Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ryleigh Ann Walker

She is here, born 7/24/12, at 7:49 a.m., 6lbs 8 ounces, 19" long. Here is a short video of some of her photos of the first 2 days of life...

Viewing tip, once the video starts playing, hit pause until the gray load bar at the bottom shows it has loaded all the way, then it won't be interrupted. :-)

She is beautiful and already has her daddy wrapped around her finger.

Her repair surgery is set for Wednesday, August 1, 2012.

We go to see her each day and each day it gets harder to leave her. She has all kinds of wires, tubes, and IV's coming from her, she is so tiny, it is hard to see her lay there hooked up, but I know this is not the worst part of it all. She looks at me with tender eyes, I just want to kiss her and swaddle her, she is one tired kiddo, lots of activity during the day. I am hopeful all will go well and we can bring her home in a few weeks to love on her. My heart breaks a little more each day, it is overwhelming and almost more than I can bear, but I am being strong for her and hoping she feels our presence with her and it provides her with peace.

We love you sweet girl.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Final Countdown

We have reached our final countdown; Ryleigh will be here this week. We are ready I think as much as anyone can be, independent of her surgery and all that will follow shortly after her birth, we plan to enjoy every moment we can. She did wind up waiting for her cousin Bekah to get here so her little brother would have a caretaker. Lol

I think delivery will go fast, we shall see, she is ready and full term. The next post will be her birth announcement and photo! Last weight on July 6 was 6lbs 6 ounces, so I am expecting her to be 6 lbs 13 -15 ounces.

Any bets on weight?