The Results...

are not in... The sample didn't make it in one piece and the results were tainted; soooo, we will be repeating it tomorrow. As many of you who have been in a similar situation have commented, it is probably a good reminder not to place too much weight on the FFT, or any test for that matter. We know that God is totally in control and He knows the exact plan for us and Faith Clare's arrival.

I have been semi-comfortable today as I fluctuate between a higher dose of magnesium and chest tightness and a lower dose and more frequent contractions. They continue to evaluate our options and we'll see what this evening holds. Last night we had a few scary moments of frequent, hard contractions so we're praying those don't reoccur.

I can't even begin to express how thankful we are for all the prayers, calls, texts, posts for prayer, and the beautiful comments of encouragement, scripture and love! Thank you for lifting our family to the Lord and bringing our names before Him. As you know we have been in "unforeseen" situations before... ones that we never expected... but our Father has faithfully and steadily carried us through. We trust fully that He will again fulfill His promises.

"For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently."- Romans 8:24-25

Comments

babyrndeb said…
I ran across your blog off of another site...and wanted you to know that you are in my prayers. I looked back on your posts. What an amazing heart you have and such lovely pictures of Maddox. I help run a perinatal hospice program here in California and have met many parents expecting babies with tris 18. Can I share you site with them?
Be strong now for little Faith.
Debbie
Ang said…
I am praying for you & your family!!! I came across your site from CFHusband. God is in control!! Keep your faith strong
Angie
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Kim said…
Once again, amazed and encouraged by your positive attitude, peace and absolution of God's plan for your life-even in these circumstances. How uplifting. What examples you've been in sharing your journey with all of us.
Christa Mc said…
thank you for the frequent updates as so many of us are praying at the edge of our seats... we love you and will continue lifting you up - thank you for sharing your faith and trust in our Lord thru this - you are an inspiration to us all. Love you, Christa
Lezlie said…
We are praying for you - your body and spirit. Love all the Romans verses. Can't wait to dig in with you one way or another! Love you.
RyanAndrew2007 said…
I recently found your blog through the CF Husband's blog. I, too, went into labor with my daughter at 26 weeks. The doctor told me I'd probably deliver within 2 weeks. I was on Magnesium (wonderful stuff..isn't it :) ). I stayed pregnant for 10 more weeks! God is in control. Whether Faith is born today or 10 or more weeks from now God is still good and His love will carry you through.

Julie
Tina said…
Hi, I'm new to your blog, but not new to praying. I took a break from my preparation for my lesson tomorrow for children's church which is on faith like a grain of mustard seed to check in on mycharmingkids and found her link here. ... I'm speaking, and trusting, and praying. God does the doing! Praise be to Him!

All God's best,
The world is praying for you! It's amazing how much of an impact little Faith has already had on this earth. Stay strong...
Mandi said…
Thanks for the update...still praying! ( :
I found your blog through another site but wanted you to know that you and your family is in our prayers. I gave birth to my first son at 27 weeks 4 days after having contractions for about a week and a month on bedrest. God has a plan for all of us and he will not let you down! Faith is growing bigger and stronger everyday and no matter what happens I have 'faith' she will do awesome! Have you been given the steriod shot to help speed up her lung maturity of the baby? If not, I would ask about it as it has shown to have a significant impact on the development of a preemie's lungs at birth. Good luck and God Bless!

Tracey
Rebecca said…
Sigh... but it's good to hear from you. I'm still praying.
Madaline Jane said…
Kenzie. I just wanted to let you know I have been thinking of you. I think Karli is probably tired of me asking how you are doing.
I just wanted to say that no matter what, you are doing the best for that little girl in there. I know you know this, but sometimes it's nice to hear. I'm praying you make it to 27wks and beyond!
Jenny
Devon Rene said…
Praying for you...

and like you said, don't put too much weight on the FFN. I know many a women who got positives and went on to stay pregnant for many weeks.

And then there is me who got a negative but delivered 5 days later.

God is watching over you and your lil girl! You are doing a GREAT job! The mag is HORRIBLE stuff...

Hang in there! If you want to talk to someone who has been there twice before, feel free to email me!
terri c said…
Came over from Nathan's blog to offer another bit of support and warm thoughts.
Shannon said…
I found you from CFHusband. Know that I'm lifting you up in prayer tonight.
Trisha said…
Kenzie...

I read your blog each day, and yet, I have never posted. I came across your blog MONTHS ago through Emily's site. She has become my "blogger" friend and I wanted to let you know that I am lifting you and your beautiful family up in prayer. You have an amazing family and an amazing God to guide you through. God bless you...I will pray for you, Faith Clare, Deacon, and Dusty....I know you have a precious angel in Maddox and I am certain he too, has God's ear.
Praying and thinking of you this evening.
Trisha
San Diego
Emily said…
Oh girl, your faithfulness is awe inspiring. And I know it is only because your God is that powerful and His Spirit is sustaining you and living mightily in you now. He's still on the throne... and I'm talking to Him all the time about you and your sweet girl. Of course we're eager to meet her, but I am praying we have to wait a while longer. I'm praying for your peace, for the power of our prayers to cover you like armor, and for wisdom for your doctors. I'm praying for all the details concerning your sweet family to be ironed out and for the body of Christ to lift you up as only they can. If there is ANYTHING you need from this girl, you better not hesitate.

Where is that prayer pager now?!?
Stacy said…
I left you a message earlier, and I just checked now for any updates. Oh my, I know how you are feeling right now with the magnesium. I had placenta previa with my firstborn, and I started having major contractions (and horrible bleeding) at 31 weeks (and that's when I went on the mag. drip).

Although I continued to have contractions up until the end, I didn't give birth to my son until I was 37 weeks. So, I just wanted to send some peace, love and encouragement your way. God bless you, and protect you, and watch over you and Faith at this moment, and always.
Stacy
Sharyn said…
Hi Sweet Friends! Prayers are constantly being lifted up for you guys. We know first hand how scary preterm labor can be. God is in control. We love you!

The Skelton Family
The Smiths said…
We love you and are praying for you!

The SMith's
WallysMama said…
Just found your blog tonight and read your family's amazing story. Praying for you in Starkville, Mississippi!
Devin said…
Kenzie,

We were gone for a day and I am just now getting home--I rushed in my office to get on the computer to see how you were doing, and unfortuately, it doesn't seem that you are doing as well as I hoped.

Please know that I am on my knees for you tonight, as I have been for so long now....and I will continue to be every day from here on out until that sweet girl is here, healthy, and in your arms--hopefully several weeks from now!!

Love you much and praying even more....
zanesmommy said…
Thank you for your continued faith. I am praying for you, no contractions, no side effects from the nasty Mag. Sulfate (I was on it for 1 week before my oldest was born at 29 weeks), that you can keep Faith "cooking" much longer, strength for your wonderful husband, and understanding for Deacon. Your family has been through so much. Thank you for sharing your journey and letting us know that we are not alone in our grief.

Psalm 107

Christine
Yvette said…
Kenzie,

Thank you for the text earlier tonight. Before we go to bed I just wanted to let you know that you have been in our thoughts all day and that we are in constant prayer for you, Dusty and Deacon. I am so sorry that you are going through all of this but I am so thankful you feel the prayers from everyone around the world because you have so many people praying for you sweet friend. I hope you get some rest tonight and that the contractions completely stop.

I love you, Yvette
Christine said…
We will be praying for your test tomorrow and that the Lord will grant you continued peace, strength and comfort. You are such an amazing example of a family that truely waits in the Lord's will. Not being anxious about anything and trusting in the Lord's timing and resolve. I am so thankful for your friendship. Love you- Christine
Les said…
I've kept up with your blog over the last year and wanted to let you know I am praying for you and your sweet baby girl.
mama said…
Kenzie...

You are incredible. Your faith, your unwavering belief and trust in God is not only inspiring but amazing. Your words are such blessings to me and so many other people. It has been such a great honor and pleasure to get to know you. Please know we are continually lifting you and your precious family up, and you are continually lifting us up through your faith! Its going to be amazing to see that tapestries God weaves through you. Please let us know if there is anything you need, at any time of day, in any capacity... We are looking forward to being able to bless you in return, as you have blessed so many others over the past months!

Hetal
Jodi said…
I just wanted you to know that your family is in my prayers. I delivered twins at 23 weeks. My son, Logan, fought hard for 1 month and 1 day. My daughter, Olivia, just turned one year old. I'll continue to pray for you and for your test results to be negative.
Cathy said…
Kenzie, Thank you for the updates. I look everytime I get near the computer. I also thought about driving there today to just say a brief HI! But I wouldn't do it unexpected, thats a promise.
Blessing to you and Baby Faith!
Kenzie - you are so precious and amazing! You are there in the hospital and you are making ME feel better!! I love you and am praying for an uneventful night!
I miss you...
Kim
Catherine said…
Praying for your family and baby Faith. Asking God to keep her safe within you for as long as possible.

Catherine
CF Husband reader
Nascar88_20 said…
Praying for you in Texas, along with so many others in the blogging community. (I've seen links to your blog on at least 5 other blogs in just the past hour.)
Jaci said…
I am praying for you and your family.. I hope all goes well.
Deanna said…
My peace to you and your growing family.
Leanne said…
I've been following your blog for a while now and have always been encouraged, challenged, and uplifted by what you write.
The minute I read the news I was on my knees, and have been praying since.
Wifeof1Momof4 said…
I am praying for you and Faith Kenzie.
read2kds said…
I have not posted here very often, but have been reading your blog for a very long time...please know that I am praying for baby Faith to stay put for a while longer. We serve such a mighty God who is so ABLE to do mighty things. May you be encouraged by his "bigness". My littlest child loves the song "My God is so BIG, so strong and so mighty, There's NOTHING my God can not do!" May he do BIG things for you today.

Blessings,
Amy in NC
Walker said…
Still praying here too!! In fact, my 2 1/2 year old was the prayer warrior last night, and I gave your name and the baby... (no details.. just for her to pray).. I wish you could have heard her small sweet voice say.. Mz. Kensi and baby gurl. It was precious! God hears every prayer my friend! Hang in there!
By the way.. her name is Faith too! Pretty cool, huh?
love in His name,
Keisha
Tashia said…
I am praying that baby Faith will be able to stay safe in her mommys womb and grow stronger every day. She just cannot wait to get out and meet her mommy, huh? She is going to be fiesty I bet. Even if by chance she is delivered early, I know God will carry you through and the amazing medical technology will give her a fighting chance.
I know people hate when you say these kind of things but.... i had a classmate in graduate school whose daughter delivered twins at 22 weeks and they are healthy and thriving and completely developmentally on track.
God bless you and your family.
Nikki G said…
Praying for you and your family!

Nikki Grant (Nolan's Aunt)
Anonymous said…
Kenzie,

I have been following your story for some time now, courtesy of cfhusband pointing his readers in this direction. I wanted to let you know I am praying for Faith's safe arrival and good health whenever she decides to come! I am praying that her birthday is weeks from now, however.

I wanted to share a sotry of hope with you. My daughter was born at 28 weeks weighing just over a pound. She is my second child, my first, a son, plays in heaven with your sweet Maddox! We were so scared but were blanketed with a surreal peace upon her arrivl. Everything felt like it would be ok, and it was. She spent a long time in the NICU and on oxygen but today she is a happy (most of the time) chubby, healthy, 18 month old!

There is hope for a a wonderful outcome here and I am praying so hard that you get that.

Peaceful thoughts and hugs coming our way today and everyday.
skopak family said…
Kenzie & Dusty,

We are praying for the safety and health of everyone. Love y'all!
Allmykids123 said…
My prayers are with you! What a wonderful name you have picked for your daughter.. FAITH!

You've got a lot of people out here anxiously awaiting your next blog... you'll be in my thoughts today.
Renee said…
You are in my prayers. You are in God's loving embrace. He will never let
you go. Hebrews 13:5b-6 says, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake
you. So we say with confidence: "The Lord is my helper; I will not be
afraid."

Blessings and peace to you and your family.
Beth said…
you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers
Aunt Laura said…
Visit, we pray You, Lord, this dwelling (hospital room), and drive forth from it and from this Your handmaid Kenzie, all snares of the enemy. Let Your holy angels preside, to keep her and her offspring in peace: and let Your blessing be ever present. Save them, O almighty God, and grant them Your everlasting light. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
May the blessing of almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit come down upon you Kenzie and Faith Clare, and remain with you always. Amen.

God's Love and Blessings,
Aunt Laura
Anonymous said…
Praying for you in Ky.
Mandi said…
Came to your blog from another blog (Jami) and wanted to let you know that you've got another family praying for you guys!
Stephanie said…
praying for you and your baby girl.
kekkey said…
praying for you in nc!

hugs,
kelley
The Henry Crew! said…
On a whim I checked in with the CF husband site this afternoon and linked to yours... I am on my way to a healing service at our church, and now I know why...
brunettekoala said…
Just been reading some of your story, and for the second time while reading blogs this week the tears are welling up in my eyes.

I don't know you or your family, but hope I will someday. My prayers are very much with you, Faith Clare and the rest of your family.

With love from Scotland, Laura Anne
Karen Z said…
Kenzie,

Our pastor spoke about Praise today in church and how we should praise God when we are being attacked by Satan because praise is a pathway to God's power. I am praising God that you have such a strong faith in Him and knowing that He will see you through this. I don't know that there is much I can say that you haven't already heard, but please know that I am praying for you and all of your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

". . . give thanks to the Lord; His faithful love endures forever!" 2 Chron 20:21
The VW's said…
I'm praying!!! I love the verses that you chose to end your posts with! How fitting! Hope in the Lord!

I pray that your contractions will stop and that you will have relief from the side effects from the medication! God Bless You and your precious family!

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