Meet our little lady
Malia Nive Jan Bradshaw
We are so excited to have her here and that she has showing some real strength and resilience. She came a bit early due to Lady Hiva having several prior C-Sections. We found out two weeks ago that Lady's uterus was dangerously thin where her prior C-Sections scars were. So in an effort to have a win/win for both Malia and Lady Hiva's health we had scheduled a due date for 15 JAN. But last week the doctor's thought waiting the extra week may be risking it too much.
|Last photo before we went into Surgery|
So our little girl was born at 35 weeks and a few days of gestation. Lady Hiva was so brave during the C-Section. They had a hard time getting Malia out (I think she was bigger than they had expected). I was able to watch the entire surgery (really cool experience) and it was intense there for a few minutes. Lady Hiva even watched with a mirror above her head so she could see. Once the baby was out she went straight to the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) for an assessment. I was SO thankful that Malia started to scream and screamed for nearly fifteen minutes. To Lady Hiva and I that was music. It meant her lungs were developed enough to scream like that!
Miraculously the NICU declared her healthy enough to spend some time with us. So I held her close to Lady Hiva's head while the doctor's stitched everything back together. I took out my phone and sent a few photos to Madre and Kell to show Lucky Dragon. It was fun to get a photo back with his reaction.
|Seeing a photo of Malia for the first time|
|On his way to meet us.|
Thank you all for the outpouring of love over this pregnancy. All the prayers, encouragement, thoughts, positive energy and love that we have been given truly did make a difference! We are excited to start this next journey with 4 of us.