Jen’s Pregnancy: Week 20

Today was our 20 week trip to the doctor for my wife, Jen.  Though a normal pregnancy would not have us going to the doctor quite as often this early, ours has not been normal.  If you are new to the blog and not sure exactly what is going on, go here to read the back story. Here is where we are now.

The Cerclage

Is holding.  Bedrest has been good, and the amniotic sac seems to have retreated… a little.  This is fantastic news.  She is still on strict bedrest, because we are by no means out of the woods.  But medically, at least from the picture we saw today, things have not gotten worse.

The Fibroid

This guy is causing a bit more concern for us.  Because of its position and the fact that the baby’s placenta is wrapped around it, it would seem that the most tenuous problem lies here.  The placental tissue is inherently weakened at the site where it and the fibroid meet.  Our doctor thinks that at this juncture there is a 50/50 chance for the baby.  The most common issue with that fibroid is that it would cause a placental abruption, and the baby would bleed out and die.

Our doctor said there isn’t a darn thing we can do medically.  Only the hand of God can hold that placenta in place.

Yes and amen.  Prayer is what is going to keep that baby.  The sovereign, merciful hand of God is what is going to sustain that baby.  This child has always been, and will always be, his.  Pray that Jen and I can see that in the midst of this process.


Jen is doing… ok.  Please pray for her, especially her neck, as all the laying has caused a lot of tension to build up.  Our doctor has cleared her to see some specialists to try and loosen that neck up; pray that it would.

Jen and I both thank you for how you have stood by us in this process.  As we journey in to the unknown, we do so together, safe and secure in the arms of a loving and merciful God.  No matter what happens, we will rejoice, because God has counted us worthy to share in the story that He is writing in this way.

I am a pastor, a husband, a father, and a lover of Jesus. I am also an unpredictable blogger, who can go for several years without blogging a thing, and then inexplicably write a book. Perhaps this is one of those times.

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2 comments on “Jen’s Pregnancy: Week 20
  1. Lori says:

    Friends of friends of yours requesting prayer for you and this pregnancy.

    Sadly, all too familiar with the trials of a pregnancy that does not end up taking the baby home, and in the midst of another blessing that we pray does.

    Will be praying for you and the next several weeks.

  2. amy beyer says:

    we are praying with you.

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