Monday, March 30, 2009

Welcome to the World Sawyer!

We finally got to go see the little - I mean big fella. He weighed 8 pounds and is 19 1/4" long. They think that he got a big gulp of fluid as he was being born and he was having trouble getting it all out of his lungs. He is doing better, they have him hooked up to oxygen and basically just putting the pressure in his lungs. We are waiting for the xrays, but his color is good and they said he is feisty!

I certainly appreciate all the prayers and would ask you to please just keep on praying. Ashlie feels much better now that she has gotten to see him. She and Cody are back there now with him. Hopefully tomorrow I can post a picture where you can see his sweet little face.

In Him,

Update: Sawyer is here! He was born at 1:34. On his way to the NIC unit. He was having a little trouble breathing. Dejavu. Ashlie is a little upset. Please pray for her. SHe went through this with Bryton and just doesn't want to do this again... Sawyer had a knot in his cord. He was born sunnyside up just like Bryton. Having a little trouble moving air. We should be able to see him in about an hour.

Update: 1:PM

Well, she is now 9cm! She was feeling some pressure and they checked her again. She moves fast from 6 cm on... I am just so excited!!

Update: 12:45 PM

Well, she is now at 6 cm. and when she got this far with little Bryton, it wasn't long at all. She is hanging in there. Had a little bout with her blood pressure about an hour ago. It got to 90/40 and she didn't feel well, but they pumped a little fluid in her and she is better now. She got her epidural a little while ago and she is still feeling some pain, but not as bad.

I am just so excited. I am praying for a healthy baby. When Bryton was born, she didn't get to hold him for several days and I am praying that Sawyer doesn't have any lung problems!!

Well, I am sitting here in the hospital with my sweet Ashlie and her husband. My sweet husband has little Bryton at home and is taking good care of him.

Ashlie got to the hospital around 6 am this morning having some mild contractions. They hooked her up to some antibiotics as a precaution because of Bryton's lung infection at birth. They started some pitocin to kick-start the contractions.

The doctor came in at 9 and broke her water and she was dilated 4 cm. She is feeling good right now. The contractions are coming pretty regular and some of them hurt and some of them don't. I don't like seeing her in pain. It hurts my heart for her so much! But she is doing good. They are coming in about 10:30 to up the pitocin.

Just wanted to let y'all know what was happening. I will keep you updated and when this precious little baby arrives, I will post some pictures!



Brandy said...

So excited to hear of Sawyer's impending birth. Praying that things go smoothly.

Brandy :)

Deanna said...

ohhh.... happy baby-coming! peace be with you all!

smiles, Deanna

petrii said...

Oh my stars, she is the cutest little pregnant lady in pigtails I've ever seen. How sweet is that?!!

Let us know when new g-babe arrives!!

Have a very Blessed day,

Sharon said...

Ohhhhhhh I am sooo excited for all of you, I feel as though I am in the waiting room, this is truly exciting! Let her know that my prayers and thoughts are so with her right now as she is going through this. Cannot wait to see da wittle babies face!! and the face of mommie when it's alllll over, and grandma proud grandmas face!! Love YOU ALL!!!

Misty said...

Oh my goodness - I am SO excited for you my sweet friend! I'll remember you all in my prayers often throughout the day - and I will pray that the labor and delivery remain "uneventful"...though we know that it is a WONDERFUL event! :o)

Sharon said...

Oh my did I forget Papa naaaa :) I already imagine the look on your face sweetie, a proud papaaaaa! How sweet!
Anyways can't wait to see pictures! :)
Blessings to all of you!

Yolanda said...

Feels like I'm sitting right there with you GIRLFRIEND!


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beckyjomama said...

Congratulations to you ALL! Praying that he is out of NICU and in y'alls arms soon!


Oh Sweet Nana!! Congrats to all of you that he has arrived! May God wrap His arms around little Sawyer first and then allow you all to hold him tight! I'm am praying for all of you - especially Mommy!

Many blessings showing down on all of you this day!!

Blessings, Stephanie

petrii said...

I'm so happy Sawyer is here and I'm praying for him and Ashlie and all of you. Will be checking for updates.


Denise said...

Congratulations! I am praying for your little one and his precious family!


Lisa said...

Welcome little one! We have been waiting for your arrival! What a legacy of faith you have been born into! I can't wait to see what God does in your sweet life!

Congratulations Beth! God is soo good!
Blessings - Lisa


That is one big baby and his coloring looks great! Can't wait to see his handsome face! Love his name too!

Blessings to all, Stephanie

Sarah said...

Welcome Sawyer and congratulations to the entire family!

I just love brand new babies!

Sharon said...

Congratulations to ALL of you, he is absolutely beautiful!
Wow he is a big boy, Please know I am praying for him.
Looking forward to seeing his cute wittle face.
Have a beautiful and blessed day :)

Truth4thejourney said...

Hi Beth,

I've been praying for your daughter and grandson since you posted to my blog! Glad he is doing ok, I'll keep praying that his lungs clear up quickly!!


Sonya Lee

Anonymous said...

How precious...I know that you are overwhelmed with joy and concern...He is beautiful