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 24, 2012

Yesterday's check-up

Sorry we're late on this! All the babies are doing beautifully. Marcie Jane's kidneys were normal on one side, only slightly enlarged on the other (less than last week). We thank God for His control over that. All heartbeats and amniotic fluid levels looked good, praise God. Thank you for praying! Some disappointing news is that my cervix has shortened drastically, from 4.5-5.0 cm down to 2.6-2.8 cm. The doctor had told us that 2.5 would mean admittance to the hospital. Thankfully, the remaining length is still very tightly closed, so the doctor increased the dosage of the mild anti-contraction medicine I have been taking and is allowing me to try one more week of home bed rest. Would you please pray with us that if the Lord is willing He will lengthen the cervix again? It wasn't a huge surprise that it had shortened because some of my contractions have been intense enough to make it difficult for me to talk through them. I am now on serious bed rest, lying down all the time and just resting. I  really need to limit my email or FaceBook time, since even that can be a bit stressful due to the position I need to be in, so Gavin will be taking over most communications with everyone.   Thanks to those praying about weight gain: I gained 3-4 pounds this past week! My stomach is getting so crowded it's amazing that I can can eat at all. The delicious meals people are bringing really help motivate me and are a blessing to us all - thank you! With gratitude, in His grip, Carrie

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

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

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