Monday, August 12, 2013


Our son is already letting us know who is in charge.

At 1 am on August 11, my water broke.  After panicking at home trying to figure out if I peed myself, ha, (and arguing with a poor confused nurse at Women's and Babies), I called Jefferson's Labor and Delivery area and they advised us to make our way to Jeff.

It wasn't the plan but it truly worked out. Do you know how fabulous the drive is at 2am???  We were at Jeff by 3:30.

I was admitted, they confirmed my water was breaking (which given I was still leaking, we were all pretty confident), and got started with an IV to take blood to get the ball rolling.  I was having trouble reaching my family to get my sister to the hospital but was able get through at 5am thanks to Simba and his meowing at Tricia. :)

They got here at 6 and before we knew it things started unfolding fast.  The staff has been amazing.

I honestly felt nothing during the c-section except the blood pressure cuff and some tugging when they were sewing me up.  I had no idea Isaiah was coming out when he did.  Luckily, his legs were UP, so they were able to get a good grip on his torso to pull him out at 6:49am.

(see his foot there?)

They had whisked him right to the room next door to check him out and stabilize him.  I found out his initial 3 min APGAR score was a 3 (out of 10) but his 5 minute was an 8!! yay!  They had to start his breathing for him, but told me he was wide eyed as soon as he was out.  Once they got his lungs clear, I could hear him crying from the OR.

It was the greatest sound I've ever heard in my life.  He has a set of lungs on him.  

Before bringing him to the ICN (intensive care nursery), they swung him by me so I could get a glimpse of him.

He's an amazing little fighter.

His daddy stayed with him while i was sewn up and in recovery.

When they transferred me to the maternity floor, they let us stop by and see him in the NICU.

He does have a fractured humorous bone and a few broken ribs.  He was having difficulty with feeding so for now has a feeding tube and as of last night was on a low amount of oxygen.

I was aloud to go see him around 4 or 5 and I melted at the sight of him.  They placed him (and his pillow) in my arms and he relaxed.  When he heard my voice he relaxed and looked right to me.

He's gotten to see all his grandparents and his Aunt Tricia (my sister) and Uncle Ben (Dave's brother) so far.  We need to start going crazy taking pictures...
Here he is with Nan Nan Carol.

We're so in love.

Thank you all so much for your continued prayers for him.  He'll be staying here at Jeff in the ICN while I am here healing and then will likely be transferred to AI Dupont.

I will keep you all updated...but for now, I am itching to get my butt out of this bed and by our little miracle's side. <3


  1. Congratulations! He's precious and truly a miracle.

  2. Congratulations! he is so beautiful! take care of yourself too mama!

  3. yay! i'm crying at work! can't wait to see this little miracle! :)

  4. Congrats on your little sweetie! Prayers continue for all of you!

  5. Wow...what a nice surprise! Guess Isaiah was just as anxious as you to meet and...prove his strength. Continue prayers for all. Congrats to you and Dave on that dear little guy. Brenda

  6. Such a wonderful surprise! (Mine all liked to surprise me early too!) Keep posting pics and updates whenever you are able! But be sure to REST too!!!

  7. Vicki,
    I am S-O-O happy for you and Dave and Baby Isaiah! Looking forward to more pictures and updates!

  8. Wow! Great pictures...great birth story!
    Congratulations! :)
    Kim Anderson