Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The 122nd good thing about Lagos: Internet brings us timely news about our new granddaughter!

Yesterday I was a bit preoccupied all day, knowing that our daughter-in-law was being induced into labor. Erin has had a difficult pregnancy and they were inducing her 5 weeks early. We were all relieved this morning to get online and have a message waiting that Maggie had been born and all was well. She was born at 10:37 PM (4:37 AM Lagos time) and weighed 6 lbs, 9 oz. -- good sized for being so early. We were told that she looked a lot like her big sister, who turns 3 years old today. But shortly after birth, Maggie exhibited some breathing problems, so today and probably on into tomorrow she'll be in the NICU attached to breathing tubes and a feeding tube. We were told that there are no big worries, but she just needs to learn to regulate her breathing.

It's hard to be so far away and unable to help with physical needs. But it is reassuring to get quick news and updates. Welcome to the world, Maggie -- we're praying for you!

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