Thursday, January 31, 2013

Update about Infection

The infection results came back negative. I thought I would get the genetic results today as well, but they won't be in until next week. We are on our way to Little Rock, and they will do another ultrasound to check the fluid tomorrow.
Please continue to pray that all of the fluid will go away!
My hope is in the Lord!
Thank you for all of your prayers!

Update on My Update 6:13:

I could possibly get the genetic results tomorrow! Please pray I do!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Perfect Peace

Almost every time I go to God's word to feel His presence and peace, I come across the word "perfect." I'm seeing it everywhere lately, and I'm proclaiming it over Brynlee. I know God has a perfect plan for Brynlee's life, will give me perfect peace, His will is good, pleasing, and perfect, and that perfect love drives out fear!

Here is the latest picture of me and "perfect" Brynlee. 

Also, thank you to all of you who are praying for us! Lilianna has been praying for her too, and she has the sweetest prayers! She has been a constant source of joy and entertainment for us.

I'll be getting the results soon, and it brings me peace to know that the God of Angel Armies is always by my side! 

This prayer was sent to me by a dear friend. I adapted it to Brynlee. 
Brynlee in the name of Jesus I'm proclaiming the Word of God over your life by professing that you will live and not die and proclaim what the Lord has done. (Psa 118:17 and Ezek 16:6) I come against any syndrome or infection and proclaim out loud that you must bow down and leave! I command every part of your body to function the way God created you to because you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Jesus is the Word of God, and I speak the life of Jesus into my womb. Right now according to Isaiah 53:4-5, I claim healing over any complication within Brynlee's body. Lord I thank you that you are restoring Brynlee to perfect health and healing her from all of her wounds. (Jer 30:17Father, I commit Brynlee and my pregnancy into your hands. I thank you according to your word that you will take charge of the growth and development of my baby by knitting every part of her together without any defect or complication. I know that you will perfect that which concerns me and you will not forsake the work of your own hands because your mercy and loving-kindness endure forever. (Psa 38:8 AMPI take authority over fear and oppression for they are under my feet. I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, a sound mind and self-control. I pray right now for your perfect peace to come upon me and to guard my heart and my mind in you. Lord, I thank you for this miracle and for your Word because it says if I believe I will receive whatever I ask for in prayer.  (Mark 11:24)  AMEN!

BTW: She had all the "perfect" words. I didn't even add those. Again, God keeps telling me something's going to be "perfect!" I can't wait for my P.T.L. party!!!

Maybe "perfect" should be her middle name.... :) jk. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Move Mountain

Brynlee's story begins on the January 14th post called "Praising God for Brylnee Green."

The cystic hygroma on Brynlee's neck looks like a mountain, but nothing is impossible for my God.
Matthew 17:20
"He replied  'Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'MOVE from here to there' and IT WILL MOVE. Nothing will be impossible for you.'"

I'm telling this hygroma and these hydrops to MOVE from Brynlee's body in the name of Jesus.
It's miracle month, and I'm ready for a Praise The Lord (P.T.L.) party!
Also, I want to say thank you to my amazing bible study, Girls Fellowship Night (G.F.N.), girls. You have been a huge blessing to me, and I'm so thankful to be a part of such a loving and supportive group. I'm enjoying checking my mailbox each day too! :) Love you so much!!!
Last, my GFN girls and I have been studying Beth Moore's books for a few years, and I have been to one of her conferences so far. No matter what season of style she is in, her words are powerful! :)
"Move Mountain Move!" Amen.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

While I'm Waiting

Last night, I got the results back from the TORCH test I took last week, and the results were "ambiguous," meaning there could be an infection. At this time, the doctors are not sure.  Therefore, I had to take another test today, and I will get the results next week. If the test proves there is an infection, they could give Brynlee a blood transfusion once they feel it is an appropriate time and that could take away all the fluid. Also, it will prevent her from becoming anemic and developing further heart problems. However, a blood transfusion is risky, so they won't do it until they feel it is necessary. Next Friday, I will go to Little Rock to have a fetal heart ultrasound. It will tell me if Brynlee is having any problems with her heart. Meanwhile, I'm praying God heals her and takes away all the fluid or completely protects her heart until they do the blood transfusion, and if they do the transfusion, it will be successful. If the results show there is not an infection, we simply must keep praying for all the fluid to go away. 

We know she is in God's hands, and we are so thankful for all the prayers. The prayers have been amazing since December 14th.  God has completely carried us through this entire process. 

Last year, I put these two scriptures on a note card on my mirror in my bathroom. They mean so much to me now. 

James 1:4

The Message (MSG)

Faith Under Pressure

2-4 Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.


Isaiah 26:3

New International Version (NIV)
You will keep in perfect peace
    those whose minds are steadfast,
    because they trust in you.

God is so good, and there is no other name sweeter than Jesus, my master and savior. He has kept us in peace, and we will continue to trust in his timing. Meanwhile, I cherish every kick and turn I feel from sweet Brynlee! She gives me so much HOPE and JOY! 

While we are waiting, we are praying God will take away all this fluid and completely and supernaturally protect her heart. Last week, her blood flow looked hopeful, so we are praying it stays that way. 

Again, thank you for your endless and constant prayers. We pray God blesses you for taking time to think of us and pray for our miracle. 

This song, "While I'm Waiting," by John Waller was introduced to me a few years ago by a dear friend who was encouraged by it during her season of waiting. Now, her life is full of two sweet miracles, she is blessed beyond measure, and her cup runneth over. Love you, A.B.! 

Again, thank you to Renae Burt Photography for the sweet pictures. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Update from Little Rock

The appointment turned out to be about looking at causes and making new plans.

Here is what they think:

They do not think it's a genetic abnormality.

At this time, they do not think she has a serious heart condition.

They think it could be caused by an infection.

They know it's not RH disease.

So, they did a TORCH test, and I'll get the results next week.

This means I have more time to keep praying for a miracle!!! Woohoo!!!

I'm so full of hope and peace! Thank you to all of you for your prayers! They are carrying us through this!



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Monday, January 14, 2013

Praising God for Brynlee Green

My favorite book of the Bible is Isaiah. In chapter 44 it says...
New International Version (NIV)

Israel the Chosen

44 “But now listen, Jacob, my servant,
    Israel, whom I have chosen.
This is what the Lord says—
    he who made you, who formed you in the womb,
    and who will help you:
Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant,
    Jeshurun,[a] whom I have chosen.
For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
    and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring,
    and my blessing on your descendants.
They will spring up like grass in a meadow,
    like poplar trees by flowing streams.
Some will say, ‘I belong to the Lord’;
    others will call themselves by the name of Jacob;
still others will write on their hand, ‘The Lord’s,’
    and will take the name Israel.

So, we will not be afraid. We trust our God, and we know our lives are in His hands. We will be still and know that He is God.

Here is our story in a nutshell.
In September of 2012, we were joyously surprised to find out we were expecting even though we had not been trying. On December 14, 2012, Dr. Gorman from Parkhilll called us in to his office due to some abnormal test results. After an ultrasound, it was revealed that we were having a girl, Brynlee, and that she had a cystic hygroma on her neck. We did not want to have an amniocentesis done due to the risk of miscarriage, so we were blessed to find out there was a new genetic test that could be done using a blood sample to test her for Turner Syndrome or Down Syndrome, which is what they thought she might have. We were blessed with a huge miracle on Christmas Eve when we got a phone call from our genetic counselor telling us her X chromosomes and chromosomes 12, 18, and 21 were all perfect. At that point, we were told that either she had a significant heart condition or that she had another type of genetic condition. We were told we needed to watch and wait to see if the hygroma continues to grow. On December 27, 2012, we went in for another ultrasound that revealed the cystic hygroma had grown. It has been our prayer since that day that the cystic hygroma would either go away or start going down, which leads us to today.
We claimed today Miracle Monday because we were having an intense Level II ultrasound done today, and we wanted to see that the fluid had gone down.
This morning I posted a scripture from Jeremiah  that says, "'For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" Jeremiah 29:11

 That scripture means the same thing to us tonight as it did this morning even though we did not get the news we expected.
We found out the cystic hygroma has grown, and it surrounds her abdomen, lungs, neck, and skull. Also, we have to go to UAMS in Little Rock on Thursday at 1:30 to have another doctor explain to us in more depth what these results mean. Right now, we are still being told that her chances of being born alive are very slim.
We don't know God's plans for the future, but we do know he loves us. He is the same God yesterday, today, and tomorrow! We are still proclaiming it Miracle Monday because Brynlee is still with us at 20 weeks.
We 100% know that Brynlee's life has a purpose and testimony. We pray we will be able to mold her into a Godly woman that can share her miracle to the masses, but until that day comes, we will rejoice in the Lord for all He has given us, and we will make sure His GLORY is forever on display.

I love you, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your prayers and support.
God is Faithful All the Time,
FYI: I have not told my students I am pregnant yet, but I'm not going to deny it anymore either. I feel it is best to acknowledge Brynlee's beautiful life, but I'm not going to tell them the details. They are too little, and I want to protect them.

I want to say a special thank you to Renae Burt Photography for blessing me with beautiful maternity pictures and for making this time in our lives very special.