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posted ago by Mind_the_attitude ago by Mind_the_attitude +314 / -1

Spez: 1PM mom just got an epidural, she’s almost fully dilated and most likely he’ll be coming in the next couple of hours. Thanks again for love and support, pedes. Ya’ll are the greatest of the internet.

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Thanks frens for all your thoughts and prayers. The advice and stories have made us both feel 100 times better.

She was admitted to a hospital with a level 3 NICU. They were able to hold off her labor for a few days, but regardless as of this morning at 4:30, she’s 6cm dilated and could give birth any time.

We wish he had more time, but our doctors are very optimistic about his survival. If he does survive, he will likely spend the next few months in the NICU.

Spirits are high. God is watching over my family… I know it. Please continue to send prayers. Thank you all. 🙏♥️

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Scorpion76 35 points ago +35 / -0

Prayers fren, my daughter was born very early, 30 weeks, and is doing fine now. Have faith.

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DCGRITS 21 points ago +21 / -0

Prayers for you and family!

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rickynottricky 19 points ago +19 / -0

I was born premie at 4lbs 5 oz, and that was in 1958. Care has improved tremendously. God bless your baby with health.

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GDZeus 4 points ago +4 / -0

I was a premie also in ‘68 at 5 lbs. My son almost decided to come at 7 months, I dilated, and had more labor episodes where I kept dilating, but the boy ended up being 10 days later than his due date. My youngest the same thing, except she was born on her due date. The thing is with both of them the doctors would have let me give birth at 7 months because the babies can survive outside the womb.

Praying for Mind the Attitudes baby to come into this world a healthy and strong.

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undine53 19 points ago +19 / -0

Thanks for the update, will continue in prayer. stay strong, may the Lord's peace be upon you.

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throwawayforyou 11 points ago +11 / -0

Stay strong brother. With God anything is possible.

We are here for you regardless of the outcome.

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Copperselectrons 11 points ago +11 / -0

I pray for your little one and your wife, total healing, good health and strength and protection in Jesus name! Ive got a 28 weeker and 32 weeker. Both are fine, both also had near fatal condition that required the early birth, totally healed, no sign of anything remains. Both were even fully breastfed, despite low supply and nicu stays. What is impossible with man IS POSSIBLE with God. 100%. One came home on O2 bc the vent was damaging--we weaned her off quickly. And she has the strongest lungs now, at 4 y/o and says 'thats bc THE LORD healed my lungs' , and its actually true. So even if later you face this, dont worry, but pray and believe.

Its scary and long nicu stays are not easy but keep God first in your mind over your situ, stand in your faith that He WILL do it-He will get your thru it with miracles along the way. And you will be on the other side before you know it. God is with you both and your precious baby. 🙏✝️

Im praying, like Im sure many others here are.

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Hope70 11 points ago +11 / -0

I pray you have a healthy baby and wife. Please remember there will be ups and downs due to his early gestational age. Please continue to keep us informed, when you are able. God will be watching over your little one, your wife and yourself.

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Andy_Man45 9 points ago +9 / -0

May the Lords Spirit rest upon all of you, Amen

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Mind_the_attitude [S] 9 points ago +9 / -0

Update: mom just got an epidural, she’s almost fully dilated and most likely he’ll be coming in the next couple of hours. Thanks again for love and support, pedes. Ya’ll are the greatest of the internet.

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CaptainQuip 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thank you for the updates. Hope all is well. We are still praying for you and yours! 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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MineOwnSelf 8 points ago +8 / -0

Dear Lord be with this Mother & Son as they go through labor & delivery and bring them safely though it. Thank you for the years of training & skill you have already given the medical personnel in charge of helping them today and in the days ahead. Bless the Dr’s & nurses with wisdom & discernment for all who are in their care. Strengthen this family & all who care for them with your presence, draw them to your promise of salvation through Christ Jesus, & fill them with your Spirit. I ask this in Jesus’ Holy name, Amen.

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MegaMAGAMichiPede 8 points ago +8 / -0

He will do great! Those extra days she’s been able to keep him in make all the difference! The survival odds are stacked heavily on his side, and all will be well. My prayers continue, fren. A cousin of mine had a baby with intrauterine growth restriction at 30 weeks, but he was the size of a 25 weeker. Luca is now almost 4, and a perfectly normal boy!

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20-guage 7 points ago +7 / -0

Wonderful news, Praise the Lord! Prayers for you all continue, and I'm tagging u/Slechta5614 for our Prayer Garden updates ! +++

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94f450d 6 points ago +6 / -0

I hope all goes well for your family!

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FiveDogs 6 points ago +6 / -0

Praying for you.

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PowderRoomPolitics 6 points ago +6 / -0

Praying that you and your wife will be at peace, and that your little boy will be safe and healthy.

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FractalizingIron 6 points ago +6 / -0

Thank you Mind.

A prayer and a blessing on the birth.

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TNBanjoMan 6 points ago +6 / -0

Done and done, anon. All the best to you and your family.

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HelloDolly 6 points ago +6 / -0

Prayers to you and yours. Bless the little guy.

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ceegeegee 6 points ago +6 / -0

Prayers for you all!

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Jackdagger 5 points ago +5 / -0

Prayers for a healthy baby, smooth delivery, and strength for you and your wife. Our little guy was 9 weeks early born the day after christmas and just a little over 4lbs

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Daffodil1 5 points ago +5 / -0

Praying for you all fren. Especially your little Patriot. May God hold you all in the palm of his hands.

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Dlh221 4 points ago +4 / -0

Praying

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SuzanneX 4 points ago +4 / -0

I was thinking of you yesterday hoping for an update. So many of us sending prayers your way.

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777geousmcvet777 4 points ago +4 / -0

Stay faithful and in the Word brother. He strengthens us. Much love to you and yours and prayers for your family. Teach your child, who is a blessing from God, the Word and to walk in His ways. We all need to do this with our own children.

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tweety51A 4 points ago +4 / -0

Dear Lord we lift up this family, known and loved by you. Meet them where they are and supply their every need according to your riches in glory. You are able and we have every confidence that you are willing to heal and minister to this family. "God can make a way, where there seems to be no way". We praise you for who you are and for what you can do through your mighty power. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

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Eph612 1 point ago +1 / -0

Amen!

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Pyromnd 4 points ago +4 / -0

Hopes up fren, I was born almost 3 months early. My grandmother said I fit in her palm I was so small. Keep the hope alive and believe in the doctors. I mean hell I’m 250lbs now.

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tiffany46 3 points ago +3 / -0

I had a similar experience with an early birth and NICU stay. Trust doctors but advocate for yourself and your child. Wheel your wife into the NICU to breast feed, every feeding you can make it to. Ask for (demand) that someone from lactation be there to help. Both baby and mom need the support and need to be taught to breast feed. There is no substitute.

I wish you the best. Stick with it. Even if it takes months. It doesn't matter. My child is the greatest gift God could ever give me.

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Eph612 1 point ago +1 / -0

Or if baby doesn’t have a strong enough suck reflex yet, encourage your wife to pump so baby still gets her milk. It’s so important for him, especially since he’s early. My granddaughter wasn’t early but was in NICU for 5 days and they encouraged Mom to both pump and breast feed her. Established a great milk supply for later on and they had a very successful lactation “partnership”, Momma and baby.

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tiffany46 2 points ago +2 / -0

Pumping also helps because you can leave your bottles at the NICU for any feedings you miss.

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TreadUponThem 3 points ago +3 / -0

Praying intensifies...

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marcellapalaferri 3 points ago +3 / -0

Praying for you, your wife, and your son. The advances in premature births with excellent outcomes have greatly improved over the decades. Your little man is going to be just fine!

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Godisglory1 3 points ago +3 / -0

Our Lord Jesus Christ is guiding you and helping you and your family. I just need to remind you pray every time you can or talk to our Lord he listens. God be with you and your new baby.

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PelosiHATER 3 points ago +3 / -0

More Prayers!

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LoneWulf 3 points ago +4 / -1

Prayers for your family, fren. God is watching over you.

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gloryhallelujah22 3 points ago +3 / -0

God watch over this young family. Guide the doctors and nurses in their care of this baby boy. Amen

Looking forward to an update that all are well!

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Trump4evergirl 3 points ago +3 / -0

Prayers up. May mom and baby be just fine. We love all of you. My step dad was born weighing in at 2lbs, 4oz in 1942. His butt fit in a coffee cup. They sent him home where his parents incubated him in the oven! He’s still with us. The only damage suffered was to his ears. He’s still with us today. Just turned 80 in March. The power of God blows me away.

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Eph612 2 points ago +2 / -0

Amen! My husband was an Rh baby back in the early 50s. Only 5lbs something at birth. They transfused him but still didn’t think he’d survive. But the nuns in the Catholic NICU (whatever they called it back then) refused to give up on him. The family wasn’t Catholic but those nuns baptized him anyway and prayed him through it. The transfusions wrecked his hearing as well, but he’s alive and well 67 years later - and finally has some great hearing aids that have changed his life! God is good!

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LambofLiberty 2 points ago +2 / -0

🙏🙏🙏

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FutileConundrum 2 points ago +2 / -0

Praying. Fervently.

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7Nick9 2 points ago +2 / -0

🙏

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Andtossitrightinther 2 points ago +2 / -0

🙏

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numina18 2 points ago +2 / -0

God Bless your family.

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soqsyx-wazwyn-Pewxe3 2 points ago +2 / -0

Prayers sent! Stay strong for your wife. Many children are born months premature. Stay positive.

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Lookingfortruth 2 points ago +2 / -0

Prayers to you, your wife, and the little one on the way. ❤️

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Joys1Daughter 2 points ago +2 / -0

Prayers still coming your way!! 🙏🙌💕

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MissMagaMillenial 1 point ago +1 / -0

Prayers sent again- just saw your 1 pm update

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ditzee58 1 point ago +1 / -0

Hugs and prayers for you and your family, Mind.

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Greekish 1 point ago +1 / -0

Is it true that the first thing they do to a newborn in America is give it a "vaxx" against hepatitus?

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DeplorableMimi 1 point ago +1 / -0

No that's not true. I worked at a hospital here in CA

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ditzee58 1 point ago +1 / -0

Hugs and prayers for you and your family, Mind.

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bluehairpatriot 1 point ago +1 / -0

Prayers for you, wife, and the precious little nugget. My brother was born 2 months early and he is currently a chemical engineering major!

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ImStartingToBelieve 1 point ago +1 / -0

God bless you and your family, patriot.