Meet Sharon Wilhelm.
Born: August 30th, 2009 at 3:33 AM
Weight: 1 lb. 12 oz.
Length: 13 1/2 inches I started having contractions on Saturday night. Once I figured out what I was feeling, we called the after hours number at my doctor's office & he recommended I go to the hospital to get checked out. They got me settled & the nurse checked my cervix. I was already dilated 8 cm.
They immediately transferred me to a labor & delivery room & called the doctor, who just happened to be LDS. A couple hours later I was dilated to a 10 & they broke my water. She was born early Sunday morning & was immediately taken to be put on a breathing machine. Then she was air evacuated to Maricopa Medical in Phoenix. I was discharged at about 7:00 AM Sunday morning (yes, insanely quickly!). We got a couple hours sleep, then packed and headed to Phoenix. We got to the hospital at about 4:00 where we saw our little girl all hooked up to all kinds of machines. She is very stable & doing well! She kicks a lot & her color is good. She tries to breathe on her own a lot, though she does get tired & is always hooked up to the ventilator & oxygen. She is doing well, & we are so thankful for all the prayers that have been offered in our behalf.
I took this picture today. Her color is good & her head is more normally shaped now. She did have some bruising on her head from delivery, but it is getting better. She is a very active baby & likes to kick & wave her arms. She is such a sweet little thing, & full of spice!
I am doing great, actually feeling a whole lot better than I have been for the last 2 weeks. All the soreness is gone, & I really am feeling great! If you have any questions feel free to ask. We certainly don't have all the answers & are certainly relying on the Lord. We know that all things are in His hands. We hope & pray that we will get to keep our little Shari in this life, but know that if He has other plans we will see her again in the next life.
Welcome to our hearts Sharon!