Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy 9th Birthday Jedi!

9 years ago today, Jedi (not his real name) was born! He was our miracle baby! (They all are)
At 32 weeks (8 weeks early) my water broke in the middle of the night. I remember telling my husband, "I think my water just broke", he said "what does that mean?" I called the hospital and they said to come in right away! We just thought it would be in and out, they'd fix it and we'd be back home again. Well, the check in nurse said we were not leaving the hospital without the baby out of me. I was having contractions, and he was transverse (sideways) inside me, so they prepped me for a c-section, just at the last minute (answered prayers) he went head down. So, they stopped c-section plans and we thought I'd deliver. It's like 98% of women deliver within 24 hours of their water breaking. Well, I was in that 2% and the contractions slowed down and then completely stopped! I then laid flat on my back for the next 3 1/2 weeks, until at which time the chance of infection was much higher than him being too premature. So they induced me, after 9 hours of hard labor, with no progression (he wasn't ready), they did do a c-section. He was born 5lbs 11 oz, so yes, had he gone full term, he would have been a 9 pounder! He was breathing on his own, and perfectly healthy!! He had to be in the neonatal unit for the next week and we couldn't bring him home until he learned to suck. This is something babies learn in the last few weeks of being in the womb. Amazing!! Each day he stayed inside my womb, saved us 2 days in the preemie unit. He was quite a miracle!
Here we are taking him home finally! Tiny as he was, he had gone down to 4 lbs something by the time we left! Home never looked so good! (top picture, nice bed-head, huh?)
Happy birthday to my sweet boy!! God bless you and pour His abundant graces upon you!!
I love you so very much!

11 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!

    So, it's been a year since you posted about his Lego birthday party? Time FLIES!

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  2. Happy Birthday! May the force be with him!! Ha. I hope it just perfectly grand!!

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  3. Happy Birthday, Jedi! The time does go by so quickly... Hopefully Jedi likes snow; I'm sure you've gotta be getting a 'little' bit today, too.
    Fun to see the new parent pics.

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  4. Happy Birthday! What a great birthday story! I love hearing these!

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  5. What an amazing story, Jaime! May God bless your Jedi on his special day, throughout this year ... and always!

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  6. Happy Birthday to your handsome young man!

    Loved the birth story...always do. Aren't those bed rest shots the worst? Oh my goodness, I have a couple of me where I look like Jabba the Hutt (in keeping with the Star Wars theme...)

    Enjoy that cake & ice cream!

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  7. Wow, miracles never cease to exist. What an amazing blessing. 3 1/2 wks on your back- aaahhhh! 2 wks on strick bedrest and I was going stir crazy. Happy Birthday Jedi!

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  8. Happy birthday to your wonderful boy, your 1st miracle baby! I pray he is enjoying his special day!

    Jaime, I have some links you and your readers might be interested in about Immaculee, her new book on Our Lady, and the Seven Sorrows rosary devotion. I hope you enjoy!

    I thought you and some of your bloggers might enjoy the following links about Immaculee, her new book, and the Seven Sorrows rosary.

    http://spiritdaily.com/kibeho1.htm


    http://spiritdaily.com/kibeho2.htm

    http://www.thegrotto.org/rosary_of_the_seven_sorrows.htm

    Thank you so much for the snail mail, the nice card, your sweet message, and more information about the Seven Sorrows! It was such a nice surprise hearing from you today! Thank you!

    May God Bless you.
    Maria

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  9. Happy Birthday, Jedi!!
    Love and birthday wishes coming your way (along with a belated card!) Luke wants to know if he got his special Star Wars ecard and video.
    I remember when I first saw him at 2 1/2. So much has happened since then!!

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  10. Happy Birthday to yoUUUUU!!! Can you hear me singing. NO? Good because I cannot sing! But I will send you blessings...May God bless you today la la la la la la.

    Hope you had a great day and it was nice of your mama to post about the day you came into this world.

    Hope you liked the snow??!!!

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  11. Happy Birthday young man. I hope you had a great birth day!

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