I usually try to not get all personal photo happy on here (contrary to recent posts) but I just wanted to share these:
My new niece:
My Sister Sarah, Brother Ben (the proud daddy!) and Me
Sarah works in the OR as a nurse, which I think have mentioned, and I was there doing intubations the day Lily was born. Thought this was a great photo of us all in scrubs. Sarah and I spent the next few days sneaking up to see the baby and my brother/sister-in-law.
The baby is gorgeous and a miracle all in her own right. Her parents tried for over 3 years. She was a month early due to placenta previa. After she was born, the doctor informed my sister-in-law that with the way the umbilical vasculature embedded, the baby would have died for reasons beyond the placenta being over the cervix had her water broke. She could have died as well.
We are all very grateful and happy the doctor played it all on the safe side! If any OB types are out there, please let me know if I got that explanation correct!