Friday, July 24, 2009

*Sigh* Oh boy if you only knew....!

Golly gee it really has been too long hasnt it. Well there really is nothing to do but start fillin' everyone in! Life has been a real roller coaster. Ever since I got pregnant to now, we have been faced with some real obsticles. But hello! Me and Matt are champs and have been able to grow closer together through out this whole experience.
Most everyone close to us know the happs with mine and Matt's first baby. We kept it to ourselves and didnt share the news with everyone cause.....well we didnt really know what we were dealing with and just wasnt ready to talk about it. We found out at 20 weeks that baby Jax had something called an omphalecele. What is an omphalecele? Well to say it simply...Jax was born with his bowels and liver outside of his belly and was covered with a sack. No belly button, and yes it was very scary!
Long story short...I had a c-section and the most beautiful baby boy! Because of his condition we spent 2 long emotional months in the Phoenix childrens hospital Nicu. Was the hardest thing Ive ever had to do. No one could ever understand until they have a sick baby in the hospital. Anyways! We learned how to feed him thru an NG tube that was up his nose and helped the home nurse change his wound vac that was helping push the O back in his belly as he grew.
A couple weeks ago Jax had surgery to close the muscles. It looks amazing!
Ahhh! Matt is making me jump in the pool with him...
Im posting this and coming back to post pics!


Josh and Danielle said...

i hear you about the NiCU, i dont know how it feels to have a baby in there for longer then a week but let me tell you that, that week was the longest week ever in my life! seriously you feel so helpless and in someway you are suppose to make everything better but you cant!!! so i feel you!!! i am so happy you little guy is doing so well i and i am so happy to see you guys all together!!!! the one thing about the NiCU though is those nurses want to be there and they take such good care of your baby for you! i am so thankful for the nurses that took care of Jamison and i am sure you are too!!! babies are blessed little miracles and your little guy is a true miracle and a blessing! Congrats again!!!

The Seiuli's said...

Rachel, I am so glad to hear everything is alright now. I had a feeling something was wrong or else you would have posted. He is a doll! Jordan was only in the NICU for 8 days and that about killed me and at 7 weeks old we had to go back for 3 nights because she got a urinary tract infection. Mine was nothing compared to what you had to go through. I am so glad he is doing great, he is adorable. I had a c-section as well. We need to talk!!! So we are probably moving back to Sierra Vista. And if we do we pack up here the 13th of August and take the 15 hour drive on the 14th. So I definitely need to visit you and your adorable Jax. Congrats and I'm so glad everyone is okay. Love ya, Kristen.

The Porter's said...

Oh I'm so glad to hear your little family is doing well.