Our second grandchild, Lucy Marie, has arrived!
Born to Jacob and Teresa
May 10, 2022, 8:04 a.m., 7 pounds 11 ounces, 20 inches,
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
We are overwhelmed with gratitude, especially for the following reasons:
The obstetrician had decided a month or two ago to do a C-section, because the baby had turned and was presenting breech. So 5/10 was five days before the projected natural due date.
It turns out that the umbilical cord was wrapped twice around Lucy’s neck. Given that problem and the breech presentation, it’s probable that the C-section saved both the baby’s and perhaps even the mother’s life. In another time or place, it could have been an incredibly sad day.
My two brothers were breech birth, and thank God they survived, and our mom survived the births! I don’t think she had C-sections.
So we give thanks and praise to God for His overwhelming mercy. We also say that when things turn out more tragically — we thank God because He helps us get through those times.