Monday, July 15, 2013

Early Arrival

Our sweet little granddaughter made an early debut!
She was born May 3rd, 2013 ~ 10 1/2 weeks early.
 (29 1/2 weeks gestational age)

She was so tiny!
She weighed 2.1 pounds and was 14 1/2 inches long.

Her mama had an undetected case of Preeclampsia, which developed into Eclampsia & HELLP Syndrome. She was one sick chickee!
Thankfully, we got her to the hospital, where it was determined the baby needed to be delivered ASAP!  It was a scary ordeal for us.
Shae had a seizure while we were in the ER. Did I mention she was pretty dang sick?
Pretty. Dang. Sick.
I won't go in to all the details, but if anything had happened differently, I think we would have lost both of them, her condition was that serious.

Thankfully, both mama and baby are doing well.
Baby girl spent 6 weeks in the NICU, where she was able to continue to grow and develop.
So thankful for modern technology that saved her mama &  gave this little girl a chance to live and thrive.

 After 8 weeks in the NICU, she was finally doing well enough that they could bring her home.
Curtis & Shae had just moved back to Utah the week before little baby J was born, so
they have been staying with us until they could move back into their home.

It's been kind of fun having the baby here.
And I'm kinda diggin' the whole grandma thing!
(Taken today)
Sure do love this sweet little bundle of joy!
I could just kiss those sweet cheeks all day!!!
And so thankful that she and her mama are both fine!