Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I am UNofficially a Grandma Now!

My husband is officially a grandpa now. Do I become a grandma by default? I'm too young! I really don't mind, though. His son and daughter-in-law are new parents.

D-I-L had to be admitted to the hospital for pre-eclampsia last weekend. She was pregnant with twins, just like I was 11 years ago! I also developed pre-eclampsia and had to be hospitalized. However, hers became worse more rapidly than did mine. I was able to hold off delivery for almost two weeks. She had to deliver today. The risk factors are kidney failure, seizures, and death (for the mom), and the only way to cure the mom and save her life is to deliver the babies.

She was only 25 weeks pregnant. I had made it to 33 weeks, and my babies were little, only 3 and 4 pounds. The new babies, Connor and Collin, are only 1 pound and 1 pound 5 ounces. They're hanging in there, though, with the assistance of the NICU at the best OB/GYN hospital in the state of Texas (in my humble opinion). Their mom is on medications to continue the prevention of seizures, but she may be released from the hospital in a few days. C and C may be looking at a 3 month stay, depending on how things go. They are perfectly formed babies... just tiny. They have to learn to eat, drink, and gain some weight, as well as be able to maintain their body temperature outside of an incubator in order to be released, so it will be a while.

Please pray that nothing goes wrong, that they continue to develop normally, and that they will be a joy to all who know them. Thanks!

1 comment:

Jenn @ Who has time to scrapbook? said...

Thinking of you, your DIL and Connor & Collin! Praying that C&C will develop normally without any complications and gain weight so they can go home soon.

Congrats on UNofficially becoming a Grandma ;)

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