It’s a little strange to continue putting up posts that say “Still waiting…” and yet that’s what we’re doing. We continue to be blessed by those leaving comments. Thank you for taking the time to encourage us. We also are so grateful for the prayer support. As far as anyone call tell, Baby Max (as a reminder, just a generic nickname) is healthy and happy. We appreciate the willingness of the Dr’s to allow the pregnancy to continue. Melanie and I are firm believers in letting things work naturally, unless there is a compelling reason to intervene. At this point, that reason hasn’t presented itself.
Here are a few specific requests:
There is a greater risk of Baby getting an infection as the pregnancy continues with the membranes not intact. There would most likely be signs of an infection if one set in, which would then necessitate delivery. We’re praying for protection for Melanie and Baby from infection.
Fluid levels are being closely watched around Baby Max. If these drop to low, delivery would be needed.
And the regular ones:
Protection/strength for Baby, as well as avoidance of NICU (Neo-Natal ICU) after birth.
Protection and endurance for Melanie during labor and delivery. She’s weakened by 7+ weeks of bedrest.
So far, neither of the top two have been issues. However, things can change. We’re desiring God’s will above everything, even above figuring out what a “smart decision” would look like. A Christian fully trusting in their Lord is a Christian at rest. God is providing many opportunities for Melanie and I to learn to rest and trust.
I’ll close with one cute story… the hospital beds have tons of buttons to do all kinds of things. I was in the process of seeing if the bed would get any lower (very legit reason, I like to sit in the chair next to the bed and put my feet up on the foot of the bed and then read out loudÂ :), and got a bit carried away with the buttons. I had the upper section of the bed at about a 45 degree angle, and the lower portion pointing down, at a little bit less of an angle. Melanie was feeling like she might slide out of the bed, right onto the floor and was starting to suggest I fix the bed. Right then, a nurse walked in. It was about all Melanie could do to lay in the bed and try to look natural while the nurse took her vitals and did whatever else she came in for, all the while Melanie was trying not to a) fall out, b) laugh. As soon as the nurse walked out we both burst out laughing as I quickly pressed the buttons to correct the position. Why not do it with the nurse in the room? Who wants to look like they were playing with the bed?