Sunday, March 8, 2009

Noah Eugene

Well, as we can ALL see I am not a big blogger.. maybe... maybe one day.
A lot as happened since the last post.

Things were looking well with the baby. I went to my 12 week check up and heard the baby's heartbeat. The only concern was my blood pressure was a little high. I went in at my 16 week check up same thing.. but baby's heart beat was good as well.

Spencer and I decided on the 17 week mark to go and find out what we were having. We went to a Ultrasound Facility that did gender determination. The technician and I both relized the baby was not moving. I called my doctor and he advised me to go to the ER. My girlfriend Sarah and I went and they ran all their tests and advised me he had passed.

The next day I went to the OBGYN office that my midwives advised me to go to and they as well determined it and scheduled me to be induced. All doctors advised that I would need to Labor and Deliver the baby.

I was scheduled that evening/morning at 12:30 am on Friday, Feb 20th to start the induction. The doctors and nurses advised that it could be a very long labor. From start to finish could take 22 or more hours. I was very relieved that they allowed me any form of pain medicine. I decided to do stadol and about 8 hrs or so later I was about just minuets away from getting an epidural and I let the nurse know I had lots of pressure. Sure enough the baby came down and in one push she stopped me and at that point we were waiting for the doctor and the contractions had stopped and we gave birth to a little boy. We named him Noah Eugene Pechin. He was perfect. He was only 17 weeks and he was 8 1/2 inches long and weighed 4.4 oz. He was little but had all 10 fingers and toes, fingernails eyes, ears, nose, mouth and cheeks.

We are so pleased with the level of care and support from our family and the staff at the hospital. We had know idea everything was going to be such a big deal. We are very pleased it was. They took foot prints, pictures and wrapped Noah in a baby bunting and blanket and gave me a memorial box with a bracelet and a butterfly pendant. They even gave the girls a butterfly pendant and a beanie baby dog that matched the dog they gave Noah.

We are so pleased with knowledge we have that our Savior lives and the opportunity that we know that we will see Noah again. I truly believe that it may have always been his mission to come and just obtain a body. I am grateful that he gave us that chance. This is not to say that I would not rather be holding my son. I would. But, I love my Heavenly Father and I know he will help me thru my grief and I will be able to get thru this difficult time.

Thank You My Friends and Family for All of your Love and Support. I Love you All!


KAT said...

Thankyou for sharing your story. I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know we love you and are hurting for you.

Angie Hermanson said...

It has been an honor to walk through this with you. You are more valiant than I would be. But it wouldn't be the first time I have learned something from you.

Morgan Family said...

Kim, thank you for letting me be a part of this with you and Spencer. It has meant so much to me how close we have become the last few months. And how much we are so much alike. I am so glad I met you!