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We were brought to Millie as she was being wheeled up to her recovery room. She looked beautiful. She's sort of been coming around but they have her on a medication through her IV that will prevent contractions that makes her very groggy. Her pain has been high, but they just adjusted her epidural and it seems to be a bit better. When she first heard my voice she tried to smile. She kept saying a word that we couldn't understand until one of the doctors realized she was saying, "Maggie, Maggie." We reassured her that Maggie was just fine. The next few hours/days/weeks are important as everything done is aimed at keeping Millie and Maggie stable and preventing preterm labor. I'm so proud of my dear wife. In her groggy state she still shows some of her spunk and sass. Her mom went and got a cookie and when she came back to tell me we heard a voice say, "whaa whaa, rub it in." That's our girl. The epidural is working better now, she's resting quietly.


  1. Tell Millie I'll have a whole batch full of cookies waiting for her when she gets home! This just melts my heart. Thank you, thank you for sharing this experience with us all!

  2. Matt, I have been thinking of you and Millie (and Maggie) all day! Thanks for these awesome updates! I am so glad that everyone is doing well and will continue to pray for the 20/37!!

  3. So glad for these updates, Matt. You're so sweet writing about Mil. Glad to hear it's gone so well. Love you guys!

  4. So grateful things are going so well! We will continue to keep you all in our prayers! Give that girl a great big hug from me! Love, Steph

  5. I am so glad that everything went well. We will continue to pray for Millie and Maggie (and you too Bishop) :). I know it's hard to watch someone else go through all the pain of surgery.

  6. Thank you so much for keeping us updated. We have been thinking about you guys all day! Im so glad everything has gone so well. You guys are in our prayers.

  7. Thank you so much for the updates!!! I got on here after work for that purpose. Been thinking about you guys all day. I am so thankful everything is going well. I will still be watching for updates so I can email Dusty. I have not written his weekly letter yet so that I can let him know how things are going. He loves you guys so much and so do we!!! Give your sweet wife a hug from me:).

  8. I'm glad everything went well. You guys have been in my thoughts all day! Josie drew a picture today at school she wants to send. Let me know if there's a good place to send it. If not, I'll just send it home with her.

  9. Thanks for posting all of the updates! I am so happy and relieved that everything went well! We'll continue praying. We love you guys!

  10. That Millie - what a fighter! Such great news - so happy and relieved to hear everything is going good so far! Lots of prayers and love to all of you.


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