And he’s here!


Isaac Sawyer Roy was born at 11:50am this morning, 8/25/08. He weighs 2lbs 5 oz and was born at 28 weeks 2 days gestation.

We are thrilled and scared and ask for all your prayers and good thoughts.

They will need the next few days to really assess his lungs, and he is on a ventilator. But we heard him cry just after he was born, so that was wonderful.

It’s been a surreal day and I am alternating highs from hormones and loopiness from pain meds, but it is not the drugs talking when I say thank-you to each and every one if you… Friends, strangers, lurkers, everyone. Your support and love and kindness and worry has propelled me through these past eight weeks and it continues to help as I grapple with what’s to come in the NICU. The scary part is just now starting, but knowing you all are out there pulling for us is a tremendous thing.

What a day!

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42 thoughts on “And he’s here!

  1. Praise God! What a beautiful boy!! Congratulations to ya’ll. Please know that prayers and good thoughts continue for Isaac and all of you! The Georgia clan is thrilled for ya’ll!!!!

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  2. I’m delurking to say Congrats on a beautiful baby boy…we’ll be praying for his health, your recovery and everything that is to come with raising 3 children!!!

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  3. You don’t know me. I heard about your blog through a parenting board I am active on. I have been praying for you, your family, & your pg. Congratulations on the birth of Isaac. He is perfect!!!! So precious that when I saw his pic, tears sprang to my eyes! What a miracle!!! Please kiss him from this “internet stranger.”

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  4. Kari, he’s beautiful. Prayers are continuing from my corner. I just know he is going to be fine, strong, and breathing on his own before no time.

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  5. I’ve been reading your blog since we “connected” on Facebook, and lately, I’ve been holding my breath every time I see you’ve updated. I’m glad Isaac is here safely, and I’m praying for many years of laughter from him (he owes you after all!) I’ve been through a long-term NICU experience if you ever want to rage and vent and ask questions outside of the blog.

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  6. oh my god is he adorable!!! i am so glad you named him after your cabbage patch kid. oh, sorry . . that was supposed to be a secret? congratulations. i sure hope you get to go home soon.

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  7. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. He is a beautiful, and you have given him a strong name. I hope to keep on hearing positive updates from you all! Sending warm healing vibes your way.<3

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  8. Congrats to mommy, daddy, brother,sister, aunts, uncles, grandparents! we are so happy to see Isaac! He’s a cutie. We will pray for good things for him, love diane and tom

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  9. He is beautiful!!! He looks so strong and your abs already know he’s a fighter. Thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful news with us all.

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  10. Welcome, Isaac! Congrats, Kari, and enjoy the ability to walk around again.
    Side note: Isaac was the name I had picked out for my own currently gestating little one if it had turned out to be a boy (it’s not).

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  11. Kari, what a beautiful, precious boy! Just seeing his picture brought tears to my eyes. You did an amazing job. All the prayers have gotten you this far, and I know they’ll continue as you begin your NICU experience. Many blessings on your family!

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  12. Happy Birthday Isaac!!! You did an amazing job Kari and I send you hopes and hugs to your entire family each and every day. I’m a former NICU nurse if you ever need to talk or ask questions 😉

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  13. Welcome to the world, Isaac! He’s beautiful – I love that fuzzy head! I’m sending tons of healthy family vibes your way. Hope you get to take your little bundle home soon!

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  14. Congrats Roy’s and Holts! We have all been praying everyday for the little man and his Mama!!! So glad he’s finally here. Please keep us posted on his progress… I know he’s going to be fine, too much of a fighter not to be! Good weight at 2.5… Love the name!

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  15. Congratulations, Mama. 🙂 He looks strong for such a little guy–and great that you heard him cry when he was born! You’ll both be in my thoughts during the coming months.

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  16. oh wow! welcome to the world baby issac! he’s beautiful. you and your family are in my thoughts. you will do great. what a book this will make! we have only met a few times (am 2006 group) but please, if you need anything, know that i would be honored to lend a hand. congrats mama of three!

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  17. just wanted to let you know that i was born at the same gestation and weighed 2lbs. 3oz. i am a very healthy and happy adult now.

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  18. OMG!!!!! He looks amazing!
    I hadn’t checked in on you in a few days, and something this afternoon said to me, “See what’s happening with Kari and the baby!”
    So, I did, and lookee here! Yeah for you guys. I hope all goes well in the NICU. I don’t remember which hospital you’re in, but if it’s Seton on 38th, I have a good friend (well, she’s really my sister’s good friend, but I consider her a friend, too) who works in the NICU there. I hope your paths cross.
    He looks like a fighter, and I’m sure he’ll be running around and driving you up a wall in no time at all.

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  19. Congratulations Kari, Steven and rest of the family. I didn’t know until last Friday of any of this and have been reading your blog to see how you all are doing. You have done an amazing job and seeing it thru your eyes has touched my heart more than you will ever know. Thank you Kari and Happy Birthday to Isaaac. We love you!!!
    Vanessa

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  20. Kari,
    Congratulations for a beautiful baby boy. He sure takes after his warrior mom! Many more prayers going out for him, you and your family. You really came through for him with those extra weeks.

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  21. Oh he’s so sweet! He really is beautiful. Welcome to the world, little one…here’s to healing bodies and some hard earned time on defcon 5.

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  22. Your beautiful beautiful beautiful boy is here! Thank you for sharing his photo. We will all say a prayer for this little angel. You made it, he made it. We will all send you all the love and light we can. Hang in there!

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  23. Isaac!!! You are such a cool kid, I can’t wait to smell your li’l baby head! 🙂
    My mom is a “lurker” in Seattle — she was so happy to hear about Isaac the WonderBaby!

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  24. he’s beautiful! congratulations to all of you. i’ve been following your story and thinking of you and wishing you the best, and i’m so glad to see that it’s come to pass!

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  25. Another stranger here welcoming Isaac. So many people you don’t even know out there caring so much about you….. Congratulations.

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  26. Another stranger here welcoming Isaac. So many people you don’t even know out there caring so much about you….. Congratulations.

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  27. Another stranger here welcoming Isaac. So many people you don’t even know out there caring so much about you….. Congratulations.

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  28. yay! 8/25 is my birthday! This years was a little crummy and now I know why… God took all my goodness on that day and brought it to your family! I’m so happy for you and let him know that he is destined to have a “first day of school birthday” so enjoy it before he turns 6!

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