Sunday, October 22, 2006

My Wife Went into Pre-Term Labor

Well, last Wednesday my wife's body decided to go into pre-term labor. She's dilated to a 3 and is stuck in the hospital at 30 weeks along. They gave her a steroid shot to help the baby's lungs grow. The contractions haven't really stopped so she's been given a Magnesium Sulfate drip and a Tributalene pump in her leg. She will most likely be on bed rest at the hospital until the baby comes.

She has gone into pre-term labor with all of our children, so this is no surprise. With our twins, she went on bed rest at the hospital and was dilated to a 3. Two weeks later, she had the twins (10 weeks early).

She just needs to last one more week and she'll be able to have the baby at the hospital closest to us. If not, then they will fly her to a different hospital. This will be our fifth boy.

What does this all mean to me? Well, it ends up being a blessing in disguise that I've now been working at home. I've been taking care of our four boys, doing all of the stuff my wife did, working like a dog with my new business, and am still trying to do my church calling. I really feel for single moms! I just realized that since my wife is on bed rest, she's not working, and so her income will stop. That puts more stress on me, because my income won't start coming until a month from now.

Our church has been providing meals and babysitting. Life is very good, despite this bump in the road. The Lord is blessing us.