Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Announcing Owen!

Psalm 139:13 & 14

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Hi! My name is Owen Elijah Valiant. I was born Friday November 3rd at 6:46pm. I weighed 2 pounds 13 ounces and was 14 1/4 inches long. I'm told I am a miracle baby. My mom and dad are praising God for me...the doctors say that I'm small but mighty! I am 5 days old now. Mom hasn't been able to write since she was so sick in the hospital. They made mommy have an emergency c-section to deliver me and she says she doesn't really remember all the details and is very emotional over my arrival. Mommy came home last night (Tuesday) and has been very tired from the "whole thing". I have to stay in the hospital for a while since I'm so little and need some help from the doctors and nurses to get big and strong. Mommy says she is still in shock over my miraculous arrival. Doctors had told her and daddy (even shown them proof) that I would be sick and have some things wrong with me-even not be able to breathe on my own. Now that I'm here, my doctors are saying I am going to be fine...mommy was just more sick than they thought and it affected my growth but I was a fighter and protected myself by allowing my head to grow more than the rest of me. I'm already catching the rest of me up with my cute head and I don't need any help breathing at all right now! I just lie in my cozy isolette and grow and look forward to visits from my family. I love my pacifiers too! Mommy is going to be ok too...she went through some difficult times but is getting better and is trying to rest and get her strength back so she can visit me more and take care of my brothers TJ and Jake again. Her doctor is still watching her closely but thinks everything will be just fine. Isn't God good! He really loves His children!

Mommy will be updating with pictures, progress, and thoughts soon so check back so you can watch me grow and learn more about cute lil' me!


Malinda Baker said...

PRAISE GOD!! Rejoicing with you! Children really are a blessing from the Lord.

the Rinehart family said...

Praising God with you! Can't wait to meet your little miracle! Take care of yourself. Call if you need anything. Love and Prayers to you all!

JenWiegers said...

Hello Valiant Family, my name is Jen Wiegers and I am on the steering team for MOPS at Covenant Pres. Church in W. Laf. I heard about your story through our group and wanted to basically offer you MYSELF. I had a 26 week baby boy by emergency c-section, he was 1lb 14oz, I nearly lost my own life and understand what you're going through in a way you can't describe. I LOVE to reach out to other preemie moms and those who have experienced a VERY emotional birth. Please feel free to contact me, I would love to listen, offer NICU tips, and am certainly praying for you ALL!

Erin Whitlock said...

I am so happy that Owen and Renay are doing so well. God bless your family.