Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Baby M comes to stay

Our new baby was scheduled for August 7th, a planned C-section. We thought we had time to prepare. Yesterday we were talking about how we weren't quite ready -- and then Krista's water broke. A scene of film-worthy mayhem insued as I threw whatever I could lay hands

on into the van, half thinking we would get to the hospital and they would say it was some sort of mistake. But, no, within two hours I was giving our little one a bath:

She was born at 11:42 last night, and weighed eight pounds and just over an ounce. She's 19.75 inches long and she's gorgeous.

I got to wear this space suit for the momentous occasion. The doctor used to be a veterinarian and he performed a ridiculously fast surgery. I asked why he tied a cord onto the bar near Krista's head and one of the nurses told me it was because he was used to doing c-sections without any help.

Krista is doing great... much better than I've seen her do in previous deliveries. The staff here have been excellent. Krista hasn't gotten much sleep yet, but hopefully that's coming soon.

We let A come over in the middle of the night last night, and she was thrilled to meet her little sister. Z is at summer camp, so we called her this morning to share the joyous news. SHe was disappointed to miss the birth but said it was amazing to know she had a new little sister.

I'm so thankful to have a healthy new daughter, and that Krista is doing well also. We see Baby M as our miracle child... after two miscarriages our pastor preached on healing, and another one of the pastors prayed for us to be able to have another child... and here she is! Thanks to everyone for all your prayers and your friendship.

We'll be in the hospital at least through Friday... we'll keep you updated!


  1. We are happy to have another Mikalatos in the world! Baby M is beautiful, and so is Krista and A and Z. (No offense Matt)

  2. Great pics! Krista doesn't even look like she's just given birth, and Matt, I think your healthy lifestyle habits are paying off....

    P.S. The girls are cute, too.


  3. Congrats you guys! She's a cutie and praise the Lord for giving you another child!

  4. Congratulations guys. I wondered where you were going to go with the name and it seems that my speculation was correct. Already having the bookends of the alphabet with A and Z you had to go for the middle with either M or N. It seems that you guys think like me. Or maybe it was just a coincidence.

  5. Anonymous4:43 PM

    Wow, can the baby have Bob some where in her name.

  6. The Streets5:54 PM

    Oh my gosh! We are so happy for you! Wish we could bring an enchilada dinner to you this weekend.


    The Streets

  7. John B6:11 PM

    So happy for you guys! Everyone looks great. I'm glad you were at home when baby M came.

  8. Congratulations!! So exciting! I'm glad to hear Krista and baby M are doing well.

  9. Anonymous8:01 PM

    Congradulations!!! -Lee

  10. Anonymous8:22 PM

    HORRAY! What a miracle and blessing and joy and beauty indeed! So happy for and with you!

  11. Jessica Darling8:41 PM

    Congratulations! You all look great! We're praising God with you!

  12. She's bee-uuu-teee-full. :) Congratulations!

  13. Anonymous9:18 PM

    CONGRATS!!! Love, Cori and the Linder crew

  14. Anonymous9:39 PM

    Muchas felicidades! Qué bendición! :)
    We are rejoicing with you!
    Steve and Terry

  15. Anonymous9:43 PM

    Congrats you guys on your beautiful baby girl! God is funny on his timing we had our own waterbreaking adventure. When life settles down would love to do dinner with both of you. God Bless,
    Joshua and Nikki Smith

  16. Congratulations! She's so cute! :)

  17. Anonymous2:58 PM

    what a blessing for your family! praying for rest for you!

  18. Fantastic news! Congratulations to the whole family!

  19. Now that you also have three daughters, my friend, you and I have a lot to talk about!

    Big congrats to you and to Krista (and A & Z, too!). Beautiful family of good hearts, Matt!

  20. Awesome! Glad baby and Krista are okay too. Hope you get sleep.

  21. Congratulations! Okay Okay, I know I'm late but Dan actually filled me in last week. We've been away and before that I was without internet service. Blah Blah Blah. But I'm so happy for you all. Keep those girls coming!