Finally... A Girl!February 24, 2012
Today I have another guest post for you. Today's post is from Eva, mom of Sajda. She blogs at muslimdayz.wordpress.com. Sajda was one of the girls featured in Our Beautiful Butterflies. Today happens to be Sajda's first birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet girl!
Even from the beginning, Sajda was different; it started at my 19 week ultrasound where I found out that after 4 boys that I was finally having a girl! Tears of joy ran down my face only to change into tears of fear when I learned 5 mins later that something was not right with her heart. It would be two weeks later that we found out that Sajda had a congenital heart defect-Pulmonary Atresia with a Ventrical Septal Defect (a hole in her heart).
The rest of the pregnancy was hard to say the least knowing what was coming. But we prepared as best we could for what was coming. On February 24, 2011 I went in for my induction at Vanderbilt hospital. I had to deliver there because they had a children’s hospital that Sajda would be transferred to and kept alive till her open heart surgery. The delivery went well and we even got to hold her before they rushed her over to the NICU.
|Welcome to the World!|
She ended up doing really well with her surgery. And little by little she improved every day. Each day a medicine was lowered, a tube removed. And every day we got closer to going home. Finally at 22 days old, she was finally healed enough and was discharged. They gave us meds for her and she was on a special formula due to her surgery. Ironically the day we went home was March 17th, St.Patrick’s day (She is part Irish :-) )
|Sajda and mom in the hospital before her surgery|
|Finally home from the hospital!|
But to us, she is the most beautiful girl in the world. She brings our family and all who meet her so much joy. And we are grateful God gave her to us just the way she is.
|Sajda - 1 year old TODAY!|