Introducing Miss Raina
She was officially born at 8:39am. They partially birthed her to put in the ventilator and IV around 8:10. Julie had to have general anesthesia, so Nick wasn't able to be in with them. There were at least 30 people waiting in the adjoining room to work on Raina. Julie is doing ok although Nick hasn't been called to the recovery room yet. The baby is doing as well as can be expected and the doc said, under the circumstances, she couldn't ask for things to have gone any smoother. They are very concerned about undeveloped lungs because the heart was enlarged and pushed against them, not allowing them to mature. Surgery is being done at this time, and the doc said things are 'rocky' although her bp has come up and is better.
The pediatric cardiologist took pictures for them and Nick has seen them but Julie hasn't yet. We are not looking at them until Julie does. Nick says she has lots of black hair. Salijo and I are chomping at the bit to see those pictures!!!!!!
Please keep praying.....