Friday, August 1, 2008

happiness and sorrow

Today, I went to visit my dear friend, Jody, who delivered her third child~ and first little girl! She is such a beautiful baby, and she was blessed with loads of hair! She is a little peanut, at 5 pounds 12 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long. It was amazing holding her, and loving on her. I remember back to when Maddie was born almost 17 months ago...she was 6 pounds 9 ounces and 18 inches long. So, she wasn't much bigger than this little princess. Hard to remember how tiny they were. Jody was doing great with recovery from a C-section. She had a super Dr. that came in (on his day off) to deliver her baby. He checked in with Jody several times too, he was worried about her. Jody had blood pressure issues with it going really high. Then, the Dr. sent her a rose after the birth. Talk about small town services and care! That is such great care from a super Dr.! Welcome little Princess! Congrats to mom, dad, and boys~
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This afternoon, my dear friend, Jeannie was at the funeral of her step-daughter's baby funeral. Born at 21 weeks due to placenta previa, the baby didn't make it. I was unable to attend, but my heart aches for her with her loss. I will be praying for her comfort and healing. I have gone through a miscarriage, and I just think back to my emotions at the time of loss. It is still a present heartache, and an empty spot in our family. So very sad. She found out the baby was a boy, and he was 10 inches long. She was able to hold him, and take pictures. How sad for her. The only peace and comfort from a loss of a child, is knowing your little one is in the arms of Jesus.

4 comments:

Milk Mama said...

Congrats to Jody's family! What a teeeeny little baby!!! :D

Oh I'm so sorry to hear about Jeannie. I couldn't imagine that pain! :( My sister nearly lost her son and she almost died from placenta previa, undiagnosed. It was really sad, but everyone made it out alive. Thank God. I'll have Jeannie in my prayers!!!

Qtpies7 said...

I heard Maddie was a tad bit more than a little jealous, lol. Jody said you are gonna have FUN with her when your little one is born! I bet a few more months and she will be a bit older and better able to handle the new baby, though.

tollesons4him said...

That is wonderful about your friend Jody! COngrats to her and her new little princess.

I could not imagine what your friend Jeannie is having to go through, but one thing is true that he is resting in the arms of Jesus.

Sarah said...

Jeannie didn't lose the baby~ her step daughter, Ruth did.