28 Weeks, 2 days

This far and no hospitilizations. No magnesium sulfate. No IV's in both arms for my seven intravenous antibiotics. No catheters. No monitors. No husband all alone trying to care for our other children.

To me, this day has been a far off and very longed for milestone. And praise the Lord, we made it!!! God is good isn't He? I'll just be honest and tell you that I've had a constant battle between just trusting God with this pregnancy and letting my fear get the best of me.

Yesterday, as I was 28 weeks and 1 day, my mind just kept rewinding and playing what happened when I was that far along with Caleb. It also was a Monday and around 10:30p.m., my water broke. With an audible pop and a gush, things changed forever. We knew instantaneously that we had a long road ahead of us. I literally lost almost every bit of my water (later they identified that I had a tiny 2 cm pocket left) and terribly strong contractions hit within minutes of my water breaking. As most of you know, my labor was stopped, but on Wednesday afternoon I developed a fever and my body was going back into labor. After 5 hours of hard labor with Caleb, his heartrate was dropping very low more and more frequently. At one point, it dropped from 150 to 40 and was coming up very slowly and that's when they realized that I had had a placental abruption. Imagine what you've seen on television where they are running the patient down the hall, yelling orders, etc. and you can begin to imagine what happened. I was wheeled from labor and delivery at 11:35pm and Caleb was born at 11:38pm. That my friends, was a true emergency C-section!

Just as God decided that all we went through with Lydia and Caleb was good for us, and brought much glory to Himself through it, I believe He's doing the same with Levi. I just think He's going about it a different way. God is already getting glory from Levi's life through giving me a healthy pregnancy. I was considered a "very high risk pregnancy", and was told I would always be, but you know what??? That little blank is no longer being filled out on the medical sheet. It's now just marked "routine pregnancy."

Although this pregnancy is far from over, by reaching this little milestone, God is teaching me to trust Him more. I know that might not make sense. How can one learn to trust God more with a healthy pregnancy and with a healthy baby MORE than during two very difficult pregnancies? I'm not sure, but God know's what I need, and for that I'm very grateful!

I figured you all have waited for a belly picture long enough, so here you go!

I know, I'm HUGE! The "So, when are you due?" questions are coming more frequently and it's kind of funny to see their eyes get big when I tell them I'm not due until August 9th. But that's okay, I'm just thankful to be this far along and am looking forward to getting even bigger! =)


  1. Oh how pretty you are, my friend!

    Can't wait for the little one to arrive!! another cute adorable kiddo I'm sure!

  2. Awe! You look so cute! :) Praise the Lord that everything is going well so far. I pray all continues to go smoothly.

  3. Rejoicing with you! Looking forward to meeting the little one. :)

  4. how beautiful!! that was really encouraging. I have a blood clot in my leg, and will probably be considered "high risk" whenever I am pregnant, but now I know that doesn't have to be the case! What a great lesson in trusting God! :)


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