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Friday, December 18, 2020

Back from break for an announcement!

Last night I told you I was going to take a break, but I had to come back to give you some news!

Last Sunday afternoon, I went out with Andrew and Heather to take some maternity photos.  We were trying to wait for snow, but it appeared that the baby was coming sooner, rather than later.  So, we went to the woods to take photos.

We got some nice pics and it was a good thing.
Because - on Tuesday, when they went for another non stress test, they got sent back to the hospital because her BP was up again and the non stress test wasn't great.
She ended up getting admitted and was induced.
She was 5 weeks early, but it was time.






Meet Cassandra Joy Scott!
She was born at 1:30 am on Thursday morning, after a long labor.
She was 21 1/2 inches long and 9 pounds, 3 ounces.  
Yes - she was that big at 5 weeks early!  Heather is a type 1 diabetic and they are known to have big babies.  It's one of the reasons she has been monitored so closely.



Cassie is in the NICU.  She is doing well but has had low blood sugar because of the meds Heather was getting.  She has to be able to maintain her blood sugars and that is improving.
They think she will have to stay in the hospital a few days longer than Heather, 

As many of you know, this baby has been prayed for, long before she was conceived.  What a wonderful Christmas gift!

And now - I plan to start my blog break again.  I'll catch up with you all after Christmas.
Have a blessed Christmas!


35 comments:

Connie said...

Congratulations...a beautiful answer to your prayers.

Kim said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful Christmas present. My niece delivered a little boy on Wednesday evening! She had gestational diabetes, was induced and had a big baby, early baby. Glad they're all doing well. Enjoy your break.

Terri D said...

She is beautiful!! Oh my goodness, she would have been so big at five more weeks, so you are right that it was time! May God bless them all and may Heather and Cassandra both be able to go home soon!! Prayers continue!! xo

Deb said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful and I love her name! What a Merry Christmas for your entire family.

Ginny Hartzler said...

She is a blessed and beautiful Christmas gift!! And so big, with so much hair, for a premature baby! She is so beautiful, I hope she comes home real soon!!

Mary said...

Congratulations Mari! And prayers and the best Christmas wishes to Andrew, Heather and little Miss Cassandra Joy Scott

Arlene @Nanaland said...

We all know you will be loving on that sweet girlie over the holidays. She is just beautiful and so glad she is doing well.

Susan said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful. Glad things went well!

Joyful said...

Wow! Congratulations to all. She is a sweet and beautiful baby. Thank God that Heather and baby girl are both in good health. Enjoy a peaceful Christmas together.

Hootin' Anni said...

Awwww, this is such a blessed event. I hope Cassie & mom continue to do well and both remain healthy. Congratulations to the parents.

Laurel Wood said...

I am so happy for you guys! Congratulations, She is beautiful. May the Lord continue to bless. Xoxo Mildred

Changes in the wind said...

Oh what great news!! Congratulations and look at all that hair! She is so pretty and know you are thrilled.

Linda said...

Beautiful and Congratulations. I am so very happy for you and Heather. smiles

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Wonderful news and a beautiful little baby girl. Congratulations to the parents, and grandparents too! It will definitely be a Merry Christmas.

Mari said...

Sparky - she is Type 1 diabetic, so her pancreas doesn't work at all, so stopping carbs won't help. She has an insulin pump and usually her sugars are really controlled well, but pregnancy does mess with them. I'm glad you've done so well, and you are right about carbs.

Jenny the Pirate said...

I'm grinning from ear to ear! Congratulations to the Scotts family and all of you. Merry Christmas and welcome, Cassandra Joy! xoxo

Beth Cotell said...

Congratulations!!!! What a beautiful baby! So glad everyone is doing well. What a wonderful Christmas gift!

Debi said...

Oh, Mari, she is just beautiful! I'm so glad everything went well. What a blessing after this awful year. Merry Christmas, enjoy your blogging break!

Doris said...

Oh that precious baby! And such a sweet Christmas gift too ♥
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Rebecca said...

Oh, Mari! I'm so happy for the blessing of this new life! Have a blessed Christmas season. ❤️

Dianna said...

And what a precious gift Cassie is! xx

LL Cool Joe said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful gift so close to Christmas. Look at all that hair!

Enjoy your blogging break! Happy Christmas to you!

Jean said...

It's fun to come back here and see these adorable pictures again. I know you all must be in cloud 9 this week!

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Oh my word! Such perfection!! Congrats to you all. Truly the best Christmas blessing one could ask for. I'm so happy everyone is doing so well. Have a very blessed holiday and break dear Mari! xo 🎄 🌟 ♥️

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful.
Have a very blessed Christmas, and enjoy your break.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Oh my! This is such wonderful news Mari! I'm glad you got the maternity photos in the woods, such a lovely setting! And what an incredibly awesome Christmas gift!!!! She is just precious, and will be praying she is able to get out of NICU quickly! Enjoy the holidays with such a special bundled gift of joy! Merry Christmas!

Laurel Wood said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. ❤️ Mildred

Hootin' Anni said...

Merry Christmas Mari!

Sandra said...

Wonderful news Mari, glad both mama and baby are doing well. Congratulations!!!

Sandi said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

Barbara said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW GRANDDAUGHTER!!!! What a beautiful child with a wonderful name. I love it! You need a blog break -- you'll be so busy loving on this new family member! I am very happy for you and all of your family!

Saija said...

Congratulations! i am smiling at the post and it's very blessed contents!!! and may the LORD richly continue to bless you & fam in 2021!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Happy New Year Mari!

Sally said...

My goodness gracious. Just look at that sweet baby girl! I'm so happy for all of you; such a Christmas blessing. And, a big/little bundle. She's adorable!

Prayers that Heather and Cassandra will both be healthy very soon.

God bless you all.

xoxo

Jeanette said...

She's adorable! My grandson was born 4 weeks early due to my daughter's blood pressure going up. He was only 4 pounds though! He's almost 4 now and doing great. I'm glad your sweet Cassie is too!