We were very reassured that she seemed so well at birth – lovely and pink, and being very vocal about the fact that she was here. We had asked that she be baptised straight away and the chaplain came and baptised her within a few minutes of her being born. After the team had checked her over, we had a few more moments of being able to cuddle her before she was taken off to the neonatal unit.
It was so wonderful for us both to be able to have some more time to cuddle Jessica when we went over to the neonatal unit to see her shortly before she was transferred over to the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at the main hospital site. Louise managed to have some skin-to-skin time with her and she even had a few moments of latching to the breast and having a very brief feed. Another little miracle moment which we never thought we’d get to experience with her!
Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers during this time. We have been so very blessed so far on this journey – having been able to have time and cuddles with our beautiful daughter and to see her looking so well in those first few hours after birth has been a miracle in itself as is the fact that she has got through another little stage on her journey with this operation on her first day of being in this world.