One Week Old!

So our lives drastically changed in the span of a week… Our baby girl Katherine Obadiah aka Kobi aka Bow decided she wanted to come early regardless of when she was due and today (February 10,2016) she is a whole week old!

I can’t believe she’s been in this world for an entire week already. The last time I blogged was actually the day I ended up giving birth! She came in at a whopping 2lbs 11oz and she was 14 inches in length! 

She is so precious and I love everything about her! Bill and I have made it a point to see her every day at least once a day especially once we were discharged. 

Kobi is in the NICU at Vanderbilt Hospital and although I hate it I know she is in the best place possible and the nurses genuinely care about her and her well-being. Since she’s been there we’ve been able to give her kisses, hold her, change her diapers, check her temperature, assist with feedings and today we got to weigh her. So we get pieces of her everyday until one day a few months from now we’ll have all of her!
 

28 +2 days old in labor

  
 

Happy Birthday!

  
    
   

   
    
    
    
    

one week old

 

28 Weeks 2 Days

That is exactly how far along I am as I write this. Every day really does count and William and I are ecstatic that we have made it this far! My doctor always wanted to get me to 27-28 weeks at least so the fact that we are here is a huge milestone!! 

I have been in the hospital now for just over a week and already the days are starting to blur together but I am grateful that I’m here and am being taken care of by some great doctors. I can also wear regular clothes which is a major bonus. 

Kobi also known as Bow is doing great! She loves moving around especially when the nurses are trying to monitor her and she’s really good at giving me a reassuring kick when it’s been a while since I felt her move. She seems to get hiccups a couple of times a day and she likes to sleep. 

We’ll be here until we reach 34 weeks or I deliver which ever comes first but like I’ve said from the beginning at least when all is said and done there will be a baby that we get to raise and for that I am forever grateful for. 

   
 

The Lord is at hand!!!

I write this fired up and invigorated by God’s word this morning…

“Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:5-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/php.4.5-7.esv

We are 27 weeks and 2 days along and right now every day counts even more than it did before! Why you ask? Well because this past Sunday evening my water broke but I have yet to go into labor. So it’s all just a waiting game! 

Not to worry because Kobi is doing great she continues to grow stronger every day and kicks a whole bunch and has the hiccups all the time (which is great for lung development) and is even breathing on her own plus The Lord is at hand and that’s the best part of all!!

When Bill and I came to the hospital we were just taking precautions as we thought I may have just peed my pants so we weren’t overly worried or stressed and didn’t speed down the highway and even packed a semblance of an overnight bag just in case Kobi was to make her debut… But alas we are still here waiting on Kobi and there is no stress, very little anxiety (I mean we are still human), and tons and tons of peace because we know that The Lord is at hand!!

  Our new bed rest location. 

I know that The Lord is here with me, William and Kobi as well as each of our doctors and nurses and all of those that have been checking in, praying and visiting and those who will do these things upon reading this!! He has not left my side for one moment;not one! There hasn’t been a doubt in my mind that this child that I am carrying is the Lord’s and she’s a miracle and has a great big mighty call on her life! 

If the Lord is at hand meaning He is right here with me I don’t really see a need to be anxious but instead I find myself being thankful and full of praise and honor to my King and daddy God and that brings a peace that surpasses all understanding and it also guards this mommas’s heart!! 

Y’all (yes I said y’all) God is good and faithful and so worthy to be praised! He is in the miracle working business and He isn’t looking to quit anytime soon!! If y’all need a touch, a word, a peace, a joy, a hope, heck if y’all need a cracker to rid hunger He can do it and will do it! It may not look the way you thought it should or even come from who you thought it would come from but call out to Him and He will answer because His love for you is real!!

Be encouraged and join me in thanking the Lord for his faithfulness because the joy I have right now runs deep!!

Many blessings to you all

Terri

 

My 2016 Theme

I waited until today to post this for consistency… Plus I really wanted to make sure that I found the right word. My word for 2016 will be FAITH! I came into the new year using it and I know that I’m going to need a continual supply of it throughout this year.

I’m going to need faith in order to 

  • Continue to keep my Bow safely in the womb until it’s time 
  • Have a smooth delivery once that time comes
  • Raise Bow once she’s here
  • Not put extra pressure on myself to be like all the other moms
  • Lose weight in a healthy manner
  • Be more loving towards my husband
  • Be flexible in this new season (parenthood and wifedom combined)
  • Relax and know that I don’t always have to be “on call” or the responsible one
  • Go back to school and finish my degree 
  • Find a job I really love 

All I know is that I am going to need an even bigger measure of faith this year than in years past! I will be clinging to Jesus more and more as each day goes on… 

I hope by now you all have figured out your goals or themes for this year and if not; there’s always time to change something you don’t like about your current situation. 

Many Blessings,

Terri

24 Weeks & Counting

Today is the day that I’ve been waiting for… Today marks 24 weeks of being pregnant which means that according to doctors we have a viable pregnancy and that if I were to go into labor they could hook Bow up to machines and save her life!!! Our Kiwi was just too little and we learned that there was not enough development in her little body for her to be hooked up to any machines… 

From that moment on I’ve always known that 24 weeks was the magic number of weeks I needed to feel really secure in his pregnancy. Now I feel like I can start decorating the nursery and even registering for different items and just overall breathing a little easier because I know that no matter what I’m going to have a baby at the end of this thing! Thank you for all the prayers up until this point and for your continued prayers until we reach full term!!   

 

Yes, that is a Hillman College shirt!!

   

2015 in review

Thank you for reading my blog this past year!! It’s been truly a blessing and I appreciate all the prayers, love, and support and will try my best to be more consistent in the new year! I hope your New Year is everything you want it to be! Many Blessings to you!

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Life update

This has been long overdue and I wanted to give an update before the end of the year seeing as how it’s only days away…

The procedure I had done went well, and I’ve been on bed rest ever since. I’m not gonna lie being on bed rest was really hard the first couple of weeks and I kept hoping I was gonna get released but that hasn’t happened. Instead I was told I need to get weekly shots to strengthen my cervix and remain on bed rest.
So that’s where I’ve been since the last week of October. 

I’m taking things week by week and letting the days go by as quickly as possible. Today I am 23 weeks and can feel our baby girl move more and more everyday. Oh yeah, we’re having a girl!! Her name will be Katherine Obadiah or Kobi for short. We’re super excited!! 

Every day is a blessing and I’m looking forward to many more!