Monday, July 4, 2011


We have an appointment tomorrow morning at 10 am with Perinatal Partners to have an ultrasound and see how Gracelynn is doing.  I need prayer.  I know that when I pray for her, it helps so much.  But I can feel in my heart that I need others to pray for us as well.  I am having a really hard deciding if I should be telling everyone I know that our baby needs prayer.  I just can't stand the thought of people knowing the struggles we are facing.  But on the other hand, I feel like prayer will lift my heart and help Gracie so much.  I'm going to spend the next week really trying to figure this out.  So these are the things that we would like to see for Gracelynn specifically tomorrow.
  • Gracelynn is alive and kicking and thriving.  I have felt her kick yesterday and today for sure so I have great HOPE that she is still alive.
  • We would love to see that Gracelynn's cystic hygroma has shrunk or at the very least, not gotten bigger.
  • We are also hoping that her omphalocele (herniated intestine) has moved to where it should be and that the initial Dr was wrong to assume it was even a true omphalocele.  She was so quick to diagnose a fatal chromosomal anomoly.
  • We are praying that Gracie has not developed hydrops.  This can be lethal. It would indicate that she isn't processing the fluid in her body correctly.
  I will update tomorrow with what we see.  I appreciate every prayer said for our daughter.  We can't get through this without the love and support of our family and friends.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!


  1. Your appt is probably over by now, but I'm praying for you and sweet baby Gracelynn. Hugs!

  2. Thinking of you and i hope all is well!