Saturday, August 9, 2008

Our special delivery (8 weeks early)

Our sweet little Hailey Ann was born 8 weeks early via c-section on August 6, 2008, 11:17am, weighing in at 4lbs. 3oz., 17 inches long. I was in the hospital for over a week to try and postpone labor after my water broke, but started laboring in the morning of the 6th due to a severe infection/fever that I caught. Surgery went well, and we are so grateful they got Hailey out in time. She will have to be in the hospital for a while, but we are so grateful for modern medicine to help her get a good start on life. I was finally able to come home after 12 days in the hospital. We appreciate everyone's prayers and kindness and especially appreciate my dear mother-in-law who postponed her life to help us out for three weeks. She is truly an angel. We kept going back and forth on how to spell Hailey. But decided our favorite way was "HAILEY". Sorry if we confused anyone! Welcome to the world our sweet, little angel Hailey!



5 comments:

Rachelle's site said...

Congratulations! I'm glad you and baby are doing good!

Emily H said...

I was going to say I wish I lived closer so I could help out but that is just a lie. I wish YOU lived closer so I could help out. And it would be nice if you would keep an after birth belly for awhile like the rest of the human population. Instead of being a size zero in a week. And I love the last picture of Hailey getting her beauty sleep with the mask on. She is a cutie. Congrats I love ya!

Laura said...

Hey she sleeps w/ an eye mask just like me! We can be 2 divas together : )

pacemaker said...

Congratulations on Hailey1 It's all too familiar with the whole preemie thing, Trent weighed 3lbs 11 oz and was 17" and he was in the hospital for an additional 19 days. Hopefully it won't be as long for your little peanut. glad things are going so well!

Granny Madsen said...

I think Hailey looks cute in her "shades". Resting, relaxing and getting a bit of fake sun!