I don't have time for a real post, but I wanted to update you on our family's status. I came home from the hospital on Friday afternoon. My blood pressure is still being monitored and my legs and feet are as puffy as an elephant--not pretty-- but I am fine. The doctor says that sometimes PIH doesn't go away for a week or two after delivery, and I guess this is one of those times.
Margaret is still in the NICU but doing very well. They removed her gavage tube today (which ran through her nose and down her throat to her tummy, and was used to feed her when she was too tired to nurse or take a bottle,) and as long as she continues to eat well and gain weight, she'll be home on Tuesday--the day she was scheduled to be born originally.
Although coming home without her was emotional, last Wednesday (when I posted last) was by far my hardest day. By Friday I had really allowed myself to be comforted by the Spirit and was reassured that our daughter was well and that she would be home soon. We don't always get exactly what we want when we want it, but the Lord in His wisdom does give us exactly what we need when we need it.
Thank you so much for your prayers, sweet comments, and for you locals who have helped with meals and keeping my kids occupied. We feel so loved and blessed by the Lord through your good deeds.