Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Baby Clara

Hello all. I'm finally getting around to updating everyone. So sorry I have been slow, I know you all understand. Here's a quick rundown. Clara was born late Friday night at 37 weeks. I had a medical induction, but labor never progressed so after 30 hours it turned into a C-section. She had the cord wrapped twice around her neck and around her shoulder. She was officially born at 10:58 p.m. and weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces, 20 1/4 inches long. Everything seemed fine at first, but soon she was struggling to breathe. She spent the night in the NICU in Pocatello. She seemed to keep getting worse over the next day. Sunday morning things got very critical. I don't mind saying that I've never been so frightened in all my life. She was put on a respirator and they told me they were taking her to Primary Children's in Salt Lake. Thankfully they took a plane instead of a helicopter which meant Zach was able to ride with her (he calls it he and Clara's first Daddy-Daughter date). Zach's parents were able to meet him in Salt Lake to be with them. I was released shortly after that and spent the night at my house with the kids and my parents. The next morning my Mom drove me to Salt Lake and Poppy took our other three munchkins to Idaho Falls where my amazing sisters and brother-in-laws are taking care of them. Clara has definitely improved since she came here. She is still on her respirator and I still haven't been able to hold her, but I'm so grateful that she is with us. I know it will come. I will update as best I can to keep everyone in the know. Here are a few pictures... only from cell phones, for now. Zach and I are completely overwhelmed with all the love and support from our family and friends, near and far. Thank you so much for your prayers and concern. We wish we could talk to everyone on the phone, but for now I hope this will do. Know that we are grateful for all of you and have definitely been lifted up by you. Baby Clara is blessed to have so many people who care for her already.
The Davis Family

Getting ready for her trip to Salt Lake

She's being treated for jaundice and looks especially cute in her "sunglasses"

This is little Clara Alyse yesterday. Hopefully later today we'll have a picture without the respirator :)


Porter Family said...

This breaks my heart! I am so sorry you are going through all this. She is beautiful and will be a wonderful addition to your family. I love you and wish I could do more to help. You will all be in our prayers.

Sheri said...

She is just so precious. Praying for a speedy recovery and that you can all reunite as a family again.!!

Tyson and Courtney said...

I'm so glad little Clara is improving! I can't even imagine how scary that would be. We so wish we could be there to meet her and help out more. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Zach and the kiddos. Love and miss you guys!

The Halls said...

Love you guys! Clara is a little angel!

~Trish~ said...

I just read your update on your little girl. My prayers are with you. She is beautiful. Have a wonderful thanksgiving with your family. By what you have written there is much love there. I wish there was something more I could say or do but I know God is watching over Clara and your family

Amy said...

Even with all of the tubes she is beautiful! We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers. If I were close I'd bring you a big Thanksgiving dinner in the hospital!

britney said...

Ah! She is beautiful! Im sorry to hear about your struggles. I wish we would have known sooner! We are so bad at keeping touch. Our prayers are with you and your family!

britney said...

Ah! She is beautiful! Im sorry to hear about your struggles. I wish we would have known sooner! We are so bad at keeping touch. Our prayers are with you and your family!

Life Is Golden said...

I'm in tears... of course...
I'm so glad you posted this, even though it's so crazy. You are easily one of the very best Moms I know (and Zach is an amazing Dad (first Daddy and Daughter date... love it)).
She's beautiful... like not just saying that because it's polite... but saying it because she's really really beautiful. The last picture with her cute little face and spiky hair in the back kills me!
I love you guys to bits.
You're constantly in our prayers.

Keith and Courtney said...

We will be praying for you two and Clara and your other kiddos too. Clara really is beautiful! Congratulations on her arrival (even though it's been scary). We hope for the best.

Megan & Trever Ford said...

Hey we aren't to far away...just 45 min. If you want to come stay at our house. Or if you just need a break. Let me know if you need anything. Our little one on the way will be at Primary's for his Cleft lip surgeries next year. So, I can only imagine how you feel. email me

Rocia said...

holy cow, you were right! she looks just like a girl version kyler...she is beautiful! so glad she is doing so much better. xoxox's.

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