Jarom is ONE!!!

My baby Jarom is ONE!! My husband, Nathan, and I can hardly believe that a year ago yesterday evening we welcomed our baby boy into the world! He was two and a half weeks early, which may not seem so early for some of you, but for us it was a big deal!! 

You see my body was doing great through the whole pregnancy up until the end when I went into see the Dr. unexpectedly for something small and they noticed that my protein levels were all of the sudden high. I had gained almost 10 lbs within the week (water weight) and my blood pressure was abnormally high! The next thing I knew they were putting me in a wheel chair and checking me into the hospital saying they were going to watch me and the baby overnight and that we would probably be welcoming our son by Sunday, it was Friday evening!!! I quickly called Nathan so he could come to the hospital and my mom re-booked her flight. We were scared out of our minds!

After a long night of tossing and turning, trying to get comfortable in the hospital bed and a morning of blood draws and fasting, Saturday early afternoon finally came and the test results were in, I was diagnosed with EXTREME Preeclampsia. They told me that my protein levels were through the roof, that in order to be diagnosed with preeclampsia protein levels would be 300+ and mine were 2000+. That is when they told me that our baby would need to come pretty much right now. The problem was Jarom was sitting breech so a natural birth was out of the question so the next thing we knew Nathan was told to get his scrubs on and I was being hooked up to IVs and told by a flurry of Dr's, nurses, anesthesiologists and so on coming in and out explaining what would happen next, it was all a blur really. The next thing we knew I was being pushed down the hallway toward the O.R. Nathan took a picture on his watch as we were separated for a short time as they prepped me and at 8:03pm we welcomed our sweet little Jarom into the world!! 

We have been SO blessed to have him as our son! Happy One Year Baby Boy!!! We love you!!

Enjoy Jarom's celebratory cake smash photos!!!! âĪ âĪ