|Zayden Michael Loonsfoot|
Labor went longer than expected, and at 4:54am on January 26th Zayden Michael was delivered by C-section. My daughter, Lauren, and her husband Bryan asked me to be in the labor and delivery room. The hardest thing was seeing them wheel toward the operating room for the c-section - but all went well and Lauren and Bryan were rewarded with a healthy (and beautiful) 8 pound 10 ounce, 20 inch long baby boy.
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Bryan, Zayden and Lauren
Anticipating a winter storm I left Nashville a day early and not long after I crossed the Iowa state line my daughter called to tell me that she was on the way to the doctor's office because she wasn't feeling so well. By the time I was back in Waverly Lauren was in the Emergency room with chest and back pain and a low pulse. Later that night Lauren was admitted for observation and Bryan took the baby home. I spent the night with Lauren. Early Saturday morning the Doctor came in and said she wanted Lauren to be seen by some heart specialists, so it was off to Waterloo's Allen Hospital.
|Lauren and Zayden|
The prayer warriors of Trinity United Methodist Church and friends across the country through the power of social media (Facebook) covered Lauren with prayers...so it was a matter of time, more tests and finally the treatment of letting some medicine do its thing to take the fluid off of her lungs to relieve the pressure on her heart.
|Grandma and Zayden|
And so - here we are - three weeks later with a sweet baby Zayden who really is thriving from all of the attention he's getting from his uncles and grandparents let alone mom and dad. Lauren is on the mend and I am finally caught up and able to blog again.
Happy three week birthday, Zayden - you are a precious child of God and you are loved so very much! And thank you Lauren and Bryan for letting me be part of these past few weeks. I am blessed too.
in Christ, together,