Born September 26, 2009 at 7:58 PM
Weight: 6 pounds, 11 ounces
Length: 19.7 inches
The meaning of Simeon is "to hear and obey, to hear with acceptance" and the meaning of Lael is "devoted to God". These names were chosen because of our personal testimony, which I hope to post soon.
Simeon was born a few weeks early. I (Marsha) was at Maternal-Fetal Medicine having a non-stress test on Friday, the 25th. My blood pressure, which has been been fairly stable due to medication throughout this pregnancy, was rising and there were other signs of pre-eclampsia starting. It was decided that it was safer to deliver baby than to continue to carry him.
After a night of very little sleep in the hospital, labor was induced at 5:40 AM. At 5 PM, I was making no progress, although I had endured a full day of contractions and constant monitoring. The membranes were then striped, which upped the pain considerably, but did nothing to progress labor. At 7:08, the bag of waters was artificially ruptured. 50 minutes later, Simeon was born.
After introducing Simeon to his big brother and grandparents, Jason and I spent the long sleepless night in awe and amazement at this incredible blessing God placed in our care at the end of such a long journey.