Tuesday, October 27, 2009

28 weeks!

Fourteen weeks ago it just seemed impossible that we would make it this far. But what is impossible for men, is possible with God. He has sustained Maggie and me and has seen us through the ups and downs. We are so thankful to Him for what He has done and are praying that in the end His marvelous works will be evident for all to see in Maggie's health.

I just had a sonogram and they zoomed in on Maggie's face and guess what? She was breathing in fluid! The fact that there has been enough fluid for her to learn that breathing reflex that she will use outside the womb is amazing! I loved seeing her precious face. She looks just like her sister. They also had saw fluid in her bladder- yeah!

We are thankful for the good news. 28 weeks is a huge milestone because in normal pregnancies, babies born at this time have a 90% survival rate and the risk of abnormalities goes down significantly. Now I know our situation is different but still it's huge. Our goal is 6 more weeks. That's a drop in the bucket compared to 14!

We are not ceasing to pray for Maggie. I know she is in God's hands but I just can't imagine my life without her in it.


  1. Praise God. I know that the next 6 weeks will fly by as we continue or prayers for Maggie and her precious family.

    Love, Aunt Cindy

  2. Hi Lee,

    I have met you only a couple times in Dallas through Kelly, but I wanted you to know how much reading your blog has meant to me. Your faith is inspiring and genuine and without question pleasing to the Lord. I am humbled and encouraged every time I read it! We pray for you every day...thank you for writing about your journey. - Erica

  3. Yea! Yea! Yea! What great news! Praying each week goes by quickly and is VERY uneventful- only good events! :) Yea for sweet Maggie!

  4. You received a post from the Mom of "Gods Miracle of Sebastian" (for which you have a link on your site) and I am Sebastian's forever humbled and grateful grandmother. Your faith is so strong and such a blessing to all of us who pray and hope with you for our omnipotent Lord's mercy. Just as you have, we claimed a verse, "They cried to you and were saved; in You they trusted and were not disappointed." We will put our trust in the Lord!! God's peace to you and your family, Susan

  5. Amazing, Lee! I know y'all are not out of the woods yet, but 28 weeks just sounds so legitimate! I know of more than a few babies that were born in the 28-35 week range and are doing so well. I don't know what their fluid situation was, but it is still so promising. We will continue to pray that things keep looking better and better and that Maggie plugs up that hole and more fluid shows up. Justin sounds like a champ.