4/30/07 12:15 a.m. (really 5/1/ but again, hey, who's counting?)
This is Shelly's mom filling you in on the latest details. I just got home from the hospital, where I left Shelly. She is again (still) in pre-term labor. This time in the hospital they were not able to fully stop the contractions so they wanted her to stay, at least overnight. They gave her something to help her sleep through the night, hoping rest plus the meds they had given her would stop the labor by morning. They also gave her the first of two shots to help Ephram's little lungs develop in case he does make an early appearance. Shelly will be 34 weeks on Sunday. At that point her doctor thinks Ephram will be developed enough to let him be born. Before then efforts will continue to keep him where he belongs.
Arrangements have been made and schedules adjusted so that Josh as well as the kids have the care they need. Please continue to pray for our family as these emotional times of adjustment and learning and change continue. We believe that God knows what he's doing, even though it seems at times like life is out of control. We continue to put our trust in him. And we thank you all for your support in prayer.