Wednesday, February 4, 2009

4 February- We are excited to announce that Caroline Hope Blankenship was born at 4:43am this morning. She weighed 3 lbs 4 oz and measured 16 inches. Thankfully she was not intebated right away so Kel was able to see her for a bit before she went into the NICU. Once there, they did determine she would need the ventilator along with some IVs and some monitors. After three x-rays and other tests the doctors are saying she is doing as well as can be expected for this age. Her lungs are still a little immature and her blood pressure has needed some attention but she is beautiful and loved and ticklish. Kel has had a tough day of recovery from the early morning surgery but apart from the exhaustion she is doing very well. She can't wait to be free to go see Caroline whenever she wants. We are praying that while our baby girl's stay at St. Johns is going to be awhile that she continue to show progress and make her parents proud. We also wanted to let you know that we will continue to update the blog to keep all of you informed of Caroline's progress. Thanks so much for your support and prayers.

10 comments:

AshleyScooter said...

Yea!!! I was just reading the comments from yesterday and it sounded like you had your baby! When I clicked back to the original post there was sweet Caroline's picture! I'm glad to hear everyone is doing well. Scott sends his love and congratulations! We will continue to pray for Caroline's health. Kelly, enjoy sleeping in your bed at home very soon!
Love, Ashley

aunt mandy said...

I love that baby!! I can't wait to hold her and kiss her and love on her. She is beautiful and a blessing to us all. LOVE YOU THREE!!!

Heather said...

Wow, congratulations!!! Kelly, I was just thinking about you and praying for you tonight on my way home from work-- little did I know, Caroline was already here! I will be praying that God will continue to strengthen and protect her. I hope all 3 of you are doing well!
Love, Heather Nozea

Granny Janny said...

We are overwhelmed with joy and thankfulness. We are in love with our sweet Caroline. So precious, sweet, beautiful, and PINK! God's goodness and faithfulness continue to amaze me. XOXOXO

the daums said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!! I was thrilled to see your update this morning, with pictures even! Our church small group has been praying for all three of you, and we will continue to do so as Caroline continues to grow and develop. What a sweet baby girl!
Love,
Becky

Carters Mommy said...

I have followed your blog since the very begging. I am one of the ones that check every day for an update. I am so happy that Caroline made it as far as she did. I am now sure is in great hands. 26 years ago my cousin was born way way to early weighing 1 lb 3 oz. She survived and is doing great. Just a couple months ago another cousin of mine had her baby, it took them 22 mins after she was born to get her heart to take a beat. After a week in the nicu is again is doing great. The people that work in the nicu are really great people, I just know Caroline is really in great hands.

I am so happy for all of you and congrats on your beautiful baby girl!

I know you are going to be very busy now that she is here but please continue to update us as often as you can.

Maynard and Joy Howell said...

There are just no words...to see our prayers answered in this beautiful little girl is so awesome and a testament of God's love for us all. Your faith and strength has been an inspiration for all of us. She really is so beautiful!

The DeSpains said...

Praise God from truly who all blessings flow.

Maya B. said...

Congrats Kelly and Jeff! Welcome to the world, sweet Caroline! She's beautiful. Kelly, I hope you are starting to feel stronger. Do you want visitors? I would love to catch a glimpse of your little bundle! Many congrats. Enjoy every moment!

Dee Ladd said...

Jeff & Kelly:
Danielle gave me your blog address sometime and I've had you three in my prayers for sometime now. Congratulations on Caroline's arrival. I'll continue to lift Kelly's recovery to our Lord and strength and growth for Caroline daily! Reminder in case you need it: I'm Danielle Foster's mom!