Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Maia's Birthday!

We are so excited our little girl is here! She is perfect in every way and we would like to share her and our special day with you so you can see what the Lord has done!

Getting Ready for the Delivery Room at 6 a.m. in the morning.

Trina is feeling nothing! Absolutely Nothing!!!
It's bliss!

Maia is coming out in all her glory

Getting checked out by the doc while screaming her amazing strong lungs out!!!! We loved that!

Momma getting to say hello to Maia for the first time!

Resting in the CICU

Our Gideon look-alike! She could have been his twin four years later! Too cute! IF we do say so ourselves! :)

Tiny toes! Too precious!

Proud Momma and Very Content!

Proud Papa with his little girl!

Our little Ladybug, Maia Elisabeth!

Thank you to all of those who have prayed for our little Maia these past few months! God has done great things in her and in us this special day. She was born at 9:32 a.m. She weighed 6 lbs. 5 oz. and was 18.5 inches long. She came screaming loudly into this world, which was just what we were praying for. The docs confirmed ithe HRHS, but she will be scheduled for the balloon catheterization procedure (valvoplasty) tomorrow. We are very excited about this. This might be the only procedure she needs. We will keep you updated as we know more. But right now she is on prostoglandin to keep the ductus open between the two sides of her heart. Her oxygen levels have been great and she is as pink, as pink can be since her birth this morning. She will be taken off the prostoglandin after the procedure tomorrow and then it is wait and see. If, after the ductus closes, her oxygen levels remain 85 or above, she will get to come home with us in about 2 to 3 weeks! We are so amazed at the Lord's provision for our daugther. We do not deserve such blessings, but God is gracious! If this does not happen however, she will need to go through the 2nd procedure of the BT shunt, but again God is so gracious! WE will explain more about this tomorrow in another blog.

Trina is doing well. She is up and at em'! She was able to get around in a wheelchair to see Maia about 3 p.m. this afternoon and is already starting to eat solids for dinner. We will both go up and see Maia again after dinner. Trina is nice and dosed up with oxycotin and is feeling groovy!

We love you all and thank again for your support, prayers, and love that you have extended over and over to us through this process! Praise the Lord for the great things He has done! Amen!


Mama Blue said...

Oh Ken and Trina she is absolutely beautiful! She is definitely a member of the Sutherland family :) I am continuing to lift you all up in prayer.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kenny, Trina & Gideon,

What a beautiful little joy that's come into your life. She is a beautiful little princess. God has truly blessed you. We continue to pray and can't wait to hear the great things God is doing in Maia. God bless you! Love,
Larry, Jackie, Christy, Kelsey & Larry Maloney :)

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Maia- you are absoulutely beautiful! We are so joyful and thankful to our Lord. You all are very blessed!
Willie, Tracy, Samuel and Seth Henson

Dos Blessed said...

Praise Jesus!!! What a perfect sweet angelic song to play on your blog...I'm a complete mess of tears as we share in your precious joy, sweet Maia! We continue to pray for miracle upon miracle as God shows His glory!
peace to you all - vicki, jeff, sophi & raena

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Trina, she is ABSOLUTELY beautiful!!! SHe couldn't be more PERFECT! All our love and prayers, Ani and Jeremy and Family~

Anonymous said...

Welcome little Maia! It is a delight to see your face... May that chest continue to remain as beautiful and scar-free as it is on this day of your birth. Blessing's to all! ~Cindy Lester

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! She is gorgeous!! We'll keep praying for you!

Anonymous said...

That is one cute baby.

Anonymous said...

So is Kenny smiling because Maia is here or that Arry has taken over Spurs.....? Hmm......

Well done guys. God is clearly with you. I pray for her continued protection in the hospital when you are apart and for God's hand on the surgeons and nurses.