Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Olivia Elizabeth Burns

On December 7, 2009 around 8:44 am, Olivia Elizabeth Burns was born(8lbs 3 oz and over 19 inches long). She arrived with the first snow fall of the year and has filled our hearts with more love than Adam and I could have imagined.

The day began early arriving at the hospital at 6:00 am. I had to get checked in, prepped for surgery and by 8:00 I was preparing for Baby B's arrival! My doctors and nurses were amazing through the C section and Adam and I were both shocked when they announced that Baby B was in fact "A GIRL"! Olivia Elizabeth was then moved to the infant room to be stabilized while the doctors finished with me. Adam was also able to make the big announcement to the family that Baby B was in fact a girl! I could hear the family scream with delight all the way in the OR! It was one of the greatest moments I have ever experienced and I know Adam feels the same way.

After the BIG announcement, Adam and I, along with both sets of our parents, were able to see Olivia before she went to over to Riley Children's Hospital. Olivia was baptised and we were able to squeeze her hand and blow her many kisses before she was transported to Riley. Adam was able to accompany her with his family while my family stayed with me, as I mentioned before, we are extremely blessed with amazing family support!

Without going into too much more detail, Olivia had surgery on Monday afternoon to close the lesion on her back and to relieve some of the fluid on her brain. On Thursday, she will have another surgery to insert a shunt which will continue to reduce the fluid on her brain.

We feel so blessed to have Olivia as our daughter and love her more than she can even imagine. I think she already has daddy wrapped around her finger (and probably mommy too). Our bundle of joy has not had the easiest entry into the world, but we know that God is watching over her and has big plans for her future.

Please continue to keep Olivia in your prayers and thank you for all the love and support sent our way!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl! We continue to follow your news and know that all of you are in God's hands.
Kathy Roy

Lori Willy said...

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! You will all continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
Lori Willy and family

Anonymous said...

So happy for you guys!! Your little angel will be in our prayers.


Megan said...

Oh, a little girl! How wonderful! Lots of hugs and prayers to all of you.
Megan Magoni

Brian Sievers said...

Congratulations to all of you! You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

Best Wishes,
The Sievers Families from Southern Illinois

Jamie said...

Congratulations on the wonderful birth of your baby girl, Olivia. Olivia and your family are in our prayers each day. Please know you are in our thoughts. A baby girl brings such joy, we are so happy for your blessing.
Love, The SMith Family
Jamie, Rusten and Taylor

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I finally read the blog! Olivia is so gorgeous, I can't wait to meet her. I keep thinking about all of you and keep up the news!

Lots of love,

Janice said...

Your precious little Olivia's life has been so far-reaching already! ... The photo of touching hands is beautiful, giving that incredible feeling of Peace! Can't think of anything that brings home the reality of Christmas more than a newborn baby in December.

Janice Smith