Still Resting 


I’m a bit late on a post – sorry! Things continue to be pretty quiet, still at home and still waiting. We are noticing an increase in contractions, whether that is regular pregnancy progression or other things we don’t know. But, Melanie is now almost to week 33 – something we’re very grateful for.

We continue to be so grateful for the prayer support. Here are some of the things we’re praying about:

  • Baby’s protection, both physically and spiritually, from any harm.
  • Baby’s strength- we’re asking that whenever Baby Max shows up, that he/she is ready for life and doesn’t need medical support/assistance. When Melanie was hospitalized, one of our nurses, who previously took care of Melanie when she carried Susannah, said, “I just know you’re going to take this baby home.” Her comment about taking this baby home caught us off guard. But, we realized that is what this is all about, giving Baby Max as much time to get strong as possible because we want to take this little one home and raise/care for him/her.
  • Labor/Delivery – that both Melanie and Baby would come through it fine. Melanie can be a little apprehensive after a traumatic birth with Susannah and the strength/stamina loss due to weeks of bedrest.
  • Hospital Arrival – that Baby Max gives us enough heads up on his/her arrival to make it to a hospital.


Nathan and Melanie and BabyMax


13 thoughts on “BabyMax.10”

  1. I’m just smiling ear to ear! Melanie you’ve got that “mommy glow”. Keeping y’all in my prayers.

  2. My husband and I will be praying hard for the safety of little Max, and we will also pray for as little pain as possible for Melanie. God Bless.

  3. Thank you so much for the post and pictures!! You all remain in my family’s prayers. (Note: You all look absolutely wonderful!!)

  4. Thanks so much for the update! We’re continuing to pray for you all and are rejoicing in God’s mercy and grace to get you this far! He is so amazingly faithful, isn’t He? May He continue to release His love, peace, and grace to you as you await little one’s arrival. 🙂

    P.S. What a cute picture of the three of you! 🙂

  5. I am so happy to read that everything is still going well!! I am praying for you!(Everyday I hurridly check your family blog to see if there is any new news!!) You all look precious! Beth

  6. Thank you for the updates. I think of you daily and pray for your family as well.

  7. We are continuing to pray for you all and REJOICE with you each and every day the Lord allows baby Max to stay put. Keep up the resting Melanie – oh, yes, the picture of the three of you is absolutely beautiful.

    In Him,


  8. What a blessing to see you so happy and healthy!! We praise the Lord for all that he’s done for you guys, and continue to pray!

  9. You all have been in my prayers. I check daily to see how things are. Praising God with you that little Max has not arrived yet. My dad’s name is Max.

    God Bless,
    Kim in NC

  10. So thankful to hear good news about you all!!! Almost 33 weeks–wonderful!! We continue to pray for you all. Sharing much gladness with you!! tammy in ga

  11. I love these photos, especially the one of the three of you! Faithful and patient Melanie, faithful guardian Nathan, blessed Baby Max. Although this is an anxious time for you, it must also be a peaceful one. Knowing that you are doing all that God has asked you to do to care for this little life who will soon be born to you and trusted in your care. We pray for you all every day. Thank you for reminding us of such a blessed time in our own lives, waiting for baby to come!

  12. Thank you for the update and pictures! We are so thankful to hear that baby Max has stayed put quite a bit longer. We’ll continue to pray for a healthy baby and mommy and a peaceful birth.

  13. So glad that Baby Max is still safe inside Mommy! He/she will be worth all the waiting and care. May the Lord sustain you and give you a safe and peaceful delivery. The picture of your little family is beautiful!

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