Tuesday, February 17, 2009
My Groundhog's Day Surprise!
On the afternoon of February 2nd, my best friend Alisha gave birth to Henry Harold, 4 lbs 2 oz, and Eli Derek, 3 lbs 11 oz by emergency Caesarean section. These beautiful boys surprised their parents by arriving exactly two months before their due date. The first few days were stressful as Alisha was in intensive care with HELLP syndrome. Thankfully, after much prayer, medication, and a couple blood transfusions, her liver and kidney function returned to normal and she was just released from the hospital yesterday. The boys are doing very well; they have been breathing on their own and their potassium levels are down to normal as well. They have started to catch onto the idea of nursing, and just need to gain some weight in the next few weeks so they can head home to be with the rest of their family. I will be heading back to New Brunswick at the beginning of May to meet them and visit with my friends and family for a couple weeks... I can't wait!