Friday, May 22, 2009

Change of Pace

Well I finally got around to getting a blog set up for us. I've been meaning to do it for quite some time now and with our little guy on the way I thought now would be the best time to start and help kept family and friends updated (especially now with our special circumstances).

For those of you reading who haven't heard what happened, my water broke last Thursday May 14 very early in the morning. I woke up to what I automatically knew was my water but was in denial for a little while and tried to go back to sleep. Eventually I got up to go to the rest room and everything gushed. Knowing that I was barely even 24 weeks pregnant I was horrified! Tyler called my OB and we left the house for the hospital. Little did I know was that would be the last time I would see or be at my house for quite awhile.

Well we arrived at the hospital around 6am and called my parents on the way so they could pray and pass it along. After getting to the hospital and getting examined they realized that I wasn't in labor and put me in a room to monitor me, thinking I would go into labor at any point. The first five days after a woman's water breaks preterm are the most crucial because they hold the highest chance for her to go into labor at any time. So I've made it past those five days and now am on day nine and am 25 weeks 2 days! Every day that goes by that I can keep this little guy in there is a blessing!

I learned yesterday that there is absolutely no chance for me to be released to bed rest at home instead of the hospital. I knew that in the back of my mind but was kind of holding onto a little bit of hope that it would be possible if things sealed back up. So for the sake of our little guy I hope this is a long stay for me here in the hospital.

I will try and update this regularly since I don't really have anything better to do! :) Please continue to pray for us through this next phase as we wait on God.


  1. Wow....I'm glad that they are monitoring you so closely.......I will pray for you that your little guy hangs out a little longer in your tummy.....we want him to have the best chances...... I have missed seeing you in class and hope that everything else is going well.....thank you so much for the update!

  2. What a wonderful way for you to share your experiences and document the baby's progress! Someday he will treasure having a copy of your postings. I know that it's difficult for you to be stuck in the hospital, but it won't be long before you and Tyler will have to deal with the sleep deprivation that all new parents experience, so try to enjoy this period of rest as best you can. You remain uppermost in my thoughts and prayers!

  3. Marie, I told Tyler it's like you two, especially you, are getting a taste of what it means to sacrifice yourself for your children's sake....most of us never experience it quite the way you are right now, but this momentary experience will morph into a joy beyond belief when you see his face and hold him in your arms! Hugs!

  4. I'll keep you three in my thoughts and prayers!

  5. I'm praying for you and your family! God is in control!! Take care!

  6. Tyler and Marie,

    I've been getting updates from aunties and my mom. I'm praying for you! I hope that today, Friday, something great happens to you! Maybe someone will bring you Marble Slab ice cream!!

    Jenna van Aswegen

  7. Thinking about you all the time!If anyone has the strength to get through this I know you do. I am saying prayers for all of you everyday!

  8. Yay for setting up a blog! It is a great way to let people know how to pray for you. Eric and I are planning to come visit you sometime soon. Let me know if we can do anything for you over the next (hopefully) couple of months. I'm done with school at the end of next week and then have lots of free time. We are praying for you like crazy!

  9. Marie-
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I too hope that you have a long hospital stay. God has a special plan for your little guy. Let us know if there is anything we can do.

  10. Marie, Thank you for sharing! It is a mazing how much a great prayer network is needed in times like these. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

    Nicholas and Sarah Jacobsen

  11. Dad and I just read your blog. We feel so so blessed to see all the comments and to know so many people are praying. Love you so much.

  12. Hi Marie,

    I am a new follower from over at "That Mama Gretchen". I just saw that you mentioned something about a miracle birth story with your first and I wanted to come check it out.

    I am currently on bed rest in the hospital with my 3rd. I came in with bleeding at 25 weeks, and like you, I will be staying the remainder of my pregnancy. I have made it 4 weeks - 29 weeks was on Sunday. So, I am excited to check out your blog and hear your story about your little guy as I lay here on bed rest.

    Thanks for sharing!

    (I am blogging daily about my experience too if you ever want to pop over: