I am sorry it has taken me so long to update, it has been a whirlwind of a few days, but sweet Hope Amelia Bolte was born Monday June 1 at 2:22 pm. She was 6 lb and 13 ounces and is just beautiful. I will share pictures and stories of the day soon.
For now friends, I am coming to you again with a heart broken and full of fear. Her apgar scores after birth were 9 and 9. She is doing great, but it seems that she has developed some nasty blisters anywhere friction has happened on her skin, where her hospital bands were, where bandaids and tape have been her skin blisters and then is just raw. Her brother Isaac had these blisters and ultimately could not even be touched because he would blister.
We do not know anything yet and we are headed to see a specialist in Pittsburgh tomorrow. Please pray for our new girl. My heart aches to think she is in pain and my body is still broken from surgery, though I was discharged a day early and will be traveling to Pittsburgh tomorrow. We are exhausted and trying to recover and enjoy her all the while fighting the fear that something is once again wrong.
I am just reminding myself that God is indeed in control, that none of this is a surprise to Him and that he has good plans for our sweet Hope!
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