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Baby Easton


I have always wanted to witness a miracle. To me, miracles are super enchanting. I've experienced countless miracles in the 21 years of my life. This past week has been rather emotionally exhausting, but I witnessed another major miracle. My sister, Rachel, was pregnant with her first child and had some health problems prior to it - she has been through SO much! She was 30 weeks pregnant and her and her husband had a feeling that she should go to the hospital when she wasn't feeling that great. So she went. The doctors diagnosed her with severe preeclampsia. They rushed her in an ambulance to another hospital to try and lower her blood pressure so that the baby didn't have to come so early. A few days passed, and they did an emergency C-section. The baby is 2 pounds and 11 ounces but HEALTHY and STRONG. The night I first found out, I went home, and didn't sleep at all. I cried all night. I was so upset and worried for my sister and my brand new nephew. The next day, I think I was so exhausted and drained, I just lost it. I couldn't find my way home and I was completely panicking. I was so scared. I think it's because of how worried I was. Baby Easton is super premature. But the miraculous part? He is going to be okay. He is perfectly fine, just needs to learn a few things and gain some weight before he leaves the hospital. He was already breathing on his own within 2 days! That is madness! Had my sister and her husband not had the prompting of the Holy Ghost to go get checked  ut at the hospital, the baby and her may not be here. I am so incredibly grateful for the power of the Holy Ghost. Just in time for Thanksgiving, baby Easton was born healthy and strong, and though it'll be a few months, he is just fine. I love him to pieces already. I am so hooked on this child! He is all I think about 24/7. I can't imagine what it's like to have my own kid someday. If I'm obsessing over someone else's kid, what is that going to be like? Since I got married, I've had this crazy fascination with kids -- and I love them more than I ever loved them before marriage. I don't know what this marriage thing did to me -- I suppose I saw the importance of families and what really matters in this lifetime and suddenly, felt a real heavy love. 



I would LOVE it if you all kept baby Easton and his parents in your prayers still. The sooner he gains weight and is able to do everything on his own, the sooner they get him home. Happy Thanksgiving! There is SO much life (and so many lives) to be grateful for.

8 comments

  1. how scary, and amazing at the same time!! what an adorable little boy!! keeping you and your family in my prayers! :)

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  2. i will definitely be praying for little baby easton and your family! i have had several friends have problems with their children being born, and some were not so fortunate to keep their baby. but i know there is a grand scheme behind everything that happens. thank you for sharing your story and your faith! it is a great reminder!!
    xox
    alecandcourtneysalmon.blogspot.com

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  3. It's amazing what little babies can do! My little guy came early and it was amazing how strong they are. Sometimes even stronger than their mom and daddy are. I had my Liam home by the time I would have been 35 weeks pregnant. Now he's a healthy, CHUBBY, hilarious 9 month old. I know we couldn't have done it without the gospel in our lives. I'll keep your family in my prayers!

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  4. Wow, he looks fantastic for being so premature! He looks better than some newborns I've seen. Haha. So glad to hear it all went smoothly (you know, as smoothly as an emergency c-section can be I guess.) I will most definitely keep you all in my prayers!

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  5. Congratulations Auntie! That is one of my biggest fears: having a baby early, or a stillborn. But I am grateful all is well over there. I had a nephew born at 25 weeks. He's a strong four year old kid now. Amazing.

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  6. Oh he is so sweet!! :) And I can tell that you are completely smitten with him! You are such a great aunt :)

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  7. Thinking of you and your family! <3

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  8. You are such a good sister. I'm sorry that your sister had to go through that. Baby Easton is superman. Cute little guy. Thank The Lord for the prompting sans her hubby for listening for
    Them. Glad everyone is ok!


    Nightchayde

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