Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Almost 24 weeks, simply amazing!

Family and Friends,

I dont know if everyone who reads this understands just how HUGE this Friday is for the babies, so I wanted to explain just in case.

At 23 weeks, most doctors would say that a baby has little chance of survival if born at this time. Even if survival is acheived, the chances that a baby survives without serious long-term health problems is very very slim. However, some amazing things happen during the 23rd week of pregnancy. At 24 weeks, often called viability, suddenly, the chances of survival start to rise rapidly. With each day that passes after the 24 week mark, our babies are taking huge strides toward getting ready to enter our world able to survive and thrive. Obviously, 24 weeks is not our goal, and is not what we are shooting for, but we are going to celebrate it none the less.

Please, please continue to pray diligently for Jen and the babies. If it sounds like I am begging for your prayers, you are reading correctly, I AM. I feel as though healthy babies are within our reach. Jen needs to carry these boys several more weeks before we can really start to breath a sigh of relief. 30-32 weeks is still the goal, so continue to pray for that, but I am just so excited that we are reaching our window of hope.

We love you all and thank you for your support and prayers!

Brad and Jen
(and the kickers!) :)

5 comments:

Gretchen said...

I'm getting excited! :) Of course we'll shower you with prayer!

Lynn of Covington said...

We continue to pray for you both and all the little ones! It's amazing to see God at work. So excited to make this hurdle and continue to "run the race (in this case walk slowly) and press toward the goal"

Anonymous said...

Brad and Jen,

I just wanted to say that I am very thankful for you guys. I do not know you, but your website has been such a blessing. I am 12 weeks pregnant with triplets. I was told about three weeks ago that I had Mono-mono twins and that they also had TTTS. I was devastated. I was honestly also losing my faith in the Lord because of all the complications. Soon after I saw your website and was able to get back on track with Him. Through constant prayer and confessions to Him I feel so much better. Also, just 2 days ago we found out we were diagnosed wrong. We have a membrane and so far they do not have TTTS. I will continue to pray for your little ones and thanks again for your never-ending faith.

Sincerely,
Rachel McConathy
www.babysites.com/sites/mcconathy
P.S. I do not know if you are on the triplet connection, but if not you should check it out. It is wonderful.

Bill Benzing said...

Hi Brad & Jen, We continue to pray for God's grace and comfort for your entire family. We have been richly blessed knowing all of you.
Looking forwrd to that special birthday coming up.

Anita said...

Hi Jen,
I know your Mother - she told me about you and the triplets, I just wanted you to know that you, your husband and the triplets are in my prayers! God will take care of you all! He always picks the women that "can carry the load"! What a wonderful load you are carrying!
God Bless,
Anita