Saturday, April 9, 2011

Baby Esther is Born!

 Our baby sister was born on the 5th! ( Our Dad's birthday!)
Unfortunately the birth had to be an emergency c-section. Our mom was induced on the 4th and she was having contractions and then (we think) she had a uterus rupture. She was in a lot of pain and had to be given 3 units of blood after and surgery.

Esther was without oxygen for about 16 minutes after the uterus ruptured and because of that had to be given oxygen and went through cooling treatment for 72 hours.
The cooling treatment helps reduce any brain damage that might of occurred, because of the lack of oxygen. Her treatment went well and we are praying that there is no serious problems.
Esther is breathing on her own, she is moving all her limbs, sucking on a pacifier and at this point we can't tell if and how much damage was done.

Our Mom was able to try breast feeding today with Esther and within twenty seconds Esther latched on and started sucking!  They will be doing a MRI, Monday on her brain. (Later on an ear and eye exam.) It has been a difficult, faith growing, experience and God has given us much hope and comfort. Our mom was in a lot of pain and is slowly recovering from the rupture and surgery.

God has been so good to us and we are so blessed to have our precious baby Esther!

Our friends and family have given us lots of support and prayers, which helps so much.
We keep counting all the beautiful blessings God has showered upon us through this trial.

  Commit everything you do to the Lord.
      Trust him, and he will help you.

                 Psalm 37:5

This bible verse has been a great reminder to our family. This is a true statement of our faith.
With every situation we should commit to Him, trust Him with the results, and He will help us.


  1. That is awesome! I'll be praying for her MRI!

  2. Praise the Lord. Praying for y'all.
    Welcome little Esther!

  3. Dear Leah,

    Thanks for sharing, and what a blessing it is that you have your darling sister Ester; I will sure be praying that all goes well in the near and far future, with all the test she is going thought. Please keep us posted.
    Blessings and keep trusting in the Lord,
    In Christ,

  4. I am so glad for you and your family!!!! I will definately keep her and your mother in my prayers.

    Many Blessings,

  5. Yay:) We'll be praying for her and ya'll, congratulations!

  6. Congratulations!! How exciting that is! May God bless your new baby sister.

  7. Congratulations! That is really exciting! I'll be praying for you all during this time. Enjoy your little sister, and continue trusting in the Lord. He will be with you.

    Bethany Joy

  8. I'm very glad for your family! Congratulations :) and praise the lord
    I will be praying for you :)

  9. I keep in constant prayer for you all. I recognize that triple chocolate cake!! :-D Happy Birthday Bruce & Esther!

  10. Congratulations, Leah! How exciting...I just found your blog through "Young Christian Bloggers" and I enjoyed reading about your precious new little sister. Blessings, Sarah

  11. sweet! A new sibling is always exciting. =) I'll be praying for your family and little Esther. Congrats!
    Love in Christ, Annie


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