I'm going to make this post brief. If I've learned anything from Kambry it's to expect the unexpected. So why would I expect her to wait until Sunday to make her appearance. Lon, myself, and Asher welcomed the newest member of our family, Kambry Grace, into the world at 3:12 am today. The last 12 hours have been a whirlwind. Here's a snapshot:
9:00 pm - I tell Lon I feel like the baby dropped a little.
9:30 pm - I think I've had a couple contractions. Start timing them, they're about 10 min apart. Not terrible so I try to sleep.
10:30 - Can't sleep. Research some flights for Lon, just in case. Pack my bag in my head.
11:45 - Decide I should call the hospital and see what they think. Go to stand up and my water breaks. Hospital says come in. Pack bag for real. Thank God that my godmother is home so I can leave Asher. Drive to hospital. Call Lon and tell him to book a flight.
1:00 - Finally get checked in. Doctor tells me I'm 6 cm!!! Lon books flight that gets in at 8:31 am. Doctor says he won't make it. Panic. Switch rooms. Get ahold of a friend, Liza, who happens to be in town. Explain she gets to be a labor coach today. Get epidural.
2:40 - Liza gets here!
2:50 - Doctor checks me and calls for the CDH team, it's time to go.
3:03 - Push
3:12 - Kambry Grace makes her appearance.
They worked on Kambry for a little while in my room, let me get a quick peek, told me she's doing ok so far, and took her away. It just so happens that their top CDH neonatologist was on staff. That made me feel so good. He came back a short time later and said she's stable and doing well all things considered. Once Lon arrived we went down to the NICU to see her together. It was one of he hardest things I've ever had to see. She's on an oscillator and has tubes all over. They tell us she's doing better than they expected. The goal for now is to get rid of some of the air in her stomach and make a little more room for her heart and lung. They said the next 24-48 hours will be very volatile for her as her heart has to work very hard now.
Please pray for our little Kambry to be strong and fight. And for her medical staff. We know she's in Gods hands and there's no better place to be.
Lon and I are going to try to rest now. Will try to update as we can. Thank you for your prayers!