Tuesday, February 8, 2011

We'll take your prayers....

So-although this is a running blog, I spill enough of my personal life on here to write posts completely unrelated to running. As I mentioned last week, my baby sister Sarah, 24, was expecting #2 this week. My sisters and I are VERY close and this was practically as exciting as having my own child!!!! Last night she went into labor and the excitement began!!! We anxiously awaited updates from the hospital and were ready to head there on a moments notice to hold the new little addition to our family! Unfortunately, things didn't go quite as planned. Apparently, the baby's heartbeat was dropping significantly with each contraction, enough to warrant an emergency C-section under GA. Little Theodore James was born this morning at 4 pounds 4 ounces with the cord wrapped around his neck 5 times. He is not doing very well and was sent to the NICU at a larger hospital 2 hours away. My sister is recovering and was NOT able to go with him. She did NOT get to hold him.... It's times like this than put everything in perspective. The things I fret over in life are quite trivial....

Top pic-Me and Sarah. I'm older by 11 years. She's a photographer and Beyond Ordinary is her business. The last pic taken at nine months prego! Hot to trot!!

So, although we don't "know" each other, prayers for a distraught mommy would be greatly appreciated. Hug your babies and remember what matters most in life people....

22 comments:

Heather said...

Oh, this made me cry...I can't imagine how scary that must be! I will definitely keep your sister & her baby in my prayers.

middleagedrunner said...

Thinking of your family- sending healing thoughts and prayers....

Tricia said...

prayers

Hannah said...

I am so so so so so heartbroken to hear this. Thinking of your entire family right now. Prayers for strength for your precious nephew. And for your sister.

Stephanie said...

My first child was born in a very similar manner. I labored for 27 hours and they rushed me to the ER for c-section when they knew that the cord had been wrapped around her neck. She was on a respirator for four days and I didn't get to hold her for the first day. I recovered as fast as I could with determination to walk to her. My prayers are with your family...these things can turn out just fine...I know it!

Kelly said...

This post just made my heart sink...I am so sorry to hear this and I will be praying for her and baby.
Those photos are adorable!

wannaberunnergrl said...

Jenn, my heart goes out to you and your family. You will certainly be in my toughts and prayers.

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

Girl, I am praying for your sister and little Theodore. I am so sorry about this situation but know that we are all here for you and thinking about your family! I can't believe she didn't even get to hold her yet. You two girls are the most beautiful people I have ever seen. I love you and will be thinking about your sister all day!

Stacie said...

I'm so sorry your sister and your families are going through this. They will all be in my prayers.

My first was born early and weighed 4p12ounces. She is now a very tall and healthy girl. Hoping for great news for your sister and nephew.

Amanda@runninghood said...

Praying right now Jenn. My heart hurts. The love we feel for our babies is more than anything I could possibly bottle up and I can't imagine the pain and panic she must be feeling. Please keep us posted. Thinking of your sister, you and your family. So sorry.

Keri said...

Sending thoughts and prayers her way AND yours!!!! Please keep up posted...

Teamarcia said...

All good thoughts and prayers going Sarah's and sweet baby's and your family's way. Thing 1 was a cord-around-the-neck baby. Hoping for the best.

onelittletrigirl said...

"Knowing" is relative. I am here for you. I got NJ praying for you <3

Heather -Momma Running Amok said...

The second I read your title I got a knot in my stomach. I am so sorry for your sister and her baby and your family as what you folks are going through must be very tough. I will be thinking about you and praying all turns out well.

Caroline said...

Oh Jenn well you have mine for sure. this made me cry. brakes my heart. I hope all goes well and he comes out of this strong and healthy.

GoBigGreen said...

Prayers are being sent as i write this. I will add your sister to my centering prayer tonight.
Hang in there.

Suzy said...

I'll keep Sarah and Theodore in my prayers. Please post soon how they are both doing.

XLMIC said...

I will be keeping your sister and her little boy close to my heart awaiting updates. I am hoping beyond hope that all turns out well for them!

Running and living said...

So sorry Jenn. I can't even imagine, not being able to hold your baby. It does put everything else in perspective. I was born with the cord wrapped around my neck 5 times. One extra day and it would have been too late, but everything worked out and I was a healthy kid. I hope you have better news by now. Thinking about you all!

Party of Nine said...

Saying Prayers for your sister, her new little love, and your whole family.

lindsay said...

oh no! so tough. it's amazing how trivial our other issues become.

thinking and praying for you and your family!

Small Town Runner said...

Oh, my. So sorry about the scary situation, Jenn. I know your heart hurts for her over this. I'll be praying for her and little man too.

And this is why i shouldn't have abandoned my computer for two days.

Now on to read your follow-up post.