Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Announcing Nola's arrival

Finally......after many hours of labor Andrea has given birth to Nola Fay.
She weighed 7 lb.,6 oz. and was 21 inches long.  Born Sunday, August 18 at 10:31 p.m.

I won't go into all the details because there are so many. But here are a few. Andrea had her heart set on natural child birth with a midwife in a birthing center.  I watched this incredible daughter of mine breathe through hours and hours of pain until she just ran out of steam.  After three nights of no sleep and a transfer to the hospital, an epidural that lost its effect after as many pushes as a girl can endure, Andrea ended up with a C Section under general anesthesia and didn't even get to see her baby make her entrance into the world.  Patrick could not be in surgery either and we soon found out that Nola was in trouble with breathing problems and was whisked away to the NICU unit for treatment.  We had a major prayer meeting in the waiting room!  We assumed Andrea was in recovery but soon found out that she was still in the surgery unit because she had lost so much blood.  Another major prayer meeting!

Yesterday afternoon was better. Nola is doing better. Andrea finally got to hold her and by last night I even got to hold her.  We are praising God for a good outcome for what could have been really bad.
I might add that everything went exactly as it should have.  At no time, through labor were Nola or Andrea ever in danger because of Andrea's choices for natural childbirth.  The wonderful doctor sent by God was in agreement with the midwife and Andrea had the best support team ever.  I'm so thankful I was able to witness the entire thing up to the point of her being whisked off to surgery.  I have proclaimed that my daughter is not only the strongest WOMAN on earth but the strongest PERSON on earth!  

Here is Nola seeing her daddy for the first time:
And here's the first touch from her mommy, 12 hours after her birth.
And last, but certainly not least.....Nola meets Mama T.
Nola is still in the NICU.  Her lungs are clear but she is having some sucking problems so she's got a feeding tube.

NEWS FLASH:  Nola is now in the room with Andrea.  More prayers answered!  Guess where I'm headed!

7 comments:

dianne said...

welcome to the World, little Nola - your little family is surrounded by Love!!!

Carries Comfort Quilts said...

Hi I loved reading about Nola she is beautiful miracle baby as I was I was born with heart Disease many doctors say I would not make it giving God glory I am 36 yrs old. Thank u for giving God glory also !!! Please read a heart like mine in my blog leave a note thanks !!!!!

ranette said...

I am just so thrilled and thankful for your family Teresa! What an amazing God we serve! Andrea and Nola look just gorgeous (as do you!) and I'm very excited that she was born on such a special day as August 18th!!! I already love my little birthday twin :)

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Welcome Nola! She is beautiful, and love all the hair. Cayden my grandson was born 3 days before under almost the same circumstances. Only difference Cayden weighed in at 11 lbs 10 oz and got to spend a few days in the NNICU due to blood sugar levels being wonky.

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Carrie P. said...

Congrats! she is adorable.

Carla said...

Congratulations to all!
Hugs and Prayers