Thursday, March 18, 2010

Our Little Miracle

On March 9th, I had a little accident. Around 1:30 p.m., my water broke. I was doing some cleaning after getting the kids to nap. In the middle of my duties, I felt some leaking, more than a normal accidental amount.

That's strange, I thought.

So, I went to the bathroom and pulled up my pants only to feel more leakage afterwards.

Something's not right, I continued.

After another round of leaking, I called my doctor's office. I left a message and called Chris who also did not answer me right away. While I waited for a response, I kept cleaning, hoping it was no big deal. The doctor's office called me back, and after I had explained the situation, they told me to go to Labor and Delivery to determine if my water broke. Chris called me right after I had talked to the doctor's office and came over to the house as soon as he could. I was only babysitting Easton that day, and he was picked up not too long after Chris arrived at the house. I normally watch him and Enzo on Tuesdays, but since Enzo's grandparents were in town, I didn't have to watch him that day. It's the only Tuesday I haven't watched Enzo! Similar situations and blessings have followed us along the journey.

Chris and I dropped our kids off at Grandma and Papa's, and then we hurried over to Labor and Delivery. It was confirmed that my water broke, and I would be spending all of my time at the hospital until Devon was born. My OB/GYN said it could be 24 hours or 24 days, nothing was really certain. After 2 ultrasounds and 2 days in the PCU, my doctor and a neonatologist determined that Devon should come soon. Although she had a good heartbeat, she absolutely would NOT move during each ultrasound, even after much poking and prodding. Between the ultrasounds, I had a contraction (which I didn't happen to feel), and Devon's heart rate actually dropped. So, it was determined that I would need a C-Section to give birth to our little girl; that way, we wouldn't be stressing her out.

On March 11th, 2010, at 12:18 p.m., Devon Crosby was born. She weighed 4 lbs. 13 oz. She's been in the NICU ever since but doing well. She doesn't need assistance breathing. She is now able to bottle feed, which I have done with her twice now. Chris and I do our best to see her at least once a day, usually in the evenings when she is scheduled for a feeding. She is our little miracle, and we are now an awesome family of 5! Thanks to everyone for your support and prayers!

6 comments:

SonyaB said...

That is incredible!! Congrats to you and your little one!

Jimmy, Diane and Bentley said...

Wow, congratulations you guys!! That is so exciting. Sorry you had to have a c-section, that's no fun, but at least they got her out with no problems. Congratulations! Wish I was there to see her!

THE GREER FAMILY said...

I'm glad she's doing so well! Can we see a picture of her? I wish we lived close to each other!

Michelle Church said...

What a journey Jenn! It seems like she's doing great from the pictures I've seen posted on facebook!! You've been such a trooper through all of this!! I'm glad she is so strong & what a miracle she is! Congrats!!

e. said...

Chris...our friendship caused anxious moments for entirely different reasons! :) Didn't mean to offend, I promise. Hope the baby (and Jen) are doing well. I saw some pics on Facebook and tried to comment then was all, Oh, wait! We're not friends! Holla!

Caryn said...

I am so happy to hear your little Devon arrived safely. It sounds like a wonderful miracle and I am so happy for all you! I can't believe you have three kids. This is so cool. Take care and if you ever get back to the Burg, please come visit. We live here in Rexburg now (close to campus) and love it.