Monday, September 22, 2008

More pictures of Kallen...

A lot of people have asked me about the delivery, so here is a brief description of our experience.

I went in at 8:00 a.m. to be induced...but it took almost 2 hours to get called into the room. By that time I was already having contractions so they didn't induce me. My water broke by 11:00 and I had an epideral by noon. Because of my history of fast deliveries my doctor stayed with me pretty much the whole time. By 1:45 I was ready to push but had to be transferred to the delivery room. So they had to run me through the halls to the delivery room and then I had to crawl onto the delivery table before I could push. Tim had to get scrubs and a mask on and almost missed the birth. By the time he arrived the head was already delivered and 30 seconds later Kallen Beatriz was here.

A couple of other things that were unique with this Portugal experience are...they do not give the baby a bath for the first 24 hours. They dress her with clothes that I provide right after birth with the blood and mess that they are born in. After the delivery I had to stay in a recovery room for two hours before being transferred to my hospital room. Then after I was brought into my room the nurses or docter did not check on me until the next day. We were pretty much on our own. Overall it was a good experience and went much better than expected.

Kallen is a great baby and sleeps and eats well. Much better than Traeger and Karis. Hopefully it continues.

Here are some new pictures.


Perilight Graphics said...

how cute!!! i love the pictures...brown and pink!! Thanks for sharing on the delivery too!

Cheeky said...

She's adorable, what a little peanut! You guys look wonderful. When are you actually slated to head for Mozambique? I'll have to read up--we're headed to Ethiopia (hopefully spring?) 2009 to pick up our little boy. We're hoping to work on a few Amharic words and phrases before we go...

Shirley said...

Oh my how adorable. I love the story about your son removing the tail. lol.

Kelsey said...

Hi. I don't know if you guys read these comments, but I'd like to share my prayers. I've never met you, but while browsing the missionaries page on (a favorite pastime... maybe I'll be a missionary someday soon) I discovered this "George" family, and I checked out your website. Thanks so much for the kingdom building work you are doing in Mozambique. I know the mental stress of learning a language, and the joy when you're finally able to communicate with your friends who speak a totally different language! Probably the coolest thing God can do is to reward us with using our skills to change others lives. Thank you for wanting to teach people about God and His love.

I don't know if we'll ever meet, but I want you to know I'm praying for you. I'm a freshman, and I go to Blythefield, so maybe if you visit, I'll see you.
Otherwise, heaven will be one great big party.

Love in Christ,