Monday, October 11, 2010

Early Arrival

On September 30th at 12:26am we welcomed our sweet baby girl into our family.

Jadyn Marni Booth
(We used Marni after Cade's late sister)



  
She came as a surprise....two whole months before her due date.
I feel like there is so much to tell (especially since I haven't updated my blog in forever).
In a nutshell: My doctors had told me she would come early because of all the fluid in her stomach and because I had triple the amiotic fluid I should have. They said my body thought that I was fullterm. My goal was to make it to at least 36 weeks but I made it to 32 instead.
Jadyn's Birth Story: 
WARNING: long post
Wednsday Sept. 29th - (times are approximate)
  • 11:30 am - Cade and I arrive at hospital for my weekly non stress test
  • 12:00 pm - After monitoring me for a half hour my nurse told me that my contractions were 4 min apart and since my doctor was downstairs at Labor and Delivery she wanted me to go get checked out just to be safe.
  • 12:15 pm - After getting checked in at Labor and Delivery, we hurried down the hall for our appointment we had set up with the NICU doctor to get a tour of St. Marks Newborn Intesive Care Unit
  • 12:45 pm - Got changed and hooked up to monitors to follow my contractions
  • 1:30 pm - Contractions now coming 2 min apart
  • 1:45 pm - Cervix checked and thinned
  • 2:00 pm - Given a shot of medicine to relax my uterus and slow down contractions 
  • 2:30 pm - After contractions slowed down quite a bit, I was given different medication to slow down contractions further
  • 3:00 pm - Sent home with a perscription and put on bed rest!!!
  • 4:00 pm - Arrive at home and go straight to bed
  • 5:35 pm - My WATER BROKE!! 
  • 5:50 PM - Called doctor. Cade arrives home from work and we head to hospital (good thing I packed a bag a few days before)
Things are somewhat a blur after that. I will spare all the other details but in a nutshell because I was such a high risk we were sent to a different hospital that we had never been to before. When we arrived they would not let us in because it just happened to be on lock down because of security reasons. So there we are...we can't get in, and my i'm totally out of my element with none of my doctors that I'm used to. A hour later we finally got checked in. They told me that since my water broke and my contractions were irregular, they were going to try and keep me there 2 weeks before they would take our baby.
  • 11:00pm - Contractions 1 min apart and the 4 doctors working on me decided they need to take the baby via C-Sect. They threw a pair of scrubs at Cade and said put these on we are doing a C-sect in an hour.
Thurs Sept 30th:
  • 12:00 am - Wheel me into OR, prep, give me an epidural, send Cade in....... AND
  • 12:26 am - JADYN MARNI BOOTH makes her arrival in the world
Our sweet baby was immediately passed through the window into the NICU where she will spend the next 8 weeks.
Thanks for every ones support. Jadyn has been stable and seems to be improving each day. She has equipment to help her breathe and is doing fairly well on her tube feedings. She still has her PIC line in but it may come out soon. She is beautiful and doing well and that is all we can ask for. I have the hardest time leaving her after my visits each day. It is so weird to come home empty handed. I look forward to the day when she can come home with us. We love our baby girl and feel so blessed to have her in our lives.

11 comments:

The Wrights said...

We are so glad that everything has turned out okay so far. We pray for you three every night! We love you guys so much! Thanks for letting us come to visit you! Keep being strong!

Milly said...

Oh my gosh how scarey but how wonderful so glad she is here and doing well she is beautiful her name is cute and her mom and dad are amazing we love you.......

Kyle and Amy said...

Kim she is so beautiful! We are thinking about you guys and praying for you. Congratulations- what a sweet little girl.

Tonya Black said...

Jadyn is beautiful just like her mama. Congrats.... Love ya

Nilsson Family said...

Oh Kim!! Thanks for filling us in. I think about you like all day and wondering whats happening. I have called grandma hunt and anyone I can think of but nobody knows much. I don't expect you to call me cuz I know your busy but just know that I love you, cade, and your precious girl. I continually think of you and I know your being the best mom. She is a trooper and such a little strong baby! She gets that from you, you have always been so strong. Keep in touch:)

Matt and Lena said...

Congrats! So happy to hear things are looking up!

Williams Whoop-la said...

Congrats! She is sooo sweet. You are in my thoughts and prayers. (your cousin Crystal)

JaKe and NaT* said...

i have been waiting patiently for your post:) SHE IS BEAUTIFUL! One day i was textin Karly and she said that you had had her and i think i had a heart attack.. i wanted to know details right away lol.. so glad she made it here safe and is doin great! Can't wait to see more pics of her and i can't wait until she get to be home with you!! You look so great.. miss ya!

Riley and Jessica Griffin said...

Kim so glad that everything is still going well! I love seeing pics of her and can't wait to see her in real life! You are amazing:)

The Koellikers said...

thanks for the post. Her name is adorable and she is beautiful. I'm so glad she made it here too and can't wait til she gets to come home to you guys. Congratulations, she's in our prayers:)

Brooke and Kris G said...

We are so happy for you!love the Glaittlis