Saturday, March 27, 2010

A week ago today......

A week ago today I gave birth to my beautiful little girl. She weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces, and was 19.5 inches. We witnessed many miracles with her already. She has been in the Nicu for the past week and it is uncertain when she will come out. Day to day things change. Good news...not good news. So we are taking things hour by hour and finding happiness in the little things.
Right after she was born Scott got strep throat(awesome.) So he was unable to see her for a while. It definitely made things harder for the two of us.Especially when it came to naming her. I normally always have a name picked. I think with her I was just so focused on her surviving that I couldn't focus on a name. We had got it down to 2 names.....Birdie Lou or Davy jean. All week I tried to call her by one or the other and I ended up just calling her baby girl. One of her Nurses wrote on a paper The choices and had everyone in the Nicu vote. The vote ended to today, I still couldn't choose. So I told Scott your gonna have to do this, it's too much for me. So he did. This is your hint................
Introducing DAVY JEAN SCHULTZ!! Named after Grandpa and Grandma. Thank you everyone for all your prayers. (please keep them coming)

26 comments:

J said...

She looks so precious Ruth. I think you two picked a great name as well. We're praying for your family over here and hope that things continue to go well for your little one!

Cathy Woodruff said...

I love it!!!!! Great picture of dad!

amber buhrley said...

I love it! I've loved it all along. But I would have loved Birdie too! I am glad that you have chosen. Seeing the picture of your dad with her melts my heart and makes the name all the better!

stacy said...

what a beautiful and cubby baby girl. she looks so squishy! you are all in the benintendis prayers. BTW i LOVE the name! love birdie too though.

The McCullough Crew said...

Perfect. We are so happy for you guys. I'm excited that her & Ruby both have the same middle name (that will have to be super best cousins). We love you guys and your family is in our prayers.

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Sarah said...

She's adorable. I'll be praying for your little Davy jean and hoping for more good news.

Christy said...

So amazing Ruth. I love all the pictures, especially since I can't be there. Love the name too. All of you guys are in our prayers and I can't wait to hold that squishy cuddly baby of yours. Remember when you loved that Spencer was so chubby cuz you always wanted a chubby baby? Well you got one! Love her! Thank you for posting.

Larsen Party 24/7 said...

aw, she is so cute and chubby! what a great name for her, too. here's to hoping davy jean gets out of the nicu soon! (i remember penny being in the nicu and i just wanted to steal her and take her home.) you guys are in our prayers.

Nan said...

its a perfect name for her Ruth and Scott. Thanks for sharing.

Emily Rosell said...

davy is perfect. i loved this post. she is exquisite and i love the photo of your dad holding her.

jenn king said...

i love the name davy jean! she is so adorable and i am so happy for you guys. she is truly amazing.

Georgia said...

Davy Jean is such a beuatiful little girl! I am sure she is being well taken care of in nicu!!! Sorry to hear about Scott being sick...hope he's better (and everyone else stays healthy)!!!! I am keeping you, Scott, Davy Jean and the boys in my prayers daily Ruth!!! Thank you for the pictures of your sweet girl! Big Hugs to you.

Katie said...

Love this baby-She is so amazing, I felt an instant bond to this sweet baby Davy. Thank you for bringing her into this world and our lives. Your a great mom

rookie cookie said...

She has got to be the chubbiest baby in the NICU. Those wrists and hands are those of a 2 month old.

Congratulations on your 4th. I hope she can continue to surprise you with miracles.

Jana Heller said...

she's beautiful ruthie and i love her name. the picture of her and your dad makes me get all emotional. i hope i can meet her sometime soon. i think i am going to try and fly down there in june. miss ya and you are always in my prayers.

Heather said...

cute..love it. shes in our prayers

LynnX said...

Congrats on your little one :) God bless you and your family...surrounded by love, happiness and joy...

Brittany said...

She is adorable! You are all in our prayers.

jill said...

I am so happy it is Davy Jean! She is truly the loveliest baby girl I have ever seen. I can't wait to see her again.

Lana said...

Davy is adorable! You're all in our thoughts and prayers.

Kim said...

She is precious and so is the name! I love that picture! Thanks for sharing.

kkendig said...

oh ruth, she is beautiful. you guys are in our thoughts and prayers. i have stuff for you. i need your address. i never remember to bring it with me when i'm near your house.

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Laurie said...

Hi Ruth and Scott,

I came to your blog after hearing about Davy's birth from a mutual friend.

Davy is so beautiful!! Her name is so fitting. She's a doll! I know it's really tough having her in the nicu. Our baby was in the nicu for about two weeks. Mixed in with the feelings of wanting my baby home, I had so many fears for the complications he might have in life... but now he's three and is already reading, and is pretty darn tough! In other words, I'm sure Davy will continue on her path to being a happy and healthy girl, but above all, she's a fighter!

Lots of prayers, thoughts, and love coming from our family!

Heather said...

She's beautiful.... and in my prayers.