It was amazing.
Nine months ago we were doing temperature readings, using NFP to avoid a fourth child. At the end of the cycle we noticed that the temperature readings made 3 big M’s on the chart.
A month later we found out we were pregnant again. The temperature readings and observations using NFP failed to show us the fertile time. My wife has a thyroid condition that makes the observations not reliable we have learned.
Anyway we were in the delivery room this afternoon. The baby began to come out with the cord around his neck so the doctor had to cut it off before he came out. He would not breathe for a long time as my wife tried so hard to push out his 8.7 pound body out of her. Then when they were able to get him out of her they rushed him to the table where they performed cpr…
I came back to the bed to my wife and began to pray…remembering those three M’s I saw on the chart - three times a Hail Mary.
At the end of the third Hail Mary we heard the most beautiful sound parents want to hear -loud cries coming from our newborn son!
It is amazing- we tried to prevent a new life by using NFP and the NFP chart itself showed us what to do in our son’s time of need to save his life - and it worked!
Matthew Dominic Leary was born on March 28, 2008 at 6:52 PM.
Mother and son are doing great.