Sep 12, 2008

Please Pray for us this Weekend...

This was the easiest way I could think of to update everyone on what's happened with us over the past couple of days and ask for everyone's prayers this weekend. I'll try not to be too gorry but also try to give some specifics as well. If you want the full story, feel free to give me a call.

Earlier this week, I went to the doctor after having some unexpected concerns, and she found that I was already dialeted 1cm, and she thought my cervix felt a little short which could possibly be a sign of pre-term labor. She calmly prepped me for the worst, saying that I would most likely h ave to go on bedrest and that they might possibly have to admit me to the hospital that day! You can imagine the shock and anxieties this brought on immediately. So, she sent me up to have a sonogram in which a second doctor told us that my cervix looked perfectly normal. We were obviously thankful but also confused at why we'd gotten two totally different messages from these doctors.

After talking with my doctor that evening, she was still concerned about the dilating and had me come in today (Friday) for a test to determine the chances of this baby coming early. It's a test that measures protein levels near my cervix. If the test were to come back negative, that would tell us that we would have over 90 something percent chance that the baby would not come in the next 4 weeks. If it came back positive, then my chances of having the baby in the next two weeks would be around 30%. So, I got the call this afternoon that my test came back positive. This doesn't give us a ton of information other than knowing I'm at a greater risk to go into labor alot sooner than we'd like. She told me to stay off my feet this weekend, and to come in on Monday for another sonogram. She said that most likely this last stretch of pregnancy would be a lot more difficult than we'd anticipated.

So, I don't know alot right now other than it's very important that I rest and stay off my feet for the next couple of days. Hopefully Monday afer the sonogram, they'll be able to give me a better idea of our next steps. Please pray for us this weekend. That God would protect our sweet baby boy and keep him in my womb until he's perfectly ready to come out. I'm 30 1/2 weeks right now and baby is estimated at weighing just under 4 pounds. We obviously need him to stay in a while longer and work on developing those lungs! I never thought we'd be in a siuation like this, but I do know God is in control and has Tristan in the palm of his hands. We're thankful for you guys we treasure your prayers especially this weekend.

We'll update again on Monday after my Dr. appointment. Hopefully we'll have more news to share or at least a plan of what the next several weeks will look like. For now we're laying low at home, praying for our little peanut, and having lots of time to watch tv and movies in bed. :) Thank you again for your prayers for our sweet little one. We're so thankful to have so many amazing friends and family who will pray with us through these uncertain situaions! Love you guys!

25 comments:

The Moshells said...

Most definitely praying for you my friend. I can imagine it's a little crazy/confusing right now...how good to know in the midst of chaos and uncertainty our Lord is right there. I will be praying for peace for you and Justin and that your little sweet heart will stay right where he is a few weeks longer!

Stacey said...

Praying for you all! I know this is a scary time and you want nothing more than to protect that little one inside of you.

You stay off your feet now and give us an update as soon as you can!

andydawn said...

We will for sure be praying and thinking of the Forman Fam this weekend and weeks to come!

The Johnstons said...

all three of you are in our prayers.

Rains Family said...

Mama Rains here to tell you to do what the doctor says. Stay in bed, do not get up at all except to go to the bathroom- seriously- you know I spent 4 months on bedrest with Maggie and followed Dr. orders carefully! I am praying for you and totally understand your anxiety. Please call me if you need to talk. God is in control. I had Abby 6 weeks early and she was a peanut- but look at her now! Thinking and praying for you! Terry

Summer, Justin, & Blake said...

Oh my goodness, I will for sure be praying for ya'll!!! So are we still on for lunch on Monday? Heehee ... just kidding! We will be happy to bring lunch to YOU as soon as things settle down. Please keep us posted. The good news is that God already knows when Tristan will arrive and He definitely holds that sweet boy in His mighty hand. Such a comfort!

Greg and Kim said...

Sweet sister, you are in my thoughts and prayers, and I am asking that you and Justin fully trust the Lord with your little Tristan. His plans are amazingly good. I'm also pleading that God would bring your little one safely into this world and allow you to be God's stewards in raising him to know the Lord... Thanks for letting me know how to pray for you!

Jonna said...

Praying away!!!

Poefam said...

My RMY, I am praying for you and that sweet Tristan will just "cook" for as long as God needs him to! I'm praying for a perfectly healthy little boy and a perfectly healthy little mamma! ...I left you a message last night...please let me know what I can do to help! I can come over if you need some help around the house, bring food, whatever...just let me know! Love you lots!

Meg said...

oh sharee i will be praying like crazy!! i can only imagine how scary this is and i know none of us will quit petitioning to the father on your sweet little family's behalf...

Tiffany said...

I will be praying for your family. I know you are eager to meet your little one but also want him to be ready for his debut. Luckily the weather is perfect for staying in bed all weekend & relaxing! Here's a verse that came to my mind when I read your story...Philippians 4:2-3. Please keep us updated.

Northcutt Family said...

Hey Sharee! So scary, I know, but there are a lot of people praying for you guys, and I will definitely add you guys to my prayer list! I had the easiest pregnancy until 32 weeks when something scary happened to me and I had to go on modified bedrest until 38 weeks when they had to induce. Pregnancy is never what we expect!!! (well, except for those lucky people who just have it so great!!)

allyo said...

Praying for you and sweet Tristan.

Coolio said...

Our family will be praying for you both and for sweet Tristan. Hang in there!

Kristina said...

We're praying for ya'll. If you need anything let us know!!!!

Stacy Kelley Griffin said...

My friend, may you draw strength from our Lord that He is holding your baby boy and taking care of the both of you. I pray for you and Justin while you wait in a worrisome time. May God surround you with peace. I pray for Tristan to keep cooking for a few more weeks so that he can be a healthy boy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Friend! I will pray for comfort/peace for you and Justin, wisdom for your doctors, and a continuance of Tristan to stay in his current home! Sign me up to go to the store for you and to bring you guys dinner! L. Zych

Jessica & Matt said...

Sharee! This is so crazy to me. Well, I have a lot of friends who have had complications with their pregnancies lately, and reasons for possible concerns, but EVERY ONE of them has worked out perfectly. I trust that yours will as well. MattBurk and I will be praying for you, and especially for sweet baby Tristan. We know that God is faithful to hear our prayers, and to complete this good work he has started in you. Love you!

The Penuels said...

We will be praying for you sweet friend!! Follow the doctor's orders!! I know that little one will come out at just the perfect time :)

Love you!

Nicki W. said...

praying for you, friend!!!

Diana said...

praying for you now.

Mandi said...

Shareena- We are praying for precious baby Tristan and that the Lord would grant you and Justin peace during this incredibly stressful time. Please keep us updated and stay off your feet... I wish I was in Dallas so I could bring you treats and stop by to watch Troop Beveraly Hills or some other fun girlie movie with you! Love you bunches!

The Rowe Crew said...

Still praying!!! Em and I will come over anytime to keep you company and fluff your pillows :o)

In the Life of The Crump Family said...

Hi Sharee....I found your blog through Mandi's. I will, for sure, be praying for you and your little peanut..I can only imagine how stressful this must be for you. I will especially pray for peace for you and your hubby and more "baking" time for little Tristan!
Emily

Dess Family said...

So sorry this is all going on, but we will be praying for Tirstan's safety. You have made it very far and I am sure he is doing well. Hope your appointment went well.