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34 Weeks

We made it! We made it! 34 weeks is definitely a milestone in any pregnancy. It’s the point when normally doctors won’t stop labor if it starts naturally because the baby has developed enough to have a fighting chance at avoiding so many scary preemie issues. And in our very special case, we can all […]

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Julie Kingsmith - August 26, 2014 - 1:13 pm

I’m so happy you’ve made it to 34 weeks, that’s a huge milestone! 🙂 I hope Hannah grows stronger over the next few weeks and stays healthy so they don’t need to induce you early. It’s wonderful that you have made it to this point…little girl’s got lots of fight in her and I’m sure having two parents that love her and are doing all they can on ‘the outside’ for her has been helping to keep her safe. I don’t think she could have better parents looking out for her than you two…I’ll be thinking of you guys and hoping she continues to get stronger. Love, Julie

Kristi Collins - September 4, 2014 - 8:23 pm

Hi Jen!

I just wanted to tell you congratulations on baby #2!
(I just got caught up reading the last few of your blogs).
I am so sorry you are having such worry with this pregnancy. I have to say after reading, it sure does sound like you already have another incredible, strong little daughter who is determined to show you both what a fighter she can be. Second children seem to be born with fight. I had quite a scare with Violet while I was pregnant, and had to be off my feet a lot as well. I understand how scary, frustrating, so very hard it is, and among many other things, it is especially with another child to care for too. My heart goes out to you.
I want you to know that I am thinking of you, the baby, and your family always, and saying many prayers that everything will be much better with little Hannah than anyone could ever hope for. You have a beautiful family, and I wish you only the very best in the coming weeks. 🙂


The Wait-and-See Life

Well…here we are, wrapping up week 32. Suffice it to say Mike and I are thrilled our baby girl is still growing, moving and doing well, despite our complicated situation, and I am still at home and pregnant.  Hannah is a pound up and  we are putting my hospital stay behind us. Or at least […]

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Elizabeth Heinke - August 15, 2014 - 1:19 pm

Hi Jen and Mike! All of our prayers are with you guys as you go through this unimaginably difficult time. We miss you all!

Elizabeth and Matt Heinke (oh and Tommy and Michael)

Meaghan Wadelin - August 15, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Been thinking about you this week and will continue to do so. You’re gonna do great when Hannah arrives

Holly Maloney - August 15, 2014 - 4:18 pm

We are praying for you. Remember that God only gives special children to special people. We love you. Hang in there.

Diane and David King - August 15, 2014 - 11:57 pm

Jenny and Mike,

We are sad to hear of your heart-wrenching struggles with Hannah. Jenny, your strength and courage are vividly apparent as you continue to cope daily with your journey through this pregnancy. We send all our love, support, and prayers that you can continue to maintain that strength in the months to come. We wish we lived closer to you so we could help you as well. You and Mike are wonderful people, and deserve the best that life can bring.

We will continue to pray daily that you both can have strength to face whatever the future may hold for you.

Love, Aunt Diane and Uncle Dave

Claire - August 20, 2014 - 9:35 pm

Your name was given to me by one of your clients. February of ’04 my husband and I found out that the baby I was carrying was going to be born with Spina Bifida. When I read your journal entries, I say to myself, oh yeah. I remember feeling that way, too.
Anyway, I’m reaching out to you to let you know I’ve been there and if you want to talk or vent or ask questions or join my small group of women’ that are in a support group (online!!!!) you are most welcome. I know all the support and seemingly kind words are wonderful. However, I find that the best support I get is from those who are living the new normal that I’ve been living for the past 10 years.

Please feel free to contact me!

Many prayers and many positive vibes being sent your way.

Jen - August 22, 2014 - 2:18 pm

You’re all AMAZING. You’re lifting us up when we are at our lowest. Thank you all so much.

Katie Shim - August 24, 2014 - 9:55 pm

Jen, I check into your website from time to time to see the wonderful pics you’ve taken and I am sorry to hear about what has happened! Hang in there girlie, you are a tough cookie and you will make it through this! Hannah is one lucky girl to have you as her mommy! We’ll be thinking about you and your family in the days and weeks ahead.

Katie, Brian, and Jacob Shim

Sucker Punch

Until today, I’ve maintained a fairly private online persona. While I do share the occasional photo of our sweet two year-old  or our loveable but obnoxious pup…little glimpses into my personal life…I’ve remained mostly classified online. But Mike and I have suddenly found ourselves in a situation that is too overwhelming not to share. The […]

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