Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rebecca has arrived!


Rebecca Irene Cotell was born this morning at 9:40 weighing a tiny 4 pounds and 3 ounces with a feisty spirit and a lot of brown hair!

The diagnosis of Trisomy 18 was confirmed as was the esophageal atresia so she was transported to Brenner Children's Hospital where the will hopefully be able to do surgery to repair her esophagus tonight

The nurse wheeled me, hospital bed and all, into the NICU at Forsyth where I was able to hold her for a glorious 5 minutes before the transport team took her to the other hospital.

She was crying until they put her in my arms and then she stopped immediately. Baby girl recognized her mommy!

Please pray that she is able to have the surgery this evening and that all goes well. Please also pray that I am well enough to be released tomorrow so that I can be with Rebecca.


55 comments:

MarianneF said...

Congratulations!!! She is so cute! I will keep praying for all to go well

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Kay said...

So thankful to see your post! I will continue to pray for strength (and spunk) for your Rebecca as well as continued healing for you!

katiejeancooks said...

"Fiesty Spirit"!! Love hearing that...way to go Rebecca!! Much strength to you for these next few hours and days, Beth. And may you get outta that hospital and to your baby girl as quick as is safe!!! Praying ��������❤️��!!
Debbie

Madeline said...

She is BEAUTIFUL! What a champion fighter! So glad for the update and will keep praying with gusto!

Carla said...

She is beautiful, congratulations!

Jamie said...

Congratulations! She is precious! Praying hard.

Kathryn said...

What a tremendous blessing that your hospital has been so kind and understanding - holding her must've been amazing. Prayers continue for an uneventful and quick recovery for you and for a successful surgery for Rebecca. God bless your sweet family!

jennwa said...

She is beautiful. She is strong just like her mommy !!!

Debbir said...

Praying for your precious daughter ,you and your family!

Aimee said...

Oh, beth, she's absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I've checking all day, hoping to see an update. Baby prayed the rosary with me this morning for you all and I've got my prayer group on your case, too!

So glad she's a little fighter. We will continue to keep you in our prayers!

And CONGRATULATIONS!! You made it full term, Mama, and I am in awe of you. :)

Cam Wollner said...

Congratulations!!!! What a blessing! And definitely praying for both her surgery and your recovery (and for your entire family!)!

Mary Lenaburg said...

Praying my friend! I am so happy you got to hold her and love on her. Of course she recognized her Mama. We will be praying for a successful surgery and that you can be with her. Hold fast to the Cross Beth. he is with you and your sweet miracle.

Lynette Forest said...

Congratulations!! She's beautiful! Lots of prayers for you both.

Kim Richard said...

Praise God for a safe delivery! Prayers for a successful surgery and that mom can get to her sweet girl as quickly as possible! May the Lord continue to bless and hold your family close!

Dwija {House Unseen} said...

Oh thank you, thank you, thank you for this update. We will continue to pray. Bless you and that sweet girl of yours!

Gina Webber said...

So good to hear she & you had a good delivery and you got to hold her. I'll be praying for her surgery and your recovery

Gina Webber said...

So good to hear she & you had a good delivery and you got to hold her. I'll be praying for her surgery and your recovery

Rebekah Es said...

Alleluia!

Evden said...

What a sweetie! I am so glad you were able to hold her. I will continue to pray for you all.

Kelly M. said...

Yay! Thank you for the update! Will continue to pray! Keep on fighting Rebecca!

Mary Kate said...

We will keep praying!!! So glad you got to snuggle her! She's a beauty!!!

Leslie said...

Beaitiful!! Prayers from SC.

Christy from fountains of home said...

Praise God! She's beautiful. Still praying for you all and for Rebecca.

Joy said...

Welcome Baby Rebecca!
Many prayers for you and your spitfire daughter!!

Micaela Darr said...

She is beautiful. Many many more prayers for you all. XOXO

Colleen said...

What a cute little fighter! Beth I hope you can be with her as soon as possible, and we will continue to pray for her and her surgeons. Hugs!!

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous girl! I love her little mouth! Prayers for a quick recovery so you can be with her soon.

Tri Mama said...

You and Rebecca have been in my prayers all day. Thank you for the update, and for sharing her beautiful face with us. Praying that her surgery is successful and that you have an easy recovery and can be with her tomorrow.

Kelly Allen said...

She is beautiful! We are continuing to pray for all of you!

Busy Bee Suz said...

She is beautiful!!!!! Prayers for you both. Please keep us updated.
XOXO

Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness, Beth! Congratulations on such a beautiful little girl! What a perfect story - that she stopped crying when placed in your hands!
Prayers continuing!

Erica Saint said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! My prayers continue.

Lauren said...

Praise God!! Congratulations to you and your family on the birth of your daughter! We will keep praying for your quick recovery and for Rebecca and her surgeons. And for Peter and Sarah. And for all your other intentions! Thanks for the update.

Mary Beth said...

Congratulations!! What a sweetheart Rebecca is! Continued prayers for all of you.

Lauren said...

I forgot to mention that she is so beautiful!!!! :)

Lucky as Sunshine said...

Prayers coming.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the update, that photo brought tears to my eyes. I can hardly imagine how wonderful it was to hold her. I will continue to pray.

Jenny said...

I'm so glad she's here, and she is darling. Offered mass for you this morning, and we'll keep praying.

Greg and Marie Bauman said...

Ahh...such AMAZING news!!! Praying for you and her and your whole family! Come on Rebecca!!

Mari said...

Thanks for the update. She is just beautiful! Praying for her surgery to go well, and for you to be able to be with her.

Peggy said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations! Prayers contine for the days ahead.

Amelia Bentrup said...

Congratulations! Beautiful baby! And, prayers!

Jennie said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. Be assured of my prayers. God bless!

Leanne said...

I don't know you all - I'm a friend of a friend who just happened to see the blog posts in my Facebook news feed. Just wanted to let you know how encouraged I am by your hearts for the Lord and your love for your precious little girl. Praying for peace to sustain you...

Billie Jo said...

My sweet friend...Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter!
Prayers are coming for all your intentions...we will be offering up our Lenten rosary this morning for your sweet baby and family.
Hugs and love, my friend.
And THANK YOU for the update!

deborah said...

She is precious! Prayers continuing to pour out...

Shannon said...

She's perfect!!

Kelli said...

She is beautiful Beth! Congratulations.... You were on my heart and mind all yesterday. Continued prayers....

Becky Stutts said...

She is beautiful!

Becky Stutts said...

She is beautiful!

Michelle said...

Prayers for you and your family! Our daughter, Therese, had trisomy 18. She had severe heart defects and was not with us long on earth, but we cherished each moment she was as a gift.

Laura Pearl said...

I'm praying for your and Rebecca!! She's a beautiful little girl, and it sounds like she's a fighter. I love that she stopped crying when you held her--thank God you had the chance to do that before they had to take her away.

God bless you and your sweet baby, and your whole family. I admire your strength and faith.

Monique said...

Congrats!!! Praying all will go well and she will fight through her difficulties.

Pam Anderson said...

Beautiful, beautiful baby! Prayers for your sweet family from Indiana