Remember the family reunion/vacation from Memorial Day? And how two of the absent four were not there because they were pregnant with twins? Her due date was not for another three months or so.
As often happens with multiple births, the babies decided to come early.
Last Wednesday morning my niece called her mom to bring her to the hospital. "My water broke," she said. Her husband was enroute to the airport on business. They called him and told him to turn around and meet them at the hospital. He actually got there before they did.
My niece was put in a room and they started monitoring the situation. The plan was to try and keep the babies from delivering. Any extra time spent inside the womb would be beneficial. And being that early they needed all the extra time in there as possible.
Saturday morning things started moving around. Things we didn't want to happen. My niece started getting fluid in her lungs and her temperature was 101. The doctor said "C-section, now!"
The call went out to all the relatives and we all started praying.
I'm not an ueber-religious person, and while I don't go to church services, I do believe in God and His greatness. I talk to God frequently, mostly to thank Him for the blessings in my life.
So I went about my normal routine while I waited to hear any updates. I went out to feed the animals and something strange and wonderful happened. I was talking to God, asking Him to help my niece and her babies. Suddenly in my head I heard, "All will be well."
And just like that, I felt better and I knew everything would indeed be fine.
Later that day we got the news. The twin boys were perfectly fine. Though they were each only about 3.6 and 3.7 pounds their grandmother reported "they are not requiring any extra oxygen or other interventions". The babies' mother is also doing well. Her blood tests came back good and she is on the mend from both the c-section and the collapsed lung. She will be out of the hospital in a few days. Because of the twins' tiny size and early delivery they are expected to stay about six weeks, but I'm guessing they'll be home sooner.
Congratulations to the new parents, and the babies' Ga Ga!
Babies, welcome to the world!
THANK YOU, GOD!