Caroline Grace Hayes was born today, December 15th, at 1:58 a.m. She weighed 1 lb, 11 oz and was 12 inches long. She immediately left this world to go be with her Heavenly Father. I have no doubt that she is smiling down from Heaven and is watching over us right now. And she has a perfectly perfect little body right now. She is my perfect little angel!!
Emily and I went in for an unscheduled check-up at 8 a.m. yesterday morning (Wednesday). The nurse and Dr. informed us, much to our surprise, that Emily having contractions every two minutes (she could not feel them yet). They admitted her to the delivery room around 1030 a.m. as she was dilated 1 cm. At 10:40 p.m., she was 3 cm dilated. By midnight, she was 5 cm dilated. And by 1 a.m., she was fully dilated. At 1:58 a.m., the end of the beginning of our journey was here.
Emily was a trooper. Through all of this, she took no drugs for labor pains and I am so proud of her! She inspires my faith!!
We had a very tough, long day. We cried. We rejoiced. We cried tears of joy that she is with Jesus in Heaven. And we cried tears of pain that she is not with us. We took lots of pictures of our baby Caroline. We held her, loved her, made some good memories, and finally entrusted her care to the hospital staff.
We left the hospital at 8:30 p.m. and are home now.
Thank you all for your heartfelt prayers, unswerving support, and hundreds of posts on Facebook. My blog had 4,000 visitors today alone!! Y'all rock! Please keep the love and support coming! God is so good. And has given us a miracle in Caroline Grace. Her little life has touched so many, including mine. And he continues to give us strength through all of this and we have felt His healing miracle power all day. It feels good to be a dad! And I am so proud of my little girl! I love you sweetie!