He’s Here!

I will save the detailed post for Sunday evening but thought I would share with you all that just 12 short hours ago, Levi Daniel decided to enter the world.


After signs of a problem surfaced while running errands I was able to get myself over to the hospital relatively quickly And got in touch with my doctors, both high risk and regular. They determined that either I had another placental abruption (like I had with Malachi) or the old incision was splitting open due to the contractions that quickly started after I arrived. Either one was a dangerous situation for mom, and while Levi was still content it was not in our best interest to not get him out.

Levi as born under general anesthesia (mom was not awake) where they did discover, in fact, I had another placental abruption. He was 4 pounds, 8 ounces and had some slight issues breathing on his own. They tried CPAP but after their initial attempts failed he was placed on the ventilator. It was also decided that he needed to be transferred to a higher level NICU for care.

We did get to see him before he was transported and the goal is to try to get mom transferred via ambulance to the same hospital today. He is very stable and on room air with his vent settings so they will try to extubate him this morning and see how he does.


We will plan to give you some good reports later in the week but thought it was only fair to let our second family aka the blog family know. Prayers are appreciated for us as we navigate this new road but know that everyone right now is strong, healthy, and happy- just taking our time recovering.

Much love,


5 thoughts on “He’s Here!

  1. Keeping your sweet family in my prayers. Congratulations on the birth of Levi. Praying for little Levi’s strength and mommas recovery. How sweet that Malachi gets to meet the little brother that he’s anxiously been awaiting. I met Jake’s Mom as a customer of Chick-Fil—A and have been praying for sweet Malachi from birth. Hugs!


  2. Congratulations of the birth of your beautiful baby “Levi”. We are praying right now for your family and know that God is able to meet all your needs. We got good news last night about our little Micah. He is now at 6lb.7oz, but still not totally breathing on us own and the Dr. told Rachel that they are putting on a schedule to get him ready to go home in two weeks. I was hoping he’d be home for Thanksgiving, but we will rejoice if he makes it on the 28th.

    Blessings to your family! And may little Levi bring your all lots of joy!

    Love and prayers, Grandma Weaver


  3. Leah, Jake, and Malachi, I am sooooo excited for you…thrilled! Congratulations to all of you! Surrounding you in love and prayer. Enjoy every second! I know you’re going to be one elated but exhausted mommy! ❤


  4. What a beautiful boy he is! He’s a good weight. I hope all challenges are quickly resolved, and that you recover quickly with peace of mind. Thank you for your graceful and generous sharing of the progress of you family. God is with you, I know. May you always feel his presence.

    Sent from my iPhone


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