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Sunday, August 24, 2008

A new arrival

Everyone thank you for your prayers on behalf of me and my daughter... if you could please take the prayers you had for me and pass them along to Brooklyn we would greatly appriecate it. So now for the info. I was totally fine until Friday when I started leaking amniotic fluid so I called my MD and he wanted me to go to L&D to get checked out. I was admitted at 8ish and started the wonderful drug of magnesium (It's AWFUL!!!). The cramping finally stopped about 2am and I was just chillin waiting to hear news from any MD that would give me some. I did find out that I was going to stay in the hospital until I delivered because I was leaking the fluid. Later that morning I was feeling a lot of pressure which brought tears to my eyes and that continued all day. They did mulitple ultrasounds to find the issue and other then my bag bulging thru my cervix... that's all I had. About 3:30 they moved my room down to the more intense area across from the Operating room (same room I was in with Isabel) and the pressure feeling was there about every 5 min. OH! she was head down and of course flipped and was breeched about 1/2 way thru the day.
Right after they had me in the room the pressure kept coming back so they did another ultrasound and it turns out the Brooklyn was literally trying to walk out of me. Her foot was in the bag thru my cervix (yes it's as painful as it sounds ladies), so LITERALLY 10 minutes later my OB was called the nurse anestheitis was in my room starting my epidural. Mike's mom happened to show up at the perfect time to take Isabel to the waiting room and 20 after it started I was in the OR.

Brooklyn weights 1 lb 7oz and bruised on her legs from trying to make her escape. She's on the have duty ventilator and all in all doing as good as can be expected. They won't know her chances of survival until later. They said if she can make it thru the next 72-96 hrs she should make it. For those of you that are members of the church I would really appreicate it if you could please add her name to your local temple prayer roles.
The pics Mike took are not to clear of her face and head so we'll get more pic and try and get them posted ASAP.
Thank you everyone for your well wishes and prayers. My family truly appreictes it! Love ya'll

20 comments:

Lauren said...

Our prayers are with your family. James and I hope everything turns out ok for Brooklyn.

Annette L said...

Lots of love, lots of prayers, lots of air kisses for your new baby.

Tara L. said...

We will be praying for you sweet little Brooklyn. I will also add her name to the temple here in Las Vegas. We love you and will keep your family in our prayers.

Jeni said...

tracy, i so wish i could be there for you right now to play with izzy, give you hugs, etc, etc. you are so strong. you have one miracle, it's not too much to ask for two. i love you and many prayers are being said for you and your family by ours.

Lant Family said...

I grew up with Mike in St. Louis and I we will be praying for you and your new daughter. Good Luck.

John and Lara said...

we are keeping you in our prayers. Brooklyn is a really cute name! WE love you guys and hope everything works out! Congrats on the new addition.

. said...

Wow Tracy, I can relate to some of the crazy emotions you must be feeling right now. My 3 lb babies are now seeming a bit big compared to little Brooklyn though! Please know that our prayers are with you and especially with her. Love you girl!!

Sheryl

Thanaglim said...

oh my, of course we will be praying for you and little Brooklyn.

The Wehrmeister's said...

My words aren't anything compared to Elder Hollands.

"In the gospel of Jesus Christ you have help fom both sides of the veil, and you must never forget that. When disappointment and discouragement strike-- and they will-- you remember and never forget that if our eyes could be opened we would see horses and chariots of fire as far as the eye can see riding at reckless speed to come to our protection. They will always be there, these armies of heaven, in defense of Abraham's seed."
-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

tracyp said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words and remembering us (mainly Brooklyn) in your prayers!

Rachael M. said...

Many love and prayers for your sweet girl and the rest of you!

Ashley said...

Know there are people in Alabama praying for your family.

Clark Family said...

We'll definately keep you guys in our prayers! Let me know if there is anything I can do.

Southern Princess said...

I love you girl! I am always thinking of you & Brooklyn! Mike, give her big hugs from me & Marcus!

Gordon and Alana said...

We will definitly keep your daughter and family in our prayers. My heart goes out to you as parents..I can only imagine. Hang in there. -Alana Titus

Aubrey & Cheyenne Martin said...

If she's like her momma, she'll fight hard. We're all praying for her!

Amy Jean said...

Oh you guys- I was so hoping things would be different this time around...you better believe you will be praying for you. Your experience and words have helped me in my situation and I hope I can be a help to you now too.

The Archibald Family said...

Haven't had the internet for the past few days. Oh my Tracy. How crazy! At least you have girls...they're always fiesty, good fighters. I know I worked in the NICU for 5 years. Lil'Brooklyn has such a great fan base already and so many prayers being offered in her behalf. We love you guys and wish we could help more. Love you...take care and thanks for the update.

jennihaywood said...

We love you Tracy and Mike and Izzy! You are in our prayers all day as well as in our hearts and thoughts. I wish I could be with you, keeping you company in St.Louis. We will check for updates. Love you guys!

E said...

I'm glad I got to talk to you today Tracy. Remember last week (visiting teaching message) when you said that you are comforted to know that you must be special since you come from "such good stock" (Our Heavenly Father) Remember that little Brooklyn does too. Not just our Father in Heaven, but she came from two pretty strong parents! :-)