Lucky Tuesday?

Just an update... Things have been good today and I hope to be going home sometime tomorrow. Will it be a lucky Tuesday?? Earlier this morning my doctor discontinued the magnesium sulfate and the IV altogether and switched me to Procardia. Thankfully it has been working pretty well and I have only experienced increased contractions when I reach the 6 hour redose period.

As you likely expected, when I do get home I will have fairly strict bedrest orders for several weeks until we get farther along. I am so grateful to be surrounded by amazing friends and family that have the ability to step in and help us in this great time of need while Faith grows.

We found out today that Deacon will be able to start preschool, which helps tremendously during the week, and although my mommy-heart is sad because I won't get to take him, it will be some special bonding time for him and Daddy this fall! There are still many logistical issues that need to be figured out, but undoubtedly this is much better than me living at the hospital with a tiny one in the NICU.

We know this is difficult, but God is so good and I know He will give me the strength and patience to walk this daily, trusting in the plans for our family and all He still has for us to learn. Thank you for your love and encouragement as we make our way down this unforseen road! God continues to ask us to trust Him in the BIG and the small and we simply desire to respond in obedience.

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."- Romans 8:38-39


Kathy said…

So glad to hear that you are doing better and that Faith is fine!! Please let me know if I can do anything to help out!!

My prayers will continue for your family!

Darlene said…
We are still praying for you and your family, and will not stop!

Darlene and family

(also, we just started preschool with our firstborn, and I have been posting about it a bit. It has been bittersweet!)
Jen in Al said…
Praise the Lord!!!! just had to check in one more time tonight! will be continuing to pray for no more contractions till "the time" and Faith's growth and i will also be praying for Dusty and Deacon and all those wonderful logistical issues that are of concern. so thankful for a good report and a new medication! Sleep well..."i will lie down and sleep in peace for you alone o, Lord make me dwell in safety." Psalms 4:8 praying,,,jen in al
Such great news!! I am praising Jesus right now. I will continue to pray for Faith and that she will stay in your tummy for several more weeks until she is perfectly ready to meet you face to face.
I love you friend.
boltefamily said…
Praise God for good news Kenzie! He is so good and He is so faithful. I will remain in prayer for you all as you continue to work all of this out.

Love the verse. It is one of my favorites. He loves us so much! What an awesome truth!

Love you!
Laurie said…

I am so thankful for this wonderful news and glad you will be able to go home tomorrow. Bed rest won't always be fun but Faith is counting on it. All the news sounds good and God is so very good. You didn't need this scare but I am trusting the Lord to have everything under control. I am excited for you to meet her face to face when the time is right. I love you guys and prayers continue here daily for you.

Love and Hugs and Joy, Laurie in Ca.
Tammy C said…
I am praying for you and Faith.My nephew Steven will be 21 next month.His mother,my sister had stillborn twins at 20 weeks and the next year was on bedrest for 4 months.So hang in there-medicine has come from in 21 years!
Anonymous said…
So glad that things seem to be looking up for you and baby Faith. Sending prayers up for both of you!
-Celeste in SC
Tabatha said…
I am so glad that things are getting better for you. I had a similar situation to yours...a baby boy that passed away at 20 weeks gestation and then got pregnant after with another baby boy and this time this one was trying to come out at 20 weeks. I was on pins and needles for the next 17 weeks..You got it...I made it from 20 weeks to 17 weeks with bedrest and eventually an emergency cerclage. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Please think of this as a time that God is giving Deacon to not only bond with his dad but gain some independence, I know that was what happened with my daughter who was four at the time. Thinking of your family.
Tricia Moran said…
Hi Kenzie - You don't know me, but we've been praying for you all. I came from Nate's blog. I just wanted you to know that our little family "survived" a pretty prolonged bedrest when my firstborn was just three. I have no family in the USA and it was tough at first - ESPECIALLY someone that was not me bringing Micaela to pre-school -so I understand your Mommy heart on that one :) but believe me, it was worth every day that I rested - much against my will i might add. Now, I have two healthy, beautiful children thanks to all that horrible medication that they gave me and having to be still. It is hard, but I'm glad you have many friends to help. I just wanted to offer you some encouragement. My son was born five weeks early and is now six years old and happy and healthy. I know that your baby girl will be the same. Girls are tougher too - I think that is a fact - or at least the NICU staff said that.
Hang in there and accept all the help you can get. We are all praying for a great outcome,
Blessings and prayers,
Tricia and Family (N.VA)
Just Me - MJ said…
Found your blog through a series of others & have been reading for a few weeks now.

Bedrest is a horrible strain, both emotionally and physically. I did 8 weeks before our little preemie came into the world. There is a wonderful website of supportive women also on bedrest: The posters there and a few real-life friends were my rock during bedrest. Hang in there and take good care of yourself & baby Faith! Thinking of & praying for you & yours in CT - MJ
Walker said…
Glad to hear you are feeling better and Faith is doing well!
Erica Wilson said…
I came across your blog via a friend of a friend, and it has really touched my heart. Your faith is such an encouragement to me. Our son was born two months premature, after I had been on strict bedrest for almost two months. He spent the first 6 weeks of his life in the NICU, but I am so happy to report that now he is a happy, healthy, thriving (though still very small!) four-month-old. The Lord has and will continue to hold you up through this time, and your beautiful little Faith is so worth it! You are on my heart and in my prayers.
Cathy said…
Praying for a lucky Tuesday! So happy for the wonderful friends you have. Hoping Faith has more day, weeks and months in mommy tummy.
Michelle Jamie said…
So glad you are up and running again!
Eleanor said…
Yippeee! You're back. Watched your video on UTube last night and was so blessed by you both.

I'm praying for you all each day.

Thank you for sharing your jouney, God has used you to be an inspiration.

In His love,
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Sorry, my post went up 4 times (I guess it knew how excited I was to see you back!) so I've deleted the spares.

Sorry to mess up your blog and if you can delete the 'comment deleted', please do so :)
Laurie said…

I have been checking in on you at least 20 times a day and praying that you would be back. Today is Monday the 15th and my prayers for you and your family have been non-stop girl. I hope that your bed rest will be gentle on you and that Deacon will understand in his little heart. Have I told you that I am so glad that you are back???!!:) Praying that all contractions have stopped and that Faith Claire stays put!! I love you guys so much and I am blessed to see you here this morning!!!
Looking forward to an update when you have the time to post.

Love and Hugs and Prayers, Laurie in Ca.
Jen in Al said…
you are back!!! it is Monday morn 9/15. looking forward to an update. Praying for you all... jen in al
Andrea said…
It's good to see you back online! Praying Faith continues to grow well and strong.

Love in Christ,
Andrea said…
It's good to see you back online! Praying Faith continues to grow well and strong.

Love in Christ,
Emily said…
Woohooo!!! You're back. :)
I am so glad you are back online!

Hope you and Faith are doing great!
bookworm said…
So glad to "see" you again!
kari j said…
YAY! I'm also so happy that you're blog is back up! How are you all doing? Especially baby Faith??
Are you guys safe, weather-wise?
Continuing to lift you all up to our Father!
Angie said…
you got it back!!! how wonderful. now i just want to hear that you're okay from the storm!!

love and prayers,

Angie said…
you got it back!!! how wonderful. now i just want to hear that you're okay from the storm!!

love and prayers,

Kristen said…
So glad you are back! Will keep praying!
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Sheila said…
Hurray! Your blog is back up! I have been praying for you for a few weeks now and haven't had a chance to sign your comments!

Praying all is well!
Sheila Kopek
Anonymous said…
You're back! So glad you were able to get the blog up and running again. I know that must be a relief for you. Still praying for you and baby Faith.
mportteus5 said…
I'm so glad so see that your blog is back. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

Michelle in CA.

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