Saturday, September 16, 2006

Introducing....Baby B!

Posted by Brad (09/16/06):

The end of this week has been an amazing week of ups and downs, all at the same time. We went for our appointment on Thursday anxious to find how our little ones were growing. The great news is, they are all very healthy size and appear to be doing very well. They are all about 6cm, or 2.25 inches long.

We had the wonderful opportunity to get a new kind of sonogram this week, 4d sonography. This is a somewhat new technology in which they are able to produce 3D images of the babies. This enabled us to get our first good look at our kiddos. We are in love with them already! Although very small (and resemble aliens, perhaps on Brad's side of the family, just kidding), they are already very recognizable as babies. We have been reassured through reading that they will only get cuter from here. :)

Baby "B" got the prize this week for sitting still long enough to get a clear picture. Although we dont know what gender the babies are yet, I am guessing this one to be a girl since she likes the camera so well! We did get shots of all of them, but they were moving around and doing gymnastics so much, it was impossible to get a great one.

The second portion of our appointment was much more difficult. After much consideration, our doctors, with us, have made the decision to give Jen a Transabdominal Cerclage. This is a "major" surgery that will keep Jen in the hospital for at least 2 nights, then home to recover for a few weeks. This surgery should give us the best chance at carrying our babies past that vital 28 week mark, and hopefully beyond. If you would like further details on this surgery, see the link below. This surgery will likely be this coming week, we are still working on getting it scheduled. We will let you know when we know when it is.

Prayer Requests:

-Please be praying the Jen and I can leave every fear and anxiety at the Lord's feet.

-Pray that Jen and the babies are safe during the TAC surgery.

-Praise God with us that He has been so faithful to us all the way through this.

-Prayer for sleep (specifically Jen) she hasn't slept much the last 2 nights

-Pray that Jesus Christ would be glorified by every action and decision that we make. That God would use our situation to show others the hope we have for salvation and eternal life with Him. We would not be able to withstand these difficult decisions without His constant hand of assurance.


Anonymous said...

I think this is the most beautiful grandchild I have ever seen. I am sure the other babies are beautiful too. I am getting more excited by the moment about these babies. I can't wait to see the others. Grandma Murray

Brittany Powell said...

What a great pic of your baby! I'm still praying...


Setrn said...

I will be praying for Jen as she has this procedure. I appreciate reading about your faith and how you wish God to be glorified in these decissions and in this process. That is such a blessing. Sandy Thornsbrough

Mandy Hines said...

What an amazing picutre! What an amazing journey! I am right around the corner for you if you ever need anything at all! My prayers are with your family now and always. I get chills every time I read a new post. Your faith and trust in the Lord is a beautiful testimony. You will be such fantastic parents! Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Prov 3:5