Thursday, September 24, 2009

Hark, our Lark.

Many of you know, many probably don't, but baby girl Lark Carolin made her grand appearance on Sept 22. Essentially, we went to the doc and he told us that we could walk across the hall and have the baby right then if we wanted. Lindy jumped all over it and a few hours later she was here. Lindy did totally awesome and is the unofficial spokewoman for epidurals. At any rate, our girls were perfect.

Lark weighed in at 5.13, was 20 inches long, and we fell hard quickly for her.

Finn Diego holding the little package for the first time. He was totally loving it and was so good at trying to keep her little bobbing head up.

Here she is sporting the "U" hat, content as ever.

Things were going really well for the first little bit and we were so excited to move this party home and get on with life as a foursome. Life threw a nasty curve. Lark was acting a little weird, not eating, no poopy, had a weird little gag. Lots of little things led to an admission to the NICU and a couple quick studies had the team thinking that she needed bowel surgery because her piping was connected right. This is a gigantic kick in the face, then in the gut, then a ninja-jab to the heart. Really, it was chilling news and we, for all intensive purposes, completely lost it. Lark was taken to Primary Childrens' for emergency surgery to put her piping together. The next couple hours were completely numbing, we had to wait to talk to the surgeons at Primary to find out more. Life threw another curve. We took our time getting down to Salt Lake, picked up Finn, made tons of phone calls, freaked and fretted about what was going to happen. We were about in Bountiful when we got a call from a nurse at Primary's who told us that Lark was being assessed by the doctors there when she let out a big poop. There has never been better news given, ever. As I write now, we are on day two in the NICU at Primary. Lark is by far the healthiest babe on the floor and we really couldn't feel more blessed that things worked out this way. She continues to poop like crazy and as soon as long as she starts eating a little better, we should be out of here soon. She does not need any surgery and has evaded any invasive testing. She is a sweet, peaceful, and happy little bird. The thought is that she had a little memrane blocking things and she pushed past it after an IV gave her the juice she needed to do so. Life's curves teach many things and we discovered a lot about ourselves, our family, and our friends. Things happen so fast and we would have totally crumbled if it weren't for our good friends and family. "Thanks" doesn't do it justice.

Bows replaced by an IV but still serene.

Turns out, when you don't eat and don't poop, your bilirubin goes up to and you get to do some baking.

Again, we are totally tickled with the new one. The roller coaster seems to be slowing and we feel that Lark's poop was more than luck. Thanks again for all the kindness and love that you have all shown. She scared a lot of you and for that, Lark is sorry. We will hopefully be home soon and we would love for you all to meet our pooping Lark shortly.

22 comments:

Claydens said...

I'm so glad you posted pics! She is SO PRETTY! I love her name, it fits her. She looks just like Finn. Congrats you guys, you make pretty cute babes.

Hiatt Family said...

She looks beautiful. Congratulations on the everything going well for your family. I am glad that she did not need surgery. So hopefully we get to see her some day. Are daughters are the same age you know. So lots of love from Iowa!!!!

Wehrle said...

Oh I am happy for you guys! I am sorry she gave you a scare! My first was in the NICU for three weeks and it was no fun! Hang in there! She is so so cute!!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my goodness what a scare! I am so glad she is doing well and lounging in her tanning bed ;o)

Congrats you two! She is just gorgeous!

Cam and Chelle said...

Wow! What a scare, but she is darling and well worth it!

Mandy said...

That's a relief that everything is good now. How scary! She is beautiful. Congratulations!

Hiatt Family said...

I'm glad that little Lark is ok. We are so excited for you guys and can't wait to meet her! I'm sure Finn will be a great big brother. Mason sure did rise to the occasion! Take care!
Lenna

swalberg family said...

Congratulations on your sweet baby girl! So sorry you guys had to go through that scary time, but it's so great that everyone is healthy. She is gorgeous and looks like Lindy to me. Love her little name. Now start dressing that baby in tons of pink and dresses! :)

Just a thought... said...

Awhhhh! She is gorgeous!!! We're so thankful to hear that the roller coaster ride is over and she is safe and well. Hopefully you'll all be able to have a some calm, relaxing days once you take her home and get settled in. Uncle Gary has offered to pick up a BYU hat for her the next time he's in Salt Lake. Hahh!!

Kadee said...

Congrats Lindy! She looks like a little Lindy!

Jen and Mark said...

She is beautiful! Oh my goodness I can see why you feel hard as well as my husband! We hope Lark gets to go home today! Congrats! Congrats!

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dan said...

Lindy girl... wow what a cute little girl!!!
You and Jess do good in the baby makin arena...

B and Jessica said...

Wow guys, what an amazing story! She is so beautiful and I'm so glad that everything worked out. Congratulations!

Jared said...

Congrats. She is so cute. I am so glad she did not need surgery. Those rollarcoasters can be hard. I love her U of U hat. I'm glad she represents. I am so glad she is doing well. We are very happy for you.

Michael and April said...

LINDY!!!! I can't believe it! I'm so glad things worked out for you guys! She is beautiful! I love her already! She is adorable! I can't wait to meet her sometime. Have fun with the new little one!

Johnson Fam said...

Congrats on your pretty little Lark. Im so glad she didnt need surgery and hope she gets to come home soon.

Nicole Barnett said...

I am so glad everything is starting to settle down. I hope it continues! And next time you call it had better be for more than a stinking garbage can. I can do more than take out garbage! Give me something harder! :)

Melissa said...

Hey guys, I just saw this and am so glad that little Lark is doing okay. She is so adorable and I absolutely LOVE that name. Congratulations again and I hope you all are doing well.
Love, Uncle Jakey

Tricia said...

Yea for your cute little bird. If this is the first joke she pulls, I don't want to know what she is cooking up for April Fool's day. Eek! She sure is a little cutie and I think she and Finn look so much alike! Dang cute family you have.

Coatsy's said...

CONGRATS!!!! she is beautiful..... i can't wait to meet that little miss stinker..... what a wonderful blessing for everything to work the way they do...... love you guys and congratulations.....

Chambers Family said...

love her!! I need to see some more pictures!! She so stinking cute:)
xoxo