Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pray for GROWTH next Tuesday

This blog post is about our baby's growth. For those who didn't see some of the initial emails, here's how the progress has gone so far:
      8/10: 20 weeks, 186g (6.5oz)
      8/23: 22 weeks: 230g (8.1oz)
      8/30: 23 weeks, 265g (9.3oz)
      9/10: 25 weeks: 377g (13.3oz)
      9/17: 26 weeks: 393g (13.9oz)
      10/1: 28 weeks: ???

Our baby is roughly 50-60% of the size of an average baby at the same point during the pregnancy. Our doctor said that the smallest breathing tube they have is for a 500g baby (1 lb 2oz), so we really need her to reach that level to have a chance of survival. She has two threats working against her:

  1. She might be born early
  2. She's smaller than most babies born that early

We ask everyone to please pray for GROWTH for our daughter. The next ultrasound measurement will occur on 10/1 (next Tuesday), so we are asking everyone to pray for lots of growth when that measurement is taken. If the growth is minimal, then the doctors may decide that it's time to take her out (which would be very dangerous). Please pray that she grows significantly and that her heartbeat stays healthy until she's born.

To get a visual idea of how small the baby may be when she's born, here's a picture of a baby born at 1 lb 2oz (see the article):

1 comment:

  1. We've been praying and will keep it up! Love you three!