Saturday, July 11, 2009


The late great John Lennon once said: "Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans" and today i am reminded of that again.

My niece is born. She is beautiful.

She is enormous. 11lbs 10oz 24" long.

She was too big to come out the front door, so they had to section her out.

My brother's girlfriend, Stef, is amazing.

But because of the size of the baby, after the section the uterus would not contract.

Stef lost half her blood volume.

They couldn't stop the bleeding.

A decision was made.

To save Stef's life, they had to take her uterus.

She is 24.

But, the silver lining is my gorgeous niece.

The silver lining is that Stef is still here.

The silver lining is that i was able to be there for my brother while she was in surgery.


Anonymous said...

Hi. I found you on the mom blog network. I just want to say congratulations to your brother and his girlfriend. My deepest sympathies to his girlfriend.

Surprised Suburban Wife said...

Oh my god how awful for your brother's girlfriend. THat was very well written - I was totally hooked and excited until that devastating news and then my heart just plummeted. As if having a baby wasn't emotional and hormonal enough....geez, why do some people have it so much rougher than others?

And holy hell 11 lbs??!!!

i am the diva said...

faemom, thanks for visiting.

SSW, yeah - it was a very strange day. and not JUST 11 lbs, damn near 12! and 24" long! Chewie is 28" long at a year...

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