Wednesday, February 24, 2010

8

I am not sure it has really hit me that in wrapped up in the process of delivering Eliana is the fact that I will be undergoing a major surgery again. So today, could you please pray for the physical aspects of having another c-section? For my nerves about the surgery (did I tell you I have a seriously hard time with needles??), for my body to handle it well, for there not to be any sort of complications for me or for Eliana. History would tell me that physically, I will do just fine; but I am starting to sense my nervousness about this and know that God alone is the one who can calm those fears.
Thanks for joining us in praying through our countdown... we treasure your prayers immensely.

16 comments:

Goodness and Mercy Mom said...

Dear Stacy,

I want you to know that I have been and will continue to cover your pregnancy and delivery with prayer.

Although no one will replace Isaac, the gift of your new daughter will certainly bring much joy and healing. (We have experienced similar loss. In 2004, we lost a baby boy at 35 weeks. A year later, God blessed us with another son.)

I will pray for your strength and peace throughout the delivery. (I hate needles, too, so I'll specifically pray for gentle nurses.)

You have been such a testimony of faithfulness through your pain. God has certainly been glorified through your lives and your blog. May His goodness and mercy come in abundance.

Much Love,
Kathie from http://goodnessandmercyshallfollow.blogspot.com

Julie said...

I haven't commented yet, but I've been praying for you daily as you near Eliana's arrival. So many emotions, I know...praying for you!

Hugs and prayers from Indiana.

Nellie said...

I just wanted to let you know that my thoughts, prayers and joyous good wishes are with you and your husband on the upcoming birth of Eliana!

I am deathly afraid of needles and had a c-section delivery of my daughter Ainsley. The thought of the needle would make me break out in a cold sweat. Luckily, my OB/GYN hugged me and talked in my ear during the process and made it seem like nothing was going on at all - thank God!

lottfam said...

Have been following you for about a year. You and your family come to mind often and I pray for you. I too have a fear of needles. My son was almost a c-section because he wasn't decending -- the doctor gave me 30 more minutes. We never prayed so hard and praise God he moved! I'm sure I would have passed out knowing what was going on behind the curtain! God will help you through as I'm sure He would have helped me through!

Lilly's Mom (Desiree) said...

Praying for you, Eliana, hubby...and for your surgery. =) Just remember that God is in control of it all!!! I was terrified of having my c section as well, but it all worked out... and I am still continuing to heal daily! God bless you and yours... and good luck!!

Susan D. said...

Prayers said for you Stacy, and your little one. I recommend you start to visualize how you want your birth to go. It really helps! Many hugs and prayers.

Paige said...

Stacy,
I have read your blog for a while now and have even left a couple of comments. I have been in your position and know too well what you are feeling right now. I have been praying for a God's peace over you and Spencer and a healthy delivery of your baby girl. Just try to stay positive and don't let your mind go to "that" place. When you are laying on that table it will be the same, remembering Isaac the whole time, yet so different. When you hear her cry- words can't even describe it. You will be in such an emotional high your you won't even know you had a c-section. Still praying, Paige Thomas

Cecilia said...

Praying! Thank you for giving us specific things to pray for daily.

jen said...

I like the way Paige worded it. I was the same way with Bella...having my c-section, all I could think about was the last time I was in there having Logan. And then, she cried and I know Matt and I did, too! You will do just fine and that little girl will bring you such joy! Isaac will be smiling down on all of you! Continuing to pray for you all!

Jen

The Bailey's said...

Praying for you sweet blog friend! I had a c-section with my son Clint. I pray for your calm nerves during that day and the time to pass quickly between when you are wheeled in to the OR and when your husband joins you. That was the hardest part for me!

Beckycain6 said...

Hi Stacy,

I just wanted to take a minute to post....shamefully I admit I don't know if I ever have left a comment before. I have been reading your blog since you were pregnant with sweet little Isaac...and am so excited for you!

Try not to be hard on yourself, the nerves are SO totally normal. (I have 5 children--4 here on earth and 1 in heaven). If I could encourage you at all, it would be to continue to press into the Lord over the next 8 days..Deeply and more so often than before. Yes, prepare for the delivery--but every time you feel the "scary feeling" of anxiety, try flipping open your bible. If opening your bible isn't possible, try to recall ONE, just one, memory verse from the bible. And say it to yourself over and over until the moment passes.

Remember that Satan is going to take this precious time, time when you should be filled with great excitement--and he is going to try and cloud it with anxiety and fear. He's a liar and a thief. Just remember that. He WANTS this time to be scary to you and your husband. And he is glad when he gets his way.

I'm going to pray for you; pray for peace and exceeding joy. God has you in His hands, Stacy, and because of that no one can snatch you from them.

I am sure Eliana is going to be beautiful. God's grace........

Praying for your family. Your sister in Christ,
Becky Cain
Richmond, Va

Anonymous said...

Prayer for your family and the birth of Eliana. What a blessing you are to all that read your blog. May God's peace cover you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacy,
Just wanted to let you know your family is in my prayers! As I was reading your blog tonight, my son who just turned two heard the music and said "baby", "all right baby"..I don't think he has ever heard the music from your blog before..sometimes little signs like that can mean so much :)

crystal theresa said...

Stacy, I am definitely praying for you. That peace will wash over you as you prepare to meeting Eliana. That your delivery will go well and that those needles will feel like nothing. ((hugs))

Anonymous said...

Stacy, I'm praying for you and Spencer. As you await precious Eliana's arrival, may you be overwhelmed with God's sweet peace.

Elizabeth

Michal Ann said...

I well remember being afraid of my second of three C-secs but the Lord gave me a verse of comfort and assurance. Like Becky said, look for an encouraging verse. I healed SO WELL and by then I had learned side-lying nursing which is SO HELPFUL. It's so easy compared to fussing around with pillows trying to get baby in position in your arms when you have a sore tummy.

I'll pray that they get the I-V's done smoothly. Be sure to ask for someone who is especially good at it. They WILL take extra care if you mention it.

I'll also pray that they give you just the right amount of pain meds so that you're comfortable but not sleepy.

You're in good Hands...and Spencer will be a wonderful presence of love and strength and joy.

Sending love with great hope!

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. Isaiah 26:3 (KJV)