by Naomi House
Chappell was born! Early, but healthy :)
What a few weeks it has been! Only 13 days after announcing that INALJ / I was expecting a baby, my water broke. At 34 weeks! I was rushed to the hospital and transferred to a bigger hospital nearby. I was told the Doctors wanted to hold out until at least week 36 and then induce me, but baby House/Khan was sending distress signals so, very early in the morning on July 25th, they started me on Pitocin. Seven hours and one epidural later baby Chappell Ullah Khan entered the world!!!
He had a rough start and spent 6 days in the NICU. I was released after 2 days and was able to stay close due to the generosity of the Ronald McDonald House. I spent 12 hours a day with baby and though we got little sleep that bonding helped a ton. This is my first child after going through 5 miscarriages in 4 years so it is extra special!
You may have noticed that I really only missed one day last week, the day Chappell was born, for the INALJ library jobs. I love my work and those who sponsor jobs made it possible for me to be with my preemie and still help LIS job hunters. Your donations and jobs made that possible and my gratitude is with you! Some have asked if there is any way to help – we don’t need much as far as stuff goes, but money helps infinitely, for that we are fortunate but we have PayPal and a few registries for anyone interested. Every penny helps with a new preemie in the house :)
Thanks for all your well wishes as well! I have included PayPal links below and registry links. It is important for me to be able to give my mini child a good start in life and I appreciate all of you who knowing me or not, have give. Ameen, Ameen!
PayPal for Baby House Khan
(funds to be used when we move abroad at the end of the year for baby)
Millet Baby Urdu books & David McKee Baby Urdu language baby books