June 06, 2013

Jen and Benjamin

4:40 am

Baby Ben still doing great.

Jen is in ICU.  Swelling is down!  She can communicate with finger spelling.  More surgery at 8 am today.  Thanks for your prayers!


7:30 pm

Ben is still doing very well.

Jen just got out of surgery.  She will stay sedated tonight, with more surgery tomorrow morning.  There's just a lot of vessels that need to be taken care of.  Thank you for your prayers!

3:00 pm

Little Ben is doing well in the NICU!

Jen is still in surgery, stable but critical.  Bladder reconstruction and bleeding.  Sense of humor intact.

42 comments:

Jennie Plastow said...

Thanks for the update! Praying hard!! Congratulations!! Hang in there Todd. You have one of the hardest jobs today!

Jennie Plastow said...

Thanks for the update! Praying hard!! Congratulations!! Hang in there Todd. You have one of the hardest jobs today!

Cheryl said...

Thank you so much for the update! Still praying!

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Thank you for the update. Hang in there - the end is in sight!

Birrd said...

That is a very, very beautiful baby boy. I am praying for Jen and for the doctors and nurses working on her and for her family.

Marie said...

Welcome, Benjamin! :) You two sure make cute babies!
Keep being strong, Todd.... Many prayers for you as well!!! Thank you for keeping us all "in the loop"!

Still praying...❤

Kristine said...

Beautiful Benjamin!!! Thank you for the update, prayers still intact for all of you guys and doctors watching over Jen. Greeting from Toronto.

Daniele Brown said...

Benjamin is beautiful! I'm continuing to pray for Jen and the doctors!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. Praying for you here in Houston.
Kristin

Sarah said...

I've been thinking about you guys all day--good luck and please keep us updated!

Leah said...

Thank you for the update! We are praying hard today I believe in miracles! Hang in there Todd Love you guys!

An Ordinary Mom said...

Thanks for the update! So grateful to hear Benjamin is doing well - he looks big for a preemie :) !!

We are continuing to pray for Jen and you and your family and the surgeons and doctors! Sending lots of hugs and love from WA!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking the time to update. Continued prayers from another stranger who has been touched by your story, and is pulling for your family.

Kate said...

Thank you so much for the update. Beautiful boy! More prayers!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the safe arrival of Benjamin. Sending prayers your way for a successful reconstruction and quick recovery. From thunder bay Canada.

Tiffany said...

I love his name! Thanks, Todd, for posting on what is an arguably intense day... I'm sure there are a jillion things you think you should be doing besides updating us, but thank you!

WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

Julie P said...

Still praying. So hard. Your family has been in our prayers all day.

Britt Kelly said...

He looks great! I'm glad sense of humor is in tact.

prayers and hugs continue!

Diane said...

What a beautiful, perfect little boy! Still praying.

Evaly said...

He is beautiful! Congratulations!

Suzanne Stauffer said...

Thanks for the update. Still praying here in Indiana!

corrie said...

Praying, praying, praying.

Rebekah said...

He looks SO healthy and perfect!!!
Love you, sweet Benjamin.
Love your parents too!
Can't wait to see and Jen-all-done-and-ready-to-take-on-the-"after" photo!!

Sweet Polly Purebred said...

I don't know you guys, BUT I did meet a couple of your sweet children a few weeks ago while they were with Sarah D. Wishing you all the best! Polly Olsen

Julie Hess said...

Been thinking about Jenifer all day. Glad to know Benjamin's here safely. Hoping and praying for Jenifer now.

Anonymous said...

I keep checking for any updates. Still praying and hoping for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. Benjamin looks amazing! Can't wait to read all the details. Hugs from Utah.

Shauna Thompson said...

I've been thinking about Jen all day! So exciting to see that cute picture of a new baby. He is precious! Praying for a quick recovery.

Steph said...

I've been thinking of you all day. Oh so happy things are going well. We'll keep praying.... Nothing quite as great as having a baby Benjamin in the house. We love ours...

Anonymous said...

I don't know your family but I have been so inspired by Jenifer and her insight on so many things. She is an amazing woman, wife, and mother! Your family has been in my prayers and will continue to be so. Congratulations on a beautiful baby boy! Praying she has a quick recovery so she can love on that little boy she fought so hard to bring to this earth.

Suzanne Stauffer said...

Was hoping for another update. Will pray I wake to a picture of your smiling face!

The Boys Club plus a girl! said...

Hugs to you all. You're heavy on my mind tonight with much hope for tomorrow. Benjamin is absolutely gorgeous! Hang in there Todd, and feel the many prayers around you. And Jen, can wait to see your smile! Love you guys.

Pamelia said...

Prayers for all of you still ongoing in Kearns, UT.

Kate said...

Prayers for continued strength as you get through another surgery.

Amy said...

Prayers are being said. I woke up a couple of times in the night and checked but in my groggy state I only saw the date and thought there were no updates. My heart was happy when I saw the posts. My friend is a friend of yours and she introduced me to your blog. I am grateful for that because you have helped me want to be a better person. Thank you for being so Christlike.

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Suzanne Stauffer said...

More prayers for all of you on this hard part!

The Perry Family said...

So happy to hear about baby Ben and Jenifer! Still praying!! :)

Anonymous said...

Prayers from the Higginson's and our 6 children and in Central Point, Oregon.

Life is a Zoo in the Jungle said...

Thank you for sharing your inspiring story for all to see. Your family is being prayed for around the world.

Anonymous said...

Such wonderful news! I have been following your blog since I found it on the internet after being diagnosed with complete previa/high risk for accreta 8 weeks ago. Jen's incredible spirit and sense of humor has given me strength over these last 2 months and I have been anxiously awaiting a post about her and the baby! I had tears running down my face after reading these posts. I so admire Jen for not giving up and choosing to bring this precious little boy safely into this world! My oldest child was born with multiple medical issues and we were also given the choice of terminating the pregnancy at 20 something weeks, and I cannot imagine how I would have gone on living if we had chosen to go that route. I will be praying for all of you. Kassidi from California

Sus said...

I am so, so happy for you all!!! I'm a stranger that was introduced to you by someone else I follow and feel like old friends now. LOL I found your story so compelling that I've been following you since then (before Jen went into the hospital). I've prayed every day that all would be well with both baby Ben and Jenifer. What an incredible journey this has been! Your strength and courage are an inspiration to me. God bless.

Thank you, Todd, for the updates. We're all anxiously awaiting them. :)

u. Jim said...

Jen and Todd,
So many of us are closely following the oiupdates of Jen's condition and recovery, and perfect baby Ben. He looks so good.
Jen, keep up the great spirit and attitude. You are awesome!!! Fight through the setbacks. You can do it. So many of us are praying and 9for you and your family. We are so thankful that prayers are heard, and that the medical staff had been so good at what they have done for you. That being said, you are an inspiration to all. You are indomitable, inspiring, and loved. Thoughts and prayers continue.

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