Friday, August 13, 2010

Announcement: Special Delivery!

Aloha Friends!!! Yes, i'm still around... i know i've been missing since last week, when all my trauma started... Last Tuesday i was admitted into the hospital with contractions and my doctor made every effort to stop it.... However, in the process, my body managed to develop other sicknesses, which lead my doctor to send me to a specialized hospital because i was only 33 weeks gestational.... Under close care at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, they managed to treat me for my first sickness that had been causing most of my pain, but, could not stop the labor contractions... as labor contractions continued i developed preeclampsia, another scare for my pregnancy... after realizing that the doctors could not stop my contractions and preeclampsia was present, they decided to deliver baby.... so, i'm proud to announce my special delivery:

Keenan Shigeru Kanalupaehonua Palakiko
was born 08.09.10 @ 1:34 am ~ 5lbs. 10oz. and 18in. long

yes, my bundle of joy has graced us with his presence... because he was born at exactly 34 weeks gestational, he is under care in the NICU (neonatal/newborn intensive care unit) but is doing extremely well... i look forward to a speedy recovery for myself and my son so that we may return to our home and our family... being away from home this last week has been tragic and i miss my darling daughters dearly... an ocean of tears separate us right now, but with faith, we will be together again soon!!

I want to THANK YOU all for leaving such sweet well wishes and congratulations comments and for the emails of support and care... Thank you to Kim Yu for putting on a wonderful Surprise Baby Shower Blog hop for me!!! i have browsed the hop and want to THANK everyone that participated for sending such loving joy my way.... i cried (and cried again).... it was also a big surprise to see my friends particpate along with Lollipop Girls... THANK YOU so much girls for the unconditional love and support!!! when much better, i will hop along the hop again and leave my love.... but i guess the surprise was on all of you.... what coincidence baby wanted to be born on the same day as your surprise for us!!!

with my announcement finally made, i'll be off from crafting for a while... hope to peek in and sneak some commenting here and there to all of you but no promises as i really want to get better, make sure my son gets stronger and go home.... so no crafty posting from me, but i will try my best to still come around and check out your awesome inspirations.... LOL, lots of pain meds so if i missed to say anything, i'm sorry... i don't intentionally mean to forget... well, time to get going so, i'll see you soon!!!

37 comments:

  1. So good to hear from you!! congratulations and hope that you and your sweet baby recover quickly so you can go home!!
    A side note, my daughter was 5 lbs. 10 oz when she was born and I believe 18 inches as well! LOL!
    hugs!!

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  2. Glad to hear from you. Wow, you went throught a lot, but so very glad everyone is doing better each day. Welcome to baby Keenan to the world. I guess he just couldn't wait. Hoping you and he can get home soon so he can meet his big sistas. My god son was born just as small and he is now a happy, can't catch up to him little 4 yr old. Get well Kris. God Bless.

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  3. glad to hear from you!...hoping for a speedy recovery and quick return to your girls :) congrats on your new baby boy...take care!!

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS, KRIS!!!!
    I bet that was so scary, I had severe pre eclampsia at 26 weeks resulting in my son being delivered by emergency c-section as soon as I got admitted to hospital and it was scary!
    5lb weight sounds fab, i'm so glad he is doing well xxx

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  5. Oh Kris! I'm so glad that you and baby are here and doing well. I pray for a speedy recovery for you so that you can concentrate on your new bundle and your children at home! Congrats to you and your family!!!

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  6. Congratulations Kris!!! So glad to hear you two are doing great! Wow, what an experience you went through... he's worth it!!! Congratulations and take care!!!

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  7. Oh Kris, I'm sorry that you had to go through all that craziness but it looks like everything is turning out okay!

    I'm saying prayers for you and baby and hope you will both be home soon!!!

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  8. It's good to hear from you. Congrats on the delivery of Keenan. Hopefully he'll be out of the NICU in no time.

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  9. Big Congrats to you and your family! Glad to hear you are all doing well...wishing you and Baby Keenan a speedy recovery so you can all be together again soon! take care! ;)

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  10. i wanted to wish you and your family a big congratulations and on your little bundle of joy! it was so much fun participating in the surprise blog hop... and yes, what a trip knowing you gave birth that same day! take care of yourself and your family and we will see you again when you get the chance to get back into crafting! take care!

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  11. Congratulations Kris!!! So glad baby is fine and you are doing well. Love that birth date - 8-9-10 lol! Take care of yourself and your family!

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  12. Congratulations Kris! Glad you and baby are doing well. Hope you get to go home soon!

    Jenny
    crazyforpaper.blogspot.com

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  13. Hellow my friend, I hope that this finds you and your new addition well. My son was born at exactly 35 weeks due to complications and he was a wopping 4lbs & 6oz. We have thanked God everyday since that he was born healthy and with no problems. I am sure that you new buddle of love and you will be home in no time to share in the wonder that is a baby with the girls. Until then, take care and get better yourself. I can not wait to see pictures of all of you together. Hugs and prayers to all five of you...Lisa

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  14. Congrats to you and your family.I'm so glad to hear that you and your baby is doing okay. I can't wait to see some pix of your new bundle of joy. Take it easy.

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  16. Kris I hope this note finds you in good health and on the road to recovery with your little bundle of joy Palakiko's who by the way was born on 8~9~10 that be a fun theme for his future Birthday parties.. Prayer going out to you and your whole family you be back with your girls and DH soon...
    The Scrapbooking Queen

    www.thescrapbookingqueen.com

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  17. BIG CONGRATS SIS! .I'm so glad to hear that you and your baby are doing okay. Big hugs :)

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  18. Hey Kris! So glad to hear that you and Keenan are doing well ... I've been so worried about you! Don't even worry about crafting and blogging - we all know how busy you'll be. Take care and God Bless You and your family! Love you, Linda

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  19. Congratulations Kris, wonderful to hear the good news and that baby is doing so well!!! Take good care and get well soon so you can go home to your girls, I bet they just can't wait to see their sweet baby brother! Big hugs to you and baby!

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  20. Big congrats to you and your ohana Kris! What a great birth date! Rest up and enjoy your little sweet pea. :)

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  21. congrats and you will both be in our prayers!

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  22. Congrats on your sweet blessing!!
    Prayers for health and happiness!!
    HUGS - LORi

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  23. Congrats on your new baby boy!!! That is an easy day to remember =) Coincidently my sister was born 8/9, but 29yrs ago!
    Wishing both you and your son all the best =)
    hugs
    juli

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  24. Congratulations Kris! Glad to hear you & Keenan are doing well.
    Tammy

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  25. CONGRATULATIONS and many prayers are being said that you, baby Keenan and family are able to enjoy each other AT HOME very, very soon! Oh, Kris, I am SO excited for you! I am also so, so sorry that I missed your blog hop! Kim emailed me and that week I had some terrible computer issues (viruses, etc.) and I didn't catch the email until it was too late or Id have CERTAINLY hopped along for you my sweet friend!

    I am just dyingto see pics of your new bundle of joy and sending you HUGE hugs! Congrats, mama! xoxo

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  26. Congrats, Kris! So happy that you and baby are doing well! Hoping to see photos of little Keenan soon! Hugs and speedy recovery to both of you!

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  27. Congratulations and I hope you all make a speedy recovery!

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  28. Hi Kris! I was so happy to see that you posted today. I was getting very worried about you since I have not heard from you. I am sorry to hear about all that you have gone through over the past week. I am so thankful that you and Keenan are doing okay. Both of you continue to be in my prayers. Big hugs always!

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  29. Hi Kris! I'm so relieved that you are both okay. Try to get some rest and don't worry about your blog site. I would be a reader of your blog even if you only wrote one entry per year. LOL!

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  30. Congratulations and best wishes for a speedy recovery!! I delivered Quinlen @ 35wks due to preeclampsia and I was dangerously close to a stroke/seizures. I'm glad they decided to just do it because it only gets worse -- my doc waited too long and after being discharged from having Q, I was right back in with heart failure 3 days later. Thoughts and prayers are with you both and with yer family for their strength and endurance thru all of this!! Take Care Kris, and God Bless!!

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  31. CONGRATS ON THE ARRIVAL OF YOUR GIFT FROM GOD! Wow what an emotional roller coaster ... I can just imagine how much you are missing your DDs.

    My oldest was born just when I completed my 7th month and was 4lbs ... you should see him now ... LOL! The NICU at Kapiolani has the most TERRIFIC STAFF and they will take special care of Keenan!

    Take Care & Huggies,
    Kyoko

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  32. Omgoodness Kris! Somehow I missed this!! SO glad everything went well and HUGE CONGRATS on your new baby boy. My heart goes out to you in being separated from your girls, but you'll all be reunited in no time. Congrats once again!!

    HUGS!

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  33. Oh Kris! Cogratulations! Happy he is here at last!

    Send my hugs to Allen and the girls, too!

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  34. I am so glad that I got to see you in the hospital. so glad that everything turned out okay and that you and baby are healthy and well. he is the cutest thing in the world! couldn't get over how tiny he is but so CUTE!!! well keep in touch. our trip coming up to maui is now in the air. don't know if we'll make it or not but I will let you know. take care and crossing my fingers you will be going home today! hugs!

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  35. CONGRATULATIONS!! How exciting!! Jamee was also a 34 weeker, she was 5 lbs. 193/4", but did well & didn't have to go to the NICU. Prayers for you & baby for a speedy recovery.
    Hugs,
    Denise
    PS: I was in KWCMC for 3 months holding her my PreTerm labor!!!!

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  36. I am so happy that you two are doing well now. I wish I could have seen you in the hospital. I will keep you and little Keenan in my thoughts. Please let me know if I can do anything!

    Hugs,
    Michelle

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your wonderful and sweet comments keep me going! Thank you so very much!! Have a blessed crafting day! Hugs, Kris