Friday, February 26, 2010

Almost 24 weeks!

Things are going good for now and we are almost 24 weeks :)  We are trying to keep the baby in utero as long as possible, but every week that goes by is a milestone to us because we arent sure just how long he is going to be able to stay.  I am on bedrest now and trying to make the best of it.  We finally got cable and I am watching a ton of  reality educational shows :) 

Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post about the pictures of Owen.  We miss him every day.  Please continue to pray for us..every prayer helps.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Last Blog Post

Janine posted pictures of our baby Owen on the last post.  It occured to me that these pictures of him (being so small) may make some people uncomfortable.  We have gotten used to looking at them, so I apologize if anyone finds them uncomfortable to look at.

Owen James

This is Owen about 30 minutes after birth.  He is alive here and lived to be 2 hours old. He was absolutely beautiful. He had very big hands and feet!  The color in the second pic is because they stamped his feet in ink.  Carey came home from the hospital on Friday, and went back in on Monday about 4AM.  She was discharged last night again.  We are holding onto baby "B" with all our might. We just need to hold out (at a minimum) 3 weeks!  Our family has been the best you could ask for through all of this... I hope to blog in more detail as soon as I can, so I don't forget it all...look for more soon!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


This is Janine here...
stopped by the house to take a shower and check on the kids...
Carey is due to come home tomorrow if all goes well tonight.  She developed pneumonia and is taking a course of antibiotics.  She has been off of the meds that make her stop contracting for 24 hours now and is doing well.  Now all we need to do is hope the cerclage will stay til term.  tomorrow we go to the high risk OB for an ultrasound to check on the cerclage and baby B.
Coming home to the ruins here is hard.  I feel like i am in suspended animation... so much to do- and no energy...
going back to the hospital in a bit.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Carey is in the hospital. We are grieving the loss of baby "A", who was delivered yesterday at only 15 oz and 9 3/4 inches long. We had a heartbeat for nearly 2 hours and we loved him and took in every little detail while we held his tiny little body... Carey's cervix decided to dilate and thin on it's own. When she started bleeding we went straight to the dr's office where they discovered she had a "bulging bag" The amniotic sac had "hourglassed" into her cervix, with Owen still kicking as usual. After an amniocentisis to check for infection (done once for each), they calmed the contractions in the uterus. Then, her water broke. We have been to hell and back in 24 hours...A long story short, the high risk OB developed a plan to deliver Owen- who would surely die- and stich her cervix closed to save baby "B". The chances of success with all of the factors involved were slim- but the doctor managed to stitch her cervix. Carey is in bed, with major doses of Magneium sulfate to ,again,calm the uterus' contractions. the baby has a strong heartbeat and as far as we can tell, is doing fine. I have a lot of things to tend to at the moment, but when I can I will try to add more details of our journey. Please pray for baby "B" to be able to stay in utero and Carey's continued health.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Comfortable sleeping

is now something of the past I think!  My belly isnt really all that big, but I can't find any position that is comfortable and even pillows arent helping :(

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New slide show.... 21 weeks

be sure to click on the little speaker in the bottom left hand corner!