GROOMS FAMILY WELCOMES BABY KORRA - THEIR THANKSGIVING BLESSING
Pictured is Dr. Thomas Green, Jonathan, Daisy, and Korra Grooms, and Dana Bazzell, Director of Perioperative Services.
Jonathan and Daisy Grooms had a Thanksgiving blessing this year with the birth of their 4th child, Korra Jane. Their story begins differently than many other families, however. Thirteen years ago, after a year of testing, Daisy and Jonathan were informed their chances of conceiving without fertility treatments were very slim. They decided at this point to begin a new journey to expand their family through adoption.
Jonathan and Daisy have adopted 3 children from South Korea. Aiden, is who is 10 years of age was 13 months when he came into his forever family. Emma, now 8, was 9 months old, and Levi, 6, was 23 months.
Needless to say when Daisy took a home pregnancy test last April and found out she was pregnant it was certainly a surprise.
“I thought I was just stressed. My husband was in the hospital recovering from gall bladder surgery when I told him the news,” she said.
After 16 years of marriage, the Grooms would give birth to Korra on Sunday, November 20 at 12:24 pm weighing in at 7lbs 6oz and 19.5 inches long.
“She’s healthy and perfect. Our big kids are very excited to have a little sister. We’re of course thrilled,” said Daisy.
Much like the surprise of pregnancy, labor also began as a surprise when contractions started on her parents’ 40th wedding anniversary as they were celebrating. She was then awoken around midnight with regular contractions, and headed to the hospital.
The Grooms family is looking forward to many new experiences with their family and truly feel blessed to celebrate their first holiday season as a family of 6.
“We are so fortunate to have been blessed with four wonderful children,” said Daisy.
Baby Korra Jane Grooms is pictured on the left with Dana Bazzell, Director of Perioperative Services. Shown on the right is new mom, Daisy Grooms, who was featured 36 years ago as a newborn in a picture with the late Eunice Garrison, LPN, at Murray-Calloway County Hospital who ran the nursery for 40 years. This picture was used in a variety of marketing materials including the South Tower history wall that featured Labor & Delivery. Now, coming full circle is Daisy delivering her baby at MCCH. The Miracle Moments Maternity Center had a record number of births during the 2016 fiscal year with 659 deliveries.
For more information or to schedule a tour of the Miracle Moments Maternity Center, call the Marketing Department at 270.762.1381 or visit our website at www.murrayhospital.org.