Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Savior, He can move mountains.... He is mighty to save...

Well, we got some unexpected news this afternoon shortly after my last blog post. The Maternal Fetal Medical Doc (I think that's what he was)...came in with the nurse, very unexpectedly, and wanted to talk to us. Chris was not here, he had gone to pick up Grace from school, but luckily mom was here with me.

We had an ultrasound earlier today to measure the size of the baby (around 4 pounds 4 oz... good according to my OB doc, contrary to what we'd previously heard)... and during the procedure we noticed the lady taking a lot of time to look at the heart... The tech didn't mention anything about it, so we didn't worry.

The Doc came in and told us that he was concerned about the size of the baby's heart. He said that in relation to the size of the chest, it is enlarged. Since this was not present in the 20 week ultrasound, he suspects that I contracted an infection at some point and it caused the baby's heart to have to work harder...which in turn caused some enlarging.... It is working and pumping blood perfectly, and he is not worried about that... but the size is something to keep an eye on. (for all the medical gurus out there, this is my lay-mans explanation)

He feels like the preterm labor may be related to this... and said that sometimes a woman's body goes into labor if there is a problem or an infection....especially if there are no other risk factors for preterm labor and if any previous pregnancies have gone full term.

So, how do I feel about all this? Well, actually, I'm doing OK... Last night before the effects of the 'devil medicine' hit again I was replaying in my head, a song we sang at church Sunday... hence the title...
I don't know the proper way to credit the song, but I think it's from HillSong...
Here is the verse that has been in my head since Sunday:

Saviour, He can move the mountains,
My God is Mighty to save,
He is Mighty to save.

Forever, Author of salvation,
He rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave.


The only thing that we can do right now is claim this! There is a little saying at Strong Tower: God is good ALL THE TIME... and ALL THE TIME God is good. I believe this... So I am really OK. Things are going to be well, and the Lord has already planned it all out...

Sunday we sang a song about needing help from the Lord....I can't remember the lyrics or I would post them... but Pastor just asked people to come up who needed help...for anything... that's really all of us.....big things, little things, we all need help...and He's ready and desires to help us. So I really have a peace...

They are going to do another ultrasound tomorrow to check things out again... if I don't have the baby tonight. We'll keep you posted.

Just pray that the Lord would heal anything that may be wrong with the baby's heart, that we would have a peace and that it would all be OK. You know, with God's medicine, there are no side effects! I'm DONE with side effects at this point...as you can imagine...

The only part I am really worried about is the actual labor... Just pushing and not knowing what will be on the other end...so to speak...Pray for peace with the actual delivery also, whenever that may be.

Thanks so much for interceding on our behalf!

9 comments:

Our Family said...

I can only imagine you and your loved ones must be feeling a little anxious with all the unknowns ahead of you. I am praying for peace for you and health for you and your precious baby. I also pray that nothing will rob you of the joy and sweetness that comes with the birth of new life.

Epiphany Scones said...

Sweet Jamie,

I am praying for you and your precious one inside...

He IS mighty to save!

With love...

Renee Miller

Rebecca Bryant said...

Thanks for sharing your journey. I am thankful you are at peace and will continue to pray for you guys. Lots of love from the Bryants!

Haley said...

Jamie,
I pray that the God of all comfort gives you a peace that surpasses all understanding. We know He is able and works for your good. I'm praying for baby Burton as well and trusting that God will take care of her and heal her even as I write. Can't wait to celebrate this new life with you! Love you so very much--Haley

the Williams said...

Jamie and Chris - We are praying for you and this precious little one - for health for her and for rest and peace for you both! God is good ALL the Time!!
love -- Dana, Susan and all the Williams

Kari said...

Jamie,

I just spoke with Katie, so I had to come put my 2 cents in...

I just wanted to encourage you that if you do have to stay on the devil drug (mag-as they call it-as if we don't know what that means) it DOES get better. The first day or two are the absolute worst, and then after 2 weeks (Lord willing this will NOT happen) you don't even notice it. Well, other than the fact that the thermostat is set at 30 degrees :)

Anyway, from someone who has been through the whole pre-term labor, hospital stays, bedrest, and premature babies thing, I just wanted to tell you that even though it doesn't seem like it right now, in a few months, this time will seem like hours instead of days. And if (when!) they let you go home to lay on your couch, just keep reminding yourself that in the long run, every hour you spend there is an hour healthier that baby will be!! And this is coming from someone who can't sit still for 10 minutes!

We will be praying, and hoping you can go home to your own couch instead of that awful bed at the hospital with the awful food!!

Kari

p.s. sorry that turned into way more than 2 cents- more like 20!!

Bri said...

Hi Jamie,
I saw your blog link on facebook, and I just wanted to say that I am thinking about you guys, and praying for you all. I will be following you on your blog :o)

bri.klibbe.blogspot.com

Bri

Wright Family said...

Praying for all 4 of you this morning.
rebekah

Erin Tate said...

I wanted to share something with you I read this morning from a daily devotional book called "Jesus Calling." It is actually today's posting so great reminder God is in control of EVERYTHING!! I love you lots and am praying for you all!

"Leave outcomes up to me. Follow me wherever I lead, without worrying about how it will all turn out. Think of your life as an adventure, with me as your Guide and Companion. Live in the now, concentrating on staying in step with me. When our path leads to a cliff, be willing to climb it with my help. When we come to a resting place, take time to be refreshed in My Presence. Enjoy the rhythm of life lived close to me."