Welcome to the world, Audrey Claire.
Audrey was delivered by c-section this afternoon, weighing 4 pounds, 3 ounces! She is now in NICU stable and in the care of the physicians and nurses at Mercy . The c-section took longer than usual, considering Audrey’s breech positioning among other elements of care that had to be taken in this delivery, so Rachel had more medication for her pain and she is sleeping and recovering now in her room.
I know you have many questions. Is Audrey OK? What is her status? What happens now? Unfortunately my knowledge of the details is vague. But I know that Rachel is OK and Audrey is with us and she is beautiful. Ten little fingers. Ten little toes.
This day. This day of emotions that run the spectrum. Of praying fervently for miracles. Of waiting nervously for what is to come. Of thanking God for small miracles.
Today we celebrate small miracles. Answers to the smallest of prayers. Rachel wanted so badly to be able to see Audrey before she left for NICU. She wanted family and friends to be able to meet Audrey and for Audrey to meet them. Both of those miracles happened today. Rachel was able to see her and to kiss her before Audrey left. The large group of family and friends that waited outside to hear news were blessed with the chance to see Audrey from the doorway before she went on the elevator to NICU.
Audrey is here with us.
Rachel is doing OK and recovering.
Today we will celebrate the small miracles and welcome with love precious Audrey.
Pray for Rachel, Chris, Cooper & Audrey. They need them now and in the days, weeks, months to come. Now is the time for big prayers, small miracles and your continued outpouring of love.
I will post again soon once I have more to share. – Carrie