4.03.2009

Introducing...

Lydia Esther
She is so beautiful. She has her own little look about her. A mix of her brothers and sister. I was lucky enough to be there when she entered the world. Each of Kirstie's kids births fit them. Henry took a long time getting here. He had to think about it and decide when the time was right. He really made his mom work. Then there was Lucy. Spunky and silly yet a worrier. She wasn't going to wait for anyone. I can just imagine her inside Kirstie worrying about how she was going to get herself out there. She knew she was going to have to do it somehow so she just closed her eyes and went for it! Then there was Frank. He just kind of took his time. Didn't take as long as Henry, yet he was not in for all the work Lucy went through. He was just swimming around enjoying himself in all the fluid he has produced. The doctor said he dad never seen so much! It splashed. Maybe this gave Kirstie some padding from all his punches, "do this lady know how to punch?"
If all this is true, little Lydia is in for quite a life. She came into the world a lot like her big sister. Kirstie is just made to have babies. I have not seen or heard of too many babies come out without pushing. Lydia came out not breathing. She took a while to even give us a little grunt. When she did make a cry it was just a little cry to let us know she was trying but just couldn't breath on her own. The nurse took her away from her mom before she could even see her. No one could go with her. She was all on her own with swarms of strange voices, sounds, bright lights and tubes all around her. She still wasn't breathing on her own so they called for back up. We weren't sure of she was going to be life-flighted or go by ground but she was going to NICU. The calls were being made for an open bed at any NICU in the valley. Primary Childrens had a bed and would take her. The transport team arrived at the hospital and they were going put her on a ventilator so she could make the trip. Well as little Lydia heard all this she decided this wasn't what she wanted. So she started breathing on her own. She faked everyone out. No transport. No breathing machines. No hospital stay. She was fine. So I'm not sure what all this means, but I think she might be a pretty amazing little girl!
I love you sweetie!

7 comments:

Jenifer said...

Beautiful!!! I'm glad things turned out okay, I've been anxiously awaiting photos! Give Kirstie my best!

Super Kate said...

oh, man...how crazy!!! Such a fabulous sister you are. I'm sure it was amazing, scary and wonderful all at the same time! miss you guys.

Jim said...

She is Perfect...

The Christensen's said...

That was a way fun post Mandy and you are right about all or their births...how funny! I think she will be amazing...and maybe a little dramatic...Ha!!! The girl baby of the family has to throw you a curve ball somewhere!!! Can't wait to see her and squeeze her!

Isaac and Dallas said...

What a scary thing. I am glad things worked out. Hey I need your email so I can let you in if you would like. You were crazy busy at the time I went private. She is so cute.

K Lovell said...

Thanks for being there for me. I am so gald you have been a part of all my kids lives from the beginning. I love you and feel so lucky you are my best friend and sister.

Shannon said...

What a great post. She did give us all a bit of a scare. But she is beautiful. I am so glad that Lucy has a sister. Sister's are the best. All the way through life they are always there.