Last Saturday we welcomed a brand-new baby to our family. Calder Ruth Boyle was born, nearly four weeks early, just before seven o’clock on a sunny and cold February morning.
I’ve chosen to be relatively private about my experience these past few months, but since so many folks have inquired after my health, I thought I’d share a timely New York Times piece published last weekend about the liver condition that made my last trimester so difficult and required an early delivery.
Gratefully, induction and birth were straightforward (if exceedingly rapid) and the symptoms that plagued my pregnancy have largely subsided. I’m still being treated for postpartum pre-eclampsia that I developed after Calder’s birth and that required an extended hospital stay, but all signs point to a safe and speedy recovery for me and to a steadily growing and healthy baby.
Mostly, we’re eternally grateful to be snuggled together as a family of five. I’ll be taking things slowly in my return to this space and posting occasional updates here. Thanks, as ever, for reading.