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A Bundle of Myrrh

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

Testing Day – 1

June 24th, 2021 by Aubri

You never know what you’re capable of until you spend and hour and a half of your life pregnant inside an MRI scanner. Oy! The tech had to chase baby “all around the swimming pool” as he put it. But thankfully that went well and thankfully that is over. Hopefully we will have results on those scans today. Today we have an ultrasound, meet with a neonatologist and a neurosurgeon. Thank you all again for the ongoing thoughts and prayers!

In Houston

June 22nd, 2021 by Aubri

We got off to a rocky start but we finally made it to Houston. Yesterday, a few minutes before we were to leave for the airport we were notified that our flight had been cancelled. 😳So a little after 11am we threw our suitcases in our car and set off for Texas. We broke up the 14 hour drive and stopped outside of Dallas last night. We are relieved to be here today, one day early instead of two but very thankful we at least planned the extra day so this wasn’t a complete disaster.

I will check in at the hospital tomorrow morning at 7:30 for an MRI, day 1 of testing and evaluations.

Twelve Years Old

June 17th, 2021 by Aubri

June 16: Clara turns 12! We started the day as we always do with Birthday Pancakes for the birthday baby. The kids have been attending Music Camp at church all day each day this week, so that was a lot of fun. For supper her Daddy smoked a brisket for her and we enjoyed what we rarely are able to do, have a birthday party on an actual birthday!

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Baby Girl

June 15th, 2021 by Aubri

June 12: Last week, at almost 22 weeks, we had another check up with our fetal medicine specialist. We got a nice picture of baby’s little face, the first we’ve gotten since all this began. We were relieved to hear that she is growing as she should be. Nothing regarding her condition has changed or worsened as far as our doctor can tell. We are still on track to leave on June 21st for Houston. Our prayers now are:

  1. Safe and healthy travel. Specifically that Aubri will remain free from COVID as that could prohibit the possibility of the fetal surgery.
  2. Our children while we are gone, especially our youngest two, they will all miss us.
  3. That the tests have favorable results and the surgery will be approved.
  4. If it’s not approved that we will be emotionally prepared for the challenges that will come next for our daughter.
  5. That the surgery would be successful for all of us and the low risk of early labor will not be a problem.