Tuesday, June 9, 2009



Sunday, June 7, 2009

Jayda Elle Blake is HERE!

Baby Jayda (Ashleys daughter) arrived late last night. More details and a picture to come. PLEASE please keep them in your prayers. She is doing good for now, but that can change anytime! She is 1 lb. 9oz. and looks like a barbie doll.

Be back later with details!

Okay back with the details of sweet Jayda Elle.

As you know Ashley's water broke (not completely) last week and she has been spent the last week and a half in the hospital. Well, yesterday her water broke completely. I got a call from Ash during a session and was told that they would probably be having her that night. I got the call at 11:30 that Jayda had been born and they were stabilizing her and it is really touch an go right now.

A few hours after Ash's water broke the nurse really urged the Dr. to check her and thank goodness he did! As soon as he checked her he could feel her little foot coming out. They rushed Ashley to the delivery room and had the baby out via c-section within 5 minutes. She cried a little and was kicking all over the place. She is a fighter. They had to restrain her legs because she was kicking so much. She weighs 1 lb. 9oz. and is 13 inches long. During the c-section the Dr.s cut Jayda's arm and they had to stitch her up. She is trying to breath on her own, but they have her on a breathing machine. Things are looking very well right now and I couldn't be happier about that. They did warn Ashley and Chase that just because today might be good doesn't mean everyday will be. There will be hard days ahead. They told her that preemies will fight so hard that some days they just kind of give up and those are the days they need to be prepared for. But if she is anything like Ashley she will fight so hard!

Ashley is doing well and both her and Chase are just really exhausted. They are parent's now and that is so awesome for them! I know they will be the best parent's to that little girl.

Here are some pictures of baby Jayda. You can see just how tiny she is. I took these off of Chase's facebook and my mom will get some more in the next few days. So I will post those when I get them.

I thank you all so much for your prayers. Please continue to pray for them. This will be a long journey and they have a tough road ahead. My faith has grown 110% through all of this and I know without a shadow of doubt that Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ are in our lives daily and bless us even through our trials and tribulations.

Jayda will forever be one of the most special people in my life!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

funny pictures and an update

The other day we drove up to Nun's park and walked up to the waterfall in Provo canyon. At the bottom of the waterfall there is a little pool area where everyone likes to get their feet wet. It was really fun and I love that it is only 10 minutes away.

I told Sadie to only get her feet wet. She got daring and well.....hahahaha
(you gotta click on the pic to make it bigger. Her face is priceless)

Jess being crazy ol Jess. I love this pic.

Ash is still in the hospital. They have run some tests and have done some ultrasounds and it looks like the baby has an obstruction or blockage in her stomach. They said it looks different than the "normal" blockage, so they are not 100% positive on what it is. They will have to wait until the baby is born to know for sure. If it is the blockage then the baby will have to come to Salt Lake for surgery. They also told Ash that a blockage can sometimes be a sign of Down Syndrome. She of course is worried about that, but everyone including her high risk doctor feel that everything will be fine in that regard.

They were talking about sending her home (which Ashley did not want) She felt much safer there and likes that the baby is being monitored 24/7. On Sunday she started bleeding and leaking again, so they decided that she will stay for sure the rest of the pregnancy. They said she is actually very lucky because normally women who's water has broken so early usually leak and such whenever they move...but Ashley only has had it that one day.

We are all feeling very positive about everything and she and Chase and the baby are all doing well. Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers. They are much needed right now.

----I find out what I am having next week and I am really excited. I will be totally shocked if this one is not a boy. This pregnancy has been soooo different. Either way though, I am so happy right now. I am loving life.