12.01.2008

Max's Birthday will be December 5, 2008

We have decided, we will be holding our sweet baby this Friday. Max did great today, his heart rate was strong and he looked to be doing very well. But we talked with our doctor for a while today and it seems that Max is not getting enough nutrients inside of me anymore. With a t18 baby I also have a Trisomy 18 placenta, and it has stopped providing Max with the appropriate nutrients. He did gain some weight, but after discussing the possibilities of waiting to have him we decided it was best for him to be born now rather than to become weaker over the next few weeks thus come into this world with less of an ability to fight.

I go in at 6am and Max will be in my arms sometime between 7 and 7:15 am. I have needed and loved all the prayers we have received thus far...now, I beg to you, please have Max in your prayers...Please pray he will be comforted and have no pain, pray his heart will sustain, pray that God gives us time with our son, pray that God gives us abundant time with our son, please petition to God our desire to spend time at home with our son. I have been asking God all along for his will, but I desperately beg that in his will is time, time to bring him home...I know he will supply us with the peace and strength we need, I know he will be in the midst carrying us, as I have felt him all along. Knowing God will be there I know, I just don't know his plan. I am so thankful for my faith and a God so great that even in my sadness, I am even more aware of his awesomeness! So well the next few days will feel oh so bitter sweet, I am so excited to hold and kiss Maxson, and like you may be feeling now, I can't believe it will be so soon.

My sister or Dustin will be keeping the blog updated on our status and will be posting pictures as soon as they can. I thank God for all of you and feel so blessed to have all your prayers.

with love,

Trish

19 comments:

Kristin (kekis) said...

You all will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers. Not just this week and on Friday, but for the many days to come. May God provide you peace and comfort.

Taylor said...

Max and I will share a birthday and I will be praying for you and him now and in the days to come. KNOW that God will be there... He WILL carry you. Trust in that.

Radar's Mom said...

Dear Trish,

Your wonderful Maxson will be sharing a birthday with Mozart - composer of beautiful classical music and my favorite composer... and with Walt Disney - a man who captures the heart and joy of children. I will be praying for all the things that you have asked for. I will be hoping that the music that your son brings to your hearts and the joy he brings into your lives will top anything that Mozart or Disney could every have imagined.

I will be watching eagerly for updates and will be praying for you all to have unbelievable peace over these next days.

Warm hugs,
Christena

Melissa said...

Trish,

I have always wanted to share my birthday with someone I know. Through your writing I feel you have given Max such a powerful voice and shown what an amazing mother you are. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers and will be so honored to share my birthday with Max, he is an amazing child. I want to leave you with this verse.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

I know you will find strength within yourself, your family, and the Lord through everything.

Meliss

Laura said...

I will be praying..praying for the gift of time. Peace to you sweet friend.

kimberly said...

God be with you both with the love that only He can give.
Peace in Him
:)

Jasmine said...

hey trish, max is so handsome. will pray for your little boy. take care and love jasmine

Jeff & Leza said...

In my prayers as I beg our Mighty God to grant you as much time with your beautiful Maxson. God will grant you the peace and He will never leave your side....God Bless Your Beautiful Family.

Kathleen said...

Praying for you both and your sweet baby boy. May he be the gift that keeps on giving.
Love & prayers

Robin said...

I have never left a comment for you before but I want to let you know that my family is lifting you up in prayer this week and especially on December 5th...God is good ALL the time and the 5th of December will be no exception! Praying for peace, strength, and LIFE!

Laurie said...

I have been and will continue to pray for your little Max. Asking the Lord for everything you listed and more. He knows what you need even more than your hears know. May you be blessed with an abundance of precious time with Max and his birth be perfect. May you be covered in His peace and grace as you wait and prepare for Friday.

God Bless You, Laurie in Ca.

Anonymous said...

You will be in my thoughts and prayers.. I pray that Max will be home with you soon and that you will have time with your son.

I will be watching this blog constantly on Friday and will hold you in my heart.

Your son already feels your love, of this you can be sure, but I hope you get to cover him in kisses.

May God keep you in the palm of his hands
Kerren

Maria said...

Sending you prayers and love from Indiana. . .

Rebecca Jo said...

Stopped by from "He will Carry Me".... will be holding you, your husband & most defintely Max in prayers Friday.... I can only imagine the nerves, excitement, sadness, anticipation, all rolled in one....

Know Jesus is standing right beside you the WHOLE time!!!

Monica said...

I found your blog thru Stacy's and just want you to know that I will be praying for Max and for ya'll on Friday.

Amber said...

Holding you all...

Erika said...

I just found your blog & wanted to let you know that I am praying very hard for your precious Max and for you & your husband....

-Erika

petrii said...

I just found your blog through another and just wanted to let you know that I will be praying. My heart goes out to you and your husband and little Maxson.

Praying for a miracle,
Dawn

::kacy:: said...

your story has really touched me.
my prayers are with your family.
<3