Today we welcomed another addition to our family. Lauren Jill Drader was born by C-section at 10:42 a.m. She weighed in at 3 pounds 13 ounces and was 17 inches long.
Lauren arrived 5 weeks premature. She had to be born today because her mother's blood pressure was very high and the doctors were unable to get it under control.
Even though Lauren arrived early her lungs are developed enough that she doesn't have breathing issues. In fact, she just needs to put on more weight to be able to go home.
Lauren is my second great niece. It will be a little while before I can go to the hospital to see her. I look forward to that day.
Thank you Lord for the safe arrival of Lauren and for blessing our family with another little girl. Please help the doctors get Meghan's blood pressure under control and help Lauren put on the weight she needs to go home.
I can hardly wait until I am able to hold Lauren in my arms.