BabyMax.12 Update

Melanie’s water broke early this morning but hard labor hasn’t followed. We are back at the hospital. Once again we have no idea when anything will happen, but for now things are relatively quiet. Dr’s are content to watch/wait. At this point Baby will probably come sooner rather than later but that’s all we know.

Thank you for your prayer support of BabyMax and Melanie. I remember picking up a book from a popular Christian author (I’ll leave the name out) at a book store 10+ years ago and flipping through it to see what it was about. One line stood out and stuck in my memory, something like “No, we can’t do that yet, the saints are not praying yet!” Driving in to the hospital this morning, that line was running through my head. It is a blessing to have prayer support!


41 thoughts on “BabyMax.12 Update”

  1. I am praying for ya’ll for strength and courage and for the doctors for knowledge and caring and Baby Max for a safe arrival.

  2. Thanks for updating, continuing to keep you all in prayer, especially Melanie and BabyMax.

  3. We will be in prayer for you all! That baby is strong and healthy, that Nathan and Melanie (and all the family) can rest and trust in God’s peace that passes understanding…knowing His plan is good and He knows when this little one should be born! I can’t even begin to imagine what you’re going through, but I am so glad that you trust in Christ and know how high, long, wide and deep is His great love for you!

    Lifting you up and asking for God’s grace…thanks for keeping us updated!

  4. Lifting Melanie and BabyMax in prayer and asking for safety and comfort for both Max and Melanie.

    ‘Lord, Grant peace and comfort. Keep them in your tender care.”

  5. Praying for you all. You are in the most capable hands both spiritually and medically, just hang in there! It must be some relief to know that there is no more guess-work on when Baby Max will arrive — how exciting! Praying that Melanie has a safe and smooth delivery and that you will be holding your little Baby Max in your arms very soon. Lots of great things coming your way…

  6. Praying for protection and great health through all of this for Baby Max, and Melanie. Remember God is the Great healer…Please continue to let us know of any updates! (Our baby Max is almost to 36 weeks, he too wants out just a little to soon…) We do know how your family is feeling. It is hard to be on the outside of everything…but we do love our daughter in law so much…

    We will keep your family in our daily prayers!
    Blessings, Kelly in MI

  7. I am praying for you. I feel like you are part of my family…you are on my mind so often,….but you are part of my family…the family of God!

  8. You are all in our prayers. We are praying for peace, wisdom, and a healthy baby.

  9. I am continuing to pray throughout the day..Praise God you are trusting in Him.. I can’t imagine how unbelievers get through the trials in life..

  10. We have been praying ever since this morning. Know that you and Melanie and Baby Max are being covered with prayer even from a couple who has never met you.
    Family in Georgia,
    Steve and Paula D.

  11. Oh, we are still praying for all of you. May the Lord grant you His peace and the medical personnel His wisdom. Praying also for the hearts you touch with your witness.


  12. Thank you for the update, Nathan. Our hearts are with you….upholding you in prayer. Remember….none of this….absolutely NONE of it takes our faithful God by suprise. He CAN be trusted, even when it all doesn’t make sense. He knows the exact, appointed time for precious Baby Max to be born. 🙂 Praying He releases His peace that passes all understanding and may you sense His nearness.

  13. I’m sure your excited as well as nervous with baby still being early, we are praying here for a safe delivery in God’s perfect timing.


  14. I keep checking in. We are headed to bed now, but prayed for you in family devotions tonight, and I will pray for you all whenever I wake this night. Praying that delivery goes well and that BabyMax’s lungs are strong!! May God’s peace and grace be upon you three!!!

  15. I was just sending you all an email when I went to your blog and saw the news. We are already praying and I called Daniel and the boys and they are praying too. Looks like little Baby Max just wants to be with his/her mommy in time for Mother’s day. Praying for Melanie’s delivery to be safe and not difficult, for Baby’s lungs to be strong and healthy, and for wisdom and strength for Nathan and those who will be caring for your precious little treasure. We all love you and will be praying! I Peter 5:7
    Daniel and Jaynee and Family

  16. May the Lord bless you with an easy delivery and a precious bundle. I’m praying for you.

  17. We are praying for you Melanie! I can’t wait to meet this precious little one. Love you!

  18. We are standing with you in prayer. May God’s peace rain down upon you. With love in Christ, The Eppes family

  19. You can count us among your prayer supporters.

    God’s Blessings & peace upon each of you!

  20. Thank you for keeping us up to date so we know how to specifically pray for you, Melanie, and Baby. Psalm 34. Praying for you that baby will come safely in God’s perfect time. Praying for a safe delivery. Diana

  21. I just wanted to add a note – that there are probably far more saints praying than you might think. I’ve been with you a while now, reading, crying, rejoicing, and praying, but had yet to comment. I’m sure I must represent MANY who are likewise quietly following your story. I will pray for you two and that precious baby of yours nonstop, KNOWing that our faithful God holds you close to His heart.

  22. I’ll be praying for the 3 of you! So much to take in, but not too big for our great God. I’m 3 weeks behind you, Melanie. Will be waiting with much anticipation to hear your baby’s name and announcement. What a Mother’s Day weekend!

  23. I found your blog from a preemie site I used to frequent. My twin boys were born at 34 weeks and looking at them today…they are 8 months old and thriving. I am struggling with my faith at this time so I really don’t know what to say in the way of spiritual encourgement like everyone else here so eloquently can, but my favorite psalm is 121: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
    Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
    God’s peace.


    Lauren we are emailing you. If you don’t receive one, please email us.

    God bless. Steve and Teri 

  24. Prayin for you!!!May the Lord Bless you and Keep you, May the Lord make HIS face shine upon you and give you peace!!!!

  25. I’m a day late on reading the blog, but PRAYING now!!! God be with you, giving you peace, strenght, and joy all in HIM.

  26. Stay strong and know that God is in control!!! I had my twin sons at 32 weeks and they are now 11 years old. I pray that everything goes fine. Thanks for keeping us posted as I check on this blog often. Prayers and hugs

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