Isabella Lynne Hickney is Born!

Matt just sent me this text; it’s Monday, October 28, 2019 at about 10 PM.

Looks like our newest member of the family will be here soon!

11:18 PM Pacific (a little after midnight, Mountain)

They arrived at the hospital and are settling in. No contractions yet.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7:44 AM (Pacific time)

Text from Matt:

Their doctor is in Hawaii so she is being cared for by the attending physician. Matt said she seems to be doing fine and sent this pic:

It’s a good thing they went to the hospital when they did because now there’s lots of snow too. Text from Matt at about 8 AM:

And this one is from the roof of their hospital room – lots of snow. I’m so glad they went to the hospital when they did. All things are always in sync with exactly as the Universe intends.

Here’s Matt in the hospital room:

And here’s the hospital room:

Ashley is doing well:

Babies come when they are ready. Matt is doing his editing work from the hospital room:

October 29, 2019 – 11:10 AM Pacific Time

Text from Matt:

Text from Matt at 4:22 PM Pacific Time

Should be about five to six more hours and our Baby Girl will be here! She’s coming on a very snowy Denver day!

Isabella Lynne Hickney – Born at 11:08 PM on October 29, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. She weighs 8 lbs 14 oz:

Isabella sleeping on Daddy’s chest – about 3 hours old

Isabella’s First Bath – October 30, 2019

Ashley had to have emergency surgery to remove the placenta late yesterday so she’s getting her strength back slowly.

These are photos of Isabella after her first bath. She’s not very happy with being taken out of the nice warm, womb-like bath!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at about 9:30 PM, Mountain Time

Daddy posted these on Instagram and I cried. I so wish I could be there to hold you my little one!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Ashley had to have another transfusion today. They had hoped to be coming home but they will be there another night. Fingers crossed they can come home tomorrow. I asked Matt if he was ready to take care of Isabella full time while Ashley recuperates when they come home and this was his response:

I laughed out loud when I read this.
Home at last – November 1, 2019
Isabella hates hats
November 2, 2019
November 3, 2019
November 4, 2019
November 6, 2019
First bath at home – November 10, 2019