This is SO NOT the exciting news I was hoping to share with you today. And the productivity certainly wasn't on my part. But that is the way life goes... your prayers are coveted for my baby sister, her husband, and their brand new baby this morning.
Clara Clementine was delivered by emergency C-section at 1:30am, being only 32 1/2 weeks into her gestation, and weighing just 2lb. 15oz.
I haven't had a chance to talk to anyone yet to find out what her prognosis is for being ready to leave the hospital, but it appears (from the photo, which I stole from my brother-in-law) that she is breathing on her own, which seems like a small miracle to me.
My sister had HELLPS, a nasty combination of super high blood pressure and dangerously low platelets. I had the same syndrome with my firstborn, but in my case it didn't present until I was at 37 weeks, and I was able to delivery naturally. My sister has a long road of recovery ahead of her, and so does her perfectly-perfect little doll-baby.