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My Story

Jackson "Jax" Harrison Moore was born October 29, 2012, nearly three months early. We're his parents, Stacia Fleegal and Jonathan Moore, and we created this website to keep family and friends updated on his growth and well-being. We appreciate your support, love, and warmth during this time of ups and downs--they really help!



Fora little background: Stacia went to the hospital on October 25 because of some mild contractions. After a few hours of observation, doctors decided to keep her overnight because baby's heart rate was dipping with each contraction. She was confined to bed rest and a magnesium drip to stave off early labor.

After four days and some steroid shots to enhance baby's lungs in case he came early anyway, intense labor began early the morning of the 29th. Doctors were deciding to prep Stacia for a C-section when Jackson just decided it was time to show up--on the way to the OR. As Hurricane Sandy began to rage outside, Jax came barreling into the world, naturally, breech, and still in his placenta. Doctors told us, in so many words, "Sometimes, you just get a crappy placenta, and who knows why." The clinical term for what happened is an inexplicable placental abruption.

We were also told that we're very lucky we came to the hospital when we did to have the contractions checked out, that any earlier and our nurses wouldn't have been able to detect the heart rate dips and would've sent us home, where labor would've been unpreventable. And any later would've been too late. Either way, if we hadn't gone when we did, we'd have lost Jackson.

But Jax is our determined little Scorpio (he didn't want to be an Aquarius, ha), and he's showing us early that he does what he wants, when he wants. The doctors and nurses in the NICU at York Hospital all describe him as "feisty" and "stronger than he should be." After only three hours in the world, he upgraded from a ventilator to assisted breathing, and is meeting little milestones every day, sometimes every hour.

We know Jackson's time in the NICU will be full of ups and downs, but how can we not be positive about the persistence and resilience our little fighter has already shown?

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Stacia Fleegal posted a new journal entry.

Sorry we haven't updated in a week, but we've been very busy getting ready for Jax's discharge....which happened today! On Sunday, we roomed in with Jax at the NICU, and ... Read more

Bonnie Wilt signed Jackson's Guestbook.

So very happy to hear he's home, just in time to help Daddy cheer on the Ravens (or Ratbirds as we call them in Steeler country).  When you come to Huntingdon, please ... Read more

Jane Reitz signed Jackson's Guestbook.

CONGRATULATIONS!! You said you thought it would be around the end of January. Now you can enjoy your little bundle 24/7!! Read more

Brenda Hake signed Jackson's Guestbook.

Stacia and Jon, that is such wonderful news! Congratulations on your little bundle of joy coming home. If you need anything, don't hesitate to ask. :) Read more

Stacia Fleegal posted a new journal entry.

Sorry we haven't updated in a week, but we've been very busy getting ready for Jax's discharge....which happened today! On Sunday, we roomed in with Jax at the NICU, and ... Read more

Bonnie Wilt signed Jackson's Guestbook.

They must be preparing him to go home.  Little boys get fussy after the circumsion and they seem to do that last before they go home.  Then mommie & daddy can care ... Read more

Stacia Fleegal posted a new journal entry.

Another big day! Jax hit 6 lbs, passed his hearing test, and got circumsized. The steps for coming home now are to continue without alarms and to lose the nasal gavage ... Read more

Lee Miller signed Jackson's Guestbook.

Absolutely adorable picture. Wait everyday for updates. It's the first e-mail to be opened. You guys are amazing it's no wonder he is super preemie. Will keep prays going ... Read more

Bonnie Wilt signed Jackson's Guestbook.

God is so good!  He's been moving your litttle boy right along and I give thanks to him every night for Jax.  I know he's been with you and Jon too.  You've shown so ... Read more

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