Baby Jenkins

First post: Mar 31, 2010 Latest post: Jul 24, 2011
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about our sweet baby and the journey we are walking through. Get started by reading the introduction to our website, My Story.

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In early December, we were over-joyed to realize that we had been blessed with another pregnancy.  It had taken a long time to have our sweet daughter, McKinley. After the amazing blessing and multiple miracles we were given in her, though we wanted more children, God gave us a peace about the journey. We really turned it all over, believing that if we were meant to have more children, He would bring them into our lives without further intervention.  We could barely believe it when it happened just that way.  The last few months have been exciting and joyful, even through the normal pregnancy nausea and fatigue. 

There are moments in our lives that separate the Before and the After.  Our 19 week ultrasound was one of those moments. Though we wanted to wait until birth to discover our baby's gender, we were very excited to see our little one.  The doctor began looking and pointed out Baby's head, heart, waving hand, and toes. We both had tears in our eyes. Then the doctor became very quiet.  After what seemed like an eternity, I asked if everything was okay.  When the doctor said "No" our hearts hit the floor.

Over the next 24 hours, after more doctors and more ultrasounds, we were told that there was an issue with the way our baby's bones were developing.  Though people can have bone growth differences and still live normal and fulfilling lives, the part that is critical with our baby is the size of the bones in the chest cavity.  Because this cavity is disproportionally small, doctors believe that our baby's lungs will not be able to develop as they should. This will not cause issues during pregnancy but, after birth, doctors believe that our baby's lungs will not be able to sustain life for more than hours to weeks. 

We are praying for miraculous healing of our sweet baby's bones and lungs. We know that God can heal, and if it is His will, HE WILL. We also know that we are not always able to understand the will or plans of God. We know that His miracles don't always look the way that we would choose them, but He is faithful, and He is good, so we also pray that He will give us His strength and peace through this journey however it may unfold, and that He will use us, our family, our baby, to His glory.

Thank you for sharing in our story. Thank you for your prayers and your love.

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