...and ours was born Friday September 11, 2009 at 6:48pm.
On Friday I went in for my AFI and non-stress test appt in Richfield, the non stress was okay and the fluid level was very low. She tried so hard to find any fluid and measured me at 3cm of fluid- I had 6.5 two days prior. So...this doctor called that doctor and they said drive up north and get to the specialist...and plan on a baby tonight! So, after my minor freak out we packed our bags, said bye to Gavin and had Kyle give me a blessing. I cant say thanks enough for that! It is amazing how a blessing can calm nerves and make such a scary situation seem fine. Kurt and I drove up north and the specialist couldn't find any fluid. He said the best thing for me and the baby would be to deliver her. So we agreed and they checked me into the hospital. They told us that it would take a few hours before they were ready for my surgery, so I thought I had some time. Well 45 minutes later they said they were going to be getting me ready within 30 minutes. This is where I really freaked out!! I think my temp spiked to 300 degrees and I really thought about running! My cousin was able to come in and be my labor and delivery nurse- I was so happy to see her! She helped calm my nerves and it was a blessing to know this baby was being taken care of by her. So off we went to the OR to have Jenna born. It took about 15 minutes and they pulled her tiny little body out. She immediately started to cry- what a great sound. Everybody was so happy that she was crying and kept crying!! My surgery went really well and I am recovering great!
Jenna will be in the NICU for a week or two for a few things. She needs to be able to eat and digest the food. She was on a CPAP machine for a few hours after birth to help with her breathing, but they took that out rather quick. She has been breathing on her own since then. She is a very strong and amazing baby! Her IV lines are difficult so they have the IV in the top of her head, but they arent having to use it too much because she is now eating a full feeding through a tube that goes down her little nose. Her weight is good and she hasn't really lost much at all. We are waiting for a few tests to come back on her genetic problems. They are hoping they will show her capabilities so that we dont push her too hard or too little. She is doing amazingly well for being a premie and for her different choromosome problems.
All the doctors keep saying they can't explain her that she is just a miracle! She is overcoming so many obsticles already and she is only 3 days old! Now that we have met this little angel we know we were meant to be her parents and she was meant to be our daughter. Our Heavenly Father knows us and loves us and blesses our lives in different ways- this little girl is such a blessing to us and we just love her! We cant wait for her to meet Gavin, we know he already loves her so much!
Thanks to everyone for all their help we definitley could not have done all this alone!! We love you!!