Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Brett Andrew Foster


That is right. Faith Elizabeth was born on Saturday, January 14 and was renamed Brett Andrew. He was a tricky little guy and hid his "details" until the very end. They actually told us he was a girl about 5 minutes before he was born. They were a little embarrassed, I think, to admit they had been wrong. Here are the details of Brett's Birthday...

I woke up at 1:15 with contractions. After I woke up Josh and was instructed to "make them stop", I ran a bath and settled in to relax. After about 5 minutes of that, I told Josh that we had to go. We packed our bag (contractions were about 2 minutes apart) and Josh casually drove to the hospital. Once there, they told me that I probably had a bladder infection but would check me anyway. Sure enough, we were all shocked to discover that I was 8 cm dilated and 90% effaced. After a while, I got my epidural (God bless anthesiologists) and we were off. My Dr was out of town as was his back-up so we got a third-stringer. He was wonderful. I don't think that we could have asked for a more wonderful Dr.

Brett was born at 5:40 am and weighed 4 lbs, 4 oz and was 15 inches long. He never opened his eyes, but he held our fingers and let us cuddle him. He passed away in my arms about an hour later.

All in all, it was as good an experience as it could have been. I was afraid that he would be hurting and that the whole process would be scary, but it really wasn't. My baby boy was and will always be completely perfect.

The service was held yesterday at 11. There were a ton of people there and it was wonderful. Thank God for friends. Just in case you want to know, we are asking that anyone that wants to do something for Brett send donations to The Kid's Place c/o the Edmond Church of Christ. Just put in memory of Brett in the subject line.

Thank you all so much for the love, support, and prayers that you all have given us over the past 4 months. We want you to know that we love you too.

4 comments:

Sara Hejl said...

Bless your hearts. You are still in our prayers every day.

swatterson said...

He's such a cutie. :) I really enjoyed seeing all the keepsakes you have for him. He's so tiny and perfect. I know that he will always be in your hearts and I want you to know that he will always be in a lot of people's hearts. I will never forget him.

phylliese said...

He is beautiful and perfect. His first smile will be from heaven, but he WILL smile at you. Love and prayers . . .

Anonymous said...

Jen,
He is so perfect and wonderful. I am encouraged by the strength you have, God knew that you could take care of Brett the way he needed. Your family is in my prayers.

Mandy Chitwood