The last month has been filled with joy! It has been lacking sleep, but filled with joy. On June 16, Amélie Maryse Chechile was born, all 6 pounds, 15 ounces, 20.5 inches of her. She is adorable.
What is even more amazing is the way that I can look at her birth, and know that God was sovereignty caring for my family.
On the night before Amélie was born, Veronique started labor, and things seemed to be going well. But a little before midnight, she had a contraction that lasted almost 12 minutes. Looking back, she is sure she felt a pop during that contraction. From then on, her labor was intensely painful. She was often on all fours, trying to get relief, and she had me applying pressure, trying to get the pain to subside. Eventually, after laboring all night, her water broke. Nancy and I had to put her in the car, as she was unable to will herself to move. When we got to the hospital, the midwife took one look at her and concluded something was wrong. In what seemed like an eternity for Veronique, but was actually less than a half hour, they decided that Veronique needed to have a C-section, and were prepping her and taking her to the operating room. It turns out V had a rupture on the scar from the previous C-section. A good size one, 3-4 centimeters.
Thankfully, the midwife determined that something was wrong, and in the providence of God, both Veronique and Amélie are both fine. Also, in a huge praise, as some of you remember, there was a down’s syndrome marker on one of Amélie’s tests, and while it wasn’t a huge chance, it was a real possibility. Furthermore, there is not a hint of down’s syndrome. All I can say is THE LORD IS GOOD! He is sovereign, and good, and his love endures forever.