Nothing Gold

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay. -Robert Frost

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Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

I am a white American middle class suburban housewife trying desperately to tell herself that that is not who she is. One time I was a glowing young ruffian. Oh my God it was a million years ago.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Another prayer request

So I know everyone has been receiving lots of prayer requests lately and that it's hard to consistently pray for someone that you don't know, but if you have an extra minute, say a little extra prayer for my friend.
Here's the story:
My best friend Jenny from the block, I mean Jennifer from Yakima is pregnant with her third child. She was advised to wait three years before getting pregnant, but, well, sometimes it just happens. Her first baby was born at 31.5 weeks and is all caught up at almost 5 years old. With her second she went into labor earlier than that even. They stopped it, but she was on bed rest for the remainder of the pregnancy. Now, she is at 34 weeks, which is great. But, this week she went into labor and they were able to stop it. The thing is that she is dilated 3 cm and 100% effaced and her bag of waters is bulging. The baby is also breech, which means that if her water breaks, the cord will be pinched and the baby will get no oxygen. So, she is stuck in the hospital over christmas so that if her water breaks they can do an emergency C-section. If the baby changes position, she can go home. There's no real danger at this point (the baby was given steroids for lung development earlier when a test at 31 weeks showed that she could go into labor at any time), but it is hard to lay in a hospital bed all day when you feel fine, especially during the holidays.


Blogger kate said...

So, what happened? This is the first time I've been able to check.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

She is still in the hospital, still just waiting and watching. If the results of an amniocentesis come back saying that the baby's lungs are mature, they will try to turn her.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Keep us updated! Thanks for sharing the prayer request

3:03 PM  

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