Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Update

Hello,

Thanks so much for the many words of encouragement and prayers that were offered in even the short time since I last posted.

My doctor's appointment went okay. She did say that I am 1 cm dialated, which initially freaked me out, until I remembered that women can walk around for weeks beng 1-2 centimeters dialated. Let's hope that's the case.

She did, however, move up Isaac's scheduled birth date. My c-section is now scheduled for October 7th. This was a really difficult thing for me. Mentally and emotionally I have been preparing myself for mid-October, thinking that I had 4 weeks left getting to feel Isaac kick and wiggle. Now it's 3. I know that may not sound like a big deal, but somehow for me it really is.

We could use your prayers for quite a few things...
1- That my body doesn't decide to go into labor and that Isaac stays put until October 7th
2- That Spencer and I would be able to juggle things with our long-term subs at school without any problems
3- That all of the preparations, like having the specific nurses we've met with at the hospital, having the right rooms available for us, our very generous photographer not having a conflict on October 7... that all of those things would fall into place.
4- For grace and peace and strength in the 3 weeks we have left with sweet little Isaac.

20 comments:

Michelle said...

Know that you, Spencer and Isaac are loved by so many and God's ways are higher and better than ours. Love.

Kamaile said...

The three of you will be in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

We are with you in prayer, which is so powerful. I am praying for all of you by name and trusting in the Lord for his continued presence in all of your lives. Stay strong in Him. He is with you. God Bless all three of you.

Jennifer said...

Stacy,
I am always so inspired by your postings. Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am in prayer for you all the time Gods timing is perfect i will continue to come in agreement for the perfection of Gods Plans in the weeks to come. God Bless

Jennifer said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Spencer and little Isaac often!

kat said...

Praying for you!

Jackie said...

The three of you are in my thoughts and Prayers.

aol said...

Stacey, you and Spencer have been in my mind and heart for all these months with everything going on, I haven't been able to say anything to you, I just don't know what to say, But if Spencer remembers Bryan was 7 and 1/2 weeks early, intubated, lungs collapsed twice blood tranfused 4 times,[Remember, I am a ICU RN][I knew what was going on]I remember the pain and deep hurt you are feeling, I didn't get to touch him for 4 days, after his birth, I have my faith and Bill his, not the same, but I know how hard this is, hold on to God, trust in his path for you, Spencer and Issac. Chrissy

livvielo said...

My prayers are with you. You've been the picture of grace throughout your pregnancy--I log on to read your blog all the time, and I've been thinking about and praying for you, Spencer, and Isaac.

Sam, Erin and Ava said...

I pray that your souls will be comforted with HIS Love and strength. You cannot carry yourselves during this time but HE will. God will honor your faithfullness to Him. Praying for you and thinking of you.

Taylor said...

I am praying for you. I understand exactly how you feel... wanting another week. I'm right there with you.

Monica said...

Oh, Stacy...it's too soon. =( I'm hugging you from afar. Lots of love...Monica

Kate said...

Still praying for your family.

Jennifer Wiser said...

Stacy,
I've been following your story for several months now, although I've never posted. I've been praying with you and for you as I've walked the road you are on...to some degree. I've lost two precious children to early stage miscarriages, one daughter at 23 weeks who was still-born, and then in November of 2004, we lost our precious daughter Allison at 26weeks (and although we didn't know she would be born prematurely and pass away, once I went into labor, we we found out that more than likely she wouldn't survive) - she lived 8 hours that precious day in November. I held her, loved her, and have felt my arms ache for her ever since. I know that God can and will continue to carry you through this time as He did us - and that He will give you all that you need to walk and breathe in the days ahead. You may not know us, but we are praying for you, feeling your pain, and sending our love your way. God heals as no one else can, and He is the only one who will fill the void in your heart and arms. And someday, He is the only reason, we will be reunited with our sweet angels again!
Love from Michigan!

Shanny said...

My prayers are with the three of you. God bless you.

AngelsAmid said...

I'm still continuing to pray for you. I can imagine cutting one week off seems like a big chunk right now :( I'm saying prayers for all of those things (hugs)

Anonymous said...

I am keeping you, Spencer and Isaac in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you as you prepare to meet your little miracle. He is so blessed to have you as parents.

Amy said...

I read your blog for the first time today and I have been glued to it-reading back over all of your old posts. You are an awesome person! The way that you are dealing with all of this is amazing to me.

I have been praying for you today and I will continue to pray for you and Isaac these next few weeks.

pollykinz said...

You and Spencer (and Isaac) are in my prayers.