Friday, July 08, 2005

Alissa and Baby Emma Grace

As you may or may not know, my wife Alissa is pregnant with our first child. On Tuesday we went to see a specialist to see why our little girl is not growing at a normal rate. Alissa is 29 weeks pregnant and the baby would typically be about 3 pounds. Right now she is only 1 pound 4 ounces and getting further behind. As a result, Alissa has been hospitalized for 24 hour monitoring and we are just waiting to see when we will be delivering our baby. As of right now, we are taking it day by day, but the doctor thinks we will need to deliver her in the next week. That would be about 10 weeks early, so there are a lot of challenges ahead. We are at Mission Hospital in the anti-partum wing as we wait. Mission Hospital has one of the best NICU departments and we are in good hands. There is also CHOC there as well. Please pray for little Emma that she will grow strong after she is born.

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