Friday, September 17, 2010

Our First Days With Emery

Wednesday, September 8th, the Lord blessed us with a very beautiful and special little girl. Emery Elizabeth Ham is just a joy!! Her delivery went better than expected. Justin & I checked into the hospital at 8am and she arrived at 12:47pm. She sleeps a lot, does not cry very much (yet), and eats great. When she was born she was having a hard time transitioning and keeping her oxygen levels up. So she was put on extra oxygen and an IV for fluids. I was not able to feed her at first which was difficult for me. Once she was able to get off the oxygen she then became jaundice. When I was finally able to feed her, she started pooping, and stayed under the photo therapy lights the jaundice got much better! We were finally able to take her home on Monday, September 13th. Emery is just precious and we already love her so much! Emery is so special and unique that the Lord gave her one extra chromosome. Our baby Emery has Down syndrome. She is doing great and is very healthy. Emery’s doctor had told us Wednesday night that she might have Down syndrome but we had to wait to get the test results back. The official news came Monday morning. The news is still very shocking, but we know the Lord has great plans for Emery and our family. Please keep sweet Emery in your prayers. Carson is doing great and loves his little sister. He is very interested in her and loves to touch her head. We are still working on him giving her a kiss. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.  I also put some pictures of my Drop-n-Dash that my friends gave me.  My great friends gave Emery and I some wonderful gifts!  I even included a few pics from the swimming pool just two days before I had Emery.















































7 comments:

Tiffany said...

Jill - Emery is absolutely precious. Congratulations!

laurenmox said...

She is beautiful! I bet Carson loves having a little sister! We will keep yall in our thoughts and prayers. Here is really good blog that you might want to read when you have the time:
http://www.kellehampton.com/2010/01/nella-cordelia-birth-story.html

Penelope said...

she is just an angel and i can't wait to meet her! may i come over this next week?!?

Michael & Melissa said...

She is beautiful and what a lucky little girl to have such a special mommy like yourself. Jill, you are a rock. Congratulations.

the Sebring's said...

She's absolutely precious! We enjoyed visiting with you guys and can't wait to see little miss in November!

The Simdons said...

Jill and Justin! Emery is beautiful! We cannot wait to meet her! Congratulations!

Vickie said...

Jill, had such joy holding sweet Emery today. She is beautiful, so perfect and such a sweet blessing.
Thanks for sharing her for a few minutes!!!