Saturday, November 15, 2008

A new baby!


Abigail Jennifer was born Nov. 6th at 1038 pm. She was 6 weeks premature and weighed 4 lbs. 10 ounces, and was 19 inches long. I experienced a placental abruption and hemorrhage (and pre-eclampsia) and underwent an emergency C-section.... praises to GOD alone that we are both here and alive. Our sweet girl is in the NICU, but is doing well. She is now in an open crib, holding her temp, on no supplemental oxygen, and is taking breastmilk from a bottle. We are just waiting on her to gain a little more weight before we can bring her home! I can honestly say that leaving her there is one of the HARDEST things I've ever gone through, but my heart is so full of thanksgiving and praise, it outweighs some of the sadness. Please keep her (and our family!) in your prayers as we continue to heal (and for my blood pressure to continue to return to normal... yikes). Soli Deo Gloria.


Much Love,


Jennifer

20 comments:

Laurel Wreath said...

Congrats, I am sorry there was a scare. I to had pre-eclampsia and know how hard it is to leave the hospital without you sweet one.

But she sounds like she is doing wonderful. Now you take time to heal girl and don't over do it, when you are home let them bring Abigail to you (I had three C-sections, one being an emergency one also). Even when you begin to feel better, is when you can over do it and hurt yourself. Allow yourself the time to heal.

Praise God for your new blessing!!!

ginny said...

We continue to pray for you and Abigail! I know Andy, Andrew and Anna Kate are looking forward to having her home! Love, Ginny, Mary Catherine and Sarah Claire

Emily (Unfurling Flower) said...

Congrats Jennifer!! What a beautiful little girl! Praise the Lord that you are both well. God bless you and your lovely family! :)

Laura said...

Congratulations. We will be praying for you and your sweet new blessing!

Katie said...

A huge "Congratulations!!!" to y'all!

She looks so beautiful and healthy! It sounds like we can already start counting the blessings our Heavenly Father is bestowing on His new little lamb! I will be certainly sending up prayers for you, sweet little Miss Abigail, and the whole family.

Anonymous said...

Prayers for your beautiful baby girl and for you and your family! She is so beautiful. May God send his healing and helping hand to you and yours!

Kristina

Father's Grace Ministries said...

God's richest blessings on you and your newest addition.Praise the Lord for His Holy hand of protection over you both.I will pray for your healing, Jennifer. I've had a c-section myself, and am booked for another in 2 weeks time. Take it easy and accept all the offers of help you can.

Claire

Anonymous said...

Thank the Lord that you are both doing well! I will pray that your blood pressure returns to normal and that your precious daughter is able to be home in your arms quickly!

Mrs.J~

Christa said...

Congratulations and God Bless your precious growing family. Your family will be in our prayers.

Nikki said...

Congratulations!! Prayers for your baby coming home soon.

nancygrayce said...

So glad to hear mama and baby are faring well! I had severe pre eclampsia with my oldest child, he's 38 now. He weighed 3 lbs 11 ozs....and did great. Congratulations on your beautiful new baby girl!

Michele said...

Congratulations! (o:

Michelle said...

oh, jennifer she is beautiful!! We will keep her as well as your family in our prayers.

Jen said...

I wanted to come by and say congrats on your new baby girl....wow she is just beautiful.
On another note...i have seen your recipe for Mississippi Sin Dip for a couple of years and never really thought it looked good...the french onion dip I guess...but WOW...we had it this weekend and I was wrong to even wait this long....so good we cannot quit eating it..thanks so much for sharing...and I so hope you have a blessed holiday with your new addition.

Dawn said...

What a Christmas you will have!
I can imagine all the little smocked things the wee one will wear.
Blessings on you all!

Dawn said...

One more thing.
Love her name.
It means "father's source of joy"!
Perfect.
I wanted to name one of mine that...but then, the last three were boys.
No Abigail for me.
Perhaps a grand...
:)

Sarah said...

I realise my congratulations are rather belated, but I am so pleased to her of your baby's birth, so congratulations! She is beautiful.

Love and hugs

Sarah

Kim said...

Congratulations on the birth of your little one, Abigail! (Love that name...my Abigail is 14 years old!!!)

I'm so sorry about the complications...but I am so thankful God protected and sustained you both!

Blessings to you all!
Merry Christmas!

Becky said...

Hi Jennifer,
I check your blog about once a week and I've been dying to hear how your baby Abigail is doing! I know you're probably out of your head with busyness, but I'm sure there are many others like me who are hoping your family is doing well. No pressure or anything to update, ha-ha! Lots of hugs to you and congratulations on the birth of your daughter!
Becky

Julie said...

Abigail Jennifer was born Nov. 6th at 1038 pm.

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