Friday, June 18, 2010


On Monday, June 14th at 4:46pm
We were so blessed to welcome

18 inches long

Blakely joined our family via c-section. The Captain took me to a routine Dr. appointment and my blood pressure was high so my Dr. decided to send us to the hospital & deliver precious Blakely at 36 weeks 2 days.

Since she was early, she has needed to stay in the NICU. I was released from the hospital as a patient today but continue to stay here with Blakely until she is released. She nursed for the first time yesterday and gets better each time. She is fed through a feeding tube for 2 out of 3 feedings and I am blessed to nurse her every 3rd feeding.

It has been EXTREMELY difficult to be away from The Captain and the 6 littles... I ache for them all and have cried buckets of tears. But right now, Blakely needs her mama a little more. Our home is a bit over an hour away from the hospital so its just too far to go back and forth.

Join us in praying that she will make it home to be with her family when God is ready for her to come home healthy and safe. 

The 6 littles have not seen her yet-they can't see her until she gets out of the NICU. SO, that is the reason I won't be posting pictures until her brothers and sisters see her first-SORRY!

BUT BOY IS SHE CUTE! She has long black hair and is just a precious doll!

I can't wait to share her with all of you! We are so thankful for God's gift to our family and this world in giving us little Blakely.

It's amazing to both The Captain and I that this time last year, she was frozen in a test tube and now she is a living, breathing, miracle of God! Almost too much for us to comprehend.

We are praising HIM  constantlyfor this INDESCRIBABLE GIFT!

Let me PLEASE give a shout out to The Captain for all his hard work. I love that man so.

He is feeding, bathing, cooking, cleaning both the children and the house PLUS getting the combine, tractor and all farm equipment ready for wheat harvest here in the next couple weeks.

He has taken the kids out to eat twice, to the swimming pool and is doing an incredible job of being a single dad while I have been away. God has given him a true love for his family and all he says when I ask him how things are going is "NO PROBLEM."  I AM SO PROUD TO CALL YOU MY HUSBAND HONEY! I LOVE YOU!

Until I get home, I will not be reading blogs or blogging much! I WILL BE BACK ONE DAY!



Angelwingsbaby said...

Congrats, you and your precious little one will in my thoughts and prayers.Can't wait to see pics of her.((hugs))

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh congrats! I am so happy for you and love her name!

Kelly said...

Congratulations on your sweet baby girl. I so want to see pictures but I completely understand. Take care of yourself and your Blakely. Love the name by the way. My daughter's middle name is Blake. So happy for your family and so glad she is here safe and healthy.

Sophie said...

Congratulations on the birth of your daughter praying that she comes home soon.

Jamie said...

Oh Jen!! Congratulations on the birth of your precious girl! What a beautiful name too, though I love her nickname from before she was born as well.
Prayers aboundin' for her health and speedy trip home. Praise God for your successful pregnancy and delivery!! :D

Shawnee said...

Congratulations! I love her name. Praying for your family as you are apart.


Kristin said...

Congrats, Jen! I so glad to read that you are both doing well! I cannot wait to see pics of your precious little one.

Renata said...

Congratulations! I've been wondering how you are going. Will keep you & your precious daughter in my prayers.
I remember how difficult it was being away from my other kids when our twins were in NICU - hugs to you for doing a great job.
God bless

Jen said...

Just wanted to say Congratulations!

And I will keep you all in my prayers. :)

His Hands His Feet Today said...

I'm so thrilled for you all! :)

C.C. and Double T said...

Congratulations! I am so happy to hear about your precious delivery. Blessings to you and your family on this new arrival!!! :o)

Andrea said...

YAY!!!! Congrats! I am so excited to hear this news!!! What a gift. :o) It does seem like yesterday that you were telling us the story for the first time.
Can't wait to see pics. Take care of you and precious Blakely...LOVE the name by the way.
Praying for you all!

Sean and Lisa said...

Congratulations! How exciting!!!

Ana-Lou said...

Praying for EVERYONE in your Home! Thank you for the LOVE you bestow together as ONE, to your children. Amen and AMEN!

Ashley said...

YAY for baby Blakely! I've been wondering about you... glad to know she's here safe and sound. I'll be praying for her to come home quickly! Can't wait to see pictures!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

CONGRATS!!!! Praying for your family while you are separated, and that Blakely gets strong and gets to meet the rest of her family soon!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you guys, God does perform amazing miracles and little Blakely is proof of that.
Can't wait to see her!
Alright, what was the other name you guys had picked out?

Sara said...

Praising God with you over Blakely... What a beautiful name for such a precious gift from God. I am just so happy for you all. Jen... just wanted you to know I am heading to CA on the 12 of July:) Thanks for all of your help and prayers on that end:)

Can't wait to see pictures of your precios baby girl....WOW, such an awesome thing!

Tracy Waring said...

Woo-Hoo!!! Hot-digga-de-dog!!!!
I'm so happy that she is here and you are all doing well. Praying she is able to come home soon and you recover quickly. Hope to see pics soon but do understand if you are not on for a while.


Mommy Gator said...

I love your blog and I LOVE What you do! You are an amazing woman! Congrats on your new bundle of joy!!! I posted an award for your blog on my site! I love everything about your blog! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jess said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see little Blakely!

SocialWrkr24/7 said...

Congratulations! Beautiful name for a (surely) beautiful baby girl! What a miracle!

Anonymous said...


I cannot wait to see her precious face!!!!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Soo excited for you guys! Congrats and praying your sweet little girl gets to come home soon!

quilt-n-mama said...

COngrats! I have been wondering how you were doing and wondering if your sweet girl had arrived.Praying for you while you are in NICU with your little one, having spent many weeks there with 2 of our littles, I understand how hard it is and will be praying for you!

El said...

YAY!!! cannot wait to see pictures!!! Congratulations!!

Peppermint Patty said...

Congrats on Littlte Blakeley!!

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY CAPTAIN! You deserve it! Especially following after Our Father in heaven's footsteps! :)

John Deere Mom said...

Oh, I am so excited for you all! Congratulations!!

trooppetrie said...

Cingrats, my last daughter was born at 31 weeks. Being in the NICU is scary. praying she will be home soon