Thursday, October 23, 2008

No Wheelchair Privileges...

One week ago today we thought our kids we’re going to be born into the world, but because of all the prayers we have made it to 27 weeks (and counting). Last week Jenny started having complications with the pregnancy and was rushed to the hospital where we learned she had a tear in one of the placentas which was causing preterm labor. The Doctors gave her high doses of Magnesium and after 8 nerve racking hours the contractions started to slow down. Not being able to turn back the clock on preterm labor Jenny has earned herself a stay in the hospital until she reaches 28 weeks (possibly longer if I have any say). Each day seems to present a new challenge, but with all the support from our family and friends we are confident we can get through anything.

One may ask why this is titled “No Wheelchair Privileges” and its because a nurse said Jenny could earn a 30 minute joy ride in the wheelchair if her condition improved. She was all ready to ask the doctor for permission (I thought she was going to pee her pants she was so nervous waiting to ask), but than the contractions started again and my romantic plans of pushing her around the hospital came to a screeching halt (oh how she would have enjoyed a nice romantic dinner for two in the hospital cafeteria). Oh well, maybe in another week she will earn her dream ride…

Jenny and I would like to thank all our co-workers at Sprint and Spofford (thanks for being so considerate with work), friends, family, and those individuals who have taken a moment to think about us this week. It’s truly a blessing to know during the challenges of life we have the support from all of you. We believe it’s because of each one of you that we will get through any upcoming hurdles and deliver two healthy babies. May God bless you all for what you have done for us, your prayers have been felt.

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