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4/19/13- Scary Night!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Scary night. We received a text that my sister-in-law (and my best friend) was having her baby girl at 27 weeks whether she was ready or not!

Upon getting a bit more info from her husband, we learned it was pre-eclampsia. So, needless to say I didn't sleep very much at all.

But, I did receive a full update from the proud mommy this morning. She did, in fact, have HELLP syndrome which is a form of pre-eclampsia. They originally thought it was her gallbladder, but tests proved otherwise. The whole ordeal of testing, diagnosing, and delivering took 2 hours or less!

So, despite some social media complaints from family that it wasn't handled probably, from a medical standpoint that is NOT BAD. Sounds like she got all the help she needed and fast.

So, bragging rights, my new neice Freya Grace Cox was born at 10:45pm on April 19th, one day before her mother's bday, April 20th that we all were going to celebrate this weekend. She weighs 1lb 7oz and from what I've read her chances are very very good provided she stays 12 weeks in NICU.

The best news is baby and mom are doing fine. I've already offered my services to drive down there and help out, knowing how hard a c-section recovery is, that process on top of having a 2 year old, AND a preemie in the hospitals sounds intense.

My sister in law only needs to hold out until the end of May though for her husband and my mother in law to be out for summer break until next school year. Until then, I am sure there are plenty of people who can assist her.

I hope we keep getting the good updates!
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SAMI199 4/20/2013 6:04AM

    emoticon Welcome Freya Grace!

How nice that you can go to help your SIL- I'm sure your support & company will make things much easier. It is truly amazing how far they've come in caring for premies-I'm praying for your little niece & your family. (Congrats,Aunt Mandi!)

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MOM_OF_1 4/20/2013 1:52AM

    emoticon I'll be praying....

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HAPPY_TRAVELS 4/20/2013 1:48AM

    She looks like a fighter so hopefully both will recover quickly. emoticon

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MEEMAH2013 4/19/2013 11:51PM

    So Sweet! How precious! May God look after her and her mother!

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2HAMSDIET 4/19/2013 10:35PM

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JUDITHANNIE 4/19/2013 3:16PM

    oops, didn't think the first one posted sorry about the double comment!!!!! emoticon

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JUDITHANNIE 4/19/2013 3:13PM

    She is tiny but looks very healthy. From my premie days right after I got out of nursing school girls are much stronger than boys. Sending prayers and hugs to all. emoticon

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JUDITHANNIE 4/19/2013 3:10PM

    Congrats Auntie, she is tiny but looks healthy. Girls are much stronger than boys. This was when I was premie nurse right after I got out of nursing school a million years ago. I loved my little premies, they are truly amazing little people. They are much stronger than they seem to be. Best wishes to Mom, baby and rest of family. Sending prayers and hugs to all. Keep me posted. emoticon

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POMATOJUICE 4/19/2013 10:15AM

    She is so tiny! I hope that mother's recovery is smooth and the baby grows up strong.

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SLIMMINGSHAY 4/19/2013 10:03AM

    That is one super early baby! Best wishes for her and mommy!

I had 2 c-sections and though the doctors said to take it easy, it wasn't an option, but I super do believe that it helped me recover quicker!

Keep sending us info! Congrats Auntie!

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