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Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Triplets are Here!

Remember my Somali friend who has kidney failure and was pregnant with triplets?

She was hospitalized at 26 weeks into the pregnancy so she could receive dialysis 7 days a week. Her doctor's original hope was that she would make it to 30 weeks so that the babies would have a fighting chance.

She defied all statistics and expectations and amazed all the doctors and medical staff. The three boys were born Thursday morning at 32 weeks gestation. The biggest was 3lb 8oz. and the smallest was 3lb 2oz. They have some breathing problems, but should only need to be hospitalized about a month.

I don't have pictures, but InshaAllah I will get some up soon. Laila is doing better now that she is no longer pregnant, but keep up the prayers for her complete healing!

MashaAllah! Haleluyah! I am just amazed at how this has turned out.

The boys' names are Zakariyah, Yahya, and Ayub :-)

8 comments:

Susanne said...

Congrats to your friend and welcome babies! :)

NoortheNinjabi said...

Awww, alhamdulillah!!! May Allah SWT bless them and keep them healthy, ameen.

MK said...

Aww.. Congrats!

caraboska said...

Congratulations to all concerned and welcome to the world for the three boys - Zechariah, John and Job in English :D May the Lord bless and keep Mom and the boys and bring them all to health!

Ciyaalka Xaafadda said...

Congratulations! :-)

Welcome babies. Best wishes and more good news!

Umm Omar said...

Amazing! Beautiful story. Praying for all the best for your friend and her babies!

Umm Ibrahim said...

wow, thats incredible! they and she are in my doa'at! Sometimes the littlest kidlets end up the strongest! enshallah!

angie nader said...

thats wonderful, god bless her and her babies! what a blessing!