So I had a baby. I know, I haven’t written on here in way too long. So long that in fact my new baby is almost one year old!
Motherhood has been amazing and exhausting. Our little girl decided to enter the world with big fan fare. I was diagnosed with a condition called “Placenta Increta.” It’s an abnormality that isn’t usually caught until delivery when the placenta fails to detach. Yet mine was caught early. In fact I was being monitored from twenty weeks on. At thirty-six weeks my midwife read the results of an MRI I had done. It was advanced enough that I was going to have my baby the very next week. With my O- blood, they didn’t want to risk me attempting labor with the high chance of a blood transfusion.
It was such a whirl wind week. With this condition being so serious, they had planned to do a partial hysterectomy to prevent hemorrhaging and safely deliver our baby girl. David and I just kept reminding ourselves that our God was powerful and if this was to be our only little one, He had a bigger plan than we would ever be able to fathom. Man did we pray that week. Every app we owned that offered a verse of the day became a reminder of the hands that held us. We had friends as well as friends of friends praying for us all over the world! (We later found out that a girls’ school in Africa had prayed for us that whole week!)
So on the morning of March 6, 2015 at 5:00am, my hubs and I drove to the hospital to have our little girl. The surgery lasted until almost 9am and oh was it full of surprises! The placenta ended up detaching all on its own, (our doc was gracious enough to honor my wish and wait a moment before proceeding with the hysterectomy) but our little girl, although technically at thirty-seven weeks gestation, was not breathing on her own. Her little lungs were premature and she needed to be taken to the NICU. Praise God that we had chosen the hospital with the NICU in house! She ended up staying exactly a week there which was two weeks shorter than expected.
Today, you can’t even tell she was early! She is a feisty one and has reminded us of that fact each and every day since she joined the “G” fam.
She is strong, stubborn, hilarious, loving and the biggest little goof ball you might ever meet. This little firecracker is about to turn one already! It’s so hard to believe.
As I was planning her first birthday party the other night, I decided it was time to get back to blogging and my Etsy shop. Those first months were precious and I didn’t want to miss anything. Now she has hit an age where sometimes she would rather play by herself or read books to her stuffed buddies and that means I can start using those minutes to get back to my much loved hobbies.
I’m looking forward to everything she inspires me to make and blog about. A birthday party or a product, maybe just a funny story or two. Allow me to introduce you to Miss C. The amazing little girl that brings us so much joy!