I wanted to write a cute update about the kids today, but I'm honestly struggling this week. I found out several days ago that a friend from college passed away last week during the delivery of her second baby boy in England. I am still processing it and I am so sad for her family, her husband, and those two little boys (a 2 year old and a newborn.) She was never a close friend, but she was so sweet and caring and I know she touched many people.
She is the third friend of mine in three years to die during childbirth or from post partum complications. That number is just way too high. I hear all the time that birth is a natural process and we should just let our bodies do their jobs, but sometimes I wonder if those people remember how dangerous childbirth can be. I'm not trying to ruffle any feathers and I know that most of the time, it's fine, I'm just ranting. There's just no way to understand it or even to process it.
I feel blessed to have had two healthy pregnancies and deliveries. If you have a chance, please keep the family of my friend in your thoughts and prayers. The little boy she was delivering is in the NICU as he was not due until early August. I've been hugging my kids a lot these past couple of days....
Sorry to be depressing. Back to normal blogging tomorrow.