10 Days could be Life or Death: Pregnancy Update, end of Week 22

No news is good news.  That is always a welcome saying in our house these days.  But it is especially nice when it comes from the doctor.

Here is what we know right now.

  • God is answering prayer.  Our baby is still inside his Momma, which is exactly where he needs to be at this stage in the game.
  • This past week was very hard… even the staff at the doctor’s office recognized this.  As 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 (including the doctor) a small sigh of relief.
  • No change means that things could go at any moment, still.
  • He is head down at this point… this is OK, but if the head starts to go through the funnel and rest against the stitch, it could prove troublesome… and as our doctor said, that could be the signal that the end of gestation could be drawing nigh.

What this all means in reality is that we are begging the Lord to get us to July 19.  10 days.  10 days from now.  10 days opens the door (medically) to a shot at life for our son.  10 days means that medicine and faith meet, and together (for the first time) agree that there is hope for our son to be viable outside the womb.

10 days.

Would you pray for July 19th?  Would you pray for us as I (David) take some time off work this week to try and refocus my heart?  Would you pray for Jen, that she would continue to rest, even though at this point, she is about to go stir crazy?  Would you pray for our son, that he would stay stubbornly put where he is?

We have seen God moving in powerful ways all over the world because of our circumstance.  People have been brought in to our lives, our’s (and other’s) faith has been stretched, and Jen and I have been brought in to new relationships with people we have not known well.  So that leads us to the final prayer request.  Would you pray that God would use this to lead others to the beauty, grace, and peace of the gospel, and that the non-believer would be brought to their justification in Christ, and the believer would be stirred towards love and good deeds because of this?

10 days.  God can and does indeed work miracles.  Thanks for holding us up in prayer.  We couldn’t do this without you.

Love to you all, David & Jen

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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6 comments on “10 Days could be Life or Death: Pregnancy Update, end of Week 22
  1. JennyRain says:

    will be praying and will see you guys later today…

  2. Prudence says:

    Praying for healing for your little boy. 10 days Lord please heal him. Give peace to David & Jen, be their comfort & strength.

  3. Makeda says:

    I am connecting my faith with yours and those of your family and friends that your little guy will stay put until at least July 19. God is still the God of the impossible so I know He can and WILL hear and answer our prayers.

  4. On July 9th, a dear friend of ours gave birth by c-section after a “high risk” pregnancy and three months in the hospital on complete bed rest. Jacob’s placenta was attached to her cervix. She was life flighted from the Gulf Shores hospital to Sacred Heart in Pensacola, FL. where they are the best equipped to save both hers and the baby’s life – in the event of early labor. She made it to week 26 when they took her down to see the 26 week gestation babies that were being cared for outside of the womb. While it was shocking to see, she then knew that baby Jacob, with God’s grace, could survive! Two weeks later she went back to Gulf Shores, closer to family, friends and their church family. They had scheduled the c-section, along with a hysterectomy, for the best chance of saving Lisa’s life.
    From the moment I heard of yours and Jen’s situation, I have been praying for God’s mercy for two babies and two mothers. I will continue to pray for you, Jen and your baby. I believe in miracles!!

  5. beth says:

    i can surely pray for July 19th but i plan to pray BIG and ask for at least 30 weeks of gestation. yea i’m crazy like that. you guys have been on my mind alot lately as i honestly cannot even imagine what you are feeling and going through. but i’m praying that God would sustain you in a way that only He can do…that He would give you a “peace that passes all understanding”…and that He will use this to draw others to Himself.

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