Saturday, November 7, 2009

Thanksgiving Baby

When I first found out my due date was Thanksgiving I wasn't sure how I felt about having a baby on a holiday, but the farther along we got, the more miracles we saw, and the numerous times our baby was saved, the more I realized how perfect it really was. I decided no matter when our baby was born, I would always consider him my "Thanksgiving baby".

I don't really sleep at night due to the unbearable pain I'm usually in, but last night I woke at 1:20 and my body felt a little different....let's just say even more pain than normal. I could tell what my body was up to so I woke Doug and thanks to a very quick and loving sister and brother-in-law, we were off, with Andrew staying back with them in safe keeping. Doug drove as fast as he could to the hospital and 2 1/2 hours later I was holding this beauty...
I know the birth of every baby is a miracle, but to have been blessed to have gotten this one here healthy and strong is a MIR. A. CLE! It took a small army to achieve this task and I couldn't be more grateful for each member of that army! I look at him and am in awe at the feat we have just accomplished. There were many times Doug and I looked at the possibility of losing him straight in the face, but we were blessed to overcome.
He didn't cry when he was born and he needed an oxygen mask and some coaxing but after some time he was breathing on his own. I finally got to hold him and I was overcome with many emotions - mostly gratitude...we did it! With the Lord's numerous blessings - we did it!I'm sure you are wondering what his name is...his name is Evan. We are thinking about a middle name, that's still to come.And this is the amazing man, Dr. Gildenblatt,h who is basically part of our family now. We couldn't have been successful without him. We love him dearly and we are so blessed to have found him!
That is all for now. I'm going to sleep. I'm so grateful to all of you for your thoughts, prayers and support. I'll be so happy taking November 7th to welcome my sweet baby into the world....November 7th or 27th, Evan will STILL and ALWAYS be my "Thanksgiving baby"!

24 comments:

The Sanders said...

He is so handsome...I am so happy that you and baby are doing great! I love you tons and I am so glad he is doing good! Congrats again and I can't wait to see more pictures of you and your "Thanksgiving Baby" Evan! I love you girl...you are amazing!

Astle Family said...

Congrats!!! So good to hear you are all doing good! He looks precious!

emily said...

Congrats, Doug and Heather! He is beautiful and perfect you two are amazing! We are so happy for you!

Peggy said...

Whew! Congratulations! How much did he weigh?

Victoria said...

Heather, Joanna called me this morning and I am SO THRILLED for the four of you. :-) I'm so relieved he's here, doing well, and that you're through this trial. ((hugs)) to you. Can't wait to meet him, and see your smiling face up and around again.

Diedra said...

Wow - can't believe you got this post up on THE VERY DAY he was born! You guys are amazing! I am so thrilled for you both - we've been keeping your name on the prayer roll - I'm so glad for you guys and your family ! We miss you! Does this mean I can count your 2 boys as my HALF grand-kids?? ha! Love you -Mom Mahaffey

Crazy Eight Bunch said...

Congrats on your newest miracle! He is super cute.

Joanna said...

Heather, I am so happy for you! Congratulations! What a sweet little guy.

carole said...

Congrants, Rachel has been keeping me posted we are all so happy for you Carole Colbys

Jenny Bay said...

Yay!! I am SO happy for you!! What a blessing, and what a sweet little guy!! Congratulations!

Dominoe said...

He's here!! And he's healthy! And you're doing well! You have much to be thankful for - I think Thanksgiving Baby fits him well. :) You are incredible! What a darling little guy! Congratulations!

Joanna said...

All I have to say is.... YEAH!!!! YOU DID IT! SISTA! YOU ROCK! You GET THE MOTHER OF THE YEAR AWARD!!I Love you to pieces!!

Elizabeth J. said...

Hey Heather, I just wanted to add my congratulations to those of all the others who love you. What a beautiful little guy. He must have done something right to come to such a wonderful family :) Much love to you, Doug, Andrew, and Baby Evan. May the Lord continue to watch over you as your body recovers and you welcome this little guy to earth.

L & L said...

I'm so happy for you that you made it and what a sweet little boy to have. He looks so cute and cuddly that he was definitely worth all the pain. Well I can only say that because I wasn't the one that had to go through it. Anyway, I am glad that he is here and that you guys are doing well.

Sara said...

Congratulations!! What a beautiful baby boy--a truly inspiring miracle. Glad everyone is doing well!

April said...

Yeah!!!! You made it, congratulations-
that little Evan is adorable!
I am so happy for you and you look _so_ fabulous for just having given birth in the middle of the night! Really.
I am so grateful that all our prayers were answered.
I love you and your wonderful family!!

Kate said...

Congrats, what a cute addition to the family!

aaron, brookie, addison bedwell said...

oh congratulations!!!that is so exciting. we hope all is going well for you guys.love ya!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Wilson! You are so blessed to have such a wonderful family. --JOEY TSCHUDY--

wrightNOW said...

Hello...I am a friend of Dougs from Broomfield and could not help follow your pregnancy and all your cute little family went through to get your little man here. You all are amazing and I am sure you are loving holding that sweet angel in your arms. Congratulations!

Celeste said...

He is perfect! We are so happy your miracle arrived safely. Congratulations!

Kelly said...

Congratulations Heather!! I am so happy for you and Doug! I know this is such a big deal. I'm so glad for you that everything worked out great in the end. He is so adorable! You have a beautiful family! Congrats!

Rae said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your family. He is such a wonderful blessing and so adorable! I wish you all the best!

Matthew and Heather Brinkerhoff said...

Doug and Heather, I know I'm a little late on this, but congratulations on your new little boy. I don't know the whole story of the difficulties of this pregnancy, but it sounds like you guys (Heather especially) have been through a lot, but also have been greatly blessed. A few months ago we had another one of our own...another girl. I didn't realize how much of a girly man I am.

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