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A glimpse into the life of Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and their 12 precious blessings. Thank you for visiting; we pray that what we share here may always bring glory to our wonderful God and Saviour. May you praise the Lord with us for the great things He has done and continues to do as we serve Him sharing the gospel here in the little town of Cuidad Insurgentes, BCS Mexico. He alone is good and faithful!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Little Lockwood 12 still hanging in there :)

I'm sorry to take so long to update. We got home about 11 am, but as we hadn't been home all morning, had new orders from the doctor and Daniel had to leave for the village around 3 pm, we were busy getting everything taken care of.
Thank you so much for praying for us this morning. Again, what a blessing it has been to read the comments and emails of so many bringing us and our little one before the Lord in prayer. We have been so very humbled and our hearts so encouraged as again and again, trial after trial, you dear brother and sisters in Christ Jesus help to carry our burdens. In a place that can at times feel so lonely, it just means so much to know so many pray.
While I did have butterflies in my tummy as we drove in to see the doctor, our hearts were calm. I was awoken this morning by heavy bleeding. We had no sign that anything was wrong before this moring. I had been very tired the past couple of weeks, but Daniel bought me some more iron, vitamin C and a multi-vitamin, and the past 2 or 3 days I was feeling much better.
So we were surprised and obviously concerned to wake up to the problems this morning. Daniel prayed with me right away and I rested while the children got ready to go.
The doctor did an ultra sound right away and there was our little baby kicking mommy, heartbeat strong, and measuring right on schedule!
The problem is the placenta again, which has torn away some again from the wall of the uterus. The placenta is also completely covering the opening to the uterus (placenta previa) which makes it more delicate. I was having some pain too and the uterus seemed to be very hard, so the doctor prescribed some medicine to relax it.So I have been ordered to bed rest again until the bleeding completely stops and then very limited activity until my next check up and possibly further.
We are so very thankful to still have little Lockwood #12 with us...while we've never even seen or held this precious baby, we love him/her so much and how our hearts would ache and how we would miss him/her if we had to wait until glory to see face to face.
So while it is a hard time of the year to "stay down" (of course, with 11 little Lockwoods and one handome big Lockwood, staying down any time of year isn't easy), I just keep thanking the Lord that I have another day to hold our precious baby inside me...another day to tell him/her how much mommy loves him/her. When I'm pregnant, it is so special to me to read the Scriptures outloud during my quiet times as I always have another tiny little one with me :)
Well, I know this has already been a long post, since Daniel and most of the children are out in the village, and I have to be here in bed :), I thought I'd post a few pictures I took from the weekend.
And please, keep praying for the people in the village of Jesus Maria. Daniel continues to faithfully go, and they faithfully come to hear him preach. Lately, since it has been getting dark so early, and since there is no power out there, Daniel preaches in the dark. Last week, it was so dark, he could not even see their faces. He brings a little flashlight by which to read the Bible by, but then they all listen in the dark while Daniel shares. Last week, the boys came back with a tarantula...they found 3 but only brought home 1, so I count my blessings :)

Revolution Day (Nov. 20) Parade on Hwy 1

Pictures from Sunday morning...eating a quick breakfast before heading out the door.

While the children were eating, I took another picture of the shoeboxes :) We got another couple big packages at the post office today (we'll pick them up tomorrow). Another 2 1/2 weeks and we'll be handing them all out!
Side note: I just thank the Lord (and the Maxwell family ) for helping me learn how to better order my days and manage the home. The schedule that we regularly follow has been such a blessing in times such as these as everyone knows what to do and when to do it!
I took this picture last night while Brother Macario was taking prayer requests and I was standing outside with fussy, teething Eliseo. The lights are really bright in the picture, but I wanted to show you what we brought back with us from up north this month....pews! :) My parents church donated them to us a couple of years ago, but we hadn't been able to get them down here. But this past trip, my dad cut them down to size, disassembled them, and we brought 6 of them down! Next time we go up, we hope to bring 6-8 more.

Early morning Sunday School craft preparations :)
Ivan and Isaiah leaving to do their route. We have 5 routes each Sunday. The route workers walk to everbody's house on their route and gather everyone for the bus or van to pick them up for service.

Timothy, Eljah, and Benjamin leaving for their route.
After lunch, between services, the older ones do a quiet activity (reading, writing, sewing, ect...)
And the little ones sleep :)

We made chains in Sunday School to count down the days until the special Christmas service

Some of the girls coming inside after finishing their craft.


  1. Praising God for good news. We will continue to pray for you and baby #12.

    TARANTULA! God be with you. :o)

  2. Our family has been praying for you. So relieved that baby is doing alright.

  3. We are praying for you. Glad to hear that baby is still ok. Take it very easy.

  4. So glad to hear that the baby is doing okay! I am continuing to pray for you, Jaynee, and the rest of your family! Please keep us updated.

  5. Jaynee~ I'm so glad to hear that you are able to rest and still update us :-) And that your little bitty baby is doing well. We will keep you both in our prayers as well as your family for taking over Mama's duties :-)

    You look great Jaynee! Certainly not a lady who has had 11 healthy kiddos :-)

    We all enjoy checking your blog daily. The kids all ask me to scroll back over and over so they can all see the kids and what's going on :-)

    Thanks for the update on Daniel and the villages he goes to.


  6. Thank you to our good Lord for this wonderful news. He is holding us all in His hands as always. I pray for healing of the placenta again during your time of bedrest. I am so glad you have so many sweet helpers around you.


  7. Take good care of yourself!
    Love & prayers.
    Janice in NH

  8. Thank you, Father!! Jaynee, stay in bed (as lame as that is!!). :) We're praising God with you for a good report and a healthy baby! Love Jess!

  9. Thank you Father for hearing our prayers and our hearts. Thank you for your amazing grace and love for each and everyone of us. Father I continue to pray and lift this family up to you as you wrap your mighty arms around them. thank you Jesus for you annointed blessings.

  10. Praying you can rest and stay healthy for the duration of this pregnancy. I can only imagine how hard it is to "stay down" while being the Mommy to your crew. :) Praying all is well, Jaynee!

    ~Leah in Alaska~

  11. I am praying for you and your tiny sweetie. I will of course pray that you will be able to hang on to full term but I am also praying for you during this time of bedrest - it can be so difficult to stay down!!

    I love those wonderful pictures of the children holding their stars. hey look so joyful!!

    Blessings to you and your family!!

  12. Is that a maternity shirt? Yeah! You look too skinny though. Eat lots of turkey. Glad to hear my niece/nephew is doing great. Can't wait for him/her to play with its cousins. They will be best buds! The pews look great, and I love the chains. Give the kiddos hugs from us. Love you!

  13. Thank you for updating us. I pray for continued protection for you and your precious little one.


  14. So thankful that you and Baby are doing well now, and praying for the bleeding to stop quickly and completely!

  15. Thank you for the update! We will continue to pray and hope that things will go smoothly and well while you are on bedrest. :)

  16. Dear Jaynee,

    I'm so glad to hear that "Justin" is doing well. I continue to lift you, "Justin" and the family up in prayer. I enjoy your blog so much.

    Please lift our nation in prayer as well. We need to pray for victory over this culture of death. Pray that we will all remember to keep our eyes on Jesus.

    In Him,
    Katie in Maryland

  17. Oh I am so glad to hear everything is alright.
    Bed rest...lots of bed rest. I know that is probably easier said than done but you did a great job with it before.
    I have the Maxwell book (actually for a few years now) and I STILL haven't made a schedule out. It intimidates me. But yet, I know we could really use one. I am going to have to look into doing it for the beginning of the year.
    Many prayers will be coming your way.

  18. Praying for you, and your wee one!

    Grace and peace,
    Mae W.

  19. Glad to hear your baby is doing well and praying that that continues to be the case. God Bless You!


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