Sunday, October 12, 2008

Hello Marlie

We are delighted to introduce you to Marian Annelie "Marlie" Lacuna, born on Tuesday, 30 September 2008, 12:35 pm at St. Luke's, via repeat C-section, 6 lbs 12 oz, 52 cm, 36 weeks. Marlie was rather in a hurry to come out; we were expecting her on 20 October yet.

Little did we know that after a biophysical ultrasound and a nonstress test on 24 September, I would not be allowed to go home. I was already having strong contractions, a sign of preterm labor. So I stayed at the high risk pregnancy unit from 24 Sept til 30 Sept and finally got to go home on 5 Oct. It felt wonderful being out of the hospital!

Truly we are grateful to God for blessing us with Marlie. Bebert and I also thank you, our family and friends, for all the prayers and well wishes. These photos, by the way, were taken when Marlie was 7-days old, last Oct 7.