Well, so much for the plan! Mommy woke up at 4:45 this morning with the beginnings of a placental abruption and was rushed to New Hanover. At 6:40 Harper Lynn entered the world with a wonderfully loud cry! She weighed in at 8 lbs 3 oz, and was 21 1/4″ long. She has a head full of thick, black hair, and scored 9/9 on her Apgar score. She was taken straight to NICU for an ultrasound of her head. Unfortunately that indicated further swelling in the ventricles of her brain.
The Duke Flight team arrived this afternoon to transport her to Duke for further evaluation by the pediatric neuro specialist. We were blessed that there were two daddies on the team who reassured us they would take great care of her. They let Kirby help load her in the box, while the helicopter pilot gave our older girls a helicopter tour. Kirby and his brother took off this evening to be with Harper at Duke while my mom stayed here while I recover.