"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!