March 31st

After 34 days of endless prayers, well wishes from friends, and much medical intervention, Debbie was considered full term (37 weeks) and the doctors decided to induce her. It was a miracle that they were able to control her contractions this long and it gave our baby a chance of surviving.

At 6:42 PM on March 31, 2008, Peyton Elizabeth Laricks made her entrance into the world after an emergency C-section. To the surprise of many, she made 3 little cries before they whisked her away in order to stabilize her and put her on a ventilator. She was then rushed Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to begin the fight for her life.

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