Wednesday, August 26, 2009

IT'S A GIRL! A Blessing from above...............










After much stress and many trials LOOK who arrived to join our family a little over a week and a half ago. Miss AVERY arrived over a month early after problems during pregnancy. We are so blessed to finally have her here.....Safely. She is a trooper and has been through a lot with her mother. We did steroid injections to develop her lungs after the baby and mom had been in and out of the hospital with problems with High blood pressure, toxemia, blood clots, and much mental stress...... with every week Dr. appointments (last 3 months), stress tests, nurses, needles, and much worrying if baby would be OK. Dr. Beier decided that after weighing out the risks, it was time to get this baby here, and we had a repeat C-sections to find another little girl to add to our family. Dad was amazing and stayed all 5 days at the hospital to care for mom and Avery (only leaving once to shower). We are firm believers in the steroid shots to develop baby's lungs and feel richly blessed to have taken our now 5 lbs 3 oz baby home with us. The brother and sisters are in LOVE with her. Mom is on the road to recovery after delivery and trials with toxemia....but says it is more than worth all the trial for her new precious baby. She, Avery is a blessing from above!

11 comments:

Rachel said...

She's adorable! I can't believe all you went through with you pregnancy. I'll bet you looked good doing it too :)

I saw that Kace is in Jenna's class at school so maybe we'll see more of you!

Shayla and James said...

Congrats! What adorable pictures. Avery truly is a precious and we are so excited for the new addition to your sweet family. Glad both she and Melissa are doing good.
We are happy for you!
Need anything?
:)Shayla and James

Ash Ty & Chloee said...

she is so precious ohh babies! aren't they the best i just love them i can't wait to see her i hope you are doing well if you need anything give me a call!

Jacque Hadlock said...

Congrats on your new baby girl! That is so exciting and such a blessing and relief that she is here and safe and sound! Avery is just beautiful! I happened upon your blog... hope that is ok. I hope you are getting some sleep and able to recover well!

Erika said...

Oh! What a sweet baby! I'm glad you posted pictures. I am also glad everything went well for you. What a ride! I hope things are settling down for you. I got your text when she was born and responded, but don't know if it worked or not! She's precious and looks like your kids. Enjoy snuggling.

Jo said...

She is way cute!!! Just looking at these pictures makes me want to hold her again. Glad you are all doing well and are all healthy and happy!

Bingham Family said...

So Exciting!! I can't wait to see her. I bet Dallas is huge next to her. I' so glad she is healthy. I have been thinking about you alot. May be will stop by some time and introduce the babies.

The Seven Family said...

Congrats - she is beautiful. Glad you are all okay!!

Gabe and Amy Brizzee said...

congrats Jayson and Melissa!! She is so beautiful! I hope you are doing better Melissa! I am hoping to come and see you soon if you are up for visitors! Gabe and Amy

The McCulloughs said...

OH CONGRATS! I totally know what it is like to have a baby early and it is NOT fun! I just wish I could have gotten those shots before I delivered Tag to develop his lungs, but we didn't have enough time. I am sorry you had such a difficult pregnancy and early delivery. Isn't it nice to finally get to bring your baby home? I truley know how you have felt, since my pregnancy are always crazy too! take care of yourself and little Miss Avery (btw, I LOVe that name!) and congrats again!

Teresa said...

Congratulations!!! You were brave to do it again!! I hope you are recovering well!! Thanks for posting the pictures of your little Avery!