Wednesday, October 1, 2008

CHARLIE AND OLIVIA UPDATE....

This just in from their other granny's blog (perandnancy.blogspot.com), "the most recent ultrasound of the babies showed that Charlie now weighs a hefty 1.8 pounds and Olivia weighs 1.6. Olivia had the hiccups and Charlie's hand was raised in a tear-jerking, "everything-is-fine-in-here" high five. talk about making a grandma cry."

As you may remember, we were/are all united in prayer and fasting for Olivia and Charlie as they are not full-term and their sweet Mother, Abby, was going into premature labor. Abby and her cervix are now known throughout the Internet. Anyway, it's been touch and go, with the twins, as well as with Abby and her...well...you know. The Abbott was given steroids in an attempt to hasten the development of the twins' lungs and brains in the anticipation of a premature birth. She is only 23 weeks...way too soon. We have bonded with these babies. The cribs are up, as are our hopes....now to get their weight to match our anticipation...

So, the news is looking better and better. We're keeping the prayers going...do prayers ever really stop? We appreciate all who have prayed on the kids' behalf. Thank you. Thank you for adding your faith to ours. We realize that ultimately we're praying for the will of the Lord to come to pass and for peace and happiness to be with Eli and Abby and the kids. It's just human nature to hope that the will of the Lord includes two happy, healthy, screaming babies with frazzled parents who can smile when they're sleep deprived because they'll remember that THAT'S what they prayed for...

1 comment:

Eliot Bowman said...

You know, Mom...I hope that I will remember that when I am changing a diaper or two at 11:45pm...and again at 1:12am...and again at 3:38am...and one more time 14 minutes before my alarm goes off to wake me for work.


I truly hope that I will remember that I did in fact pray for that...because you're right, I did.