Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Please pray for this little baby girl. I had my OB appt. today and doctor is concerned with her lack of weight gain. Basically, my placenta is not doing it's job. To say that I'm freaked out is an understatement. I'm on bedrest- doc's orders, and so hopefully my body can focus it's energy and blood on the baby.

My church's mother's group and the former retreat group are organizing some meals, and a schedule for the children for the next two weeks. That will be a huge help.

Mainly, what I need from you all are your prayers. Please storm heaven for our little daughter's healthy growth.



  1. Melanie (Lewis) ReaganAugust 30, 2006 at 5:11 PM

    Hey Miss Rita, Every once and again I frequent Erika's blog and will click on your blog. You are so smart and your main sentence (on the verge of...) cracks me up. Thank you for validating us all with your humor. Last I read, you were just pregnant. I'm so terribly sorry about your loss. What a roller coaster of emotion it must have been for you to find out that you were having twins, then losing one. I'm so, so sorry. Henry... what a great name. My sister (Marcia) has a Henry. We call him Hank every now and then. I believe his feast day is July 12 or 13th. I'm pregnant now as well. Number 3. Just a few weeks. I'm such a misreable pregnant woman! Really, only God and my other children keep me from throwing myself out the window. I'm very tired these days and the morning sickness is constant. My boys keep me running...Nicholas is 1 1/2 and Slade is 4 1/2. I'm so glad I happend upon your blog this evening, b/c now I have something to offer up this misery for. I pray that God will take my misery to lighten your cross. I feel like when you become a mom, you can just look into another moms eyes and it's like you automatically get it. You get that look from another mom that says, "I'm just trying to make it to end of the day" You can totally relate b/c you're thinking the same thing! My pregnant mommy heart just hurts for you. Of course you and your little girl are in my prayers. What a blessing to have the meals and help with the kids. You just concentrate on your health (mental and phyiscal) and let everyone love you. I'm sure they are more than happy to! When Nicholas was born, he was in the NICU for 4 days. I have to say, those were some of the worst days of my life. The doctor woke me up in the middle of the night and said he can't promise he'll live. (nothing was wrong, it ended up) I was out of my mind; hysterical. They had to have 3 nurses and a pill to calm me down. That experience made me see the horror of a sick baby. I'm sure that can't compare to your pain.
    Sorry for babbling! I'll be checking back in on the blog to see how you are. BTW, we have the same dream. We are now in the market for a mini van. I must have an Odyssey (I'll settle for a Quest) with leather and DVD! We also share the same feelings on driving one! I just felt like it would age me and for sure I'll look like a "mom". We can't have that now can we? Can't I just hold on to my single girl fantasy of driving a Lexus w/o car seats and looking like I'm available...only to crush the men looking when I flash my huge rock (another dream). I hear you sister! My friend said it best the other day: "well, that's what I am, a mom. No sense in trying to hide it!" It's sort of silly, but we can still dream right? Just like my dream of a constantly clean home.
    You're doing the most important job in the world right now. Remember that! You will make it. So will your little ones. Colette Murray helped me when I was pg with Nicholas. She reminded me to give Slade (I was feeling so guilty for being such a slack, sick mom) over to Mary to protect and to know that he will come out on the other side of this just fine. She was right.
    ~ Melanie

  2. Hi, read you needed prayers over on Happy Catholic.

    Just wanted to encourage you. Our daughter Amy went through a similar experience. Prayers for you and your family. Peg in Denver, CO

  3. Been thinking of you throughout my entire pregnancy....So glad you are blogging again. Your S.A.M. ("Such A Miracle" -- that's what I called our's before we knew if it was a girl or boy)has been in my prayers and there she will stay.