Hi Friends and Fam,
Thanks for your prayers, Evie is still hanging in there. She slept through most of her ultrasound on Tuesday, which was very out of character for her, but made it easy to get some good measurements. She is doing about the same. Her arm, leg, and chest measurements are getting more behind each week. That is obviously disappointing. The doctor reconfirmed to us that with the way her little body is put together it is very rare that she will survive. Her hands were more open, which makes me happy since she hasn't opened them much. I love her sweet face more each time I get to see her!
Prayer requests include:
1. Evie's health and healing. God has led me to so much scripture lately on our heavenly bodies, and I feel like He may be preparing me to give Evie back to Him where she will be healed. I am still going to pray that she will stay with us here, but I know that God's wisdom is far bigger than my own plans, and I absolutely don't want her to suffer.
2. I have been more anxious lately (and honestly sometimes gut wrenchingly sad) as her birth approaches. We have made plans for what is to come, but nothing can prepare my heart to lose her.
3. That God will direct our decision making up to her birth, and take any big decisions out of our hands. and
4. I now have polyhydramnios, a fancy word meaning too much amniotic fluid. I am on the low end of "too much" and hopefully it will stay that way. The only side effect is that I will be more uncomfortable, but I can handle that. The high end of "too much" means we have to consider doing an amnio to remove some of the fluid and my risk of pre-term labor goes up. It would be nice not to have to worry about that! Kirstin has lovingly been calling me the Culligan Lady when I am winded from walking up the stairs (: it's nice to have some humor in my life!
I am making Evie a scrapbook with our ultrasound pictures, maternity pictures, hopefully newborn pictures, and emails. My rough copy of emails and blog messages is over 130 pages long! We feel so blessed to have your support.
Lindsey, John, Lyla, and Evie