My dear friend Cindy, whom I've mentioned many times on this blog, went into labor yesterday morning and went to the hospital. She was given magnesium to try to stop things, but then last night her water broke and she was at 5 cm., and there was no turning back.
Madeline Therese was born around 2 a.m. 2 lbs 1 oz, 13 1/2" and will be 27 weeks old tomorrow, I think. She was baptized by the nurse as soon as she came out, and is in stable condition.
Cindy's home is about 2 hours' drive from the NICU in Louisville, KY, and she has 8 kids at home (plus a daughter who is with the Sister Servants of the Eternal Word), ranging in age from 17 years down to 18 months. Please do keep them in your prayers if you will. They have been going through many hardships lately, and it is only by the grace of God that they are managing to keep it all together right now.
May God return the favor to you in your time of need.