Friday, July 23, 2010

33 1/2 week pregnancy update and a prayer request

First, the prayer request. My friend was due with her first child 10 days before me. Her daughter Shula was born six weeks ago at 29 weeks gestation. Precious little Shula is having heart surgery this afternoon to close a hole in her heart. Would you please pray for Shula, the doctors, and her family?
**Praise report: Shula's surgery was successful and she is now home with her family after nearly 8 weeks in the NICU.

And now for the update:
(Ok, so this is last weeks photo, but he's just so cute!)

Not much has changed since last week.
-No trips to the hospital this week, although the OB Homecare nurse wanted to send me on Monday. I was contracting every 2-3 minutes while she was here, but they weren't too painful and I wasn't worried.

- Weight gain: 16 lbs

-Morning sickness has returned - yuck.

-Looking forward to reaching the 34 week milestone on Tuesday. I will take my last dose of Nifedipine at 10PM on Monday and if I go into labor after that they won't stop it. I'm still hoping to make it to at least 36 weeks.

-Feeling the overwhelming urge to rid my house of cobwebs and get all those cute little baby clothes put away - must be nesting. Or almost 9 weeks of bedrest is catching up with me. Either way, the cobwebs will have to wait as I'm still stuck here in bed.

-I'm thankful for everyday this precious boy grows in my womb and not in the NICU.

1 comment:

  1. Jessica,
    Praying for you and baby! Will pray for your friend, too. Keep looking up!
    Faith's Firm Foundation
    The following is a favorite poem/song of mine:
    He Giveth More Grace
    "He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
    He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;
    To added affliction He addeth His Mercy
    To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.

    His Love has no limit; His grace has no measure;
    His power no boundary known unto men;
    For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
    He giveth and giveth and giveth again."
    --Annie Johnson Flint


Your comments are such a blessing to me.

"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. " Hebrews 10:23-25