Saturday, April 7, 2012

The babies are here!

Friends and Family,

Late this afternoon we became the proud parents of three little girls. Madelyn Barrett: 1 pound Olivia Bain: 1 pound, 5 ounces Mary Grace: 1 pound, 10 ounces The babies are stable in the NICU  tonight and we are hopeful that God is going to move mountains as they grow and thrive.

Madelyn's (Baby B) amniotic sac ruptured on Sunday night. We had a sonogram done each day this week to check her heart beat, fluid level, and position. The doctors told us Friday morning that she was not likely to make it and that delivering her was not an option as it put too much risk on Mary Grace and Olivia. Once again, we were told to wait and see. Around 4:30 Friday afternoon I delivered Madelyn. The NICU team was here immediately to begin working on her. When the doctor checked on the status of the other girls, he saw signs of infection and he immediately performed an emergency c-section to deliver Mary Grace and Olivia.

We have seen the Lord's mercy through each tough decision we've had to make. He has kept our decision-making in sync and we are so humbled by how He chose for that to play out during this difficult time. We will know much more about each baby's condition in the next couple of days, until then we ask that you would pray His perfect plan over our girls' lives.

They are beautiful and absolutely perfect. Quite the little fighters. We can't wait to share pictures soon. We feel so confidant that they are being taken care of by some of the best neonatologists and nurses in the country. It was a relief leaving them tonight knowing that their teams of specialists are doing everything they can to help them thrive. Thank you so much for all of your calls, emails, texts, etc, over the past few weeks. We are truly so grateful for your love and support.

 Love,
Mare and Reid

22 comments:

Elizabeth French Cooper said...

Congratulations sweet Mare! I just know they are so beautiful.

momof3miracles said...

Welcome to the world little girls. May you have been born with your moms strength and strong belief in God. May God watch over all of you and the doctors in the NICU. I will continue to pray for you all.

Jenny and Mark Bradley said...

Congrats, Mare! My brother and sis-in-law had their 2 lb. 1 oz. miracle boys last June. They are doing so good now. We will be praying for you as we know the road ahead is long.

Mrs. Thicksten said...

Congratulations! My prayers are with your family as you share in this joy of welcoming these precious lives into the world.

Catie said...

Congrats! I bet they are beautiful! Sending prayers for the girls. God is good!

oh little leah said...

Congratulations Mare! I can't wait to see pictures of your sweet girls! We will continue to pray for the Lord's protection over all of you!

Isylla-Beth said...

Congratulations!

Sloan and Alison said...

Congratulations! Continuing to pray with y'all. Can't wait to see their pictures...I know they are precious!

graspthelove said...

I've been following your blog through your pregnancy and we are continuing to pray for you and your precious babies! ~Missy

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness what a tough but an absolute God journey your on. Premmies are unpredictable but some of the most resilient little people. Girls tend to b much tougher than boys at this stage. I pray Gods protection around your little ones, and most of all a Peace that can only come from Christ, that submerges you in his most powerful grace. These days will b up and down. That's the way of a Premmie. It was my job for 10 years to work nicu. I saw miracles everyday!! Gods presence is always felt in the nursery. Ellie's friend Jenny

Erin and Ryan said...

Congratulations! Praying for growing, strong, healthy babies!

The Bignon Family said...

Congratulations! Praying for you and your sweet girls!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I will be thinking of your family often! I'm sure the girls are going to be little fighters!

Shaylea McKay

The Ishum Family said...

First of all, congratulations on the birth of your precious little girls! Even though we've never met, you have been heavy on my heart since I found your blog. I pray for you and your family often and will continue to do so. God does indeed have a perfect plan for your daughters and for you and Reid as well.

I loved Philippians 1 when I was in the hospital with my babies. If you get a moment, definitely read it! There are a bunch of really fantastic verses in there, but I especially like verses 19 and 20: "for I know that through your prayers and the help given by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance. I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body."

Praying specifically for "Sufficient Courage" for you and Reid! And for the perfect plan that God has in place for your daughters.

Rebecca Ishum

Marianne said...

Praying for you and your family!

Heather Cox said...

Still praying for you and your sweet girls. Its no doubt an uphill battle from here on and I pray for strength for the girls as well as their strong mommy and daddy. Please don't hesitate to reach out! Between PAMOM and a sea of quad mamas, you've got unending support from many who have been on the road you are on. Jeremiah 29.11

Michelle@ourwonderfilledlife.com said...

Beautiful names for beautiful miracle girls. Praying God continues to hold you all so very tight and keep you in his care in these days ahead. Lean on your fellow quad mamas if you need to and know our prayers for strength for you and your husband are being sent up. Love and hugs to you all.

Philippians 4:5-6

Mo and Will said...

Hi Mare - congratulations on the arrival of your little ones! Keeping them all in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you're healing from the C section and will be checking back frequently to see how the babies are doing.

Mo

Emily Richardson said...

Praying for you all!!!

Melissia said...

Thinking of you guys and praying for your girls as they grow and get stronger.

Stephen, Whitney, Olivia Jane, Marshall Wood, and Stephen Bauer said...

Oh my goodness...just catching up through tears and JOY that your sweet girls are here! Mare...I'm praying for you and Reid on this increadible journey that the Lord has ENTRUSTED YOU with! What a hard, wonderful ride. Thank you so much for sharing your precious, tender, faithful, growing hearts with us as you go. I know you have lots of friends and family surrounding you but if we can do anything at any time, we'd be all over it! Love you and praying for you!!

Javiera said...

Dear Mare and Reid, we are with you during this hard time. Today, we heard from Gonzalo, the events that have taken place since last Friday.
We send all our love and may you continue to find peace through prayer and your faith.
A big hug from
Tios Hernan and Javiera

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