Saturday, May 23, 2009

Over the course of the last 31 days

I have:
  • Welcomed my 3rd baby into the world -5:31pm on April 25th
  • Survived the newborn haze and felt exceptionally good
  • Managed to catch pneumonia, which developed into pleural empyema
  • Was hospitalized for 12 days, during which my chest cavity was cut open, ribs spread and all the empyema gunk was scraped out
  • With the advocacy of the lactation dept, was able to select meds that were nursing friendly and have successfully continued to breast feed
  • Returned home last night
There is a lot to share, friends, like the beautiful birth story, the love of Christ that our church poured over us through the hospitalization, my incision pics (not for the faint of heart), etc, etc.

In the meantime, there is a lot that I have missed, too and I will slowly but surely try to catch up.


  1. Oh my goodness!!! So glad that you are ok! I assumed that you were basking in the baby. Sending lots of prayers for continued healthy days!

    The rest of the stories can wait. Just take care of yourself and that baby!

  2. Wow, what a month! Look at that baby boy, what a sweetheart! Congrats mommy!

  3. Oh, boy. Really, what a sweetie! I can't believe what you've been through. My GOODNESS. Take care and rest up (and enjoy that new baby boy) :-).

  4. I wish you well and congratulations on the new baby.
    Was told to look at your blog and will continue to follow you. Take care and God Bless.

  5. Oh. My.

    I am so glad to hear that you are back home and recovering.

    Congratulations on the new little cutie!