said...

congrats! she's absolutely beautiful! so happy for you!

and yay for luke!

caroline said...

congratulations! she is beautiful! and congrats to little luke on his first tooth, too! :)

k said...

Aw baby Greta. She is so wonderful to see! And that picture of Luke is priceless.

The Harker's said...

Congratulations! Wish you were still here so we could see her. Hopefully you continue to recover as well. She looks adorable.:)

cindy said...

We are so happy everything went well. What a nice, fast delivery!

The Zito House said...

Congrats!!! She is so beautiful. I was just thinking about you this morning and wondering how you were. I would love to see you and the fam.

Waltman said...

Congratulaions! I can't believe the dark hair and that name is darling!

Sarah said...

Oh she is adorable! I love all her dark hair! Oh, she is so little and so cute. I love her! :)

Anna lost that exact same tooth last week. When did we get old enough to have kids without teeth????

Ev said...

We are very happy for your little family. Welcome to your gorgeous girl Greta.
Love, The Ripples

Jen L said...

Congrats!! She is beautiful!!! And I love the name (Greta is Margaret's nickname).

Hayter Family said...

she's gorgeous! it seems like we just found out you were having a baby (when we forced you to tell us you were having a baby) we can't wait to see her...hope all is well at the rollins home.

Camille said...

Congrats on Greta!! She is beautiful! Glad that the delivery went okay, though not as planned, and more importantly that you are both doing well! :)

We are going to be out in Utah for Christmas time- we'd love to get together sometime. Maybe we can meet up for dinner or something. I know the Taylor's are going to be out there as well. I'm not sure how you feel about going out with a newborn, so let me know. :)

Dutson Fam said...

I love the top picture of Gretta! She's beautiful!

Congrats for the new baby and congrats to Luke losing his 1st tooth!

Brittany said...

Congratulations, what a doll! It sounds like the delivery was nice and quick!

The Taylor Family said...

Yay for baby girls. She is a sweetie pie. We're so happy for you all.

Alexandria said...

She is so beautiful! Congratulations on your new girl!!! I love the pearl bracelet, she is so cute! I love reading your blog.

Paul said...

How exciting. She is so small and cute. Its funny how we forget just how tiny our littles ones once were. We both have two boys and a girl, the question is who will have the next kid first... probably you guys. ;)

Have a Merry Christmas with your family of 5.

Anna said...

Congratulations! She is a beautiful girl, and we wish you a happy and successful 2010!

teri hales said...

Congrats! She's precious! Your children are such cuties (must take after their parents or something).

Glad to hear you're doing well. Glad that you made it through Mexico in one piece...what a cool adventure.

:) The Hales

Kristi said...

Oh she is so BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations! AND I'm happy to hear that you are doing well too! :)
I love you!

Sharon said...

Congrats! She picked a good day to be born! It's my birthday:). I'm glad everyone made it through the delivery and is doing well. How exciting!

Jeanne Zaino said...

Congratulations! Your little girl is just precious. I can't get over all the dark hair! Hope the big brothers are adjusting well to another girl in the house! Please say a big hello from us all. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!