November 29, 2011

Fletcher Graham

Our sweet, sweet baby boy is here!


Fletcher Graham (Fletcher is Josh's middle name) was born on Saturday morning after an emergency C-Section.  I had not been feeling well since Wednesday night.  We spent all of Thanksgiving day and night in the hospital under the impression that I had a stomach bug and was severly dehydrated.  After coming home mid morning on Friday and attempting to deal with the pain, the pain just became unmanageable and so we went back to the hospital Friday night.  After lots of tests it was determined that I had HELLP syndrome.  Blech.  Not fun at all, let's just get that out there.  Has anyone else had this?  God love ya.  Well when you have HELLP the only "cure" is to deliver the baby, so deliver the sweet boy just 1 day shy of 35 weeks we did.  I was not so happy about having a C-Section after having the smoothest delivery ever possible with Lilly, but if there's one thing I've learned these past few days it's that you just can't always get what you want. 

Happily, Fletcher is doing pretty well overall.  He's just a little guy, weighed in at 4 lbs 13 oz, and isn't so interested in eating quite yet, but really overall he's doing great for meeting us so early.  I KNOW that the many, many prayers that have been sent to our family have a lot to do with this.  I ask that if you have any extra prayers hanging around, please, pretty please send them to Fletcher.  He probably has about 2 more weeks or so here in the hospital before we can bring him home.

I'm still healing here at the hospital too.  I've had 3 blood transfusions so far and am getting two more this morning.  I've been stuck with more needles than any other time in my life, and am really happy to be off the liquid diet as of yesterday.  I've been laying low and haven't had much energy for guests or coorespondence with friends and family (thanks to Josh for handling most of that)/ blogging etc,  but am hoping I'm turning the corner and can feel more like myself soon.  I did have a surprise visit from my Dad Saturday which was so wonderful.  He flew down for a night so that he could meet his first grandson (yay I won that one, ha!) and check in on me of course.

So there's my big update - sorry it's been quiet over here on the blog.  But I know you all are the best of the best of readers & friends and completely understand.  Much love.  

Oh and guess what, while the past few days have been so hard and trying, I still truly
consider myself blessed and lucky like I mentioned on Thanksgiving day :)

113 comments:

Britton said...

Thinking about you and your family!! Congrats on your precious new bundle of joy! He is so handsome!!

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

CONGRATS CHASSITY! So happy for you. Love the name :)

Morgan said...

HOORAY! Keep healing. xoxo

Jessie said...

He is beautiful! I will be thinking about you and your family this week!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Aw sweet Chassity, CONGRATULATIONS love!! Baby Fletcher is beautiful!!! Please please get your rest and get back to feeling well soon... I will be thinking about you and sending up a few prayers for you and your family! xoxo

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

Congratulations!! So happy everyone is safe + sound! Rest up for you new little bundle of joy!

bryn alexandra interiors said...

CONGRATS!!! I'll be praying for you and your family!! xoxo

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy Chassity! 3 blood transfusions? That is serious! Y'all are in my prayers! Health to you both- I know you are really looking forward to bringing baby home!

Ana Antunes said...

Congratulations! Baby Fletcher is adorable and has a very cool name! God bless you two and get well soon.

Victoria said...

Fletcher is precious. Please let us know if you need any help. Keeping you in my prayers!

Kim Aull said...

We are happy Fletcher is here safe and you are on the road to recovery. Each day we pray for you and Fletcher to get better and stronger! Thinking of you all-
BJoe, Kim, Hannah, Maggie, and baby

(Eileen) a creative day said...

CONGRATS! Praying that you feel better soon- he is a beautiful baby :-)

eileen
www.acreativedayblog.com

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

Chassity, Fletcher is absolutely gorgeous. What handsome little man. My sister was born at 35 weeks and couldn't be healthier! I hope you and the little man feel better soon! I am thinking of all of you!! xoxo

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

Congratulations on the new little member of your family. Fletcher is beautiful!! Of course we have prayers to send your way. Hope you and Fletcher both continue to do well and get to go home soon! XO

Julia - the Urban Slant said...

What a beautiful baby boy. Sending you many healthy thoughts and prayers for you, your newest addition and your family. xoxo

Vinyasa Mama said...

Congratulations to you and your family, Chassity! Sending good thoughts your way - both you and Fletcher will be recovered and home in no time! xo

Erin said...

Congratulations!! He is absolutely perfect, and what a great name!
Sending prayers to little Fletcher!

Bud and Leo said...

AH! What a wonderful Thanksgiving surprise! Fletcher is absolutely precious and will be in our prayers. So glad that you both are okay. Hang in there with all of the needles... and of course CONGRATULATIONS!!! xo Lisa

Kate said...

Oh my goodness! Congrats to the whole family, and best wishes for a speedy recovery and return home from the hospital. I'm sure Lilly is excited to be a big sis!

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! My thoughts and prayers are with you and little Fletcher. Feel better soon!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Oh my sweet Chassity. Baby Fletcher is such a sweet pea. Congratulations. I am so sorry it has been a such a shocking and difficult arrival for you both. You are in my prayers. Huge hugs to you and Fletcher. I will be thinking of you all.

Elizabeth {Pretty Smitten} said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful. My thoughts and prayers are definitely with you and your new little guy. Rest up and take care of yourself! Lots of hugs.

Elizabeth

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

He is just beautiful and I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers!! Such a scary situation to have to go through but it seems he is in great hands as you are. Stay comfy and relax my dear!! Oh, and he shares my birthday...so he has a special place in my heart. ;) xoxoxo

Becca {Lowlife Couture} said...

Congratulations on a beautiful baby boy! Prayers for Fletcher and family (great name!)

Lovin That! said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful. All the best wishes to you and your family and you'll all be home soon...

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

So so happy for you and sending many prayers for both you and your sweet baby boy. Absolutely adore his name and can't wait to see the pages of LLL packed full of pictures of that precious little bean. xoxo

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Oh my goodness gracious, what a crazy Thanksgiving! One I'm sure you and your precious new little cutie will always hold dear (c: Definitely lots to be thankful for and plenty to keep in our prayers! I hope you and the new little angel are up and running as soon as possible. Fletcher Graham. I love it (c:

Christina said...

Congratulations! My prayers are with you, your husband, and your precious little ones :)

lizziefitz said...

Welcome sweet Fletcher!! You are a brave mommy! So smart to go to hospital ( both times) !i will be keepibg your lovely family in my prayers.

Pink and Green Moms said...

Praying for you, your adorable son Fletcher and your family!!

jen @ design blossom said...

Fletcher is absolutely precious! Sending many thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery for you both!

travelkate said...

Congratulations! Sending healthy prayers your way and wishing you a speedy recovery! He is so precious!

Belle on Heels said...

Congratulations, he's beautiful!! Sending sparkly get-well-wishes your way!

Amy Powell said...

So glad that you both are doing fine! Congrats on the new addition to your family!

christine, just bella said...

Awww, huge congratulations to you and your family, Chassity! Fletcher looks like such a sweet little man :) sending lots ans lots of love to you both and hopefully you'll be bringing that cutie home very soon. Rest up, mama and feel better soon! xoxo

Lily said...

Congratulations !! He is just gorgeous. Hope you get some rest and feel better soon !!

xxLily
goldandgray.com

whitney fuller said...

Lyla was also born at 34 weeks and 5 days via emergency c-section for servere pre-eclampsia. I believe this is in the same family as HELLP. I have been thinking about you guys. I remember the NICU well, and while I did not like it, Lyla is very happy and healthy.

Brook Griffin said...

Congrats on your adorable baby boy!! Sending sweet thoughts and prayers your way!

La Maison Boheme said...

Congrats on the safe delivery of sweet baby Fletcher. I'm so sorry that you had to endure a C-Section due to HELLP. I am sending you and your son healing thoughts and lots of love for a swift recovery. Be well and enjoy these first precious days. XOXOXOXO - Sarah Greenman

Amber Interiors said...

My thoughts are with you and your beauteous new boy!!! I am so glad to hear Mama and Baby are doing better. All the love, Xoxo
Amber

Kelli said...

Prayers are with you and your beautiful Fletcher :o)

Jordin- I Love That! said...

Congratulations! He is adorable! I will be praying for you and your little guy:)

Anonymous said...

praying for your speedy recovery.

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

congrats on your sweet little baby boy... What a crazy weekend.. I am so glad you and baby fletcher are doing ok! Extra prayers coming your way!!

Pawleys Island Posh said...

LOVE, PRAYERS, AND SWEET THOUGHTS!!!!
XOXOXO

traci zeller designs said...

He is beautiful, Chassity! My Henry came home from the NICU at 4 pounds exactly (maybe a hair under), so I know how it is with a peanut! Fletcher is just perfect in every way and the wonderful NICU nurses will take super duper care of him so that he comes home 100% healthy and strong. Thinking of you, Josh, Lilly and Fletcher as you recover and wait for Fletcher to come home. I know it's so hard leaving a baby in the hospital. (((hugs))) xoxo!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

Oh my GOODNESS what a time you've had!! So happy you were able to deliver your sweet baby boy!! He is just precious!! At least you'll hopefully get to take him home for Christmas!! He just didn't want to miss out on all that excitement!! Congrats to you and your family!!
Praying for you all ;)

Dana {Southern Inspired} said...

Congratulations!! How exhausted are you?!?! Definitely keeping you in my prayers Chassity! Get some rest and enjoy that precious early Christmas present :)

Designwali said...

congratulations! REST, REST & then rest some more. sending positive vibes your way!

Leslie said...

Congratulations to you and your family. I wish you a quick recovery and will be praying for your family.

Paula said...

Congratulations to you and your family, Chassity! Sending many positive thoughts your way!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Congratulations on your new little guy! Hope that both of you are doing well. Sending hugs your way.

Gray Benko said...

Love you and can't wait to get my hands on that sweet little boy! Our prayers for both of you will continue until you're whole family is home where they belong! xoxo

MartinaNess said...

Many greetings and congratulations!! Have a long, joyful life, Fletcher!

martinaness.com

Nuha said...

congrats chassity! you definitely got a thanksgiving filled with blessings & an early christmas present! i hope you and baby boy fletcher will be home soon! I had a feeling that maybe he made a surprise visit when you skipped blogging for a few days :) Will definitely be thinking about you! xoxoxo

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

Congratulations to you and your husband for a beautiful baby boy (and a FABULOUS name!) and thank YOU for inspiring us all with your continued gratitude and optimism. I will be keeping you all in my prayers these next couple weeks!

Jessamie said...

A huge congrats! That's so wonderful you have your little man. Prayers your way!

Jasmine Sinclair said...

Your baby boy is beautiful! I am so thankful that you are doing well and will definitely add you and hansom Fletcher to my prayer list! Get Well Soon!!! And tell Lilly congrats on being a Big Sister!!!

All My Love

Charlotte said...

Congratulations, Chassity! He is so handsome! Fletcher and Graham are two of my favorite names. I'm sending prayers your way! HELLP is no joke. May you recover soon and have the happiest life with your adorable baby!

ginger said...

i just looked up that syndrome and I don't know how you were even able to write this post. You are a so strong and your little boy is too! Congrats on your new baby and prayers for a speedy recovery to you both. xo

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

Congrats on baby Fletcher! I absolutely love his name and I am so happy to hear he is doing well. Enjoy the time while he is in the NICU, I know that seems weird to say but it is the best place for him and you can use the time to heal. C-sections are the absolute worst, I wish no one had to go through that, it is a rough recovery. I will be keeping you, fletcher, lily, and Josh in my prayers! Lots of love and hugs coming your way :)

Simple Dwellings said...

He's absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!! I am praying for you and your family and wish you all the best! :) Get some rest and hang in there. :)

Simply LKJ said...

Congratulations Chassity! He is just perfect. May God bless your family as you continue to gain your strength back, and may He watch over little Fletcher in the coming weeks.

Ali said...

congratulations! wishing the best for you and your family.

Kyle said...

Congratulations to you and your family. Glad he arrived safely. What a beautiful baby!

Marianne Simon Design said...

Oh, Chassity... he is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to you and your family. I'm so happy for you and I'm keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

MFAMB said...

oh dear lord that's scary. i am so glad you guys are ok.
congrats on a beautiful, healthy, baby!

xoxo
jenny

Cass {MySaneSafeSpot} said...

Congrats! Hope you are feeling better and glad everything is ok. My prayers are with you and your little one. Rest up and relax.

-Cass

Amy R. said...

Bless your heart and your sweet baby boy! I am praying that you both get to come home happy & healthy. Much love to you and your family.

xo
Amy R.

17 Perth said...

Congratulations and I am so thankful you both are doing okay. I am so glad to hear that your sweet baby boy is doing well. He is beautiful. I am so sorry to hear that you have been through so much, c-section, blood transfusions, but I hope you start feeling better soon!
I will definitely keep both of you in my prayers. xx

Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} said...

Congratluations Chassity on the arrival of baby Fletcher - he looks so completely peaceful and adorable. What you went through does not sound fun but I am so glad to hear you are doing ok now - it can only get better from here! Sending prayers and hugs your way lovely xx

DIana said...

Congrats on baby Fletcher! He is beautiful! Hang in there... we will be praying for a fast recovery for the both of you. I'm expecting my #2 right now too... due in April and this pregnancy too has taught me a lot about flexibility. God bless!

carolyn said...

awwww, he is just precious, chassity. thinking of you all, feel well soon :)
xoxo

Shannon @ Hoopla said...

Oh wow! Congratulations on such a little darling. My prayers are both with you and him over these next couple of weeks zo

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

Sending prayers and hugs your way! Congrats on that beautiful baby boy!

Allison said...

Congratulations on your new little beautiful bundle of joy, Chassity! I am sending hugs and prayers for little Fletcher, you and your family.

Amanda Hill said...

Girl you are amazing! Can't wait to see more pics of that perfect little angel! Heal fast my prayers are with you both xoxo!

Amanda

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Congratulations and what a strapping BOY! you've got yourself there ;)
So glad everyone is doing alright.
Sending many well wishes and warm hugs your way from Texas.
XOXO, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

ash said...

He's beautiful! Hope your feeling better soon. Congrats!

Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

Thinking and praying for you sweet girl. We can't wait to come visit and meet beautiful Fletcher! Miss your face! Xoxo

A.S. said...

Congratulations! Wonderful to have so many supportive people in your life, and you deserve it. Little Fletcher is lucky for the same reason.

Lonely Wife Project said...

So happy to hear you're feeling better. Congrats on your new baby boy! Sending positive thoughts your way.

Chic Coastal Living said...

Congratulations to you and your family! He is so handsome! God Bless you! xo, Desiree

jessica {creative index} said...

congratulations! your baby boy is so precious! hope you feel better soon! :)

Just Spiff It said...

Your baby is beautiful and a gift from God! Our boys are now 35 & 31 and have never heard of HELLP. I am thankful you were diagnosed properly!

CHH said...

Congratulations.

You are blessed!

Take care of yourself.

Ellen said...

Congratulations! Stay strong and sending you positive vibes.

Sadie + Stella said...

Congratulations! He is presh! Thinking of you and your family. Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! All the best.

Lone said...

Congrats - he is beautiful :) a little miracle. Hope you have a speedy recovery

Krista Salmon said...

Best wishes to four of you, Chassity. Fletcher is adorable. I will keep both of you in my prayers. So glad everyone is doing better. xo-
Krista.

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Congratulations on the new arrival!

I'm glad to hear everyone is doing well and recuperating, and looking forward to more pics of Fletcher when he comes out of the hospital!!

Morgan @ Mommalicious said...

A baby is always a blessing, no matter what we might endure along the way of getting him/her here...you are a strong woman to have gone through what you did. :) Congrats to your family and you are definitely in my prayers. Little Fletcher is sweet and adorable.

Audrey Soria said...

congratulations to you and your growing family! so sorry to hear how difficult the last week has been! sent over a prayer for little Fletcher n you!

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Congratulations. Fletcher is precious and I am so glad that he is healthy. You and your family are certainly in my prayers!

-Katie Waddell said...

What a sweetheart! After having two very complicated pregnancies one that required an emergency ceserean and the other with a newborn with lots of complications...my heart and prayers go out to you!! Get well soon and Congrats on that beautiful baby boy!!!

Michaela said...

Congrats, Chassity! Praying for your sweet boy and for you! (:

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

you're so blessed! ...amazing how we follow certain blogs & bellies and then one day BOOM....it's here , the new baby!
:)))))

www.madebygirl.com
madebygirl.blogspot.com

Adventures of Shaw said...

Welcome Fletcher! You all are so blessed. I am sending you prayers. If you are at East Cooper they will do amazing things for him and you. GF of mine had hers @ 35weeks there and baby is doing awesome. Get some rest and will pray for your family...

L.A. in the bay said...

congratulations!!!xox

Ingrid said...

Congratulations Chassity on beautiful Fletcher. I am so very happy for you and your family. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Pretty Mommy said...

Congratulations Chassity!! He's gorgeous...and love the name!! So glad to hear everyone is doing well! Hope you are getting some rest lady...xoxoxo

A Perfect Gray said...

best wishes for a short hospital stay for your little guy and a healthy start to a wonderful, long life! donna

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

ohmygosh --- welcome sweet fletcher, and happy birthday!!! what a wonderful christmas gift. I am so sorry you've had a difficult week, and praying so hard that both of you heal quickly and get your strength back! I'm so thankful for your awesome medical care!!!!

much love coming your way, sweets!!!
xoxoxoxoxoxo

marysia reeves said...

So glad you both are ok...sounds really scary what you both went through but I have been praying for you and know you will be back to yourself really soon. I can't wait to see you in March to meet Fletcher and celebrate your b-day!!!!!!! You will be one strong woman by 30!
LOVE YOU!!!!!

Kim @ keller-creative said...

Just now seeing this! Congrats on your baby boy. I hope you and the little man are doing well.

bluehydrangea said...

Chassity,
I leave town for a few days get behind on my blog reading and bam! I had no idea you had been going through all this. I am so sorry!! So happy your darling baby boy is doing well and that you are on the mend. But dang I know it is stressful. I had twins at 33 weeks and it was quite a roller coaster. I am saying a big prayer for you and baby boy!! xoSissy

megan said...

Not sure how I missed this exciting news! Congratulations! Hope both of you continue to heal each day. :)

paige winn said...

Congrats Chassity! Such a gorgeous little guy, and love the name!!! xo

Leapfrog PR said...

He's just perfect. Wishing you a quick recovery! xx

Allison {Live Love Small} said...

he is precious! hope you heal soon and my prayers to bebe fletcher. congratulations!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Sending every ounce of love your way that I have :) Congratulations to you and your family, what a precious little boy, xoxo S

elisabeth (bovagoods) said...

what a sweet sweet boy. look at that hair! he is a doll. so glad you are both ok. congratulations!

Sara Mueller said...

A little late, but I am so happy to hear that you are all doing fine now. And sorry about this HELLP syndrome. no idea, what it is, but I will be googling it as I am 20 weeks pregnant now. Thanks for sharing your story.