Friday, January 2, 2009

It's A Girl!

We picked a name and it couldn't be more fitting after today--Joy.

It's been a long day. Long couple of days really. This morning Charlie's fever went back up and we took her into the hospital. While Sean and my Mom started the process of checking her in I went to my appt. and Emmy met me there. We immediately found out it was a girl and then while checking everything Patsy said she needed to tell me something that she was seeing that wasn't quite right. Baby Joy has some cysts in/on her lungs. The severity is unknown and the long-term prognosis is unknown. I meet with a specialist in two weeks to learn more. Until then, we wait and enjoy the fact that while the day started off checking Charlie into the hospital it will end with her home. She got more shots of mega antibiotics and her white blood cell count has gone down to normal. No more worry that it is something bigger than an infection. No more concern that we might have to take her in. She is going to be fine. And baby Joy, we believe, will be too. My doctor explained that it is possible that she will have no ill effects from the cysts or she could need surgery once born to remove them if they grow. To not know and to relinquish control in this situation is not nearly as impossible a task after the last few days with Charlie. The timing was as only God could illustrate. We are thankful for the prayers and will now continue to ask for prayer for Joy. 

7 comments:

Carley said...

Yea! I am so excited its another girl! :) We'll be praying for joy. Glad everything is ok with Charlie...what a long start to the new year! Love you!

Heather said...

Yay! I'm so happy to hear Charlie is doing better! And what a joy it is to be looking forward to baby Joy! What wild times eh? We're still at that "ready any minute" stage around here... hoping for nothing but good outcomes for our babies!

Brooke & Freeland said...

YAY! I LOVE JOY! so exciting. You were so right when you said the timing was as only God could illustrate. We will be praying for all of you.. and now Baby Joy.

The Seymore's said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you & all of your babies!!

Emmy said...

Joy! As the sermon last Sunday said (at my church): "Joy" is a two-part definition: 1. realizing the life we have in Christ is a GIFT and 2. seeing life as a PURSUIT to give that gift back.

I think her name will be very appropriate. What a week!

Mama Em said...

Yea!!!!!! I was right! ;) You know i had a weird feeling abotu Luke at the same point in my pregnancy and he did have weird kidney stuff in the sonos- long story short, we heard the same thing- may be nothing, may require surgery- either way I was freaked out, but happy that everything else looked okay and that there were so many options these days...anyway, after lots of extra sonos and tests after birth, etc., Luke is fine! I'll pray the same for Joy!

Crissy said...

So exciting! Place your worries in God's hand and let him take over! I (we) will be praying for little Joy! Remind me to show you my 'JOY' Christmas card from a few years back....
Crissy