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Monday, November 10, 2008

On Our Knees

It has been a crazy week and a half with these girls of ours! I have been having contractions, spent 4 hours in the hospital last Thursday being monitored, bedrest Friday, spent the night in the hospital Friday night, bedrest all weekend and went to a specialist today. I was sure Dr. Thigpen was going to give us some good news because I have still been feeling so good. The contractions haven't been painful and the meds I am taking have seemed to slow them, but the news was not good. My cervix is shortening--it is at a 1.1 as of my appointment today. So, strict bedrest for me for the remainder of this pregnancy. I am 26 weeks tomorrow and we are really, really hoping to make it to 30. I have another appointment with Dr. Thigpen next Tuesday and if my cervix has shortened anymore I will be in the hospital for the duration. Sounds exciting, huh?

I have been very emotional. I am very hopeful, but the reality is definitely setting in. I am trying not to think about all the things that COULD happen. Just trying to stay hopeful, but it is hard.

The babies look good--they are growing and very active, it is just their mama having a hard time. So, we are asking you to all join us on our knees! At this point there is nothing we can do. It is all up to God and His plans for our babies. Please, please keep us in your prayers. It is not very likely that we will make it much past 30 weeks, but we know that God can do anything. With Him all things are possible. That is where we are trying to keep our focus right now.

16 comments:

Jen said...

wow. yes, i will pray for you and your sweet girls.

a cowgirl at heart said...

Oh, Jules, I had no idea! I had been waiting for an update! I will be on my knees with you, you know it! I will also send you some books I've read lately to keep you busy! I KNOW you can do this and WILL do this for those precious babies you are carrying! Remember, we're all just WAITING ON HIM!!

T-minus 4 weeks and counting! You go, girl!

Kara Sheets said...

I'm so sorry to hear about all this. We will be praying that those girls stay put and your body stops in its tracks!
your mind can be your own worst enemy, so just try to stay calm, positive, and occupied.
I made a to-do list when I realized bedrest was a probable outcome. Here's what I came up with..hope it helps!

* Sudoku can occupy my time for hours and hours.
* Puzzles
* Get ahead on some thank you notes or birth announcements stuff
* If you have limited bed rest, you could cook up some meals and freeze them for later.
* Books- my favs are Memiors of a Geisha, Twilight Series (...i love them!), Francine Rivers' stuff
* Computer stuff- Text Twist or other fun games, digital scrapbook stuff
* Rent a season of some show you like (Grey's, Lost, 24, Friends, etc.)
* knit or crochet
* write encouragement/prayer notes to people

Suzanne said...

praying for you, woman!--and those precious baby girls. hang in there...i know it can be so scary sometimes. just know that all of this is completely out of your hands and God is right there with you and those babies!

Adam and Andrew said...

Hi, I came over from "cowgirl's blog. We got pregnant with twin boys after IVF and delivered at 25 4/7 weeks. It was terrifying but God is so faithful and our boys are doing amazing in spite of all they went through. Plese email me if you want to chat. Praying for you all!

Jill said...

You know you are in our prayers and many many others that you will probably never even know about. You and Dave are so faithful and strong and must continue to place your faith in Him now. Stay positive and only try to handle what is in your control and let God do the rest!!! I love you!

Alicia said...

I came over from Charla's blog and wanted to let you know I'm on my knees for you and your sweet family.

Haegelin Family said...

praying, praying, praying for you, dave and the girls! praying they stay nice and comfy inside their mama for 30+ weeks, and praying for your peace as their parents.

The Dodson Family said...

We will be praying for all of you right now. Hope you can feel the many prayers be sent up for you.

sbharris said...

Jules you are all in our prayers. You and Daves faith is truly amazing...hang in there and please keep me posted. I would love to come up to visit one day.

Shelly Kacsmaryk said...

If you need me to bring you any of those thing that Kara suggested, I'm just a hop, skip and a jump away! I've been praying...even before meals when Matt prays, I'll tell him to pray for you. So before he blesses the food, he prays for blessings on your sweet little girls! :-) Your blog was very sweet. Keep looking up!

Amber Smith said...

Of course you know we are praying!!!

Terah said...

you are all four in our prayers.

The Davis Daily said...

Julia and Dave - You and your precious angels are in our prayers. Tell your body who is boss, and let those girls hang in there for as long as they like.

bernitasheets1955 said...

Dave and Julia, congratulations. YOu are definitely in our prayers. I did not know. Wow... what a blessing.

KristyJo said...

Hey! I'm so glad you sent me the link to you blog. I was wondering how things were going, but couldn't find where I had written the address. You know my prayers are with all four of you. I will be adding you to our prayer list in Pleasanton, as well. As a mother, I know it's hard not to worry, but you are right, God will take care of everything. I love you so much! Call me if you get bored...I only work on Friday mornings, so I'm available to chat during the "work" day.