Monday, July 6, 2009

Grayson's Birthday Tomorrow...

I went to see my Doctor this morning, and our report was good. I will be admitted at 2 am, and then they will start my induction a few hours later. I am 75% Effaced and 3 cm dilated.
Weird time to be admitted to the hospital... it all has to do with timing though. We want our Doctors to be able to be there, and this is the best way to make it happen.
I wish that we had more of an idea of how Grayson will be when he is born, but my Doctor as well as us...just don't know. It's all up to God and Grayson, and we pray that it does go well. We pray for an easy delivery and that Grayson will be strong.
I am very nervous, and anxious...but excited at the same time. I look forward to meeting Grayson face to face, I pray that we get to bring him home and spoil him. I pray that he will do well during delivery and that God (and Kinsey) will be with him every second to give him strength.
We will have family there at the hospital with us tomorrow morning to help welcome him into the world. I of course don't know when I will be able to be back here to post anything. All of my focus will be on Grayson after tonight. I am still amazed by all of the people praying for us right now... I ask for continued prayers tonight and tomorrow. I hope that I can be as strong for Grayson as I want to be...and that he will get to come home.
Thank you all and God Bless.

65 comments:

Angela said...

Not sure where I found your blog, but you are in my prayers. I can't imagine what you are going through, but I will pray for God to give you comfort and strength, and a wonderful day with Grayson.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Praying for peace and love to surround you.

Stacy said...

Hi Kristi,

You will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow, as you have been since I first read your blog last week. I will pray that all goes well with your delivery and that God will bless you beyond your imagination and your sweet baby boy will go home with you. I will pray for sweet Grayson and that he will be strong and fight as hard as he can to be with his mommy and daddy. I will also pray that God will guide all of the doctors and nurses involved. And, most of all, I will pray for God's unfailing love and mercy for you and your family as you look with faith and hope towards tomorrow.

God Bless you Kristie and Sweet Baby Grayson!

With thoughts and prayers from Houston, Texas,
Stacy

The Dyess Family said...

I will be in constant prayer for you all.

Laura said...

thinking of you all and praying for your strength...you are so brave.

Angela said...

Hi Kristi, I just want you to know that I will be lifting your sweet family up in prayer. I pray that the hand of God will be with your doctors and nurses, that God will wrap His arms around you and your family and give you comfort and peace, that sweet baby Grayson will be born w/ no pain and that he will get to come home with you!

With warm thoughts and prayers from Apollo Beach, Fl,
Angela

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your updates. Prayers for you and your family.

Denise

Allie in AZ said...

I am another one of Kelly's readers who visited your your blog for the first time last week. I check every day to see how you and precious baby Grayson are doing. Wishing (and PRAYING!!) fervently that God's richest blessings rain down on you all and that Grayson's birth is a special, peaceful time for you and your entire family and that you are able to remember that God is with you, He is steadfast, and He loves you all so dearly.

So I am praying. Simply praying. My heart is with you.

Shannon said...

DEFINTELY PRAYING!! I have your name and Grayson's on a PostIt by my computer so that I am reminded to lift you in prayer all day long.

Andrea said...

I will continue to pray for you and Grayson. You are such a strong woman and mother, more than I could ever imagine to be. I pray that God will give you and Grayson strength. I also pray that God will give you peace.

Raleigh, NC

Andrea

Stephanie said...

Praying for you tonight and in the days to come...Grayson as well of course!!!!!!

natalie said...

Please know that you are completely surrounded by prayers tonight and tomorrow.

In Him,
Natalie
Macon, GA

AnnMarie & Nick said...

Thinking and praying for your family.

geegee said...

You have been on my mind since I came across your blog several days ago. I am praying for a safe, healthy delivery for you and Grayson. Also, sending prayers that your precious baby boy goes home with you.

Mindy said...

Praying so hard for you, Grayson and your family.

Leslie said...

Praying for you and your sweet family.

Shanda said...

Kristi and Taylor,
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you both. I hope that nothing but God's peace will surround you and take away any anxiety you may have. I wish I could be there with you all. God Bless You!

Shanda and all my boys

Carrie Gray said...

I have been praying like crazy and I have my team praying as well! I'm thinking you and your family. I hope you feel Kinsey's presence.

Juls said...

Thinking of you and your family, hoping that God grants you the stregnth to get through this and come home as a family!!

JD

Patty said...

I know today will be Grayson's birthday and I'm praying for a miracle! You have been through pain that no mother should ever have to go through - take comfort in the fact that God sees your pain and will hold you up through it. "When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. "When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you." ~ Isaiah 43:2.
God will bless you :)

Rebecca said...

Praying that you are spending time with Grayson and will be able to take him home soon!

Caitlin said...

I found your blog through "Waiting for Happy," we are praying for you today!

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for you & your family
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etrhodes said...

Praying for you and your sweet family. In your weakness He is strong.

Corie said...

I got your blog from "Waiting for Happy". No words....my heart is aching for you. For I know I don't know you. All I can say is I am so sorry and I am on my knees for you.

Anonymous said...

Praying.

Devin said...

Hello Kristi,

I just found you through Kristy Bolte, and I wanted to let you know that I will be fervently praying for sweet Grayson's birth! Praying he comes home and you are able to spoil him, just like I know you want to.

Devin in Illinois

stephanie said...

Hi, I found you through Waiting for Happy.Just wanted you to know I will be praying for you and your family. God Bless.

our family said...

Praying for you all today as you celebrate Grayson! Praying for peace and an easy delivery. May you feel God's presence in your room.
Hugs and Prayers
Rachel in PA

mrosev14 said...

I'm praying for you guys and your delivery today of sweet grayson.

Jenilee said...

praying for you and your family. words can't express what you are going through. but God knows. He will carry you through.

boltefamily said...

I have been thinking of and praying for you all day! Please know that Grayson is touching the hearts of many already. Love and Prayers!

The Boltes

Mindy said...

Praying!!!

Sara said...

Praying for you and Grayson right now. I hope you're holding that sweet babe in your arms.

Melody said...

Praying for you and your family!

dg darling said...

Wow, what to say...I just wanted you to know that one more person is praying for you and Grayson. I am so very sorry that you have to go through all of this again. No parent should ever have to bury a child, much less more than one. I hope all goes well with the delivery and I will be praying for you to have time with your sweet baby.

Mary Ellen said...

I am stopping everything right now so that I can pray for you, Grayson and your husband.

karen said...

Praying that Grayson had a safe arrival and you have been able to have the time with him that you so wanted and needed.

Leslie said...

Still praying for you.

Melissa said...

Praying for you, Taylor & especially Grayson. I sincerely hope you do get to bring him home with you. My first child, a daughter, was born with Trisomy 18. We were blissfully unaware of any problems until my water broke at 34 weeks. She spent two days on a ventilator 100 miles away from us before I was released from the hospital. We only got to hold her as she drew her last breath in our arms. I cannot imagine having already lost one child and now facing this terrible diagnosis. I pray that you will one day take home a healthy baby. I also pray Grayson is born breathing and you can treasure every breath with him.

JenniK said...

Praying fervently !

Kenzie said...

Dear Kristi-

I'm coming here from Kristy Bolte's blog- she is a precious friend of mine and one that has been through so much loss. In September 2007, our second son, Maddox, was diagnosed at 18 weeks gestation with T18. Our hearts were broken and we were on a road that you all know too well. He was born at 34 1/2 weeks in January 2008 and lived just moments after birth. Oh precious girl, I'm so sorry that y'all are here in this place you never imagined. There are really no words I can say, just that I am praying for your sweet boy Grayson, for your time with him, for precious memories and not to let fear, anger or sorrow completely overtake you. I read back several posts about your baby girl Kinsey~ no words but that she is just beautiful and I know radiant in Heaven with Our Lord.

Praying for peace, strength, joy amidst the sorrow and smiles at the thought of eternity.

LOVE and prayers for you and your husband...

And most importantly, CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of your second precious child~ your sweet son Grayson!!

Kenzie Stanfield

kim_brough said...

I found you through waiting for happy. There aren't words to describe how much I hope you feel the arms of the Lord (and Kinsey) around you. And of your family and friends. Praying for you in Kentucky...

Cristi said...

Praying for you from Vidalia, Louisiana!

MendedHeart said...

Found your blog through ‘Waiting for Happy’. Praying for a miracle. Hugs

Connor's Mom said...

Praying for you all and Grayson.

~Jess

Emily said...

Praying for you now.

Kristi in Colorado said...

I am praying so hard for your family. I was linked to your blog from another. I hope everything went well today and I will be checking back in the morning. Be gentle to yourselves.

Praying in Colorado,
Kristi

Alicia said...

Praying in PA....

JPTG said...

Praying for your peace and thinking of you, I just found you through BabyBolte's site. God bless you four- I know Big sister Kinsey will be there with you, as she is every day, upon the arrival of her brother. Your faith is inspiring. Thank you for your blog, sharing your experiences and sentiments with your new blog virtual friends and family.

Valerie said...

Thinking and praying for you this morning.

Kathleen said...

Praying for your family

Anonymous said...

Praying hard here in NC.

Kenzie said...

Thinking of you so much and praying!

Shannon said...

I just wanted you to know that i am praying for you in Jackson, MS.

luci said...

I am new to your blog and have been praying for your comfort and peace.

Ang said...

I am here thru "Waiting for Happy". I have sat and sobbed reading your story. I pray God continues to give you and your husband strength. I too have a little one in Heaven probably playing with Kinsey as I type this. I pray your journey on this earth will eventually lead to a little brother or sister for Grayson and Kinsey. (((hugs)))

Anonymous said...

Will be praying for you and your family tomorrow. I had twin girls born in 02 and one was healthy and one had trisomy 18 and two holes in her heart. We got to bring her home untill we lost her at four months so I know what you are going through.....

boltefamily said...

Thinking of you tonight and hoping you are soaking in every moment with sweet Grayson.

Shannon Ryan said...

My heart is just breaking for you. I deeply hope you are with Grayson now and able to bring him home.

Kim said...

Prayers from a Mississippi girl now living in Alabama. I hope you are with your new baby !

Debbie said...

My prayers are with you and your family. I will pray that you will get to take Grayson home with you.

Channe said...

Thinking of you & Grayson and praying in Louisiana

Marie said...

I found your blog yesterday and was touched by your story. This video was on another blog and I thought you might relate to it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th6Njr-qkq0

Best wishes for the birth of Grayson.

purejoy said...

my heart breaks just thinking of all you have gone through, but marveling at your strength and courage.
what a precious story God is weaving through you and your ability to share it with others. grayson's life (and kinsey too) have such purpose here. their lives have eternal purpose. never lose sight of that. i hope you all have plenty of time to shower grayson with love and it's just so cool how y'all are surrounded with folks who love you.
i am a stranger, but i am united with you in Christ, and i'll be praying for you and for your family, and for grayson. may he be well loved while he is here!