Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Little Lily Ann Emmett

Here she is! A day late but we'll keep her! We got to the hospital about 4:30 Monday evening with regular contractions and Beth was dilated to a 7.5. She got the epidural about 5:30, the Dr. broke her water a few minutes later and a few minutes after that it was time to start pushing. At 6:05 Lily popped out, looking dazed and confused but plump and healthy.

She was 8 lbs. 3 oz. and 19.5 inches long. After a couple hours we took her to the nursery where she started having respiratory problems. First she had the space helmet pumping oxygen and later an Orthodontist type head gear with tubes in her nose. Unfortunately we haven't gotten to hold her since then but the Dr. took her off the contraptions this morning and she is doing excellent without them. Beth should get to feed her soon and it chances are good she can come home with us.

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers! As always you can check out Emmettdoggies a little later for too many pictures and too many words.


  1. Another doll added to the family - what a relief. The name is great and fits her already. Even with the temporary set-back with the lungs we are sure she will perk right up and soon be ready for the smiling lessons from her big brother, Jack. CONGRATULATIONS!

  2. Congratulations. She beautiful and the name Lily fits very nicely with Polly, Max, and Jack.

  3. Congratulations! She is so cute and I love the name Lily!

  4. She's beautiful and we can't wait to see her in person!

  5. She is a DOLL!!!! I'll have more photos to post later. For some reason, Jack doesn't seem that impressed, but that may be that for now, he can only look through the window.

    Lily made the 2007 name list at number 27

    Similar female names for births in 2007 Name Rank
    Allie 238
    Ally 698
    Callie 256
    Elle 476
    Ellie 174
    Hallie 523
    Kallie 689
    Lillie 487
    Lilly 145
    Lily 27

  6. Congratulations John, Beth, and Jack!! She's adorable. Great name choice. The news of her arrival had Lily's great-grandma Emmett a little teary-eyed! Well done.

  7. Great job Beth and John, congrates! I trust she has her brothers smile.

  8. Welcome, welcome Lily and best wishes to all the Midway Emmetts.