Thursday, June 26, 2008

Raeleigh Dawn Bierman

Raeleigh Dawn Bierman
Born Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 10:40 am
4lbs 15oz
18 in long

Raeleigh was born about 5 weeks early by emergency C-section. She turned, so Mechelle couldn't deliver her herself. Mechelle has what is called Rh E, which is a rare form of Rh syndrome where the antibodies in the mother can attack the red blood cells of the baby and could cause harm or even death to the unborn baby. You can read a little about it here. This form of the syndrome is untreatable, so they had to deliver Raeleigh as soon as her lungs were developed enough. Mechelle has had some of the worst pregnancies of any one I know. She is usually nauseous throughout along with having gestational diabetes. Her first baby, Zach, was also born 5 weeks early because Mechelle had Toxemia and they were afraid she was going to have kidney failure. Shes such a trouper. I hope her kids, Zach, Kaleb and now Raeleigh, will all know and appreciate how much she has done for them and how much she really loves them. I love her so much and I'm continually amazed by her strength.

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1 comment:

Mechelle said...

wow! thanks Carla, you brought me to tears, in a good way! Love you!