Thursday, January 22, 2009

22 January- The last 24 hours have been a little nerve racking. Caroline's heartbeat has had a few big dips and Kel has begun having contractions again. The doctors don't seem too concerned with the dips at this point as they tend to spring right back up, but still something they are watching very closely. The contractions are still not regular so no worries there yet either. We found out today that the girl in the room next to Kel had her baby this morning. She had been in the hospital since Kel arrived and literally was in the same scenario. Her water broke at 17 weeks and she was just shy of 29 weeks gestation today when she delivered. Their baby boy is on a respirator but appears to be taking in more oxygen and doing better than they anticipated he would. It was so awesome to hear their news. We will be praying for their little boy's growth and development and ask that you do too. We want Caroline to stay put past 29 weeks but their story gives us confidence for the day she does arrive.


Maynard and Joy Howell said...

That is encouraging news. We will be praying for their little boy. Does he have a name yet? We know Caroline will come in God's timing. I have heard little girls tend to do a little better than little boys when they come early. We will be praying for both babies to grow strong and healthy and that Kelly will not have to experience too much discomfort. Love and Hugs to you guys. Mamaw says constant prayers are with you and Kelly you have been a trooper and a half!

Granny Janny said...

I prayed for that little baby boy last night then when Dad came to bed he told me Jeff had called and that the litle boy was doing pretty well. I will continue to pray for him. As Aunt Joy said, Caroline will come when God decides because he has been holding her in the palm of his hand all along. I will continue to pray for my sweet Caroline and my awesome Kelly Girl. Love you all three! Granny Janny

Jason and Lona said...

Keep your faith strong and true. We know exactly how you feel right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jeff thank you for the current updates!!!
Kelly I know your a very strong person and your doing a great job, keep your head up were praying for you three.
Lona and family