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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!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Update- 31 weeks 1 day

"Dear Jesus, please help mommy and the baby to be safe. Please help mommy's uterus and help the placenta to grow back the other way that is good..." Those are some of the words I have been so touched to hear our 3, 4, 5, ect... year olds pray each day for weeks. Such big words that they didn't even know before, they now use each day asking the Lord to help.
Thank you so much for all the love and prayers. What an encouragement you all are! And I love reading each comment and email as they are highlights in my day here.
Praise the Lord for a great day yesterday! Other than the episode in the early morning, after my blood transfusion, I had a very uneventful day which is good! Our sweet boy has continued to look great and they even moved me to a room with a bed that is long enough for my 5' 10" frame!
Dr. Van Kirk came in early this morning to talk with me. He sat down and said, "Let me have your questions" to which I replied, "Can I go home? :)" He laughed at me, but gave me a twinge of hope! :) He said if I have another 5-7 days or so as good as I did yesterday, that he would consider letting me return home on complete bedrest. If there is any more heavy bleeding or contracting though, I have to stay put here.
He said that since baby has looked so good, as long as I'm not contracting and I stay on the medicine to keep contractions down, that I can be off the moniters for most of the day. They'll hook me up 3 times a day for a half hour or so to check everything and if it looks good, I can have 2 less wires to which I need to be attached. :) He also let me have a 5 minute shower which really does a lot to make one feel better!
I've been so very blessed not only by you all but by so many family and friends here who have been so very helpful through helping care for the children, coming up to visit or call, bringing me little treats :), and just letting us know that they are there to help us out however we can.
Some dear friends from church and 2 of my brother/sister in laws are helping watch our little ones right now. They all have many children of their own, and I know how much work is involved in taking on a few more, yet they are so sweet through their joyful sacrifice of time and energy.
I've emmensly enjoyed visits from my parents, our pastors, my sister (who brought me a bag of goodies to keep me busy :) ), 2 of my sister in laws, my mother in law and her husband, and of course, Daniel who brought up the children and a dozen roses...one from each of our 12 children :).
I love talking with some of my other sister in laws too who while they are at home caring for their children, are so good to chat for a bit which I love, and my 2 sisters who live out of the area called me too! I even got a call from a dear friend of our family all the way in Kansas last night...what a special surprise.
I just want to say thank you to everyone who has prayed for us, helped us, and say how much you each mean to Daniel, the children, and I.
I truly have so much for which to be thankful. Yes, there are so many times of worry, fear, and just the whole uncertainty of everything. But being here has given me lots of time to spend in the Word and how precious it is! How the Lord strengthens our hearts and calms our anxieties.
Yesterday was a quiet day on the labor/delivery floor here, so I had several times a day when many of the nurses/staff here came in my room just to chat. I'm not their typical patient to say the least! :) And I seem to attract a bit of attention. :) But what an opportunity to share Christ with so many. And I just am praying that I will be able to further talk with whoever the Lord brings along about His amazing love for us all and maybe He will be able to use this time to bring another one to Him.
I'll keep you all updated as I can and please keep praying. I'm right next to all the labor/delivery rooms, and I love hearing each little newborn cry! I can't wait to hear our own little boy's cry!


  1. Dear Jaynee, I was so glad to read your update yesterday, but didn't have time to comment. We have been praying for you faithfully still. What an encouragement your sweet spirit is to me! I know that it is Christ through you, and that makes it all the more special. Your children's prayers are so very sweet.
    I thought this morning that it is too bad we are on opposite sides of the continent. If you were closer, I would make some time to come and visit with you, but NY and California leave me no option. ;)
    Sending you love!

  2. still praying and wishing i could come visit too!

  3. Although I don't know you personally, you have touched my heart over the last several months. I keep praying for you, baby and all of the family as you go through this time in your lives. It is so wonderful the Christian witness you have, over your blog and now in the hospital. Thank you for the updates. They encourage me every time!

    Tami in Montana

  4. Hello Janyee,

    I have been following your blog for quite awhile now and have been so amazed and blessed by you and your wonderful family. Thank you so much for sharing your life with strangers. I'm sure you have touched many lives in an amazing way.

    Just want you to know that there is yet another stanger out here praying for you and your precious baby boy. Must say, that even though I know it is very hard on you and your family to have you in the hospital, it is comforting to me to know that in case you need it, medical care is immediatley available I do hope that you are able to go home soon because that will mean that things are going well Little Lockwood #12!!

    So, take care and continue to rest in the Lord.

    El Cajon, CA

  5. Thank you for the updates!! God is so faithful. We are continuing to pray...

  6. Praying for you and your baby boy (along with your husband and other precious children!)

  7. Jaynee--I have been to your blog before, but it has been a while. I came through your comment on Smockity Frocks blog about the interview she was doing with her friend Karla. I feel overwhelmed many times with my 7 children, 10 1/2 yrs. down to 10 months, and then I come across families like yours and Karla's and am much encouraged. Thank you so much for your attitude of service to the Lord, and for all that you share on your blog (I read back a ways to catch up.) You are a great encouragement to me where I am at right now. I started praying for you and your sweet little one last night when I came across your blog, then throughout the night as I nursed my little one, and this AM as I awoke. You are on my mind and in my prayers. I will pray along with you for the Lord to use this time in the hospital to bring someone else to Him through your faithful witness. Thank you again for being an encouraging example to me, and I will pray for you and your family! I live in NY state also, but wish I lived closer--I would love to meet you and your family!
    elireeves at stny dot rr dot com

  8. Hi Jaynee~
    As I was reading your update it occurred to me what an amazing log you have of this little guys life. How God has moved you, put the right people in your life, surrounded you with good care and dr's so close. What an amazing story you'll have to read to him~


  9. Hi Jaynee,

    I have been following your blog for quite some time. Although my religious views are very different from yours, I learn a tremendous amount from you and the life you lead. Your children are amazing. I wish I could meet them in person! My two children, 7 and 3, love to hear about the latest news in your family. We're thinking about you and your family and sending our best wishes.

  10. We are and will continue praying for you and your unborn little boy...we also pray for your husband for wisdom and for the other children to cope well while mommy is not home...
    Take care and thanks for the updates...

    Wish we could visit you but we are way out in Canada...

    God Bless

    Nadine and family

  11. You mission continues!! God is using this situation for His glory, no doubt!! I'm so glad you are receiving such good care. I pray continually for this dear sweet baby - he's already so well known and loved!! I also think it's so special that God allowed you to stay home long enough to get Eliseo on the mend from his first sickness.

  12. Praise God for Baby Lockwood's continued growth and safety inside mommy! :) Continuing to pray for both mommy and baby, and for the whole family during this time. Question...I wanted to send a little present I made for baby Lockwood 12 to you - is the address in the top right corner the correct one to send something to?

  13. So glad for the updates. You continue to be in our prayers.

  14. Hadn't written in awhile but faithfully read every post. Thank you so much for sharing your story! God Bless - Ellen

  15. I love reading your blog. You chronicle your life of service to our Lord in an amazing and transparent way. Thank you for that. I don't believe in coincidences. You are right where God wants you. Someone's life will be changed for the glory of God through this difficult pregnancy. Praise God that your little one is doing so well! Will continue to pray for you and the little one and the rest of the family.

  16. I'm very new to your blog, but I just wanted to let you know that I'm praying for you. I know you need encouragement, my heart goes out to you, I know this is hard. You have a beautiful family! May God continue to show you favor and His grace and mercy.

    2 Samuel 22:31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word is tried; he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.

    I don't know if you've listened to messages from Charity Christian Fellowship, but that would be a blessing for you to listen to while you're in the hospital. You can listen right on your computer. They have hundreds of messages including a complete set called "The Godly Home". All of their messages are a blessing.

  17. What a wonderful way to share Christ with so many. Praying for you and the wee one.

  18. Im so glad to hear you had an uneventful day. Praying for you and your baby.

  19. Jaynee,
    I have been reading and praying. I am so happy to hear that things are going well-but I know how hard it is to be in the hospital when you are missing your kids and husband!


  20. I think of you and the baby daily.

    Susan in Texas

  21. I have five lovely children. With the last baby I was on bedrest for 11 weeks. Not easy but the Lord was there every step of the way. I am praying for you and little one. That pregnancy lasted through until 38 weeks, and I had a baby girl. She is one and all cheeks and chubby legs.

    God bless
    Heather L

  22. Praise the Lord! What a sweet time you are having in the hospital... But I still hope you get to go home! :o)

  23. I have been keeping up with your blog for quite sometime now. Maybe a year or so. I have been praying for you and your family and a safe, healthy delivery. I am so pleased that you are doing well. Bask in his amazing grace.


  24. Hi There,
    We don't know each other personally but I have been reading your blog for sometime. I am so encouraged by your faith and strength you are showing. I am a sister in Christ also, and so want to have your strength. I am praying daily for you, the baby, your husband and children. Would love to learn more from you as how your faith has grown and how you came to where you are today in faith.
    God Bless and take care,

  25. Jaynee,

    We met in Cincinnatus, NY when you came to our house and went out for supper with Daniel--alone. We are praying for you here and praise the Lord for his watch care over you and your family. Your family is a testimony of the blessing- not burden- of children. May God continue to give you all wisdom and safety as you testify of His grace.

    Sherry in central NY

  26. Jaynee,
    I have been reading your blog for months and am always encouraged by your words.
    I have been praying for you and your family. I was put on bedrest with my first pregnancy and I know how difficult it can be!
    I pray that the Lord will give you strength to make it through this time and you will be able to rest!
    You are an amazing woman, who the Lord has richly blessed! I pray the delivery of this new blessing will be safe.
    Isn't it so awesome to rest in the Arms of our Heavenly Father? The peace that comes from knowing that He is a sovereign God, who holds this baby in his hands is so comforting!
    Your faith and courage is a daily blessing to me as I homeschool my children and try to train them in the ways that are right.
    Thank you!

    Praying for you in Michigan!

  27. I hope the doctors realise that a mother of eleven can't stay in bed and rest when she is at home...


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