Monday, December 19, 2011

Update!

Hi!  This is Chelsie, Katie's sister, here to update the blog.  It's kind of a lot of pressure!  Sorry for those who have been tirelessly refreshing the blog page for updates- thankful we have the Hope for Hallie facebook page!

As most of you may know, Hallie Lynn Green is here!!  She was born this morning at 10:45am, 4 lbs, 15oz and 18.75 inches long. This makes her exactly 25 months younger than her big sister Farrah Kate!  The nurses at the hospital saved the room next to Katie and Chris's for the entire family to hang out and wait.  We didn't have to wait long before we got a picture text from Chris and a nurse came by with some sweet pictures of the new Hallie!  Chris came and got Bella and Farrah and the new Green family had some private time as a new family of 5.  Christy Martin who is with "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep", so graciously came by to snap pictures of the occasion, so Chris could step out from behind the camera.  Once the 'Little Green Family' had their private time, the rest of us got to come in and see her.

We knew she would have a cleft palate and lip.  We then learned her heartbeat, vitals and breathing looked pretty good.  Hallie still has a very long road ahead of her but we are all excited and prayerful.  The outpowering of support and prayers has been overwhelming- for Chris and Katie but also for the rest of us.  We are all just trying to soak in time with her and each other.  Thank you from all of us and we will continue to try to keep people updated.

Katie and Chris- you guys amaze me with each and every step.  I know there is a lot you have to learn and a lot you don't quite understand, but you're doing it together and faithfully.  I love you.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Green Family,

You don't know me, and I have never met you in person. I found your website through Kelly's Korner Blog. I just wanted you to know that you have been in my prayers all day. I have been praying for healing, peace and for sweet time with your little sweet miracle. May God's love hold you tight and bring you lots of love and laughter.

Us said...

Just found out today, but am so proud, so prayerful...and am well-caught up, thanks to the blog:) love all of you so much and will be praying without ceasing. Kiss those sweet babies and each other for me!

Anonymous said...

Chris, Katie, Farrah and Bella - congratulations on the arrival of sweet Hallie ! Know that God has a plan for all of you and this precious child. So many of us are out here praying endlessly and appreciate every update that you are able to give.
The Chiaramontes

Anonymous said...

Dear Green Family

I part of the FB prayer team and I have been waiting for the birth of Hallie. Already in her life she has touched the hearts of people that she will never know. The Faith and Joy your famliy has displayed is a true blessing to us all. My prayers continue for Hallie what a girl!

Douglasfam said...

thank you Chelsea for updating! so thankful to hear some good news after waiting so long for this huge day. praying continuously for Hallie, Katie, Chris, Bella and Farrah!
would love to help out in any way needed!

Tracy Carson said...

I am a friend of Andy and Jill Roberts. I prayed for you today and will continue to do so as the Lord brings you to mind over the coming days. May the God of hope give you strength as you take it one step at a time. Prayers and love from Arizona!
Tracy Carson

Candi P Shelton said...

Love you guys. I'm so overwhelmed by God's ability to tell great stories! We are praying for you on the journey and expectant of God's graciousness, love, power, and peace every step of the way.

Kelly Ford said...

This whole thing is amazing. Hallie is amazing.
I'm in awe at Gods hand at work

Jill said...

What a day! I think someone said it best on Facebook that we have been privileged to witness a miracle. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this journey..it's an incredible honor. Hallie is so, so precious. Praying for you constantly as you soak up these moments, and for wisdom and grace in the days ahead.

Kim Harner said...

God is so good! What a little miracle she is! Just more proof that God does answer prayers! Happy Birthday Hallie!

Katie said...

Green Family-
This journey requires you to take one day and sometimes just each minute at a time. I'm so over joyed to hear that Hallie is here and you have gotten to spend some great time with her. Enjoy every minute and sometimes those minutes turn into days, and days into weeks and weeks into months...and then into years. Hugs and I will continue to keep you in my prayers.
Let me know if I can help-Mitchell had a cleft lip and palate when born as well-feeding can be tricky.

Lisa Thompson said...

Not sure you remember me, but I live in the same neighborhood that you grew up in. I had no idea about what was going on until today. You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless you for putting this info in a blog for others to read and learn from. Congratulations on Hallie's birth, but I understand there are some problems with breathing on her own. I am praying for Hallie and for your family. Be strong in God's love. Lisa

Huckaby Fam said...

Sweet Green family,

You have never met me, but I am a friend of Jill Roberts. Please know that there are many, many people praying for you near and far. May the peace of God and his great love fill your hearts today and in the days to come. You are not alone!

Anonymous said...

God bless you and your family. I pray for nothing but good things for you. Keep strong and have faith. Nothing in impossible.