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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Archive for the ‘Pregnancy’ Category

28 Weeks

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

28 weeks. Welcome to the jungle, I mean the 3rd Trimester. Martha said she’s “popping a baby out” like me. Misery does love company, thanks Martha! 😄

I finally feel like I have a better picture of what we need to have ready for our baby’s birth and what can wait and finally we have an idea of the plan we need to put together for the week she’ll arrive. If she stays put, it looks like we’ll actually plan to let her get closer to her due date than I originally expected which puts us into October. All that feels really good. Now we wrap up the Summer activities, the travel and visitors and prep for school to begin in a few weeks. Then I can turn my attention to nursery prep and all the fun stuff that comes with getting ready for a baby. It helps immensely that I’m already exhausted and am sure I’m walking through quicksand all day long. 👍

27 Weeks

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

Baby is 27 weeks now. Look at that little face!

For the next 12 weeks we are just tracking her growth, which appears to be appropriate for her age at this point. We also are keeping track of the fluid accumulation on her brain (hydrocephalus.) As of last week it looks to be about the same as it was at 23 weeks which is good to hear. Other good news is I don’t have to worry about Gestational Diabetes having passed that test, I’m glad to scratch that concern off my list at least.

Thank you all again for your ongoing prayers.

What Happens Now

Sunday, June 27th, 2021

Thank you all for your love and prayers. Phil and I are slowly making our way home and should get back to our babies tomorrow. We hope to enjoy the rest of the time we have this Summer as a family doing some fun Summer things and begin preparing for Baby Girl’s birth. The remaining weeks of pregnancy should just proceed as usual but with extra visits to the Fetal Specialist and OB of course. We also have a team of doctors we will need to start putting together and most importantly need to find a good Pediatric Neurosurgeon in Omaha within the next couple months.  

We appreciate your ongoing prayers and support!

Returning Home

Friday, June 25th, 2021

After a grueling couple of days of testing and appointments, we have found out that we are not candidates for fetal surgery. A complicated surgery now would not be as beneficial due to the significant damage already caused by the Spina Bifida, which is not what we wanted to hear. We are relieved to be able to go back to our family and home, but also disappointed that more cannot be done for our daughter at this point in time. We get to return home and prepare for a surgery right after birth and for the care she will require. We are thankful for the expertise and information we have received in Houston. Thanks for your concern and prayers.