Friday, July 24, 2009

Our Story.... The Delivery of our Miracle!

Yes, our little champ has finally arrived! On July 21st at 0300p.m. Wes and I went into the hospital for a normal appointment to make sure our babies heart rate was doing good. As we were there his heart rate dropped twice and the doctor felt like it was best that we stay and be induced. The doctor thought that there could be a cord that was causing these decelerations in the heart rate. When we got admitted for our induction an ultrasound was conducted and it showed that the umbilical cord was wrapped around JJ's neck. This is not that uncommon and sometimes labor can be tolerated with the a cord around the neck, so we decided to stick with the plan and see if JJ would tolerate labor. Our induction started at 0800 p.m. and by 0500 a.m. I was only 2cm and the JJ's heart rate was still dropping at times and seemed to be getting worse and worse. The doctor, Wes, and I felt that it would be best if a C-section would be best route for our baby to enter into this world. At 0528 on July 22nd our little bundle of joy came out screaming and ready to be loved by his proud parents!

I have to say that Joshua James was worth the major surgery that was performed on my abdomen. Plus, I can now encourage my patients with my own experience(being that I am a L&D nurse) who have to get a c-section. By telling them that the most important goal of labor and delivery is a healthy baby.
We are so thankful and grateful that we have been blessed to produce such a wonderful, cute, and healthy little man. We just got home from the hospital and we are totally exhausted but so thrilled to be parents of a precious little baby!

We just wanted to say thank you to our Moms, who both got on a flight as soon as we called them and helped us the last couple of days(and are still helping us). And to Jim(Wes's Dad) who cut his fishing trip short and drove 15 hours to come see his grandson.

Can't forget about our great friend Jon who picked both our mothers up from the airport at different times. You have such a giving heart. Thank you,Jon.

We also want to thank my best friends (TQ and LaDonna) who made sure we were covered in prayers the whole time we were in the hospital by informing others.

Thank you to all of those that prayed, texted, facebooked, and called while we were in the hospital. We felt so loved and special that you all were so concerned and excited for us.

A special thank you to San Diego Kaiser Permanente Labor & Delivery and Postpartum. We had such a wonderful experience with all of our nurses and providers.

Lastly but not least, I want to say thank you to my husband who supported me(telling me how proud he was of me) the whole journey and made me feel so so loved during my stay at the hospital. Wes, you are adapting to fatherhood so well and I already think that you are best new Daddy in the whole world:)


Tricia said...

JOnnique, you look so beautiful! and i can not wait to wrap my arms around you and lil JJ

Unknown said...

congratulations!!!! Welcome JJ! love, Joe and Erin

Unknown said...

He is so adorable!! Congratulations! I can't wait to see him in person and get to hold him.

Unknown said...

Congratulations! He is so handsome!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! see u at the wedding!!

Andrea said...

Hi JJ,

Welcome to the world!!! congrats Wes and J (:

love the
Taylor family

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to hold him and see you two. Thank you so much for all the pictures. I feel like I was really there with you. He is beloved.
Love, Aunt Kit

Kit said...

Uncle Dennis and I think you three are amazing. Congratulatons to you all. You: Jonnique, for your calm, loving spirit, and your willingness to share with others. Wes: for his unfaltering support of his family and his solid love for our Lord, and JJ: for the very fact that he is a blend of two who love God and each other. Surely he will be mightily blessed in his life.

Anonymous said...

Wes & Jonnique,

We rejoice with you in the arrival of your precious miracle Joshua. It will be a blessing to see and hold your bundle of joy. You are in our prayers.

Sally, Steadman, Jordan & Jadah

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say CONGRATS on the baby being born! I didn't even know that you had him. AHHH!! SO CUTE!!

Tell Wes I said the same.
You guys look so happy and complete!


Anonymous said...

AWWWW congrats nique and I am happy that you and baby j was able to come out of everything healthy and safe..muah!!


Mrs Desh said...

Wow, what a beautiful baby! I can certainly relate to your birth story, thanks for sharing. Get lots of rest, Mommy.



Anonymous said...

Hi Wes and Jonnique!

Congratulations!!!! What a miracle God brings to us! I will be seeing you on Monday at 6:00 pm. I will be bringing something yummy but haven't decided where I'm going yet. I can't wait to see your darling little baby.

Peace and Love,
Judee Wheeler

Anonymous said...

I cried a little when I saw these pictures. Man, i am just in aw of this and you and Wes. You both mean so much to us and we are thrilled that you are well and at home now. We were praying for a quick recovery for you and a quick release from the hospital - prayer really does work.

Anyway, Josh and I would love to see you both when you are ready for company. I didn't want to bother calling or inviting myself to the hospital knowing that so many people love you both and would probably be thinking the same thing. I wanted to be able to give you some room to breathe but also get into your own routine with the new baby.

I am sure we will be bringing you dinner soon, so see you then!

Ann said...

Congratulations!! I can't wait to meet him. He is so beautiful and I know you guys are going to be fantastic parents! Love you both!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing the photos...almost brought a tear to my eye. I think I see more of you Jonnique...trying to see Wes in there

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Your little miracle is beautiful! Love, Paul and Aleta Barker

Anonymous said...

Wes and Jonnique

Thank you for letting us know little JJ was come into the world. God has blessed you both with the love you share for each other and now the love you will share with your son, continue to love each other as you do today and never let that go.
I really think it is great that you documented everything and I enjoyed every minute of it.

May God continue to bless you all.

Cousin's Lawrence and Jody

cara said...

Loving the pictures of the moment. You all do good work. I really think Joshua resembles his Papa Bell. We are so happy for the whole family and will be praying for Jonnique's quick recovery. Love to all!

Unknown said...

He is adorable! He looks like Jonnique! I'm excited to meet him. The pics brought tears to my eyes; I'm so excited for the both of you. I'm thankful for our friendship and I am blessed to be a part of this experience with you all!

Love you!


Anonymous said...

Great Pictures, Cousin! I especially got a kick out of Jonnique laying there with her glasses on. The baby is beautiful...

-Cousin Billy

Anonymous said...

This is too cute !!!

Anonymous said...

Look at that cutie pie...jonnique i didnt know u could do cute like that..j/k


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Congratulations to both you & Wes--you have a beautiful family! JJ is just too cute for words. I'm keeping y'all in my thoughts and prayers & hope to see you soon!


Anonymous said...

Read the blog and adored the pictures! My Chelsea was brought into the world the same way! scarey, but well worth it! he's beautiful !!!!!!!! hope Jonnique heals well and quickly :) luv & hugs, Renee

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Everyone! He's so very cute! I bet you're bursting with pride! Loved the pictures! Isn't the internet great! :)
-Susan Farrington

Anonymous said...

He is so precious and so loved. How can Jonnique look so beautiful after a C section? God bless all of you!
Ann Schinske

Anonymous said...

I just looked at the blog!! The whole family looks fantastic!!! What a perfect looking little boy!!! :) Sounds like they're all adjusting well to having J.J. around!! Congratulations!
Jill Watson

Anonymous said...

Hey Jonnique and Wes, Thank you for keeping us updated through your whole pregnancy. This is the next best thing to being there. Joshua is such a Beautiful (Okay.. handsome)baby. We can't wait to see him in person. Papa John has his picture as his screen saver.I know with you two as parents, he'll have a Sweet spirit like our Beautiful grand daughters.
Love you so much, papa and nanna Frances

Anonymous said...

Hwy girl! CONGRATULATIONS! I didn't even know that you had him already! I'm so happy for you guys!! He is sooo cute!!!! i know you're glad it's finally over!! And proud to be a mother! Take care and enjoy your new bundle of joy! Love ya!


Anonymous said...

what a beautiful baby

so happy for you both!