Please keep my sister and her family in your prayers. She's currently 26 weeks along in her pregnancy and is having some serious concerns. I left her house on Saturday morning and on Sunday night she went to the hospital because she was having regular contractions pretty close together. The contractions got pretty intense and they started her on magnesium. Although I've never had it, I've heard it's pretty horrible stuff and Sarah confirmed that. The magnesium helped slow down the contractions and nearly stop them while at the same time making her very sick. They took her off of the drug this morning. (They were scheduled to take her off at 6:00 and when they hadn't shut the magnesium off by 6:05, Sarah called the nurses station and asked for someone to come turn it off because it was "after 6:00).
I spoke with Sarah this morning and she sounded SO much better than she had on the meds. She said she was still doing well off of it (it had been off about 2 or 3 hours when I called). If all looks good, they'll send her home to be on bedrest until she's at least 34 weeks. She will not be able to go back to work until after the baby comes. She's like the rest of my family and has a very hard time sitting still and not doing 15 things at once. Bedrest will be difficult for her, especially since she has a 22 month old to care for. Family members and friends from church will be helping out during the coming weeks.
Please pray that Sarah is able to get the rest she needs so that this baby doesn't come until she's ready. Pray also for Chris as he'll have a lot more on his plate than normal. Sarah said Bekah's had a hard time not having mommy around. Please pray that through all of the changes, that Bekah will handle it well.