Guerda has longed for a child for many years. Many. If I told you how many I would only be telling you one of a few versions of history that have been recorded.
Suffice it to say, Guerda has lost many babies. We think seven, but we have also counted eight and nine at different tellings of the stories.
When Guerda told us she thought she was pregnant in December of last year, honestly, we all sort of groaned nervously. We entered into this pregnancy thinking, “Oh boy, this could end in another heart-break.”
Early in the pregnancy a midwife/NP from Omaha, NE named Martha came and visited like she sometimes does. She is hilarious. I love her because she swears. Other people love her because she is blunt and direct and uber smart. All that to say, we love her. She looked at Guerda’s history and gave her educated guess about why Guerda had lost so many babies. After that another visiting midwife from Kansas did tons of research on Martha’s (correct) guess and then a midwife in Texas donated the expensive daily injections that Guerda needed. Then as the pregnancy went on and things got more and more complicated the team in Haiti worked with Dr. Jen in Minnesota and we put Guerda on bed rest and gave the baby a little lung boost with steroids and kept asking all of you to pray. (Side note: One of the posts we shared about Guerda on FaceBook was shared 25 times and seen by 7,500 people.For our little ministry, that was big! If even half of those that saw it prayed; WOW.)
At the 33 week and 5 day mark, Guerda was transferred to PIH Hospital to prepare for a C-section. They did the C-section last Friday morning.
The little miracle babe never needed oxygen, she was born 4 pounds and 2 ounces. Her Momma could not be shining any brighter right now.
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