Kimberly comes from a family of twelve kids; 8 brothers and 3 sisters. She grew up out west where she met her husband, Bryce, and also worked as a Personal Trainer. Five years later, they welcomed their first little girl, Adeline, into the world.
"When I first found out I was pregnant, I was worried that I would never be able to get any sleep because I would constantly be watching over my little one to make sure she was okay. Thanks to a dear loved one, they recommended the Owlet Smart Sock Baby Monitor to me.
Our little miss, Adeline, wore it every night. We had a yellow notification go off a few times when Adeline loosened the sock from her foot and a blue notification when we forgot to turn it off, however, we had never received a red notification until the night Adeline was actually sick.
The red notification indicated that Adeline’s oxygen levels were low. We immediately checked her and noticed that she was sleeping peacefully and didn't seem at all in trouble. She stayed asleep and I did a little research noticing that some people had false red notifications from time to time. I chalked it up as that and tried going back to bed. The Owlet notified again. After further investigation, she seemed a little congested but more or less fine. I decided it would be best to take a visit to her pediatrician in the morning. It was better to be safe than sorry.
First thing in the morning we went to the doctor. She was acting a little more congested and coughing but her happy normal self. I told them my concerns and how her Owlet monitor indicated a low oxygen reading in the night. They proceeded to put their pulse oximeter on Adeline and found that she was reading low oxygen. Immediately they put her on oxygen and ran some tests along with a chest x-ray.
The tests came back positive for RSV and Influenza A. Her chest x-ray also showed signs of bronchitis. We were then quickly taken to our local children's hospital by ambulance. Keep in mind, she still was acting like a happy little baby. She even enjoyed the ride all the way to the hospital!
At the hospital, they began treating Adeline and monitoring her oxygen and respiratory rate. We were told we could go home if she started working less as hard on breathing and if she could maintain a good oxygen level. By the following evening, they sent us home with Adeline on oxygen and told us to keep an eye on the work her lungs were doing.
A few days later, we had a follow-up with her pediatrician. He was amazed at her recovery as her lungs were clear and her respiratory rate was back to normal. He wanted to make sure that she didn't regress so he recommended that we start weaning her off the oxygen.
I like to think that I would have noticed Adeline was sick on my own, but because of the Owlet, I don't have to wonder. I don't want to imagine what we would have done without the Owlet.
So thank you, Owlet, from all of us: Bryce, Kimberly, and Adeline.
Adeline is now a happy and healthy 14-month-old that enjoys spending time outdoors with her parents. Together they are sharing their Owlet story in hopes of helping other families.