Friday, January 09, 2009


To my cousin Chelsea who gave had her first baby this morning at 7:32 am in St. George. A little girl that is 5 lb. 3 oz and 18 3/4 inches. I really wish I could be there to see them both! The bad/scary news is that the baby (named Brynlee Markelle) came 4 weeks early and is in the NICU for the time being. They say she is healthy though, so our hopes are high.

Chelsea was admitted Wednesday with Toxemia and was finally rewarded after 37 hours of labor! She was able to hold Brynlee for just a few minutes before respiratory problems forced her to be taken to the NICU. Chelsea is still on meds for the high blood pressure caused by the toxemia and they are making her weak and sick to her stomach.

Cool part of the story: Brynlee was born on Mason's (Chelsea's fiance) brother Mark's birthday. Mason and Mark were very close, and Mark was killed in a car accident 2 years ago. In honor of him, they have given her the middle name Markelle.

I love you Chelsea! I hope you both get better soon.


Laurie said...

Cute baby... I hope all goes well and everyone is healthy. Hooray for beautiful babies

Vivian said...

What a tiny, pretty baby. And Mom looks beautiful (especially after such a long labor!) Good luck to them both. Oh, and very sweet middle name story.

Anonymous said...

Wow, congratulations to Chelsea!! (and Mason!) What a beautiful little baby girl! Scary situation- I'll keep them in our prayers. And what a beautiful name!! :)