coming together

Our meeting with the nurse went very well today. She brought up everything that was on our minds. We’re going to have an extra nurse in the OR whose job will be to take pictures and video. I’ll get to have Gabe placed on my chest (with Brian helping to hold him there) as soon as they get him cleaned up. I’ll most likely recover on the unit instead of in the recovery room. I may also get to have the same nurses take care of me who were there when Felix was born. She also gave us some great suggestions for the kids.

I feel better about the planning process after today but it was still pretty emotional. (I know, big surprise!) It’s hard to believe we have less than 3 weeks to go now. I have 2 more things to schedule and get done… 1. call the NILMDTS photographer to schedule a maternity session and 2. meet with the funeral home to make arrangements. That last one I’m not looking forward to AT ALL. Especially after the last conversation we had. (you know, the one where I bought the plot for Gabe and the lady congratulated me on my pregnancy. yeah, really.)

So, as the time grows closer our earthly, human plans are coming together. My hope is that God will forgive us and still decide to trump all of this planning with miraculous healing.


  1. Praying for you and hoping for peace in your heart over these days. xxx

  2. I am here from LFCA. I am so sorry this is the planning that you have to do for your son’s birth. I am praying for a miracle, and for strength for you and DH during this difficult time.

  3. I am so sorry for what you’re going through. I can’t imagine how you are feeling right now. You are in my thoughts.


  4. Here from LFCA.

    My heart breaks reading of what you have been through. Are going through. Will continue to go through.

    I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts, and praying for peace and comfort – and healing – for you all.

  5. I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. I cannot pretend that I understand, but I am here if you need a shoulder, an ear, or both. Holding you all in my heart always.

  6. Julie Rushton says

    Amanda, Brian, Chloe, Dylan and Ezra,

    Please know that I hold you all close to my heart and will do whatever I can for you! I will definitely keep you all in my prayers!


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