|Minnesota's North Shore -- November 2011|
We aren't just expanding our family through adoption. Our oldest daughter, Anna, and her husband, Aaron, are expecting their first child in mid June -- just 3-1/2 weeks from now!
Anna visited her doctor today, and he was concerned with just how swollen she is. She says she's puffy all over. Anna's also been suffering from on-going headaches which have been growing worse. Both of these symptoms can be indicators of preeclampsia. Following more tests, Anna and Aaron will learn early next week if she has developed the preeclampsia--a jump in blood pressure during pregnancy. None of us will be too surprised if Anna is diagnosed with preeclampsia; Anna's birthmother also suffered from the condition during the last five weeks she carried Anna. The disorder, although usually not life-threatening, at its worst can lead to seizure, stroke or multiple organ failure and even the death of the mother and baby.
Until the test results come in, Anna's been ordered to be a "couch potato." Her doctor told her if she doesn't comply, he'll order full bed rest when he sees her again on Tuesday.
We would, of course, be more than grateful for your prayers for Anna and our granddaughter! Both are so precious to us! For now, we rest in the Lord, knowing well His faithfulness.
May God be glorified in all of this!