We've waited a long time, almost 3 years, for a new cousin on the Seal side of the family. So we were very excited when Brendan and Nicole announced they were unexpectedly pregnant. Nicole had a rough start and spent most of the first trimester on IVs with multiple hospitalizations. She finally started to feel a little better and found out she was expecting a little girl the first week of October. Shae Nicole joined the family on Sept. 6th, 3 weeks early. Nicole had to be induced early because of severe gall bladder pain and problems. Luckily, Shae was big enough and didn't have any problems with being born early. She is happy to eat and sleep. But it hasn't been so easy for Nicole. Shae was born on Monday and Nicole had to go into surgery on Thursday to have her gall bladder removed. What was supposed to be 1 to 2 hours outpatient surgery, turned into 4 hours and a 2 day hospital stay. She finally got to go home on Saturday but it only lasted a day. She was re-admitted tonight with severe pain, vomiting and dehydration. I can only imagine how difficult it is to not be able to enjoy your new baby girl and be so sick and in the hospital. We're sending lots of love and prayers to you, Nicole! Get better and back home with your beautiful little girl! We can't wait to meet her!