In Christ Alone: Our Journey through and after Breast Cancer

a 37-year old, christian, mother of four, missionary/pastor's wife and her families story

Baby Day! April 16, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — awilmeth @ 5:36 PM

Once again God has answered our prayers for wisdom and directed our path, giving us a clear direction to go. The amniotic fluid has not changed since yesterday, so THE Big Day will be TOMORROW! We will welcome our little 5 pound blessing and joy, Baby Asher, into the world on April 17th!!! 🙂

Thank you to so many for your prayers and words of encouragement! Pray that our BIG day will go well tomorrow. Asher will have to go to the NICU, as any baby born before 36 weeks is taken there for evaluation. Pray that his lungs will be developed and he won’t have to stay there long. 🙂

The plan right now is to induce at 6am. I’ve never had to be induced before. I was already 2-3 cm dilated yesterday morning at my appointment and I am having contractions when they monitor me, but I don’t feel them yet. They monitored for a half hour this morning and said I had 4 contractions in that time. I would love it if I didn’t have to use Pitocin to get things going, but that is the plan right now.

Pray that we will be able to deliver naturally and not require a C-section. If I do have a C-section, I will have to heal up before I can start some of my aggressive cancer treatments. We want to get started attacking the cancer as soon as possible after delivery, so a natural delivery will make that much easier.

Yesterday my 4 year old, Ethan, brought me his memory verse from Jr. Church on Sunday and I have been reading it, praying, and giving thanks to God as we look forward to meeting our precious little miracle, Baby Asher, face to face!

“Rejoice always,pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I Thessalonians 5:18

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10 Responses to “Baby Day!”

  1. Sharon Sparks Says:

    Praying for a safe and healthy delivery for your precious Asher.

  2. Mama Kangaroo Says:

    Our family will be praying for you and Baby Asher. The Lord has both of you in his hands. Praying for safety and wisdom.

  3. Marilou Dockhorn Says:

    Praying, praying!

  4. Judy Swope Says:

    Praying for you and your new little one, Asher !!! So thankful God has it all in his hands.

    Judy Swope Slater Baptist

  5. Jen Rauschers Says:

    Holding you and Asher in our Hearts, and in our Prayers!! – The Rauschers

  6. Vi Heenan Says:

    You, Baby Asher and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that everything goes well and is well.

  7. Jeanette Wade Says:

    We have and will continue to be praying:) I’m so glad to hear Asher has done so well!!! God truly has taken you both under His wings!!! Won’t it be such a wonderful story to tell Asher when he’s older how God took care of both of you through this? 🙂 Amen!! If you need anything please please let us know. The kids are welcome anytime to come play:)

    • Dena Hall Says:

      Hey there Amy! My name is Dena Hall. I got your name and
      this site from Megan Runyan last weekend at the bowling awards. I
      was there with my daughter, Jessica, and I overheard her talking
      about you. Being a Prayer Warrior, I asked for your info so I could
      let the Prayer Warriors know right away and Megan and I said
      prayers for you then and there. I have a ministry of going to
      Caring Bridge and Care Pages posting positive thoughts and praying
      for my Little Baldies (the wee ones with childhood cancer that have
      stolen my heart) It started with a boy from church that has a brain
      tumor, who referred me to another and they kept doing so despite
      what they were going through so now I have about fifty that I am
      keeping track of, and you are added to that list as well :O)
      Anyhnew, wanted to let you know that I thought I already sent your
      update and a prayer out to the Prayer Warriors and signed your book
      last night, but it didn’t show up so I’ll try this method.
      Hopefully it works. Also wanted to let you know not to sweat your
      little one being taken early and developing ok. I was born 46 years
      ago at 3lbs. 5oz. and 15 inches long and I’m fine and dandy. :O) My
      oldest daughter had major heart surgery at five days old and when I
      was in the ICU with her the nurses were astounded that I survived
      without all of the modern technology of today and that daughter is
      now 20, just got married in December, and is expecting her first
      child in December! Praise the Lord!!!! ok, I will let you go and
      hopefully this will work this time. LOTS of love and hugs from your
      fellow Iowan Prayer Warrior on this rainy day. (we sure do need it,
      though) :O) Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for bringing Amy into
      my life and once again showing me what true faith in you is all
      about. I pray that you will guide the surgeon’s hands as you did
      when my daughter had her heart operated on and then each time after
      with her scoleosis resulting in a clinically straight back. I pray
      that all will go well and baby Asher will arrive healthy with no
      complications and that Amy does fine as well with a quick recovery.
      Please be with all bringing peace to their hearts and finally I ask
      healing upon Amy for her cancer either through your divine touch or
      through the doctors you gifted here on earth so she may go on to
      raise her child, inspire us with her undying faith, and be a living
      testimony of your grace and love. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen Love
      and God bless, Dena < http://www.shineministry.net KEEP SHINING
      because you might be the only Bible some will ever read 🙂 🙂 and
      keep F. R. O. G. in' (Fully Relying On God)

  8. prayers4youtoday@shineministry.net Says:

    Hey there Amy! My name is Dena Hall. I got your name and
    this site from Megan Runyan last weekend at the bowling awards. I
    was there with my daughter, Jessica, and I overheard her talking
    about you. Being a Prayer Warrior, I asked for your info so I could
    let the Prayer Warriors know right away and Megan and I said
    prayers for you then and there. I have a ministry of going to
    Caring Bridge and Care Pages posting positive thoughts and praying
    for my Little Baldies (the wee ones with childhood cancer that have
    stolen my heart) It started with a boy from church that has a brain
    tumor, who referred me to another and they kept doing so despite
    what they were going through so now I have about fifty that I am
    keeping track of, and you are added to that list as well :O)
    Anyhnew, wanted to let you know that I thought I already sent your
    update and a prayer out to the Prayer Warriors and signed your book
    last night, but it didn’t show up so I’ll try this method.
    Hopefully it works. Also wanted to let you know not to sweat your
    little one being taken early and developing ok. I was born 46 years
    ago at 3lbs. 5oz. and 15 inches long and I’m fine and dandy. :O) My
    oldest daughter had major heart surgery at five days old and when I
    was in the ICU with her the nurses were astounded that I survived
    without all of the modern technology of today and that daughter is
    now 20, just got married in December, and is expecting her first
    child in December! Praise the Lord!!!! ok, I will let you go and
    hopefully this will work this time. LOTS of love and hugs from your
    fellow Iowan Prayer Warrior on this rainy day. (we sure do need it,
    though) :O) Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for bringing Amy into
    my life and once again showing me what true faith in you is all
    about. I pray that you will guide the surgeon’s hands as you did
    when my daughter had her heart operated on and then each time after
    with her scoleosis resulting in a clinically straight back. I pray
    that all will go well and baby Asher will arrive healthy with no
    complications and that Amy does fine as well with a quick recovery.
    Please be with all bringing peace to their hearts and finally I ask
    healing upon Amy for her cancer either through your divine touch or
    through the doctors you gifted here on earth so she may go on to
    raise her child, inspire us with her undying faith, and be a living
    testimony of your grace and love. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen Love
    and God bless, Dena < http://www.shineministry.net KEEP SHINING
    because you might be the only Bible some will ever read 🙂 🙂 and
    keep F. R. O. G. in' (Fully Relying On God) SEPTEMBER IS
    NATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH 46 CHILDREN ARE DIAGNOSED
    AND 7 WILL DIE PER DAY- CANCER MAY BE KILLING THEM BUT IT
    DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THE REASON THEY DIE PLEASE WEAR GOLD
    AND SPREAD THE WORD FOR MY LITTLE BALDIES!! :O) :O) visit
    http://www.sambishfoundation.org & Cole's Foundation
    http://www.colesfoundation.org 46 MOMMAS SHAVE FOR THE BRAVE
    http://www.stbaldricks.org

  9. Lisa Hinrichs Says:

    I have been thinking about you all day! Praying for a healthy baby, strength and healing for you! Lisa RN


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