Saturday, February 19, 2011

Eva Caroline is HERE!

We are so pleased to announce that Eva Caroline Metzger is here (story below)!










I was induced on the morning of February 10th because I tested positive for preeclampsia. My protein levels were 595 and should have been less than 150 and my blood pressure was through the roof, even on meds.

I was able to have everything I wanted - a non-medicated, non-invasive, 2nd VBAC - thanks to my midwife (whom, at 35 weeks along, I discovered had moved her practice to Mooresville...an hour from where we live)! I did have to have the “dreaded induction”, but it was needed (my midwife said that most docs would have c-sectioned me immediately or put me in the hospital on magnesium). I also was able to labor 100% natural, which is what I wanted in order to avoid complications with heparin and epidural meds (paralysis). The other HUGE thing was that I had NO BACK LABOR (first time ever!) probably due to chiropractic care and my midwife who fought for me to stay out of that horrid hospital bed! The labor was about 20 hours. Eva was sunny side up and gave me a hard time, but she was so worth it!


Little Eva Caroline was 6 pounds and 17 1/2 inches long, born on February 11th at 10:26 A.M. at 37 weeks. She had the cord wrapped twice around her neck...little wiggle worm! The placenta had the cord attached at the side, instead of in the middle. The cord was also not protected by the placental membranes, either. THANKFULLY her cord was EXTRA LONG, which we were told actually saved her life. They said that most babies with that kind of placenta either die via miscarriage in the 2nd trimester via placental abruption (which is what I had with Levi at 16 weeks) or they are stillborn. THANK GOD for His protection over her. It was amazing to see just how LITTLE of a connection her cord had to that placenta! Thank you, Jesus, for bringing Eva into the world healthy and well! Anyway....that’s the “birth story” for all who would like to know!

Her mother, father and 8 siblings are SO excited she is finally here! We have been battling the flu since her birth, but God is pulling us through with help from friends and family! Thanks to ALL who provided meals!!! We are so grateful!


"For this child I prayed, and the Lord has given me my petition which I asked of Him."
1 Samuel 1:27


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10 comments:

Redeemed1 said...

Congratulations!! She is so precious.

Sarah said...

Congratulations! Your family is such an inspiration to ours! Enjoy your newest blessing!

Jen said...

Congratulations!! What a blessing!!

Lora said...

Congratulations!!! She IS precious!!! We celebrate with you, as we welcomed our babe #9...Claire Beatrice also born Friday, February 11th - 7lbs. 6oz...cord wrapped 3 times around her neck! And I got your back labor as she was born sunnyside up! What a sweet day to share with you! So happy you are both doing well! Praying for a fast passing of the flu!!! <3 Lora

Sherry said...

Congratulations, Lisa and family! She is BEAUTIFUL! So glad your labor and delivery were safe...praise the Lord for the protection of your precious baby girl! Enjoy!

Crystal Roberts said...

Congratluations, she is absolutely beautiful! What an amazing thing how God protected her in your womb, I hope you get over the flu soon, that has to be so hard!

maureen said...

Congratulations! So thankful for His protection of your sweet baby girl.

Candice said...

Congratulations mama! She is perfect and the Lord sure had her protected!

Mom of Many said...

To God be the glory!! Giving Him thanks for His hand of protection over her. What a mighty God we serve! She's so beautiful!!

Gameboyfreak120 said...

Lisa, so glad to hear all went well! She is beautiful. Congratulations! I had a cousin who had her first on the 19th and my oldest, Clayten celebrated his 16th bd on the 23rd. So February is a great month to be born! As you know I am expecting our 6th on the 27th of May, another sweet little boy. I pray my delivery is as natural as yours w/o the induction! My last 4 were inductions! Maybe we'll get a chance to see you all again this summer! Take care, hope everyone is feeling better. Claressa