04 February 2007

Prayer coveter

Well, tomorrow, we go to the doctor and then, hopefully, up to the hospital to have this baby induced.
I confess, I'm a little nervous. Aside from the risks that childbirth carries for everyone, this weekend has been difficult. My blood pressure has been really pretty high especially if I'm doing anything other than reclining. I can actually feel my legs and thighs and upper arms and face swelling and my heart has been pounding in my neck. It's not fun.
And the closer we get to delivery, the more the Trisomy 18 possibility is looming in my thoughts. After our accident, we decided not to do the amnio. We've been getting twice weekly ultrasounds and the baby looks good and is active, but we have no conclusive evidence that all is well. Of course, I suppose no one ever has conclusive evidence that ALL is well, but I hope y'all know what I mean...

ANYWAY, all of this to say -- I would really appreciate prayers for peace and assurance, safety and stamina for all of us here. In some ways, I feel silly asking, because I know I already have them. But I am anyway. And I thank you!!

21 comments:

Psalmist said...

Absolutely, dear, I'm praying for you and baby and your family. God IS with you all. ((((((((April))))))))

Jim and Amy Rennie said...

Of course. I feel this scared every day, so I totally understand. I truly believe in my heart of hearts that everything will be fine and your little guy will be healthy. But you have our prayers, always. Say hi to Jimmy for me (if he even still remembers meeting me). How long is he staying for? Will he get to meet the baby?

Life's Good said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers, April, especially for a safe delivery. Know that He is with you, and cares infinitately about every thing that happens to you. Bless you heaps!

love, valerie

amalee issa said...

Prayers and thoughts coming your family's way from frosty Derbyshire.

Amalee x

Robert said...

well wish everything will be just fine... God bless.... your blog is so interesting and peaceful... i would like to visit again... well u can drop by My Blog sometimes too... hope u will find it interesting...!!!

dawn c said...

April, I came over specifically to tell you that you were in my prayers today. I'll be eager to hear all about Sir Littler's arrival and see his wee picture. :)

~liz said...

definitely praying! throughout the day...and tomorrow...and the next. :)
and i DO understand your comment about not realling knowing.
~liz

more cows than people said...

Lifting you and yours to the light. (((((April)))))

mid-life rookie said...

Praying now and through out today (Monday).

A. Lin said...

Praying....

((April))

Holly said...

Praying, too!

Crystal said...

Praying for you too dear friend...

*double, triple, huge hugs*

amalee issa said...

Any news anyone?

Amalee x

Holly said...

and.....?

Crystal said...

Any news?

~liz said...

"stalking" your blog for news...hope all is well. thinking of you all!!!
~liz

dawn c said...

Ditto - will keep checking in.

Still praying~

amalee issa said...

Liz, your comment really made me larf - here we all are, news-and-hope-stalkers everyone!

amalee x

net said...

Do we have a baby yet?

Leah said...

Praying and waiting to hear!

God bless,
~Leah in Alaska

Jim and Amy Rennie said...

APRIL! What is going on??? hehe

You should have at least made your sister write us a message so we could relax a little bit. :) Let us know as soon as you're home!