Welcome Home | Saige Jaylene Sierra
I can’t begin to put into words my experience and what I felt yesterday, but I will give it a try. If you have been hiding under a rock for the past 24 hours, yesterday at 3:49 pm, my wife and I welcomed our baby girl, Saige Jaylene Sierra into our arms. It was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever felt. I won’t lie and say that my wife and I were not nervous or even a bit afraid with this whole experience, but prior to the birth of Saige, my wife and I spent the previous two mornings praying and singing worship songs. Yesterday morning I also remember reading Psalms 16: 7,8 which said, “I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.” I kept repeating this verse and what Jesus said in Luke 18: 27 “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Those two verses along with worship are what really brought us confidence.
We checked in at 12 pm at Winnie Palmer Women and Children’s Hospital and began the procedures for our scheduled C-section. Everything was real timely and comfortable. I should also mention that we had an incredible staff that assisted us every step of the way. From the nurse, to the anesthesiologist, to Dr. Lewis, we could not have asked for a better group of people to lead us in this delivery.
Saige is our third child, and God has already blessed us with twin boy and girl, but this C-section experience was the first for my wife and me. In our first go around with the twins we expected to go through this beautiful experience, but we dealt with a rare disease called Acute Fatty Liver Syndrome and that disease almost took my wife’s life. Due to that disease, the babies were 5 weeks premature and were delivered through an emergency C-section. This changed up all our plans and what we dreamed of what are pregnancy would be like.
We were for sure certain that we were not going to have any more children especially with running the risk of multiples and recurring AFLS. So, when we found out that we were expecting, you can only imagine how we felt and how crazy our emotions were, but God always has a plan and He reminded us that He was in control.
Fast forward 39 weeks and on February 7th, 2017, God brought us our beautiful baby Saige. She not only is a gift to our lives, but a reassurance to us that God is always with us and that he is in control. As we looked up the meaning of Saige we found that it had a few significant ones. One meaning we found was that Saige stands for a person of “profound wisdom”. The second meaning said that Saige is also a word for a specific herb which references to the herb’s HEALING qualities and ability to ward off evil spirits. I like that a lot and could not be any truer. Saige has truly brought healing to our lives and has opened our eyes to see and experience God in a totally different way.
I am currently in our room on the sixth floor overlooking downtown Orlando holding my newborn and watching my wife rest and recover. I could not be more grateful for this whole process and the victory that we have obtained in our delivery. My heart is full and I can’t wait to see what God has instore for me and my family. The best is yet to come.
Thank you for your prayers and support throughout this journey. I hope you enjoy some pictures below.
Full Name: Saige Jaylene Sierra
Born: February 7th, 2017 / 3:49 pm
Where: Orlando, FL / Winnie Palmer Women and Children Hospital
Size & Length: 9 lbs 9 oz. / 19 ½”