Monday, January 21, 2008

The Baby We Lost

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

After a difficult weekend, we had a confirmed miscarriage last night. We started having complications on Saturday afternoon and our doctor (who was thankfully on call this weekend) put me on bed rest. We were hoping it was just a normal part of the first trimester and everything would clear up. On Sunday, however, the symptoms increased and began to include cramping. Our doctor had us come into to the ER and through a sonogram, we confirmed that we had lost the baby. We were at nine weeks in the pregnancy. They will monitor my hormone levels, but our doctor prefers not to do a DNC as it does not look like one is needed at this time. We are sad, but healing and preparing ourselves for the fact that we may hurt for a while. Please pray for physical and emotional healing for us and pray for the baby we lost.

As for the future, we are required to wait six to eight weeks before getting pregnant. We will be prayerful in what to do after that.

Please don’t feel like you have to respond to this. We know that you are thinking of us. What we need most at this time is your prayers.

Lauren, Zach, Cole and Logan


Natalie said...

We're so sorry for your loss. We're praying for you all.
-Natalie & Keri

Kelly said...

We love you and are so sorry. I pray for God's comfort at this very moment and in the days to come.