Thursday, May 28, 2009

power of prayer

I am sorry I haven't updated this week, and unfortunately I am not doing that right now. I am asking for some positive thoughts and prayers. My SIL, Jenna, has been in labor since Tuesday morning at 3 am. She is still in labor now, and yes it is 7:45 Thursday morning. When it
started on Tuesday, she was having contractions about 10 minutes apart. She had a doctors appt that morning at 8:30, where she was only 1 cm dilated and 60% effaced. She labored all day with contractions anywhere from 5-10 minutes apart. She went to bed and they picked up anywhere from 3-5 minutes. She stuck it out through the night and went in at 5 am to only find out she had made no progress. They did allow her to stay at the hospital instead of sending her home, so she could hopefully get some sleep. That didn't happen. They have had her walking and sitting in the tub all day. At 10 pm when I left the hospital, she was still only at 4 cm after 2 days of labor. I received a text this morning that she was finally at 8 cm. She finally took a epidural and they gave her pitocin to speed things up. (really, don't think you should sped things up 24 hrs ago?) She is sleeping as we speak. So, if you can give her some prayers, hugs, and support, I know she would greatly appreciate it. She has no idea how strong she really is, a little support would go a long way. We are all just praying for a healthy delivery!! But, I wouldn't be lying if we all just want this to be over soon for her sake. Thanks you for all of your support!


Gracelyn Kate was born on Thursday May 28th, at 11:41 am.
She was 7lbs, 10 oz and 19 1/2 inches long
Mom and baby are doing well

Camden looks huge compared to her.....


The Boeckmann's said...

Camden -

Thank you soo much for writing me a letter! It was so neat to finally meet you (on the outside). I did feel you kicking my mommy's tummy a few times and I heard you cry a few times, but it was nice to meet you out in the real world. I think you are right - we must be a part of a neat family. They might be a little are right about that Brittany girl she has flashed a lot of bright lights in my face. But they all snuggle me soo close - I love it. I also want you to thank your mommy for me. She helped mommy out during her labor and she gave her strength to send me into this world. She also wants to thank her for the note asking for strength and prayers on her blog. My mom thinks she is a really great sister in law. Well, I can't wait to see you again. I think it will be so fun to grow up with you. See you at our next play date and I promise to stay away from your nose (sometimes I try to suck on my dad's because I think it is my next meal)

Love you,

Gracelyn (I am your cousin)

Elaine said...

oh my! As you can see, I am almost a week late catching up on your post. (Sorry, things have been so crazy at our house.) Welcome to the world Ms. Gracelyn (love that name by the way). Since I am so late on sending up prayers, I'll just pray for a quick recovery for your SIL :) Hope your little Cam-man is doing good!