Tuesday, February 15, 2011

QUIET ON THE HOSPITAL FRONT...

IT HAS BEEN A REAL BLESSING TO HAVE GONE 6 DAYS WITH OUT A TRIP TO LABOR AND DELIVERY. I HAVE BEEN HAVING WAY LESS CONTRACTIONS THE LAST FEW DAYS, WHICH HAS BEEN NICE:) IS IT THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM? PROBABLY NOT... THE STORM WILL COME EVENTUALLY:)

MY SISTER IN LAW IS HAVING HER SCHEDULED C-SECTION TOMORROW MORNING. PLEASE PRAY THAT THEIR BABY ARRIVES SAFE AND SOUND AND THAT THINGS GO ACCORDING TO THE PLAN.

LEVI'S BIO PHYSICAL PROFILE CAME BACK GOOD YESTERDAY. YAY LEVI:) I HAVE TO ADMIT THOUGH EACH TIME WE GO BACK IN I SORT OF WONDER IS THIS IS THE TIME WHERE SOMETHING WILL BE NOT QUITE RIGHT AND WE WILL NEED TO TAKE HIM...

I HAVE A HARD TIME BELIEVING THAT IF HE HOLDS OFF FOR JUST A COUPLE MORE WEEKS THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT HE MAY NOT EVEN NEED NICU TIME. I KNOW BABY BOYS TEND TO NOT BE AS STRONG AS BABY GIRLS... IT JUST ALL SEEMS LIKE IT IS FAR OFF, YET AT THE SAME TIME SOOOO SOOOO CLOSE:)

I HADN'T PLANNED ON SEEING THE KIDS AND GREG YESTERDAY, SINCE WE HAD SPENT A LOT OF TIME TOGETHER ON SUNDAY. BUT MY HONEY HAD A SURPRISE FOR ME. HE CAME UP WITH SPARKLING CIDER, CHOCOLATE, ROSES, AND EVEN ROSE PETALS TO SPREAD ON THE HOSPITAL FOOD TRAY... JUST PRECIOUS. IT WAS SUCH A NICE SURPRISE... I KNEW OTHERWISE IT WAS GOING TO BE A BIT OF A LONELY DAY... I AM SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE HIM IN MY LIFE... AND HE IS HANDLING THINGS SOOOO WELL AT HOME.

MY IN-LAWS ARE COMING IN TO HELP THIS THURSDAY FOR AT LEAST A WEEK, MAYBE A LITTLE MORE. WE HAVE HAD SUCH GREAT HELP FROM FRIENDS AND PEOPLE AT CHURCH, BUT I KNOW THAT HAVING HIS PARENTS HERE WILL REALLY GIVE GREG A BREAK. FROM DOING EVERYTHING FOR EVERYBODY EACH EVENING. I AM SO GLAD THAT THIS WILL WORK OUT. I KNOW THE KIDS WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME TOO:) IT WILL ALSO GIVE OUR OTHER HELPERS A BREAK FOR A WEEK AS WELL:) AND THEN AFTER THEY LEAVE IT WILL BE 2 WEEKS AT THE MOST THAT WE WILL NEED HELP UNTIL LEVI MAKES HIS ARRIVAL, LORD WILLING.

WHEN WE BREAK IT DOWN IT ALL SEEMS MORE MANAGEABLE:)

I ALSO WANT TO ASK THAT YOU PRAY FOR LOUIS... HE HAS BEEN STRUGGLING WITH SOME THINGS... HE IS SUCH A BLESSING AND AN AMAZING KID. GREG AND I ARE REALLY SEEKING THE LORD'S GUIDANCE IN HOW TO HELP HIM THROUGH THIS... THANK YOU FOR PRAYING WITH US...


ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I MOST LOOK FORWARD TO AFTER LEAVING THE HOSPITAL IS TO BE ABLE TO SPEND THAT ONE ON ONE TIME WITH EACH OF THE KIDS. WHEN THEY COME FOR A VISIT, IT IS JAM PACKED WITH TRYING TO LOVE ON THEM ALL... I MISS THOSE SPECIAL MOMENTS WITH EACH ONE.... PRAY THAT THEY FEEL THE LOVE WE HAVE FOR EACH OF THEM AND THAT THE LORD BLESSES THEIR LITTLE HEARTS DURING THIS TIME AWAY FROM MOM:)

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING ALONG SIDE ME DURING THIS TIME AND LIFTING US UP BEFORE THE LORD IN PRAYER.... YOU CAN NOT KNOW HOW MUCH THAT MEANS TO US.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE ANY PRAYER REQUESTS OF YOUR OWN THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE. I WOULD LOVE TO PRAY FOR YOU THIS WEEK:)







7 comments:

Tonya said...

I will definitely pray for Louis. I loved meeting all of your children about this time last year :) but I have to say that I was so, so very impressed by Louis. There was something about him...

I enjoyed talking to you today. I wish I lived closer to come talk to you in person!

Love and prayers!

Becky & Chad said...

You can count on prayer from here. Oh sweet Louis, such a special young man.

How awesome that you got some spoiling in on Valentine's Day, yay for Greg.

Love you Sara, I'm praying the rest of your stay is peaceful. I'm loving to here how the Lord continues to use you there too!

Ella said...

I'll be praying for Louis Aunt Sara. He is such a special boy! He is definitely one of my BEST friends! And I couldn't ask for a better cousin! Whoever is going to be your wife Louis is a lucky girl! :) I love ya cousin! <3
And it's so good to hear that everything seems to be going well at home, and for you and little Levi! God is control, and He has a perfect plan! :)

Sheryl said...

Sara,
We will lift our prayers for Louis up to the Lord, and prayers for you and baby Levi as well.

"In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

The Hopkins Family

bristle family said...

Sara,
We are praying for you and Levi everyday and we will start praying for Louis too. I miss you so much! Thinking about you all the time. I pray that the rest of your hospital stay is peaceful.
Love you friend,
Michelle

Marc said...

Sara, you, Levi, and Louis are in our prayers tonight. I am glad you are getting great care. Marc and I are spreading the prayer chain through Alaska.

Carolina said...

Will continue to pray for you this week... You are truly handling this with such grace as it must be difficult being in the hospital and away from the kids. So amazing how God is providing and taking care of every detail of their lives while you are away through helpers and parents. Thanks for the update!