We’ve made it to 36 weeks. More accurately, our precious boy has beat all the odds that were stacked against him since the beginning, and HE has made it so much further than any of us at first imagined. Unfortunately, the hurdles have not yet passed us, the biggest have yet to come. We found out at my doctors appointment yesterday that he is in a Breech position which complicates matters even further. Without going into too much detail, our providers have encouraged me to continue with the plan of delivering him without a c-section, but have offered us the option of either. Given the circumstances, if we deliver “naturally” there is a higher likelihood of Ethan being deprived of oxygen for too long and being born “sleeping”, in the most gentle words I can think of to describe it. While only John and I can make the decision on how we proceed from here, I come to you asking for prayers. Prayers for strength, prayers for guidance, prayers for peace, prayers for continued and stronger faith, prayers for our children, our families, prayers for John and me, and prayers for our precious Ethan. I can’t tell you how many times in recent weeks I’ve begged God to give us a miracle, to have the doctors realize that there was some mistake and all along he’s been a perfectly healthy, “whole” baby boy. I understand that this isn’t at all likely to happen, but my mind wanders there so easily. There isn’t much else I have to say, but again, just ask for your prayers. I don’t believe that we have much time left before we meet our Ethan, I can only pray that when that time comes we are able to do so while he’s still here with us. God Bless!

5 thoughts on “Obstacles”

  1. I am so thankful to God for you. And I am thankful He saw fit to give this darling child to your family. I will be honest- this is the first time I have made it completely through one of your blogs, Katie. Since we heard the news about Ethan, I have struggled with grief, guilt, heartache for you, and a plethora of other emotions and thoughts that it is difficult to describe. I have prayed for God to help me to know what to say and how to pray. Today, God gave me a renewed sense of His plan in all things, and His ownership and great love of your son. Your story is the Christmas story- like Mary, you say, “Yes, I am a servant of the Lord; let this happen to me according to your word.” (‭Luke‬ ‭1:38‬). We love you all, and I am surely praying.

  2. I pray that as you deliver him into this world, you will be able to love him into the hands of Jesus. You faith and courage helps all of want to be stronger in our faith!

  3. Dear Katie,
    Your post stopped me I’m my tracks and brought me to my knees. Which is exactly where I should be, thanking God for the blessings of this past year and asking for His guidance and strength in acceptance of the heartache. Thank you for sharing your faith and your journey. As you well know we are all in God’s hands and He will see you and your family through. You are an inspiration, young lady. My prayers for peace are with you all.
    Love, Bonny

  4. Ethan, you and your whole family are in my heart and prayers. May God bless you and continue to guide you through this journey! I know your Dad is near and waits with Ethan for Heavenly Father’s direction… Blessings

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