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Adelaide is here and she needs your thoughts and prayers

Hi ladies,

I'm sorry for being MIA on PgAL lately.  Things have been busy the last few weeks getting ready for LO and wrapping up work.

Adelaide Zoe was born at 7:25pm on Thursday, 9/8/11 via C-section after a 48 hour unsuccessful induction process.  Adelaide did NOT want to descend into the birth canal so a C-section was how she entered this world... and when I got to hold her after she finally got here, it was by far the best moment of my life so far.

Unfortunately, we found out early this morning that she has a severe heart defect called Hyperplastic Left Heart Syndrome.  She was transferred to a different hospital this morning and will be having surgery later this week.  While the doctors still need to do some testing to make sure everything else is okay (determining if there are any other abnormalities, etc.), so far we've been told that as far as her condition goes, things are as favorable as they can be for her to have a successful procedure later this week.  It will be the first of a series of three surgeries, and it looks like it's going to be a long road ahead.

If you pray, please pray for her.  If you don't, please keep her in your thoughts.  I know I'm biased being her mother, but Adelaide is truly a special baby... she is the sweetest little person I've ever met and everyone who has met her so far is already wrapped around her little finger.  Being with her over the past few days and being able to hold and breastfeed her has changed my life forever and her father is just enamored of her as well.  Obviously the two of us are scared out of our minds, but we know she's in the best hands possible.

A side note that makes me believe completely in miracles... how we found this out is, last night around midnight my feet were really swollen and I had a shooting pain in my right calf.  The nurse/doctor ordered an ultrasound to check things out for me, and we ended up checking Adelaide into the nursery while we went to the u/s.  We had been rooming in since Thursday and had never put her in the nursery, but my husband wanted to go with me to the u/s and so we checked her in for a bit.  

As soon as the u/s was ordered for me, my pain went away and I felt better, but they did it anyway and everything checked out okay.  However, in the short time Adelaide was in the nursery, a nurse happened to notice that she got a bit pale and had some irregular breathing.  This triggered a series of events leading up to an EKG that discovered her heart condition.  

Had I not had this random pain in my leg that went away almost as soon as it started, we would have never put Adelaide in the nursery and this might not have been discovered.  And in most cases what happens is it's NOT discovered until the baby gets really sick really quickly after they've already been at home, and a lot of times that means it's a lot more challenging to get through things.  So I am counting my blessings that things happened as they did.  Why did my leg hurt?  So we would put her in the nursery so this would be discovered so we can treat it and so she can grow into a healthy and beautiful person and life a full life.  I just can't get over the fact that otherwise, we would have brought her home today and... well, who knows.  I don't want to think about it.  But all I can say is, I don't know that I've ever experienced a true miracle or religious moment before last night, and it's my firm belief that this happened the way it did for a reason.  Someone is looking out for her.

That said... we are on our way now to go visit Adelaide and this will probably be a post & run because I have a feeling the next few days are going to be a blur.  I would really appreciate your thoughts and prayers, as would my husband and dear Adelaide.

I will provide updates as I can... in the meantime, here's my favorite picture of Adelaide.  I took it early Saturday morning right after I had fed her and she was just laying in my arms looking right up at me - completely alert, completely content, and perfectly beautiful.  



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  • Congrats! and many thoughts and prayers for your sweet girl  please keep us updated {{{HUGS}}
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  • What a beautiful baby. I will be praying for her and for your family.
  • First of all, Congrats on your little girl.  She's beautiful.

    Secondly, the heart problem you described, thats the same one that SurferGirlKona (or something like that, someone who was here on PgAL when I got here) was dx'd with.  Just thought I'd mention that as its always nice to 'know' someone who gets what you're going through.

    Here is the link to Kona's blog:


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  • Congratulations!  Adelaide is simply precious.  She will be in my thoughts and prayers!
  • She's beautiful! Will definitely be praying for all of you.
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  • Congratulations!  Lots of T&P for her!
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  • So many prayers sent for Adalaide and family.  She's precious and looks like a strong girl!
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  • She is beautiful!  Sending my thoughts and prayers your way!
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  • Congratulations Mama!  Adelaide is completely beautiful and I'm sending lots of T&Ps that she makes it through all of this with flying colors and exceeds expectations.  Please keep us updated and take care of yourself as well.  ((Big HUGS))
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  • Congratulations on your sweet baby girl... I will definetly keep her in my prayers!

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  • congrats!  Sending T&P's your way.
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  • Congrats on your baby girl! I'm sorry she has this condition, but I'm so glad they realized it! I was going to link to Kona's blog but PP beat me to it. Her little girl did great with the surgery and is home now, I believe.
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  • Congrats! She is absolutely gorgeous! I will certainly be keeping her in my prayers and hope that the surgeries go well. Keep us updated. 
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  • Congrats!! Many T&P headed your way!
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  • Congratulations on birth of Adelaide.  She is absolutely perfect.  I am sorry to hear about her heart condition and hope that everything goes well with her surgery and that she recovers very quickly.  She is brave girl and you are a brave momma.  It is definitely very amazing how doctors discovered her condition and glad that they are trying to be on top of everything to make sure that everything is better soon.  I just said a prayer for her and will continue to pray for her.  Sending you lots of Hugs
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  • She's gorgeous! I will be thinking of your family during this stressful time.

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  • First of all, Congratulations!  She is beautiful!

    I will be praying for your sweet baby girl.  I am so glad that they detected her heart condition before you went home.  I don't know if you listen to Christian music, but there is a band called Sanctus Real, but the lead singer has a baby that was diagnosed with that in utero.  He is doing well now and I think he is a year or so old.  This is their blog about Baby Bowen if you are interested.

    Please keep us updated.


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  • She is beautiful and I will be thinking about her and praying for all of you.  I undserstand and know how hard it is to fear like this for your little girl and I am sorry you have to go through it.  As for the miracle, you know we all call our lost little ones, angel babies, they really truly are that.  Your other L/O sees and loves it's little sister very much and will carry all of your prayers straight to God's ears.  I will be sending mine as well.  Hoping all goes great in her future surgeries and hope she comes home soon!
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  • She is adorable!  Congratulations!  I'm so glad they found the defect before you took her home.  I will be thinking of you and Adelaide.  IPlease let us know how the surgery goes this week.  ((HUGS))
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  • Congrats on your beautiful baby girl. Lots of thoughts and prayers for you all
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  • Congrats on your precious baby girl!  I hope her surgeries go well and that she has a quick road to recovery!
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  • Congrats on your sweet baby girl!  Lots of hugs and T&P to you and your family as you get through these next few weeks.  Hang in there!
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  • Oh my goodness! Adelaide clearly has a guardian angel looking out for her. HLHS is a complex cardiac disorder and I am so glad they found it before you left the hospital. Sending T&P for the best possible outcome for your sweet little girl. Please keep us updated on her condition.


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  • I just said a big prayer. Stay strong and huge hugs to you.
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  • I am absolutely sending you T&P. I hope your beautiful girl handles surgery well. (HUGS)
    After two losses, a rainbow arrived! DD born 11.5.11
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    Please, please, please. 
  • She is so beautiful!  I completely believe everything happens for a reason, so I'm sure the pain in your leg was so they could find her problem and treat it.  I'm so glad little Adelaide has an angel watching over her. Smile  Sending lots of T&Ps for a successful procedure and a speedy recovery for you both.  Congrats momma!
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  • Your little sweetheart will be in my thoughts.





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  • She is beautiful!!  Sending her lots of love.  Keeping your family close to my heart!!

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  • She is perfect and she will pull through all of this and grow up to be a beautiful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your dh and most definitely your daughter. BTW, congrats on the birth of your baby girl!
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  • She is beautiful!  I will definitely keep her in my thoughts and prayers.  
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  • Sending prayers your way and to your LO.
  • Your little girl is beautiful.  I'm sorry that you are dealing with health issues, but it is so good that they caught it early and the outlook for her health is positive.  I will T&P for her and your family.
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  • You and your beautiful daughter will be in my prayers. Congratulations. Your story gave DH and I chills, God is great and is certainly looking after your little girl. 
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  • My prayers are with you and your Princess!

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  • She's so beautiful!  Congratulations!  I'm thankful for your pain.  Sounds weird to say, but it is so good that you were able to get on top of her treatment right away.  Many prayers for your precious girl!
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    Congrats on your baby girl. Our little girl was diagnosed with HLHS in utero. Her case was extremely severe though. HLHS is pretty serious, but I know Adelaide will be strong. I am so happy that they found this out while she was still in the hospital. They will be able to keep her pain free until she has the first surgery. I will be praying for you and Adelaide. Our angel Claire will be watching over her too.

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  • Adelaide looks like such a sweetie!  She is definitely in my T&P as well as you and your DH.  
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    BFP#4: MC 5/6/14 at 4w4d - EDD 1/9/15
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  • Congrats on your beautiful baby girl!! My thoughts will definitely be with Adelaide and you - best wishes for continued strength and healing! Please keep us posted as much as you can!
    BFP#1 - 6/06 - DD - 2/07 BFP#2 - 7/30/10 - missed m/c 9w5d - D&C 9/15/10 @ 11w1d
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  • Congrats, she is beautiful!  Sending T&P her way!
  • Congrats on Adelaide she is perfect.  I am sending tons of prayers to her, you and DH. 

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