Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Our New Arrival

We would like to introduce you to our daughter Jaclyn Grace Heimsoth
Born on March 8, 2008 @ 8:15pm
She weighed 8lbs even.


Her arrival was an interesting journey for us. It started on Thursday March 6th, I was admitted into the hospital to be induced. I had been having problems with my pubic bone separating and my doctors felt that it was best for me to have the baby at 38 weeks. So I went in on Thursday to start that process. Thursday ended up not working, so I was back in on Friday and they tried again. I had contractions for most of the day and that evening I was sent home to rest and then come back in on Saturday. Friday night was a very long night for me, I was uncomfortable and in pain, but at the same time I felt like something was wrong. On Saturday morning I called the hospital and talked to the doctor and he wanted me in to be assessed. At 11:30am I was assessed and he found that nothing had changed and we starting to look into options for me and the baby. My doctor called the Obstetrician and she was in at around 1:30pm and she did an ultrasound to see what was going on. She discovered that Jaclyn was breached and she booked me into have a Cesarean for that evening. Chris and I were happy to know that we were going to meet our baby that evening, and that we were getting answers about what was going on. For the rest of that afternoon we spent trying to past the time. David came to visit and so did my mom and brother and sister. It was nice to spend time with them. (side note: Eric my brother turned 16 that day, he thinks that its cool to share his birthday with his niece)
When we were brought down to the O.R. Chris was left in the hallway to wait well they prepped me. Then they brought him in for her birth. When they were taking her out she was not wanting to come out. They started to take her out by her legs and she started to fight back, they realized that she was fighting because she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her leg once and her neck twice. Then then unwrapped her leg and then her neck, once this was done it was easier to take her out. The scariest part for us was when she wasn't breathing very much and her heart rate was down. The pediatrician started to stimulate her and got her heart rate up and her breathing going. That was the scariest moment in our lives.
We learned later that Jaclyn came out at the right time, because anymore time in she may not have made it.
We are so thankful to God for taking care of our little girl and keeping her safe inside and when coming out. As well as for giving the Obstetrician the wisdom in dealing with us, and to the whole O.R. team. We would also like to thank all of our friends and family for praying for us during this time. We now have a beautiful baby girl who is in perfect health and doing really well.
David loves being an older brother and wants to hold Jaclyn all the time and share his toys with her.

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5 comments:

Amy & Jared said...

yay for new helathy babies!! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your story!! how are you feeling?

Jinny and Colin said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you that things turned out alright. I understand the whole 'scariest moment of your lives' thing. Thank God for doctors who know what they are doing and a God who looks out for our babies. I'm so glad she's ok.

Tara said...

Congratulations! Jaclyn is beautiful. I'm so glad you are all happy and healthy!

Dawn & Stew said...

What a perfectly shaped head. Hazzah to C-sections!

I'll say it again,
you ROCK!

The Presceskys said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful!!!