After a very busy ten days I am home again. Many of you who know us personally know that Nora, Topher, Rob and I drove up to MI two days after little Maddie was born. Nora, Topher, and Rob had to drive back on Sunday for school and work the following day, but were thankful to be able to visit at least briefly. When we arrived we received the bad news that Megan had developed pre-eclampsia and had to go on a twenty-four hour magnesium drip. This was extremely discouraging for her since she knew what the side effects were and was dreading them. It had to be done and she endured. During that time she could not care for the baby so someone had to be with her. Nora spent two nights with her while she was still there and then Jim spent a couple and I ended up staying one night. Baby Madeleine was actually discharged on Saturday but was allowed to stay on as a "boarder." This meant that the hospital staff would no longer be checking on her or caring for her. Fortunately by that time she was eating and sleeping pretty well and took it all in her stride. 🙂
Meanwhile Megan had some really high blood pressure readings. The doctors did a lot of tests and tried a number of medication combinations before her blood pressure started coming down into a more normal range. She was finally discharged from the hospital a week after Maddie was born. Since returning home she has actually been able to lower her dosages of medication a bit and is regaining strength and energy. We are praising the Lord for a safe delivery, a healthy baby girl, and a mommy who is doing much better.
Drew is a very proud big brother who loves to hold his sweet little sister and to put the dirty diapers in the diaper genie. He is very helpful about telling his mom when the baby is starting to cry. 🙂 I can remember his mom telling me that when her little brother was a baby.
Megan is doing a series of posts on her blog about the new baby. If you would like more details you can check out this post.
Thanks to all who commented after Maddie's birth and those who prayed for her and Megan. We were encouraged and blessed by your prayers and concern.
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