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Nothing can separateEven if I ran away Your love never fails.
I know I still make mistakes But you have new mercies for me everyday Your love never fails.
You stay the same through the ages Your love never changes There may be pain in the night but joy comes in the morning
And when the oceans rage I don't have to be afraid Because I know that you love me Your love never fails.
The wind is strong and the water's deep But I'm not alone here in these open seas Your love never fails.
The chasm is far too wide I never thought I'd reach the other side But your love never fails.

Gigi's Journal - July 29, 2011 - Pics

Enjoy these pics of the girls and family.

Lennon with her Aunt Kristy.

Coeur d'Lane with her daddy. Nose to nose!

Papa and Lennon
Cousin Adriane and Coeur d'Lane
Granny Stivers (g-grandmother) and Lennon

Gigi's Journal - July 29, 2011 - The Birth

The Story of Their Birth
I'll set You as a seal upon my heart As a seal upon my arm For there is love that is as strong as death Jealousy demanding as the grave And many waters cannot quench this love
On Wednesday July 27, 2011, Brooke went to see Dr. Tabb for her routine weekly visit. She had made it to 35 weeks and 2 days! I was unable to be at that appointment. As is customary, Chris would text me updates. He started with his own concerns about Lennon and her not really growing much in the last two weeks. It would turn out that Dr. T was not concerned at all about Lennon's growth. In fact he thinks they are both growing just fine. He was concerned about Brooke's high blood pressure. Normally her blood pressure is low to normal range, today it was dangerously high. Even on a repeat check it continued to be high.
Dr. T made the decision to send Brooke to the hospital to monitor her blood pressure and draw labs. It may be something simple like pregnancy induced hy…

Gigi's Journal - July 29, 2011

It's 4:15 AM and we just got back from the hospital. Zoe is snuggled up between Ray and I. Ray is already sleeping, loudly :-) I have to post a couple of pics of the girls before I go to sleep. For you birth junkies and detail-loving folks, I will post the birth story later today. Meanwhile, enjoy these pics (CdL on Left and Lennon on Right)! Goodnight! Gigi

Gigi's Journal - July 28, 2011

Happy BIRTH day to Coeur d'Lane (R) and Lennon (L)!!! Coeur d'Lane weighs 4 pounds 13 ounces and Lennon weighs 3 pounds 12 ounces. Everyone is doing great!

Gigi's Journal - July 28, 2011

Baby time! Will update soon. Prayers appreciated.

Gigi's Journal - July 27, 2011

Thirty-five weeks and two days
"Life is all about timing ... the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable becomes available, the unattainable ... attainable. Have the patience, wait it out - it's all about timing." Stacey Charter
Brooke had her routine visit today. Coeur d'Lane is up to an estimated 5 pounds 2 ounces and Lennon is at an estimate 4 pounds. Both have grown a lot in the last two plus weeks! They also scored 8 out 8 on their biophysical profiles.
The only issue with today's appointment was Brooke's blood pressure. It was a bit high at this visit and then again on a recheck. Dr. T thought it a good idea to admit Brooke to the hospital to run a few tests to make sure it's not a dangerous (for the mother) condition called pre-eclampsia. It takes a good 24 plus hours to conduct the testing - so, we won't have the results and interpretation back until some time Friday. For those who would, I appreciate your thoughts and prayers for…

Gigi's Journal - July 20, 2011

Thirty four weeks and two days
Today was Brooke's appointment not Friday. Since it hasn't been two weeks they won't estimate their weights until the next visit. That visit will be on July 27.
No pictures today but I got a little bit of video. Here is a clip where the sonographer is checking their heart beats. Enjoy!

Gigi's Journal - July 18, 2011

Thirty-four weeks today!
The nursery is complete. And we continue to wait!
Enjoy the tour of the nursery. Gigi

Gigi's Journal - July 16, 2011

Brooke is thirty-three weeks and five days. She had a BPP yesterday. The girls each got 8 out of 8! They each cooperated very well with the appointment. Next appointment is on Friday July 22.
Oliver got a surprise visit from Kentunkie today!

Gigi's Journal - July 9, 2011

As promised a pic from the ultrasound yesterday. Coeur d'Lane was camera shy but Lennon wasn't! Here is nice profile pic of Lennon.
I got to thinking that I have been devoting this blog to the triplets and the journey. However, the one who made me Gigi needs to be on this blog with his cousins :-) So, here is a pic of Oliver this evening.

Gigi's Journal - July 8, 2011

Thirty two weeks and five days
Today was a long day, filled with the reality that it won't be long before the girls make their appearance! Of course, we are hoping and praying for a few more weeks.
The BPP scores were a perfect 8 out of 8 with plenty of amniotic fluid. Coeur d'Lane weighs 4 pounds 2 ounces and Lennon is just behind her at 3 pounds 9 ounces.
Weekly visits continue throughout the duration of the pregnancy. Pics to be added when I receive them :-)

Gigi's Journal - July 7, 2011

Thirty Two weeks and four days
Here are pics of the girl's cribs set up. Tomorrow is Brooke's appointment. It's an estimated fetal weight week!!!

Gigi's Journal - July 6, 2011

If you saw the picture I posted last of Brooke and her friend Katy W. you may be interested in knowing that Katy and her husband Adam had their babies today! Elliott and Pierce were born about 7 weeks early - each weighing 4 pounds 7 ounces! Congratulations Katy and Adam & welcome to their little ones.

Gigi's Journal - July 1, 2011

Thirty-one weeks and four days
I want to share about our Kentucky visit. We put together cribs, cleaned out the babies' room and Ray added on a storage room to their carport. Last night we went to Chris' softball game. Katy W. was there. She is pregnant with twin boys and is about one week further along than Brooke. Love the belly bump :-)
Brooke's next appointment is on Friday July 8.