Please click "Journal History" underneath the first journal entry if you'd like to see how this has progressed over recent weeks.
After three years of wondering whether we'd have a child, we were delighted by the appearance of our first pregnancy in December 2011. On April 15, Pascha on the Orthodox Christian calendar (also called Easter) Miriam started having very strong cramps. A trip to the doctor at 21 weeks of gestation revealed that her cervix was open and the amniotic sack was showing through. She spent a week and a half in the high-risk pregnancy division at Swedish Hospital First Hill on bed rest before giving birth at 22 weeks, 6 days of gestation, a frightening event making us wonder if he would survive. We have been amazed at the level of concern and generosity from our friends, family and fellow church-goers.
We've also been amazed at the number of people calling to check in on details. This site will allow us to make those kinds of updates in a nice chronological manner without getting sandwiched in between FarmVille updates on Facebook, and hopefully will connect us with other families who have been through similar struggles.