Monday, March 15, 2010

A Praise

After a much anticipated two weeks my doctors appointment finally came. My good friend, Brooke, took Elijah and Caleb met me at the doctors office for the ultra sound. I'm so grateful for everyone who was praying for us and I know God really steadied my nerves. Doctor Frields started doing the measurements and right away told us things were looking good. Her heart was beating strong and he said she was moving a lot! Praise the Lord. All her measurements went up, which we're so thankful for. She's still very small though, especially her abdomen. He's going to keep me on complete bed rest. Of course I wanted to hear that I could get up and have a normal rest of the pregnancy, but this is much better news than being hospitalized or having to deliver now. There is still the chance of delivering early. I go back in another two weeks and he's going to be monitoring her measurements closely.

Caleb and I have seen God carry us through each moment of this whole experience. He's given us faith to trust in His plan for us and little Vanessa, and such encouragement from fellow believers. We're really just taking things one day at a time.

Bed rest is still challenging for me and I can't imagine two and a half full months of it, but like everything else I know I'll have the grace to get through each day. We're really amazed at how gracious people have been to babysit and bring meals. But we're at a place where we're going to hire some help to come in and fill the gaps. If you know of someone who needs a job for a couple months please let us know. We're looking for someone to come to our house and just help out doing all the things I can't. Our friend Brooke is lining up meals for awhile so they wouldn't need to worry about that. Mostly, we just need help with Elijah and a little bit of house work. If you know of someone have them email me. Thanks so much!!

Keep praying for us.


Stephen and Tiffany Seston said...

Praying for you girlie! You have meals?

Lady Tigress said...

WOW..I've not been keeping up and have missed alot I see! We will lift you and Vanessa up in prayers!! God be with you!!

Amber said...

Oh Jessica! I'm so happy to hear you and your little girl are doing better! We were praying and will continue to do so.

Blessings to you all!

Sara Mallon said...

praying for you guys!!! I know that so many times (mostly when tired) I have thought bed rest wouldn't be such a hardship.... but I know that is silly and reading your blog I know that it has to be sooooo hard, esp. with little Elijah. I'll be praying for you, and that little Vanessa keeps growing stronger!!! how far along are you?

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