Monday, October 06, 2008

Miss Elizabeth Anne Gardner Has Arrived!

This is a guest post by knittergran, grandmother of hokgardner's new daughter!

Elizabeth Anne was born at 10:38 last night (Sunday evening), and weighs four pounds, fifteen ounces.
(Eat, girl, eat!)

Yes, she was four weeks early, but hokgardner went into hard labor and the doctor said there was a reason for that and that it was time for Elizabeth to meet everyone.
hokgardner is doing fine, considering, but wants MORE DRUGS please, and Elizabeth (isn't that just the loveliest name!) is now breathing regular air rather than air with oxygen added. She needs to meet three requirements in order to come home:

1. Breathe completely on her own.
2. Eat via her mouth rather than through a tube.
3. Maintain her own body temperature.

She is currently in NICU, but not in an incubator, so that's a good sign, and she's well enough that her big sisters are visiting her this afternoon. They have to scrub up in order to meet her, and I'm sure the solemnity of all of that will quite impress them. Lily, in fact, announced no fewer than four times at breakfast that SHE had wished for a girl and that's what they have gotten.

The new mother of four will be back blogging soon, I'm sure, but wanted you all to know about the newest Gardner! Pictures to follow....

11 comments:

FishyGirl said...

Congratulations hok and welcome Elizabeth! We'll be praying that she gets down to business quickly and you have a short, sweet, easy NICU stay. Been there, done that, though Little Man wasn't early, just sick. Email me once you're up to it. I'm so happy for you.

Becca said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!
Crossing fingers for quick milestones.

Becca said...

Welcome Elizabeth!! Obviously, she wanted to spare her mother the discomfort of 4 more weeks. I hope she'll be home soon and I can't wait to see photos!

MadMad said...

Yay! So glad to get the deets! Congratulations on your new grandchild, and may they both be home, happy and healthy, soon!

joanna said...

Wow! Congratulations! I'm a little jealous of you, Heather. Can't wait to meet Elizabeth Anne-with-an-e and see the rest of the family.

Annette, Daniel, Emmi and Stone said...

Looks like we'll be rescheduling our play date with Lily! We were so surprised to hear the big news at ballet today. Congratulations!!! Elizabeth isn't one to wait, is she? :) We're hoping for quick strength for your little girl and a very smooth recovery for you, Heather. We're so happy for you guys. If there is absolutely anything we can do to help, PLEASE call us. Really. Congratulations to you all! And welcome to the world, Miss Elizabeth. We can't wait to meet you.

t. Cooke said...

Right on! I look forward to meeting little Elizabeth! Congratulations!

Carly said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations and I love her name!

Jolly Roger said...

Congratulations!! Elizabeth, you are just FULL of surprises, we weren't planning to see you until Halloween :)

Hoping she hits all requirements and comes home soon. And more drugs for Mom!!

Cathy said...

Wow--I guess the baby didn't want to be born on Election Day after all! Can't say I blame her! So glad she's doing well, and that everyone will be home soon!

Shelly said...

Wow! I certainly wasn't expecting this! Congratulations and I agree she has a beautiful name. Bring her home quickly!