But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Monday's check-up

Here's the update from our appointment yesterday-- from Gavin's point of view.  It was another reminder of how firmly God has us and our coming children in His hands and under His loving care.  [Carrie's note: Despite my freaking out on Saturday! I needed the reminder, obviously, and loved your sweet notes of encouragement and truth. Clearly, your prayers are powerful and effective.]

All of the babies are doing well as far as growth and weight.  Little Gracie, who was really small 3 weeks ago (9th or 18th percentile, depending on the equation), is now up above the 50th percentile and has actually passed up her sister (who's exactly 50%) for size!  They are measuring 1 lb, 8 oz, 1 lb 9 oz (Gracie and one of the boys), 1 lb 10 oz, and 1 lb 12 oz, right as they should or even a bit larger at 24 weeks.  There is still no indication of any problems and only one of Marcie's kidneys was mildly enlarged yesterday. The other was normal, just as both were last week, which is reassuring. She may be normal again next week, for which we pray, but either way it's medically not a big deal at all, we're told.

After last week's appointment there was some concern (due to cervix length and funneling) that Carrie might have to be admitted to the hospital if it shortened any more.  We just praise the Lord that she was actually measuring 1.5 cm longer yesterday than last week, and all funneling is gone, despite the biggest boy's rear-end being parked right square on top of it.  Another doctor later told us that she overheard our doctor telling one of the staff that Carrie is "the perfect mother" in reference to how her body is handling everything.  (She hasn't seen Isaac yet, so hasn't seen the first hand evidence of her perfect mothering in the other sense. :)) [Ha, ha! We all know I am far from perfect, and all the glory for anything good in my body or my mothering is obviously the LORD's!]

One slight red flag from  yesterday was possible gestational diabetes. We should get the hour-long test results soon and will let you know if she needs the 4-hour test. Carrie certainly doesn't have any symptoms yet, at least not that we can tell, and it would only make it more difficult for her to eat enough calories each day if she has to go on a diabetic diet, so we pray that the tests will be negative.

Thank you 1,000 times over for praying with us!

Love in Christ,
Gavin and Carrie

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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