Friday, February 26, 2010

A Birthday Post for our little Miracle


Today is my #5's birthday.  She is turning 5!  She is so excited about it, she keeps saying "I can't believe I am 5 today!", "Why can't I go to school today?", "Do I have to take a nap today?", "My favorite part of the day is the presents after dinner!"  
She is so excited to be growing up!  I have to stop and remind myself what a blessing it is that we have her.  Some of you have read this on my personal blog, but I have updated some pics and added some stuff here and there.  
I couldn't help but think about my little one that I am so blessed to have here today. So I thought I would share my story of my little Miracle.
*warning this is going to have lots of photos!


This is my little Miracle's first picture. She was born emergency c-section because she was friendly and had to wave to the world. Literally, her hand was the first thing in the birthcanal! When the nurse was trying to figure it all out my water broke and the cord prolapsed. So then it was an emergency c-section!  When she came out she couldn't breath on her own. We had her in a little hospital in ND. They didn't have a NICU or even a respirator machine, so a nurse bagged her for 4 hours before the helpicopter came to get her. When I came to they took me to see her through the nursery window. The Dr. talked to me and explained what was going on. They wanted to send her to Minot (2 hrs. away) to the NICU where they could take better care of her. The only thing I could think was that I wanted my baby to have a Priesthood blessing. I told my nurse to tell Hubby to make sure she had one before she left. My nurses name was Walta, she is so wonderful. She told Hubby even though I'm sure she didn't know quite what I was talking about. We had only lived there for a month and a 1/2 so Hubby called the only person he felt comfortable calling.  An amazing man, Pres. Guy Schiessl, a member of our stake presidency. -his wife had taken our other kids for the night! This wonderful man got out of bed at 3 a.m. and put on his suit and came to the hospital. He helped Hubby give my little baby a blessing and then they came and gave me a blessing of comfot to help me got through the ordeal. Our cute nurse thought it was so touching she even took a picture of them giving our little Miracle her blessing. She told me the next day that in her opinion that blessing is what saved her little life. She said she was so lathargic and white before the blessing and shortly after the blessing she started to pinken up and even coughed and tried to start breathing on her own. When the helpicopter got there they redid her breathing tube and then took her away.

When they got to Minot she was already breathing on her own. I had to wait until the next day before they would let me go. They told me they would release me if I would only go to the other hospital and then stay as close to it as possible. We had called Hubby's parents and they dropped everthing and came running out to aid us. We couldn't have done it without them! They stayed with our kids for the whole week. We had to get our baby to eat. That was a little hard. Since she didn't start nursing right away my milk hadn't come in.  My milk finally came in and then she started to nurse. After she was eating good enough and everything had checked out they said we could take her home. A week after I had her we got to bring her home!

She was a good baby. The first while was kinda unnerving though. She didn't cry out like my other babies had. She would wake up at night and just lay there and make little sounds. I didn't know if I should get up and feed her or just leave her be. It was odd having a baby that didn't cry. She was also a big baby she was 9 lbs. 2 oz. In the NICU she was a monster compared to the little 4 and 5 lb. babies! She was a beautiful baby. She was very smiliey.

Just a little photo shoot we had with her.

Her first b-day!

This is another little photo shoot we had -we were living in NV here.

She wasn't always so stinkin' cute! Sometimes she was just a stinker!  LOL
This was a camping reunion.

But then there are the time when like this...

...she was going to bless her cake and ice cream! Adorable huh? *2nd b-day

She doesn't like fireworks either, as you can see neither does our Bookworm.

Look at how grown up she is looking.  :(  It goes by so fast!

Here is a recent picture (7 yrs old in this picture).  She is the one front on the right, the little blondie in the blue striped shirt.  Our family wouldn't be the same if we had lost her.   I can't imagine what life would be like without her!  We love our little Miracle!


Happy Diapering

23 comments:

saskia said...

how touching- so grateful for the priesthood, for modern medicine, for sweet babies. We love Eva, she's a sweet little girl, Mahala is super excited for her birthday party.

Sugar Dipes said...

What a great story! I hope she has a great 5th birthday celebrating!

Amelia said...

What a scary entry into the world. We're so glad she's here. What would we do without our cute and spunky Eva? Happy Birthday Eva!

Seth and Sharon said...

I'm so glad everything turned out so well, we love Eva, we only wish we lived close so she and Charlie could play more! Tell her "Happy Birthday" from the Michiganders!

Chari said...

Thanks for sharing Vilate! What a wonderful story of your little Miracle! I love that middle name, but I'm partial since it's my middle name as well :-)

Happy Birthday to your little one!

Sarah J. said...

What a beautiful little miracle! Thank you for sharing her story.
Happy Birthday!!

The Norwex Chick said...

Wonderful story! I can't imagine going through what you went through, very inspiring!

The Jacobsen Family! said...

Such a neat story. I would have insisted on the blessing too. It's amazing what God does for us, isn't it?!
She's just beautiful!
Happy birthday sweet girl!

Katrina said...

She is precious! I love hearing baby stories! =)

Attila & Tamara said...

She is SO adorable! She actually reminds me of a girl version of my son! He also has those lovely blond locks! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing her story with us! Hope she had a wonderful birthday!!!!

Jill said...

Yeah! That is a huge family picture if that's your family! Outside is a great idea. We had 15 people in our last church family picture and it was insane, now that I have a baby, there's not going to be any room for her in the next one!

Ashlee said...

Wow. She fought the fight! What a sweet little thing, she's a beautiful little girl!

JayZ said...

That was beautiful! I'm due in June with my first child and I plan to write a letter to him/her on every birthday. You just confirmed why I want to do it!

Team Pitney said...

What a beautiful little girl! Love the story : )

Amanda said...

What a beautiful miracle girl you have, and how fun to see your big family picture!

Kelly said...

You have such a beautiful family. I love the picture of your baby girls first birthday with her siblings. Beautiful!

Jessie said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday celebration! What a blessing children are!

simplymerry said...

what a cutie. it was neat seeing the chronological progression of pictures of her growing up. And hurrah for such a miracle. :)

Buscando la Luz said...

What a beautiful miracle! I found your post through a blogsearch. I'm working with several other women on a book about the spiritual nature of pregnancy and childbirth. We're looking for stories of spiritual experiences like yours. Would you be interested in contributing your story? Send me an email if you're interested, at askbusca at gmail.com. Thanks!

Nikki said...

Congrats, Mama! Wow, how time has flown by! What a miracle! :)

CK147 said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful little miracle :)

EebieBaby said...

Absolutely touching, Beautiful miracle and I love your family so much. I want to meet you all some day, you are just beautiful! <3 <3

Happy Birthday beautiful girl!

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i didnt realize you are lds- the blessing is wonderful. so grateful for that. happy birthday!