Monday, July 7, 2008

Our little miracle

Three years ago we had a huge scare. I was getting ready for work and my sister called me and said that she was having pains. She was only 32 weeks pregnant. I told her to walk around and if it was true labor the pain would stay, but if it was braxton hicks they would subside. An hour later she called and she was still having horrible pains. I was on my way to work and tried to convince her to go to the ER. I told her to keep me posted. It was about 11:00 and She called me and said that they had decided to go to the ER. I didn't hear anything from her for a couple of hours. Then her husband called me. He said we are having the baby. I was alone at work that day due to the holiday. I have never been so scared before. It was way too early for the baby to come. I rushed home, packed my bags, and waited for my mom to pick me up. My mom, grandma, and I made it to St. George in record time. The whole time we kept talking to her. She was so scared and just wanted us to get there. We made it just in time. He was born 20 minutes after we got there. They had a emergency team waiting for him. They took him away immediately. He wasn't breathing and was so small. They took him to the NICU. My sister was so brave, never one time falling apart. She was taken care of and we were off to the NICU to see our new little guy. They stopped us at the door and we were told what to expect. We weren't allowed to hold him. We walked in there and I couldn't keep from crying. It was the worst thing to see a small little baby lying there.
I had left Aniston home with Ryan's mom. Ryan was in training in Salt Lake. I tried to call and get a hold of him and gave him a heart attack. His supervisor called up for me and pulled him out of a meeting. They told him that his wife was headed to the hospital and that he needed to call home. Thank heavens that he works for such a great company. He reached me and I told him I wasn't sure when I would be home. We didn't know what to expect the next few days and that my sister needed me. He was great. He took such great care of Aniston and called every couple of hours to check. It was really hard to talk to Aniston during that time. She wanted me to come home and I would breakdown in tears hearing her voice. My sister didn't know what would happen to her baby and I was so blessed with such a perfect little girl.
After spending 1 scary month in the NICU, Jaxon was able to come home.
Looking at him now you would never know that he had such a rough start. We love ya Jaxon. Happy Birthday, buddy!!


Britania said...

I know what a change from 3 yrs ago. You are the best sister, that will run down when I need ya. Love ya sis.

Autumn said...

This story gave me cold chills. If it were not for our incredible families were would we be. Britania is lucky to have you as a sister. I need to call you again for more headbands! I will call soon.

Britania said...

Didn't mom run over your suitcase? That was hilarious