Friday, February 22, 2008


The status remains the same-very good. All measured signals (baby's heartrate, no contractions, no dilations, Jenna's temperature, blood pressure, and white blood cell count) are good, except for being in the 3rd percentile of amniotic fluid levels.

Tonight Jenna took 6 pills with dinner (4 zithromax-antibiotics, 1 prenatal vitamin, and 1 folic acid). As we get ready to relax and watch Jeopardy, I cannot help but remember living with Grandma Gensic.

For not "working" this week, it has seemed to take awhile to get to Friday. Jenna started bed yoga today. She enjoyed the small amount of stretching and isometric exercises. She feels good that she can go to sleep thinking that she did "something" today.

Jenna's mom left today after visiting both Thursday and Friday. We thank her for looking over the house. Thank you to all family and friends who are taking care of our house. You can turn up the hot water heater and furnace.

If you are thinking of coming to visit and wonder what you would do with children who may get restless in a hospital room, bring a football or frisbee. I am itching to get out and run around a little bit. There is a park just a short walk from the room.

We are thankful for all of those praying and thinking about us. It has certainly been working. We are excited about the doctor we have. We are staying sane and Jenna feels comfortable.


Mom Kartje said...

Love those pink toes! You guys are doing such a great job! This is a true labor of love.

Alexa said...

Hey John, guess who got a 100 on her science test? ME! My teacher said it was because of the great help I got.
I agree with her on that one. I wouldn't tell Mikan just yet, he might get a little too excited. Love you guys, hope to see you soon.

The Landwehr's said...

Jenna and John.....I love your pink toes, too!!!! Your Mom done a great job! All three of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Alexa and Autumn were here after school yesterday. It was Lily's 12th birthday. The girls had fun playing BIG TROUBLE and Electronic Monopoly. Have you ever played these? BIG TROUBLE is an awesome game. Gave a good day today! See you soon. The Landwehr's

The Lapp Family said...

Jenna and John,
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Glad to see things are staying status quo. Good friends of ours had their little boy at 27 weeks in November of 2006 and he looks great. A beautiful normal 1 year old the last time we saw him.
Love that hot pink pedicure, I think your mom has found a calling there. The Girl's Night Out Group of your mom's, just might be signing up for pedicures at our next get together.
Blessings, Love, and Prayers,
Juli Lapp and family

Joseph J said...

Jenna and John,
I know it's difficult to see this unexpected turn of events as a blessing at the moment, but there's no doubt that you guys have had a profound impact on many people. It reminds me of George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life All of our family and friends are pouring out their prayers of support for you. The support from both your schools has been amazing. Don't be afraid to let people help. That's the way it's supposed to work. God wants us to take care of each other. It's called love. You guys are an awesome couple. I am so proud of you and the choices you've made. Take comfort in knowing that God never gives us anything we can't handle. Adversity for those who believe is just the beginning of a greater work of God.
- with much love,