Thursday, November 08, 2007

It's a ...

GIRL!!!
Aashini Miley (5.43lbs) was born on November 7th, 2007 at 5:09pm. This is Adam writing. Both Andrea and the baby are okay. Both have been placed on breathing assistance. After the C-section, Andrea had an asthma attack brought on by the pre-eclampsia. She was taken down to the ICU. Her oxygen levels have returned to normal after being put on a cpap (respirator type thing). The birth and condition put a lot of strain on her heart. The cardiologist came and decided that she has post-partem cardio myopathy. They are giving her some diuretic to remove the fluid, bp medicine, and meds to strengthen the heart.

Aashini came at only 34 weeks and 5 days. Andrea's pre-eclampsia had escalated so the docs decided to go ahead and deliver the baby via C-section. All went well with the surgery. I can't hold her yet because she's hooked up to this breathing thing to help her lungs. She is still breathing a little fast so that's why the doc put her on that. Hopefully she will be taken off of that in a day or so.

Anyway, this is just a quick note. Andrea will surely send more pictures and notes as soon as she gets released from ICU. Here are a few pictures that I was able to take. Andrea only got to see her just after she was delivered. Andrea touched her cheek before she was taken away. Our friend Scott printed up pictures like these and Andrea has them in the ICU.


Stay tuned for more info. Thanks for continuing to lift us up. God is so Good!
Adam (Aashini's Dad)

15 COmMeNTs FrOm PeOpLe wHo ROCK!:

Bethany said...

Welcome to the world little girl! You have a beautiful name and wonderful parents. I'll be praying you'll be out of those tubes soon so mommy and daddy can hold you. Prayers for Andrea too for a speedy recovery. Blessings, Bethany

Lindsay said...

Oh, I'm so excited for you guys! And I'll definitely be praying for you as well. I can't wait to get the next update- but tell Andrea no pressure... haha. We love you guys!

Kelley said...

Yea!!!! Much rejoicing from this side of the world.

Kiran said...

I can't wait to meet you, Aashini! You have awesome parents

Bronie said...

what a whirlwind! welcome aashini! you don't know it yet, but you've got the coolest parents on the planet! rock on li'l jellybean! pr-ing for you all.

The Agarwals said...

Still lifting you all up - what a sweet little jellybean and what awesome rockin' parents!

shannon said...

aww! I'm so glad the girls are doing o.k., and I hope you both get to hold Aashini soon!

alittlewater said...

hey guys! congrats! we'll all be lifting up your family of 3 on this side of the world. aashini is gorgeous.

E-Rob said...

What a beautiful, beautiful girl. Girl - still so surprised! I was completely wrong!! :) I am so happy for you three and am looking forward to holding that sweet baby and being able to talk to Andrea again!

Jill said...

congratulations on the birth of your little girl!! our prayers are with you guys.

sb for the glories said...

Yeah! We hope and ask that you 2 girls will be feeling better and ready to go home soon. So glad that despite the pre-eclampsia and everything else that brought Aashini here early that both of you are ok! Congratulations!! Hopefully Aashini and Zion can meet and be friends! Girls are great!

Anthony and Sharon said...

Yay! Even though I predicted boy, I can't picture anyone else now but a precious baby girl Aashini Shefferman! Congratulations...we hope the circumstances that brought her out so early are quickly recovered from and that you guys get to bring your daughter home soon:)

YAY! Rock-on Aashini!

Meagan said...

Aw! I've been out of the loop since my comp died. I'm glad everyone is safe and sound and yall are in my Montana thoughts and prayers. Congrats Adam and Andrea! That little girl is going to have an awesome life.

Jacob said...

Your family is in our thoughts. Your little girl is beautiful. We can't wait to meet her soon.

Della said...

PTL!!! Continuing to talk to the boss about you and all that you still need. Let us know as things change. What a beautiful little girl! and no more waiting!