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

Monday, August 13, 2012

Precise gestation length

The babies were born at 27 weeks and 5 days, but because they are quints they were more like 27-week preemies than 28 week preemies. I'm just grateful for the additional 5 days, and sure would have chosen to go much longer! But it was obviously completely out of my hands when Will broke his water and got things going really quickly, and God is always sovereign. His plans are perfect, even when I don't understand them. (And praise Him, all five babies are doing better in some way this morning. I will blog tonight, if able.)

15 comments:

  1. Saw your story via Fox News. Praying for you all. God bless. in Christ, Mary L.

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  2. Congratulations!!! You have been truly blessed. I'm a mother of two sets of twins (not quintuplets) but they also were born premature. I understand your situation and will pray for your family. God surely is good. Best wishes.

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  3. Found your story in the newspaper today and then went to look for a blog and found it! I will be praying for those sweet angels and your family. God is Good! Good Luck - Julie

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  4. We're grateful too for each day, and are praying for your press conf in an hour. May God be glorified in you both ... May he speak through you and touch many for his kingdom through this miracle and the way you are responding to it all! We love you guys!! sb

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  5. Great to hear!!! Its a slow process, but steps forward are so encouraging!!! If you get a chance, would love to see more pics!!! Praying and praying!!!

    Laurie

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  6. Praising and praying!

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  7. What a praise that the Houston Chronicle included your story (very brief) today but had a link to your blog. We in Houston can be added to your prayer team. I have a special place in my heart for you as our son will be on the mission field next year and I am a NICU nurse so love those little bitties! God is good to put us in His family of prayer warriors. Praying for your whole family.

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  8. I saw your story via WORLD magazine's online news article--first, congratulations on the birth of your little ones, and second, I'll be praying for you and the babies in the NICU! I was encouraged reading back through some of your blog posts, since I'm currently going through a tough pregnancy, although for completely different reasons than you. :) I've had a PICC line and TPN since February, so reading about the PICCs that your babies need was hard; I'll be praying specifically that the lines stay free from infection and don't need to be replaced. Your faith and trust in God is evident in these posts. Thank you for sharing your story with us. God bless!

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  9. Hi, there! Just a note to let you know that you and your sweet family are being prayed for. Our son arrived at 27 weeks and 3 days and was taken care of at St.Pauls... we have many memories of the wonderful staff who took care of *all* of us (not only was our son a preemie, he was also adopted... the staff patiently dealt with many legal issues when it came to our situation). We love them so much that we come back and visit each year at the preemie reunion. Take heart and know that not only does the Lord have you in His hands, He has also placed you and your babies in very capable medical hands. By the time our 72 day stay was up, we had read almost the entire Bible to Eli... it's the perfect way to let them hear you talking to them. Some of the staff would keep up with our readings and sweetly ask what we would be reading to him each day. I will be praying for you and your little ones often!

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