On Friday, 6 October 2017 baby Noah made his appearance into the world. God was amazingly faithful in how He was totally showed up and was in control of the Noah’s delivery.
One Thursday afternoon I got quite a bad headache that only eased off a little bit after taking some Panado. I assumed it was the start of a migraine – I usually get them this time of year when the seasons change. On Friday morning my headache was still there which was a little bit worrying but since I was seeing the gynea at 11am I thought I would mention it to her when I saw her. Noah’s movement inside of me had also decreased during the week which I was assuming was because he was so big and it was normal. When we arrived for our scan I said to Dr Naudé that he needs to come out now. She then said let’s go and have a look at your baby. After taking my blood pressure a couple of times and doing some measurements on the scan she turned to David and I and said; “Your baby needs to come out now.” As the news sunk in I got super overwhelmed by the news – it was exciting and scary all at the same time. I was sent off to the maternity ward and David was sent to the admissions desk to have me admitted to hospital. A few more tests were run and it was discovered that I had developed preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome, (HELLP — which stands for hemolysis (the destruction of red blood cells), elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count). Platelets were ordered for me for the Cesarean and after a lot of waiting and medication being given to me we eventually went into the theater to meet our little boy.
Noah Mark Bodmer arrived at 8:38pm, weighing 3.7kg and measuring 53cm long and he was perfect.
God was really faithful in the delivery of our little boy. We had a scan scheduled for Friday where everything was picked up in time before it got to serious. God knew the day Noah had to be born on and He made it happen as safely as possible, even with all the complications. God still worked it out for His good.
Photo credit goes to my amazing friend Chaana Ashworth.