And just like that, I have an update….

Unfortunately, it’s a quick one, and a somewhat negative one. If you could keep me in your prayers the next little while, I’d appreciate it. Specifically, I have discovered that I have a pretty significant diastasis recti, which is where the rectus abdominus muscles split apart, into right and left halves. It’s not totally uncommon, especially in mothers of multiples. It’s only moderately uncomfortable as they are (hopefully) returning together, but it’s taking a toll on me emotionally.

Many of you who know me well don’t have to have an explanation of my history with body image issues, to put it vaguely 🙂 I praise God that I was able to deal surprisingly well with the pregnancy, my ginormous belly, etc …. but I was very much looking forward to taking back a little control over my recovery and post-partum self. Unfortunately, that control was just taken back from me for at least a while, until the 1 inch canyon that runs down my stomach disappears.

It might be somewhat petty I know, but if you don’t mind, please pray that this might resolve on its own, and maybe quickly? In some cases, it requires surgical repair. In some cases, it leads to abdominal hernias, etc. I really don’t want to be one of those cases. More than this, please pray for my emotions as I struggle temporarily with this setback. It may not seem like much, but it all did a number on me last night… and I’m not exactly thrilled with the situation still. It’s annoying to be so incredibly weak, and to be so limited in what I can do about it… and it just starts an ugly cycle of frustration with which I’d rather not reunite.

Thank you in advance for your support — and I promise to try and stick only to cute baby pictures and updates in the near future! 🙂


  1. Oh Honey -you are in my prayers!

  2. I wouldn’t say it’s petty at all–it’s a big deal! I’ll be praying for you. 🙂

  3. Sending pixie dust your way Jen that it all heals up nice and quickly *hugs*

  4. Melissa Rose says:

    I hope it heals quickly for you Jen. It’s not petty at all, so don’t worry about that. And you don’t have to keep it about the girls all the time because we like hearing about YOU too. 🙂 Take Care!!

  5. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope it quickly works out on its own and does not add to the other issues.

  6. Jen- We will be praying that this is QUICKLY resolved. I am so sorry you are having to deal with this. Don’t worry about feeling like it is petty. If it is important to you, then it isn’t petty! I need to get with you soon to get you Regina’s gifts and the diapers. With VBS I am not sure exactly when that will be. I am off Monday but if Brooke calls in sick then I may have to work. I then work Wednesday and Thursday from 8 – 2:30. What time was Thea’s appointment? Or, you could make the appointment for Tuesday. Friday I work 8-5. Take it easy!
    Love ya!

  7. says:


    Sorry to hear that you are having problems. Of course you want your body back like it was, and I pray that it won’t be long before it is. I hope this is just a bump in the road and that you heal up completely


  8. Melissa (or Sharon) — can you please email me your address? What I have is not correct. Thanks! (