Just The Facts

Thank you all for your prayers in regards to my epilepsy. We treasure them … we treasure you! I have great news on that front: As of May 17, 2010 I have been seizure free for 6 months. Glory to God! We continue to move forward in the grace he provides, still praying for complete healing as He has promised for this earthly body. I am so thankful for LIFE!

As some of you may know we are expecting a baby October 5th, 2010. We are excited to see what God does through the life of this child. This baby belongs to the Lord, and was definitely a surprise for us. Fifteen weeks into the pregnancy my water broke. We went to the hospital and they confirmed that my membranes had ruptured and there was no more amniotic fluid in my system. We were told that after the sack breaks 40 percent of women go into labor within 48 hours, 70 percent within one week. We were also given the option to terminate pregnancy.

Not wanting to terminate we opted to wait. 48 hours passed, then one week … two weeks, three, four, five, six. We are now at 21, almost 22 weeks. We have and are learning so much about babies and the process of birth and the human body. It is truly incredible … LIFE.

Currently, the baby’s heart is still beating. Each time we see the dr. it is normal and strong. However, the lungs have not developed to where they should be at this point due to the lack of fluid in the womb. Babies use amniotic fluid to expand their lung capacity in the womb, which is crucial for survival outside of the womb. This is just one of its functions, so you can imagine the difficulty without it.

At the same time, my placenta is starting to deteriorate. This has been ongoing for about two weeks now, so we’re monitoring everything very carefully. The placenta is really the baby’s lifeline. If it goes, so does the baby.

Our God is a big God. He created this child and He can heal. We also know His plans may be different than ours, so we’re leaving this in His very capable hands and waiting with all praise, honor and glory to Him for whatever He brings.

2 comments to Just The Facts

  • Jim Goodwin

    Great news! I am in Denver area if you need anything this way!

    Praise God!

  • Jim Goodwin

    I meant, great news the baby is still with you and you have been seizure free!

    My prayers are with you all.


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