This is the amazing story of our micro preemie, John Craig. He was born on November 30, 2005 at 24 weeks and 5 days gestation. He weighed 1 pound 8 ounces and was 12 inches long. John is a true miracle and an inspiration to all that meet him!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29.11

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Well, I still haven't found my camera but Grammy has loaned us hers because Hope's arrival may be sooner than anticipated. No worries of today I am 34 weeks and 2 days gestation.

Here's the scoop.....

We took our 3rd trip to the hospital late Monday night with pretty intense contractions. Come to find out (after being monitored) they were 2-5 minutes wonder I was uncomfortable. I was given a shot of Terbutaline and another FFN test......contractions stopped and FFN was negative so we were sent on our way. The contractions picked up again on Tuesday so the Dr. ordered me oral Terbutaline and was instructed to take it every 6 hours.....not fun at all but it's doing the job so I am not complaining. I had my weekly Dr. appointment on Wednesday and on top of the contractions I am now showing signs of Preeclampsia and not feeling well.

So, I have now been placed on bed rest......thank god for my amazing husband (aka Mr. Mom,) my Mother-n-law, all of my BFF's........AND, my mom who is flying home this weekend (cutting her summer vacation 3 weeks short) for helping us and taking care of John.

We know God is in control of everything and we know He has big plans for little Miss. Hope. Now we just wait for the arrival of our 2nd miracle!!!!!

We'll keep you updated!!!!

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Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you all for Hope's safe arrival!!
Lots of love,
Aunt Holly

Trisha said...

WOW! 34+ weeks?! You're doing great! You guys will be in my prayers!

(from PBM's)

JaBLes Mommy said...

You are doing awesome, Jill! Keep hanging in will be holding your 2nd little miracle before you know it. I will keep on praying for you and Hope. Love you! :)

Katie and Matt said...

Your mom is awesome! Nothing like mom to make sure everything is o.k. Hang in there dudecoff!

I am Amanda, I am the Queen Bee said...

Are you dizzy from the meds? I have heard that is a side-effect. Double vision is another one. I will pray you do not have any of these effects and that you get some rest. Hope will be here before you know it!