We went in to be induced with Jules yesterday morning at 7:00 a.m. We welcomed our little angel Jules into the world at 6:23 p.m. She wasn’t crying right away, but after a few puffs of oxygen she opened her eyes and said hello. We were ecstatic! and she is Beautiful! and she was a whooping 4 lbs 11.8 oz. Sorry for the iphone pics, the rest aren’t uploaded yet.
Sarah was with us all day to help relieve some stress:) and take photos. She got some beauties that we will share a little later, for now here are a few of Jules being introduced into the world, our family, and our lives.
She is a miracle in every way. She is a fighter. She is a child of God. She is gorgeous. She is perfect.
We just ask for prayer for the next few days. We tried to breast feed Juliet and she did great, but her little nose isn’t formed correctly and her nostril doesn’t allow her to breath. She was turning blue so we had to stop. Juliet’s cleft pallet is so deep that a feeding tube would be difficult for her. If she spit up it could go into her lungs and a tube would agitate her. We have decided against an iv so we have been giving her breast milk with a syringe under her tongue. She seems to keep it all down, but it probably won’t be enough to sustain her.
We prayed for a fighter and we got one. As we are up with her in the middle of the night and she cries we pray she stops fighting and goes to meet Jesus where her body will be made whole. I can’t tell you how difficult it is to be her mom and dad and know there is nothing you can do but pray like crazy. And love. Love her to pieces. and cry.
She looks so beautiful to us we wish she could stay forever…but her little body just isn’t made to last forever. The list is too long. There is so much more for her….
The Christian doctor that called when we were first diagnosed and gave us such a peace about the situation came to our room to meet little Jules. He stated it best when he said, I’m a little jealous of her actually. She’s a lot closer to being home than you and I are. Lucky little lady.
Lastly we need to give a huge shout out to our amazing doctor and nurses that took such great care of us! It was no coincidence who the Lord has put in our path. We have been loved on and blessed so much by them. They have cried with us and helped us through some of our biggest trials in our life. We are so grateful and we love you ;) You have a big place in our hearts!