Saturday, January 20, 2007

Past 30 weeks, still going

Friends and Family:

I wanted to quickly let you know that all is well with the pregnancy and the boys. Our boys continue to show very good heartrates and from all we can tell, they are very healthy.

If you would be willing, we ask that you would continue to pray for our babies safty. They all continue to be at risk, but God has been faithful thus far in preserving their lives, praise Him!

Also, please pray for Jen's physical comfort. As the boys grow and Jen gets stretched to the limit and beyond, her body is responding with a lot of aches and pains. And, this morning a new pain was added. As Jen turned over after having a sonogram, the boys took a major shift in position. Suddenly Jen was in a lot of pain and didnt know why. Dr. Sumners came in a while later and explained that it sounds like she may have pulled/strained her round ligament. He says this ligament is attached to her pubic bone and runs up and over her belly. Evidently, one of the boys must have crashed down on top of this ligament when it was already pulled tight, injuring it in the process. This has been the most painful day yet during this pregnancy.
Would you pray that this sharp pain would go away soon?

Thank you all, we are getting so close now. In a few weeks, we should be giving you names and weights of our new baby boys!!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad everything is going well. - Amy Gibson

Anonymous said...

Prayers and thoughts continue to be with you all. Nancy

brittany powell said...

OUCH!!! We're still praying!

Emily Fay said...

yikes- hang in there jen! i'm still praying for you and the boys (brad included). :)
so happy you've come this far!

Anonymous said...

You're doing great, Jen! I continue to pray for you and all the boys, Brad included! Can't wait to meet all the little ones! Blessings!
Linda

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Jen!! I can't imagine what it is like. I only carried twice with only one each time. We are praying for you and your family and thinking of you often. I'm glad that I logged on tonight, you have indeed blessed me with your testimony and faithfullness to God. God is Good!!!! Julie Tyndall ( another cousin)

Gretchen said...

Poor little Jen the Hen! I will pray for you, little girl!

Anonymous said...

Jen and Brad, I am so encouraged reading what God has brought you and your boys through! I needed the encouragment of your testimony of God's faithfulness! I have been on bed rest since Dec. 31st and am only 22 wks 2 days along...so I have a long way to go. If you think of it pray, for my husband and my 3 children at home adjusting to life w/o mom. Please know that you are in my thoughts and I will be praying for you!
God Bless You! Rachel (your neighbor down the hall)

ASHENFELTERS said...

You are almost there.God is faithful.I am praying for you all!

Joe and Julia said...

Wow Jen...you're a trooper! We enjoy reading your updates. We will continue to keep you, the boys, Brad, and the doctors and nurses in our thoughts and prayers.

I'm not sure what you do or don't have regarding your material needs, but as the time draws closer to bring these little dudes into the world, let us know if we can help in this area. We want to help. Thanks!

-Joe

Anonymous said...

Keep hanging in there! I pray for all of you every day! Thanks for the updates.
Krista

Phyllis Salts said...

Jen & Brad:

So sorry to hear of the pain you are in, Jen. I continue to pray for you both and especially for the four little guys. I pray by the time you read this that your pain is gone. I am praying for the pain to be taken away and to give you all peace and comfort.
Again, your testimony means so much to everyone. I have to add that "Grandma Doris" would be thrilled about her great grandsons!Before she passed, she told me her greatest regret was that she would not live to see who Kristi and Brad married or meet her future grandchildren. So I know that she is looking down with that beautiful smile of hers thinking how very proud she is of you and especially your Christian testimony.

God Bless.

Phyllis

Don and Jane said...

Praise the Lord for His faithfullnes.
Don and Jane

Anonymous said...

Jen and Brad, I'm a friend of Sandy's. I give my s.s. class (at Sandy & Greg's church) weekly updates and we're all praying for the 6 of you. The faith you both have is just amazing - you are truly an inspiration and such a fantastic witness to everyone. Jen, hang in there, I know you must be miserable, but it will all be worth it when those precious little boys arrive!
Marianne Carter

brittany said...

How's Jen doing? I've been checking for an update on her round ligment pain. Just wondering.

grammy said...

sorry to hear of the broad ligament pain. we will pray for well developed lungs on baby a&b. funny, i remember speaking of paige and peyton that way. they sure enjoyed their visit with you on friday. you are a sweety. we are praying for the very best God has for you, Brad, and the boys. Grammy Reese