September 30, 2010

Sept. 30th..Heading to the NICU...Prayers Needed

I find myself humbly in need of your prayers as my son, Tobin Christopher, who was born Monday Night has been admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

He developed shallow respirations early today and he was determined to have low blood sugar and low blood oxygen levels. After his admission to the NICU, I was sitting and talking to him about his bright future. In the middle of our talk, he had a seizure. This was one of many in the late afternoon and early evening tonight. He went through a battery of tests and was given Phenobarbital to control the seizure activity.

He will stay in the NICU for at least 3-5 days.

I am asking you to please pray for my son and my family as we endure this difficult time as we find ourselves humbled daily.

-Scott Stephens

September 28, 2010

Baby Bliss

Tuesday September 28, all of the Stephens were together. The big brothers all got to take turns holding and loving on their little brother. Both of the boys were so excited to hold him that they would argue about who was going to hold him and how long they got to hold him. All of the family got to come in and see our new bundle of joy. It is one of the happiest times in our lives.

September 27, 2010

Baby is Born

On Monday September 27, Scott and I went to the baby doctor for a routine visit to check on the baby. While we were there I told the doc that he seemed to not kick and then kick really hard. He then said let's monitor the baby for a while. So we did, and he had a decelerated heart rate. He sent me straight to the hospital. While I was in the hospital it happened two more times. So he decided that I should deliver that day. They tried to induce me but the bay would not tolerate the contractions. That is when we decided to go ahead and have a c section. When they pulled him out he was blue. So they took him away and started to give him oxygen. Soon I heard the sweat sounds of crying.As they sewed me up then passed Scott our new baby boy. It was one of the happiest moments in my life.

Sept 27th...The New Addition to Team Stephens

Team Stephens has increased our roster by one. Our son, who is currently without a name, was born at 19:37, weighing in at a whopping 5 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring 18.5" long. We hope to decide on his name by early tomorrow. Thanks to all of you for you prayers. As times got rough today, we felt each and every prayer.