Urgent Pregnancy Update: End of Week 21

This is an excerpt of my wife’s facebook status update:

Pray for God’s mercy on our little boy. Ultrasound today showed my cervix is thinned down to the stitch to about 10mm (a normal cervix is 40mm or 4cm long). There is a lot of pressure on the amniotic sac which is squeezing into the top of the cervix. Pressure increases as baby grows and my water is in danger of breaking at any time. He must stay put for a MINIMUM of 17 more days (24 weeks) to even have a chance. We need a miracle for our little miracle.

Though words and thoughts fail me at present, the Spirit hears my prayers even when I cannot put voice to them.  The one assurance that I had as I was driving home from Nashville, Tenn. today is this: it is the mercy and grace of God that has brought us to this place, and it is that same mercy and grace that will bring us from this place.

As Jen and I embraced, cried, and talked, I told her that I have begun to learn for the first time in my life what it means to cling to something.  I am clinging to Jesus.  I can do nothing else.

As the Lord brings us to your mind, would you pray for us in this uncertain time?

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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7 comments on “Urgent Pregnancy Update: End of Week 21
  1. Scott Lieberman says:

    I am praying for y’all.

  2. Jenny says:

    I will pray for you both…

  3. Prudence says:

    Praying for you guys and your little boy.

  4. Judy says:

    I am praying for all three of you. Lord hear this mother and father , please God their hearts are so concerned for their baby boy and their holding on and trusting you Father. Please God give them Peace , Protection and Hope Lord . In your Precious name Jesus, Jesus , Jesus.

  5. David,

    Amy and I will be praying for you three.

  6. Amy Reber says:

    David and Jenn,

    There are no words to say…I only want you to know that God Almighty holds you all in HIS hands. We are praying…..

    Love from Jay and Amy

  7. […] such, we were on many peoples minds after the last ultrasound.  Apparently, the tenuous nature of our latest development was more than we realized, and the fact that nothing happened between then and now gave everyone […]

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