Sunday, May 16, 2010

Welcome Baby Kingston

Well as you know I flew in to Seattle on Friday with the hope to help Wendi deliver her baby...I was set to fly out this morning, however, by last evening the baby was not coming...I delayed my flight thankfully.

We walked Greenlake twice yesterday, and the second time around contractions were 2 minutes apart (but weak). I decided to take Wendi to Swedish Ballard at 10 o'clock last night, hoping she was far enough along do they'd keep her and start inducing.

They put her on the monitor and immediately noticed the babies heartbeat had dropped three times below their safe levels...I had also explained that I was leaving town so we would love to have the baby sooner than later...our doctor was out of town so they called the on-call doctor in around 11:00 pm. We were a bit apprehensive because our doctor also delivered Cash, but Dr Emmanuel was amazing (as was our day nurse, Deb (more on her later)...

They put Wendi on petosin at 1:30 am and by 10:00 am today progress was slow...they finally kicked up the meds and by 4:30 Wendi was just about ready to start pushing...*but* Deb noticed something unusual and asked the doctor to do one more ultrasound to make sure baby was in the right place...

Turns out he wasn't - sometime during the day he switched around and was all of a sudden breach. That started a very quick process to do a C section and 30 minutes later baby Kingston was delivered. We had no time to even consider what was happening and for the past 30 hours we were gearing up for a natural birth. I was in scrubs and Wendi was in the operating room within minutes of learning of the breach.

God was clearly with us today in many ways - nurse Deb wasn't even supposed to work today but was called in at the last minute...from our on-call doctor to the surgeons to the nurses, everything worked according to His plan.

So at 5:04 pm Kingston van Louis Parriera was born, weighing in at a whopping 9 pounds, .06 ounces. Wendi and Kingston are both doing great - here are a few early pics (Cousin Jodi, the other half of theSnapsisters took more this evening):

I could write for days about all of the blessings today, in spite of the unexpected challenges - Jack Jr and Jeremy made it safely to Houston and I'll join them tomorrow - I haven't seen Jack Jr in 4 weeks and he hadn't seen his 'Cashy' in that same length of time. We need some rest so I'll continue later. Thank you always for your prayers!!!

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  1. We are up later than usual... so glad I saw your post pop up on my Reader before I logged off. We are thrilled at the birth of Kingston! He is so handsome! And we're rejoicing with you - the timing of the Lord is so perfect. Love from John & Rachel.

  2. He's beautiful!!! So thankful you could be together for the birth of your son! Wow. We are keeping your family in our prayers. Love, Calvin and Bethany, John & Thomas

  3. Congratulations!!
    Wow, it is so neat to see God's fingerprints in every detail of your life... so, so cool!
    Kingston is so precious, and I'm sure the reunion of Cash and Jack Jr. today was precious too!
    We are so happy for you!
    Love, Travis and Kelly VanKooten

  4. I simply cannot wait to meet this new addition to your amazing family! Kingston has had a special place in my heart since the moment Wendi told me she was pregnant and I am beside myself with excitement for the first time I get to hold him. Tell every one of those boys that I think about them each and every day! God bless all FIVE of you!

    Love, Megan


  6. I couldn't be happier for your sweet family. congrats!

    blessings to all-

  7. Congratulations Jack & Wendi,
    Your new baby is truly beautiful and a pure gift from God. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.
    Love from a cousin in Exeter,
    Shirley Mendonca Brown

  8. Congrats cuz! Another good looking Parriera!

  9. God is wonderful!!!! What a beautiful gift!
    So glad Jack was able to stay and be a part of the family!! My brother Jack and Wilma are wonderful grandparents, and able to be in Houston and take care of CASH!!!! And then, Jeremy!! What a wonderful brother, uncle, son!!!! To be able to take Jack Jr. to Houston, to join CASH!! Wonderful.............
    Love and Congratulations
    Tia Margie and Uncle Manuel

  10. Congratulations on the arrival of Kingston...God always has a plan...we are so excited that you were able to be with Wendi...may God bless your new family with 3 little boys :)
    Brandon & Kari Mulder

  11. Congratulations!!What a BEAUTIFUL blessing!!! Wendy really needs to take it easy and allow lots of time for complete healing. I had two natural births, then a C section with our third and the recovery was long. I don't want her to over do it! The Lord's timing is really wonderful. I am so glad you were with her.