Kellan means warrior.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Again, I honestly do not know where to begin.  My brain is so foggy with details of these past few days... even these past few months.  Let me start....

We found out in the fall that my sister, Hollie, and her boyfriend Lucas were expecting a baby at the end of March.  Unexpectedly she went into labor Friday (12/30) afternoon.  It became very critical, very quickly.  In a matter of minutes of arrival at the hospital the Dr. determined A placental abruption and she was whisked away for an emergency C-section. It was extremely scary and all happening so fast.  {It felt like I was living in a Grey's Anatomy episode}. They learned just how critical the situation was once in surgery and not only are we lucky to have the baby, but that Hollie is still here.  Truly a miracle.

The baby, now lovingly referred to as Kellan, was transported to a nearby nationally-ranked children's hospital NICU.  Thankfully, he is doing amazingly well.  All 2 lbs and 3 oz of him.  It is going to be a long road, but he is impressing us all so far and has each and every one of us wrapped around his tiny, perfect fingers.
Our long weekend involved a lot of waiting rooms, a lot of scary moments, a lot of hospitals, a lot of trips back and forth (the children's hospital is an hour & a half away), a lot of tears and a lot of love.

It is truly amazing how much you can love someone you just met and how much perspective this new year has brought to our lives already.  Welcome, 2012.  I can not wait to be the best aunt in the world.



kari said...

I'll be praying for your sweet nephew. It's good to see you blogging.

Anonymous said...

You already are the best aunt to Hailey!

Katy LaRoo said...

I've been a blogger lurker for awhile now and I think I stumbled upon your blog because of your OTH posts actually. I've been catching up on your posts and saw the story of sweet Kellan and I immediately burst into tears. I had my son almost 11 weeks early 14 months ago and he weighed in at 2lbs 7oz. Your nephew is absolutely beautiful and know that my prayers and good thoughts are with him, your sister and your whole family. Preemies are the biggest, sassiest fighters you'll ever meet and watching them grow is truly watching a miracle.

Chelsea said...

Thank you all, so very much. Katy, I'm so grateful that you shared your story with me. Reading your comment, I immediately burst into tears.