Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Surprise!! He is here!!



Today was a happy day. After the whole ER ordeal my friend Wendy suggested that I call the doctor and ask for an amniocentesis to see if Levi's lungs are mature. I called immediately and they set up the test for Tuesday at 10 am. They stuck a needle in my tummy and drew some amniotic fluid out. After an hour we found out that his lungs were mature and we could have him today!! I started sobbing and sobbing - the relief I felt was enormous. I was filled with thankfulness.

We immediately came to the hospital. Our friends Wendy and Brannan were also having their baby at the same hospital. We were placed in a room across the hall from them!! Amazing!! Wendy and Brannan actually introduced John and I!!

They hooked me up to the IV through my PICC line and Pitocin to start contractions. Unfortunately, my PICC line wasn't running fast enough so they decided to start another IV site. This was beyond traumatic. It took them 6 tries before they finally got one to work. I was sobbing and sobbing, again. The contractions began to pick up and Levi's heartbeat would drop with each contraction. They stopped the Pictocin so that Levi would stabilize. At this point Dr Jordan came in and told us that he wasn't handling the contractions well and it was very possible that we would need to do a C-Section. We all came together and prayed. After several different times of prayer Levi began to respond perfectly. God really moved.

At 11:31 pm, after 10 minutes of pushing, Levi was born!! He was 6 lbs. and 9 oz. and 19 inches long!! Praise Jesus!!

9 comments:

Amy Pummel said...

oh my gosh! we are so excited!! we prayed for no c section and i had a feeling it would all work out. thank God for little levi..we cannot wait to meet him and talk with you guys personally about your new little wonder. love and blessings from the pummels (amy)

Amy Pummel said...

oh! and he looks so cute and so little (it is hard to believe london was that little once). i love this picture with his eyes wide open. he is showing so much expression...looks like a sweet and lively little spirit. he was ready to meet his awesome family. you can tell.

Jen Keefer said...

Kymberly,
Praise the Lord...WOW, I can't stop crying...He is beautiful! WOW! What a journey you have had. God's blessings to you mommy. Have fun learning to know baby Levi! I'm sure that you will enjoy every moment with him. Love you so much my friend, Jen

Denise King said...

Oh Kimberly, Kimberly, Kimberly..... what a special joyous occasion that you have just experienced. I am so excited for you two (now three!) He's beautiful (of course).... I'm sorry this summer has kept me from your showers, once the snow flies I will be a bit more attentive of things I have let slip by this summer. CONGRATULATIONS......
Love you guys
Denise

Pamela Dewing said...

Congrats!!! WOW!!! What an awesome God we serve!!! Levi is just precious! I am so proud of you Kymberly, you endured alot and you all are truely blessed.

Pamela Dewing and family

be_a_Mary said...

YEE HAW!! CONGRATULATIONS! Such fantastic news!! i am sooo happy that Levi is healthy and that you made it through his delivery without a c-section!! YOU ROCK.

looking forward to seeing oodles of photos!!

Amy Pummel said...

i came back to see if there are more pics (not to rush you!) i keep reading the line "pushed for 10 minutes" over and over. man! i hope that is me next time.

Steve & Brenda Alderman said...

Hallelujah, John and Kymberly!!! What a precious gift God has given to you! The most important thing in life is being a mother and father. Enjoy every day and cherish each moment with Levi. They grow up so fast! He is the most beautiful baby boy ever! You are truly blessed. Take care!

mbyutzy said...

Congratulations!! We are so happy for you and John. Thank God that everyone is healthy and OK. He has blessed you richly and we rejoice with you!!
Brenda, Mike, & Dawn Yutzy