Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hollyn's Best Friend has Arrived!

Tuesday was a very special day... Hollyn's soon to be best friend joined the world!

Harper Grace Boyd was born at 8:19 AM on May 3rd, weighing 4lbs 15oz and 18in long.

I know I've mentioned that my best friend, Kelsey, was pregnant and 6 weeks ahead of me, but I don't think I really ever mentioned that there was a complication to her pregnancy. Kelsey was diagnosed with complete placenta previa which would mean more than likely, at some point, she would start bleeding and have to go straight to the hospital. From there, they would monitor and control her bleeding, but the next time she would bleed, they would take baby Harper via emergency c-section.

Late on April 13th, (at 31 weeks pregnant) what we were dreading happened. Kelsey started bleeding and had to get to the hospital immediately. They hooked her up to monitors and pumped her full of magnesium sulfate to slow her contractions. Her doctor informed her that she was basically a ticking time bomb. Her next bleed could occur at anytime... from within the hour, to a couple of weeks. He highly doubted there was any chance she would make it past 2 weeks.

Thanks to a lot of prayers and a holy God, Harper stayed put for 3 weeks. Tuesday Kelsey had her second bleed and Harper was here within the hour. Baby Harper truly is a little miracle.

Isn't she beautiful!?!?!

Because she was so early, she will have to remain in the NICU for a while.

So I'm asking for prayers for this precious little girl and her family. She is currently breathing on her own but the preemie development process is full of steps forward and steps back. This causes a roller-coaster of emotions. Please pray for her health and development (especially her little lungs), for her mom's recovery, and for comfort and peace for her family as they wait to be able to hold their baby girl... and even more so for the day they get to bring her home.

 Welcome Harper Grace! Aunt Katie loves you!


  1. She said her first word today. It was Heffe'

  2. This post totally made me tear up. Not that I'm biased or anything. ;)

    Thank you so much for your prayers and love and support. You guys are such great friends and I just know that our kids will be just as close. Can't wait for all the fun times in our future!

  3. Ok, y'all MUST be conspiring to make me cry!! Between your post, Katie, and the comment above....continuing to pray. Glad to hear all is well. She is BEAUTIFUL!!