Baby JaidaLynn Thacker

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Raised by 44 people in 31 months
If you dont believe in miracles, perhaps you've forgotten you are one!

On December 2nd, 2016 JaidaLynn Thacker joined her family way too early due to complications with Eclampsia. Her and Momma were in some serious danger, life flight was called in but due to the snow storms at that time, the lifeflight crew transported them by ground the hour journey to make sure her 1.7lb body full of fight joined us, and Momma would be here to raise her! Its been a couple very long months for the Thacker family, but this sweet precious princess has proven she is here to fight and is now a whopping 3lbs 14oz and proving to be a miracle day after day with her progress. She has chronic lung disease that is an ongoing struggle as her lungs were just not quiet ready. She will struggle with that for a lot of her life but is otherwise hitting all the goals to be able to go home, but still has another couple months in the NICU.  The Thacker family lives in Oakley, UT and baby Jaida is in SLC. The 1 hour commute each way sometimes multiple times a day is taking its toll on the family and the funds. Sara worked full time and carried the family's health insurance through her employer. This new chapter in her life has caused the need for her to now be home as they also have a 3 year old boy Tristan who needs Mom and Dads attention as well.  The medical bills are beginning to flow in and they are trying to stay as positive as they can in accepting the cards dealt. They are praying Jaida will get to come home in the next couple months but with her will come a lot more medical care, travelling into the City for appointments and in home Oxygen and assisted care. I know it takes a village to carry each other through these trials in life and if you know the Thackers, they have never turned a shoulder to the chance to serve their neighbors, family and even complete strangers. I have spent some time with them in their home and even with their current situation, Rian was leaving the house after a full day of working in the snow after receiving a call to help a elderly lady get her vehicle unstuck, and Sara is on the computer in the middle of the night, getting primary music time ready and printing games for the kids to play, all while planning the next day of travels back and forth to the City and packing water and snacks in the car to carry them through the day.  I know a lot of us  wish we could just sweep up every bill and pay it for them, but we arent all in a position to do so. If you find it appropriate to make a donation to help relieve the stacking bills, they will appreciate it and forever be grateful.This photo was her birthday Dec 2, 2016


Momma on one her many, many visits to pump and sing and touch her sweet babe!


Baby J's first Christmas! 


Such a BIG girl now...graduated off the heavier breathing supports. Starting to learn to breathe on her own!!
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Hi everyone!!!! I'm 5LBS!!!!!!!! I'm doing very good with my breathing this week!! I don't really need the extra oxygen as much, but they say that it is still helpful for my body right now. Because mommy and daddy live in the mountains I will most likely go home with oxygen. My last goal is learning how to eat. Mommy gets impatient with me sometimes, but I always do my very best to learn to nurse more often. It's hard and takes a lot of energy out of me. When I feel like it I do well, but sometimes I'm just too tired. This week has been tough because I got my shots on Monday and that made me feel kind of sad. I latched ok but only wanted the comfort of sucking instead of a meal. Oh well. I'll get there! Mommy taught me to always persevere because on the other end of the struggle is strength, reward, and joy.  We got this. Loves and hugs!
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Baby J is two months old!!! She is continuing to get stronger and stronger!! It was a special day when she was stable enough to come off the oxygen long enough to try and nurse!!! It was an emotional moment and she did great! That was a huge milestone to reach and she will continue to get stronger sucking on her binky and learning to nurse. Breathing is still a struggle some days but the good days are more and more often!! So much to be thankful for. Still a long road ahead but the good days give them the strength to keep on fighting!! You have all been angels in this journey and they love you very much!!!
Rach
Look at me working my binky like a boss!
Big enough for Mimi snuggles now!!
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BIG girl got to put some "clothes" on!!! These "clothes" are baby doll clothes that are for a toy. And LOOK there is a little chunk chin forming!!! It's crazy that at 3lbs we are adoring her "chunks" ;) Keep those chunks coming sweet girl!! We all adore you! Also...Rian and Sara are AMAZED at the the love and support from you all!! It brings them to tears, and they wish they could hug each and every one of you!! God Bless!
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Sheri Samuelson
31 months ago

Sending you love and healing light. Also I'm 1.5 miles from IMC and you are both welcome here if you need anything. Travis and I would love to help in any way we can ok. Love you

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Quinten Barney
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Cami Harding
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Julene Bowen
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Joyce Convis
30 months ago

Stay strong JaidaLynn. Lots of prayers coming your way to help you and your parents. <3

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Elizabeth Hurst
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Hillary Callahan
30 months ago

Love you Sara! Praying for you and your cute family!

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31 months ago
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Dusty Leavitt
31 months ago

Keep fighting Jaidalynn. You make those baby clothes look awesome:)!!!! We love you Sara and Rian

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Kathy Lefler
31 months ago

Blessings are coming your way!!! Stay strong for that little beauty!

Sheri Samuelson
31 months ago

Sending you love and healing light. Also I'm 1.5 miles from IMC and you are both welcome here if you need anything. Travis and I would love to help in any way we can ok. Love you

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