01 October 2008

It's been a loong time...

Just wanted to briefly stop in and post an update...


Mummy and Tilly


Matilda Ruby Stapleton aka "Tilly" was born on September 12, 2008! Since her entrance into the world, she has been in Children's Hospital due to a few complications. During the c-section, she came out with her cord wrapped around her neck twice and had to be intubated. Since her admittance to the hospital, she has had feeding issues due to a mean case of GERD and acid reflux. On top of this she has had 4 seizures due to her Dandy Walker syndrome (which was diagnosed in utero). Today, she is having a fundo and "g tube" (feeding tube) surgery to help eliminate her reflux issues so that she can begin to feed better and come home.

We have been through a lot in the last 3 weeks and it has been tough on our 3 year old who doesn't understand why her little sister can't come home. However, we are a strong family with a very supportive community and we can face any challenges that come our way.

I will update here as I can. Hopefully we will be changing cloth diapers and talking Tilly for walks in her sling soon! Until then, we would appreciate all the good karma and prayers you can send our way.

7 comments:

Jen said...

Congratulations and my prayers will be with you and yur family.

crunchiemummy said...

Congratulations and welcome to the world Tilly. What a beautiful baby she is and I LOVE her name!

Sounds like you have been through a lot. My neice had similar circumstances when she was born. Stay strong. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts -- hopefully your baby can come home soon and be with her big sis.

Ann said...

I'm gathering all the positive energy, good karma and prayers I can muster and they are all headed your family's way.
Feel it? :->
I can't wait to see more beautiful pictures of your Tilly.

Jen D said...

Congrats and she looks soooo cute in the picture.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I bet by the time you read this comment you will be home with Tilly (now thats positve vibes for you and your family).

Ann said...

Hello Kimberly!
How are you doing? How is your family?
If you need a little break come on over for a Virtual Girls Night Out. (No need to get dressed and drive anywhere! :-> )
Ann Again... and again
http://annagain66.blogspot.com/

nature kids said...

Kimberly, Congratulations on the new soul that has entered into your life! Tilly is so Beautiful! Each child is such a blessing! They teach us so much and show us how to be strong. I am so sorry to hear that her entrance into this world has come with challenges. Please know that we are sending you loving energy! Let us know if there is anything that we can do for you and your family. Remember sometimes we are faced with a mountain to climb in order to see the full vista. Blessings, GuruBani & Janis Nature Kids Mercantile

L~ said...

It's truly tought to hand your child over for surgery and tests...I hope all is going well, and that you have many people to lean on. I look forward to following your family's adventures...