Friday, August 1, 2008

She's Here!!! (posted by her uncle brady)

After a very long day and night, our sweet niece, Avery, made her big entrance into the world! She is 2 and half months early, so she's a little bundle tipping the scales at 1 lb 15 oz and is 12 3/4 in.

After just getting back from a little road trip to Oregon, Steph and Ryan went in for a scheduled check up yesterday and the nurses/doctors found a couple things that they wanted to keep testing her for. The results came back to show that Steph had developed something called HELLP Syndrome.(feel free to look up for more details) This is a form of pre-eclampsia that leads to an unhealthy environment for the baby, and an unhealthy situation for the mom so early delivery is a must.

Steph was moved from Timpangos (Orem) to St Marks (Salt Lake), and was scheduled to have a C- Section today at 1pm. Tare and I spent the day yesterday with them at the hospital while the nurses kept a very close eye on Steph. Through the night, her platelet count went up a bit and her blood pressure went down (which was good news). This morning they decided that Steph was doing well enough to go ahead and have the c-section early so that they could also get little Avery out and taken care of.

It was a tense morning for all, but Ryan was able to go in with Steph and the surgery went very well. Little Avery came out with a healthy cry, that could be heard down the hall...music to everyone's ears! As of yet, Avery is even breathing on her own which is quite a feat! The nurses say baby Avery is a "feisty" one :) She will be in the NICU for about 10-12 weeks.

We are all so happy for the new little addition to the Family and I'm sure all your thoughts and prayers are welcome as the new momma and daughter rest and recoup (the Dad too!-who is currently asleep at Stephs bedside:)

5 comments:

Brady and Taryn said...

Congrats ry and steph!! We love you guys and we're so glad to have little cutie pie Avery in the Family. Also, we glad that we made "the list" so that we can visit her often!

**ASH ~N~ JAKE** said...

YAY!! Yay she's here and doing well, but also Yay someone FINALLY updated your blog!! :) Can't wait to see you guys!

Jim & Jess said...

Steph!!! Your mom gave me your blog address. Wow, I can't believe how early and tiny she is but I'm SO glad she's breathing on her own and doing well! I love you SO much and please know you're in my prayers and am thinking of you guys every day!

Love, Jess

Jim & Jess said...

Steph!!! Your mom gave me your blog address. Wow, I can't believe how early and tiny she is but I'm SO glad she's breathing on her own and doing well! I love you SO much and please know you're in my prayers and am thinking of you guys every day!

Love, Jess

Greg, Jessy, Grace, Jack, Nora, and Lexi said...

Bless your hearts. I just stumbled across your blog. My son was born at 28 weeks Jan '05. His umbilical cord ruptured (weird flukey thing). He had lots of complications, most severe being a Grade 3 IVH and spent 2 months 2 days in the NICU (who's counting)!! Today he is a feisty 3 1/2 year old who loves to run, ride his bike, and is ALL BOY! Our daughter was also born at 33 weeks in June '06. I had Placenta Percreta (another uncommon flukey thing, go figure)! She is a bubbly 2 year old now...and ALL GIRL! What a ride! I have enjoyed seeing your pictures. It's crazy how seeing them brings back all the memories. So many ups & downs and crazy emotions to sort through. You both seem like very positive people! You'll be in my thoughts.
ps~on a fun note, after all our NICU experience my husband went back to school and is currently a Nurse in the NICU!! :)