Baby Alert! πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘ΆπŸ» Say hello to the hand of Mara Luciana Ward! Born in a jiff on 9/13/2017! Girlfriend was 6lb 11oz & 19.25 inches long. FULL head of dark and thick hair, y'all. πŸ’πŸ» I'm so in love with her it just might kill me. There were a few complications and she ended up having major surgery last Friday, but she's doing super and recovering like a champion. In addition to her heart being on her right side and a few other things we already knew before birth, she's dealing with #esophagealatresia & #tracheoesophagealfistula . Basically, her esophagus and stomach never made that connection. The top part just ended into a pocket, and the bottom part grew from the stomach and into the trachea. So anything she swallows has no where to go and she was choking it up. πŸ˜” . . Her surgeon is a baller and, no joke, has Christina-Yang-game in the OR. Mara surprised everyone by being extubated right after her surgery and has just been kicking butt with her recovery since. Not normal! (But then, my kids are superheroes so there's that. πŸ€—) We've got an unknown road in the NICU ahead of us, but have taken it one day at a time this far. And that seems to be working for us. Thank you thank you thank you for the calls, emails, messages, the texts, the polos, and the prayers. We definitely feel so much love and are so grateful that M made it here to us safely!!! One of my friends called her a #warriorbaby and that has totally stuck with me. She's a definite fighter and I can't wait to share more soon! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo . . πŸ’…πŸ» Also, three cheers for nail care. Do they do manicures in hospitals? Because that should probably be a thing. #MaraMaraBoBara #ProperAndParenthood

  • @sprinklequeen : Congratulations πŸŽ€πŸ’—πŸŽ‰!!!

  • @amandarwill : We sure love our little warrior baby and her warrior mama!

  • @calllmechief : Thank the Lord for good surgeons and superhero babies! πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ you're definitely warrior mama status too Lex. All my love and congratulations! That's a perfect little hand right there πŸ’•

  • @brihallman : Love that baby sis and her mama ❀️❀️

  • @jillswensen : Get it, mama!!!

  • @sugarandcharm : Oh my goodness! Congrats you guys!!! Hi Mara!!!!!

  • @lorlor_12 : These babies do a number on our mama hearts! So glad she is here safe and sound despite all the complications!! πŸ’—

  • @becca.mclaren : So stinking happy for you and your family!!!

  • @jenae_hart : Congratulations Lexy!!!

  • @steelmagnolia64 : Oh my goodness! Totally warrior baby!!! Congrats y'all!!! She definitely wants to be anything but ordinary and that is extraordinary in and of it self!! Happy y'all are both doing well!

  • @naysel : My prayers and good vibes your way. I'll be praying for your baby, the staff taking care of her, you, your hubs and your vita! You arena strong woman Lex.

  • @whitneyrhawkins : Just some words of encouragement. My friend's baby had the same esophagus thing and he's doing AWESOME!!! he's eating real food and everything! So there's that! Congratulations on sweet #2 !!

  • @arirowland : Love that baby already!! Can't wait to hear updates. Hope she gets to go home really soon! Love you!

  • @megbriggs : Beautiful name and a head full of a dark hair!! Hope her NICU stay is short and she can go home soon! Hope you're recovering well too, mama ❀️❀️

  • @haleydarlingw : My goodness I sure love her and your cute family. Of course she's a warrior, she's your daughter. I can't wait to meet her in person!

  • @delineateyourdwelling : Congratulations!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ₯‚πŸ’—

  • @fabiicakes : Congratulations guys

  • @lizperezartist : @theproperblog Aw! πŸΌπŸ’–Such a bundle of love and sunshine β˜€οΈ I think she's a big miracle ✨Congratulations to you and your family 🐀πŸ₯🐣Rest well and be gentle with you ☺️

  • @cloudydaygray : Sending all the love!

  • @lindsayrondo : Congrats!! Hope everything goes as smoothly as possible! My brother was born at 30 weeks and had that espho... & tracheo... (long words you mentioned) and he's 19 and doing just fine! Hoping recovery goes well. ❀️

  • @angie_stew : Love that baby girl so much already! ❀️

  • @orangesparrow : My nephew was born with VATER syndrome & had the same surgery for his esophagus/trache (and to put in a colostomy... he had problems on the other end as well). But now he's 7 (almost 8!) & doing awesome. Best wishes & congrats!

  • @awhimsywonderland : Sending you love and prayers!! πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

  • @rebeccaterry87 : Love you guys πŸ’•

  • @lovelyindeed : A million hugs!

  • @abubblylife : Congratulations, what a gorgeous name πŸ’• Many prayers for super fast recovery & peace for you & Logan πŸ’•πŸ’•

  • @sweetpeas725 : Sending prayers your way for your cute family! Congratulations.

  • @thatkat : Well done Lexy, well done Mara. Sounds like you're both doing so well x

  • @gsew : Oh my goodness congratulations and praying for that baby girl

  • @mbygbg : So happy for you guys! Sending good thoughts and prayers for a speedy and uneventful recovery!

  • @_katie_lady : So happy that you and her are doing well! You are in our prayers! Sounds like you both are in great medical hands!

  • @meganhunts : I'm so glad your both ok! I hope feel good so you can be there for your sweet baby.

  • @teiganbenson : We've been thinking about you and praying for you! Congratulations, love her name and love that adorable hand. Lots of love and prayers from Colorado.

  • @larkandlinen : That tiny hand!! So much love to you all β™₯️

  • @mbjclark : So many congratulations! Hope that sweet baby & you have speedy recoveries! πŸ’•

  • @weeknightsociety : ❀️❀️❀️

  • @melanienelson1 : Has no idea there were complications, so happy to hear she's doing well! We will be praying❀️

  • @crystalmel05 : Oh sweet baby! Good luck with the NICU! What a beautiful sweetheart

  • @crystallion26 : Congratulations! Praying for her to come home soon πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’“

  • @eenoseck : Congrats Lexy! So happy to hear that everything turned out to be OK! Enjoy snuggling that sweet new baby of yours!

  • @kay_childs : Sending love and prayers. Hope you get your warrior baby home soon! ❀️

  • @csonico : Love love love that beautiful little warrior baby and her beautiful warrior momma. She is so lucky she has you!

  • @jennyeveryday : πŸ’–

  • @kinziefoulger : So glad Mara is such a fighter!! I can't believe all the crazy complications. So so hard. Love you guys. We'll for sure be praying for you all! Hope you get some rest and aren't in the nicu for too long!!

  • @macquelm : Go Mara! πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ’•and lexy, you're an amazing mama!

  • @ashleys : She's such a little trouper! Hope you're hanging in there too, Mama. ❀️

  • @luluthebaker : Lexy, Congrats!! What a roller coaster. Hugs and prayers for more good days!

  • @hsands21 : Praying for and thinking of you all ❀️❀️

  • @ameliaw8_parry : Congrats! We are so excited for you guys and we are sending prayers for a safe and speedy recovery! Love you all!!! ❀❀❀

  • @mckinlaytess : πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ™ŒπŸ»

  • @melanieblodgett : Oh my goodness, what a journey so far. Sending love and prayers for healing.

  • @rjledlow : That's incredible how fast she was extubated!! My heart melted as I read this, felt blessed I had healthy babies but so thankful for modern medicine as well. PS-some hospitals do have services in house for mani/pedis, haircuts etc. ask your nursesπŸ’…πŸΌπŸ’•

  • @lollyswenson : Love you!

  • @whitlund : They sweetest lil hand ever! πŸŽ€

  • @mccarrington : Prayers for you and Mara sweet friend!

  • @andweplay : Congrats to you all and we'll be sending every good thought and prayer for a quick NICU visit. We've been there! So glad you have a rockstar doctor! That makes all the difference! πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ€ž

  • @jsorelle3 : Congrats! What a beautiful name. Mara and your family are in our prayers. Sending love too!

  • @shawntedanielle : Oh Lexy congratulations πŸ’• prayer πŸ™πŸ» for a heathy baby hope she gets better soon

  • @tmnelson8 : Warrior Mama, Warrior Baby! Sending love and hugs❀️😘

  • @michellefoulger : Oh lex πŸ’”πŸ‘ΆπŸ» sounds like a whole lot! But also sounds like you've got a good perspective and awesome care! Love you, praying for you and warrior baby Mara!

  • @revelandglitter : Wow what a crazy road you are going down already but cheers to Warrior Mama and Baby!

  • @ringosgirl : πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

  • @julieblanner : Congratulations! Please let us know if we can do anything to support you!

  • @bibamilioto : my nephew had similar troubles and is a BEAST of a 15 month old now. healthy, hearty, deliriously sweet. Much strength and love to your family and the ordeal you've been through. These tiny champions inspire me every day and remind me, in the words of Bruce Springsteen, that it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive. Get lots of skin to skin as you can with her!

  • @taralie_love : I seriously cannot wait to hold that sweet little girl!! Love you Lexy β€οΈβ€οΈ #warriorbaby ❀️❀️❀️

  • @ameliahannah : 😍

  • @nana_hu.lala : πŸ‘1⃣ 😁

  • @cvanecho : Love this girl. Such a fighter πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ’•

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