Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place on our sweet Ava Grace! We appreciate your support, prayers and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting! Much Love, The Krebs Krew ❤️
Here is some of baby Ava Grace’s backstory:
First off it has been a running joke that baby would be a rockstar (which she totally has been) since baby was a souvenir from my work christmas party where we danced the night away to the music of Rascal Flatts (we blame the Quimby’s 😉) so we joked often baby’s name would be Coors Merlot Rascal Krebs! You got have some fun right!?
So Ava Grace has been a warrior and fighter since conception! I started my pregnancy with a subchorionic hemorrhage, basically a bruise in my uterus, that caused significant bleeding throughout my pregnancy. After continued bleeding, multiple hospital visits and heartbeat checks little Ava (we didn’t know it was a girl) kept fighting each & everyday!
Then we had our big 20 week ultrasound, always an exciting moment for parents, where we found out my hemorrhage had led to the leaking of my amniotic fluid essentially my membranes ruptured. This happened somewhere between 17 - 20 weeks, exact timing is unknown. But what did this mean for baby? Baby had limited fluid in the sac in which baby was growing and developing; not only that but the amniotic fluid is what helps with lung development for baby. Basically, as baby would produce the amniotic fluid (which was a good sign as kidney functions were working) I would leak the fluid out. Which was a big, scary news for us! The good news was baby was right on track developmentally & size wise meeting all other milestones (total rockstar)!
So as of April 9th we knew I would be admitted to the hospital on week 23 my pregnancy for bedrest and monitoring until our sweet baby would arrive! So the following weeks we began to process this news - what did it mean for our family as we began to prep for a long term hospital stay. And that is where the journey begins!