It’s a…


By now many of you already know we welcomed Ms. Cora Eve McKean on January 5, 2011 at 9:53 am.  She weighed 8.3 lbs and was 21 inches long.  We didn’t end up needing an induction, and things progressed pretty smoothly for the most part… had a natural delivery.  Thank you for your prayers.  There was a point when we were potentially going to need an emergency c-section due to her heart rate dropping, meconium in the waters, and a slow-down in contractions.  But they gave us one hour, and things got back on track.  She’s perfectly healthy and perfectly adorable.

We’ve had to stay in the hospital a bit longer than expected due to my bladder not fully cooperating with our plans to go home, but it isn’t a serious problem and hopefully we’ll be headed home tomorrow.  Please pray for that.  I’m really ready to leave.

Well, my dear husband is drastically limiting my computer time, reminding me that all non-feeding moments should be reserved for attempts at sleep, so I’m signing off.  I loaded a few more pictures of our little gal on facebook, if you wanna see her.

48 thoughts on “It’s a…

  1. Oh my goodness! Praising HIM for that precious little bundle!!!
    Congratulations Carrie and Jacob… Cora is positively adorable! And looks incredibly healthy, too!! Happy DAY!!!


  2. Congrats!! Praise God she is healthy and you did well. Did you name her after Cora at ND? Love the name 😉
    I better get busy making a sweet little girls quilt. Please keep me in the loop..I will need your mailing address her in the states so i can mail the quilt to you, give her a big kiss and hug from me. Isn't it amazing that prefect little angle was in your belly. In my neonatal nursing years of nursing (28 years) I have been to hundreds of deliverers I have cried at every single delivery…how can someone not believe in God when they see a birth..something i will never understand.
    So very happy for you guys.


  3. Wow, Carrie, I have been thinking about you alot these days, congratualations!!!!! You have a beautiful babygirl, she's so pretty!

    I wish you all the best and a wonderfull future with Jacob and Cora.


    Greets from

    Anke Tragter



  4. Oh she is adorable! A GIRL! Thank you Jesus she is so healthy!
    Jacob is right–SLEEP WHEN YOU CAN!

    Praying those bladder issues resolve really quick so you can introduce that sweet girl to all her “brothers and sisters and ayi's” at the foster home! 😉


  5. Beautiful!! She's just beyond beautiful!!
    Now, I think I predicted a girl … but then said since I'm always 100% wrong that it would be a boy … so … I should have gone with my first answer and I would have been right for once. Go figure. HA!
    Can't believe she was 8 lbs+–where were you hiding her?!
    Look for a Ruffled Feathers Gift Certificate soon–either mail or email. Are you registered anywhere here in the States? 🙂

    Her name is perfectly beautiful too! Congratulations!! So glad all went well. Get some rest if possible and go with the flow.


  6. Congrats to both of you and welcome to the world Cora! So glad everything went well. I've been stalking your blog the last few days looking for news of the new arrival. God bless you all!


  7. She is absolutely adorable and precious! I am so happy for you and thankful that all went smoothly!! I'll keep you all in my prayers during this time of transition. I love her name. Blessings, Ginny


  8. Carrie and Jacob….wanted to send best wishes to you both! I love the picture; God has delivered another perfect gift! Will be thinking of you guys as you transition during this growing season and know He stands firmly near as you move forward.
    Susan Chapman & Grace


  9. Oh Carrie! Jacob is right!! Go to sleep!
    Cora is absolutely beautiful. Praise the Lord for a safe delivery! SO glad you were able to avoid a c/s.
    Praising God for all He has done!!!!


  10. Oh Carrie!!! She is absoulutely beautiful!!! What a darling!!! I rejoice in her arrival, as well as the fact that all problems subsided and she was able to make her entrance naturally…after three complicated C-Sections, you better believe I was praying that NO complications would arise for you! 🙂 And the name…oh, Carrie the name…I couldn't think of anything more perfect! I got all teary-eyed when I saw it.

    Praying that the issues with your bladder get resolved quickly and you are able to go home soon. I know how hard it is to be stuck in a hospital waiting for a discharge!

    Love you!


  11. Oh my…she is adorable. Enjoy her!! Sleep if you think you need it…but don't worry if you don't. I never wanted to sleep while the kids were sleeping but I did enjoy the quiet time to rest or read! That is during the day!!! At night I slept when they didn't want to be nursed!!


  12. Beautiful baby! Glad everything went well – you already look terrific (peeked at your FB photos)! Congratulations on your new little one.


  13. oh WOW!!! My computer was loading very slowly today so my suspense was even MORE drawn out!
    She is beautiful! How in the world did you manage a baby over 8 pounds…it looks like that's about all you gained?!?
    My biological babies were so skinny..just over 6 pounds and looked like old men for several months! 🙂 Cora is all filled out and just DARLING!
    Prayers for your recovery and adjustment!


  14. Carrie and Jacob,

    We are so excited for you! We pray that He will richly bless your life as a family of three. You are in our prayers as always.
    Welcome Cora!
    In Him,
    Alycia, John, and 3 girls!
    p.s. I had a feeling it would be a girl…. you carried her just like i carried Audy all those years ago! 🙂


  15. Ok, so what I REALLY like is the Baylor shirt in the background of all the pictures! Love both of you–what a big baby! Hey, our Sophie was 21 inches and you know how tall she is! I had similar issues on my deliveries and I remember when Maggie was born they were all worried about her and I didn't have my glasses and NO ONE told me if it was a boy or girl! Girls are great! Virginia


  16. Congrats! She's beautiful!!

    (I thought you were having a boy, so I was doubly surprised to see your announcement!)

    She's absolutely perfect! Glad things went well! 🙂


  17. YYYEEEAAAAHHHHH!!!!! Congratulations Carrie & Jacob!!!!
    Lil' Miss Cora Eve is absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!
    SO, so happy for all of you!

    And what a very, very special birthday she has~~!!

    Love and blessings to you!



  18. Carrie & Jacob- What a joy to offer congratulations on the arrival of your daughter! Cora is stunning, what an absolute doll! I was so convinced your baby was a boy. How much fun to wait and see exactly how the Lord was going to bless you. I'm so lousy with surprises- I have to know. Your family of 3 continues to be in my prayers. Welcome, sweet girl.


  19. I'm so happy for you and she is perfect….absolutely perfect! Praising Him for your healthy baby girl and praying you are home already as I am writing this. Enjoy this most special time in your life Carrie…..what a special gift the Lord has given to you. Love you!


  20. Congratulations! She is beautiful – so thrilled for you all. Blessings on your new little family – may you soak in the joy of every moment.
    ~ Fiona


  21. So happy for you guys! Little Cora is absolutely beautiful! I'm sure you are relieved to have her safely in your arms at last.

    So happy to see this post! Babies are so wonderful.

    Am very curious to hear about your China delivery too.


  22. Congrats to you both! How exciting!!! Also, So happy to share a birthday with your sweet little Cora. Blessings to you on our move back to the states and as you say your “see you laters”….

    – Kinsey


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