Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hope's Coming Sooner Than We Expected!

Just wanted to give everyone an update on Hope. I went to the doctor today, and we've decided to get induced at 37 weeks. They were wanting to induce me early so that I won't have to have a c-section due to the size of her head. I assumed it would only be like 2 weeks early. Well, she wanted me to go at 36 weeks, but I told her I'd rather go a little later. So the new date is July 7th! So soon! Only 3 weeks until we meet our little angel! If I'm not dialating on my own in 2 weeks time, I'm going in on the evening of the 6th so they can start softening my cervix, but the official induction date is the 7th. I've asked my mom to keep everyone posted while we're in the hospital. Of course she will. We're asking for no visitors as of now. If all goes well, I told my mom I'd let her know when we're ready for people to come see her, but while it's all happening, we prefer it be just us. Those of you close to us though, I assure you my mom will be letting everyone know the progress. So everyone please please pray for us and Hope. This is definitely sooner than we expected, and we're just in shock now. I feel like I have so much left to do.

Also, I'd like for everyone to pray for little Hailey. She has holoprosencephaly and trisomy 13, and her mom's going to the hospital tonight to have her. You can see her page here:


  1. I have been following your blog for awhile now, I have prayed for you and your family and will continue to do so, Thoughts and Prayers for you, your husband and your precious blessing "Hope". I will be praying and waiting to hear all about her birth. Thank you for sharing your story. If you make a button please let me know, I would love to add it to my blog, I have your url listed on my front page as well. Blessings,

  2. Thinking of you...praying for you. Well done Ruth!

    Sending love,

  3. Our HOPE is in the Lord, who is our courage, wisdom and strength. I'm excited about meeting Hope at last! Don't know who has more butterflies: Ruth, or me! Glad we know Who's in control!

  4. I just found your blog. My daughter has alobar holoprosencephaly, she is currently 4 and a half months. They told us that if she made it to delivery she probably would not live very long. She was a great baby in the womb and she has been amazing since! My husband and I wish you and your husband the very best, we will keep Hope in our prayers, you are a very special mommy and she is a very special baby girl!!

    With love and friendship,


  5. Ruth,

    The day you meet Hope will be one you'll never forget. You'll find that the moment they lay her in your arms everything else will disappear. The 42 minutes I got to spend with Hailey will stay with me forever, and I relive each of those precious minutes everyday. I was so excited to meet Hailey, just as you are to meet Hope, and I'm telling you the rush of joy and happiness you'll feel is unlike anything else in this world.

    I will most definitely be praying for you, your family and Hope.


    Rachelle Glavin
    Hailey's Mommy


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