Saturday, June 30, 2012

34 Weeks!

Wow, I just keep shocking myself every time I get to post about a new week on here :)

Nothing new, really... I'm still going in to the doctor twice a week and my cervix is at around 1.8 cm.  I am fairly certain the baby is resting on the cerclage at this point, and as long as that stitch holds, she'll stay in.  It's almost looking like I just might make it to 38 weeks!  How crazy would that be??!  I go in on Monday and if things are still the same, I'll probably only need to see the doctor once a week.  After 35 weeks, we really don't have anything left to worry about, and I think that if I go into labor, they'll go ahead and get her out of there.

The last time we weighed her she was 4 lb 15 oz, so I know she's over 5 pounds by now.  She's just sitting happy in there, packing on the ounces! 

We are almost there!  Can't say enough how much the prayers and support mean to us!!  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

Happy Birthday Daddy Doug!

On Thursday, Dex and Sean went to the Rangers Game to help celebrate Daddy Doug's Birthday!

I made Sean take my camera to take a few pictures.  He did pretty good considering I was expecting him to completely forget about having it :)  Ha! 

Everybody in their Rangers colors:

Mimi rented a suite to celebrate.  Man, I'm sorry I missed this!

Way to go Aunt Shannon, handling all three little kids!

I heard only good things, so the party was definitely successful!  Happy Birthday, Daddy Doug!!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

33 Weeks!

Sorry all you're getting these days are pictures of me (and that I have to take them with my cell phone)!  Dex has been busy, mostly at other people's houses... he's been spending lots of time with Mimi & DD and usually every other week at Pop & Emi's house "in the country."  He's in heaven :)  When he's here, it has been SOOO nice to be able to lay in bed with him at night for a little while before he goes to sleep.  I'm loving being home, there's no doubt about that.  I really can't wait until I am able to move around normally again though!!  I'm at almost 9 weeks of bed rest and I'm OVER IT.  However, I know this is far better than having a preemie in the NICU, so I keep on keepin' on... and Sean, family, and friends have been awesome.  I mean, seriously awesome.  We are so blessed!

I go to the doctor twice a week now that I'm at home and have an ultrasound to check the cervix.  If I start having consistent contractions or if my cervix length starts to shorten, then it's back to the hospital.  But hey, thankfully I'm already at 33 weeks, so it's not much longer now!!  I've got my C-Section scheduled at 38 weeks if I go that long, so the latest the baby will be born is 7/27!! 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

32 Weeks

Thursday, I had a FFN (fetal fibronectin) test done.  This is a useful test for pre-term labor, because getting a negative result means it's highly unlikely that you'll give birth in the next week or two.  Which is exactly what mine said, thankfully!!  So it kind of puts my mind at east that I won't go into labor anytime real soon.

And Friday, I got my weekly ultrasound, and it showed cervix length at 1.8 cm.  Halleluhia!  That meant I could GO HOME!  I didn't have time to post about this before we packed up and got the heck out of there and I'm just now settling in at the house enough to have my computer again.  I'll be going in to the doctor once, maybe twice, a week to keep things in check.  I've got my first visit tomorrow (Monday).  I'm praying that nothing's changed, because I don't want them to think I spent one weekend at home and need to be put back in the hospital. 

Baby weighs 4 lb 3 oz!!  She's over twice as big as Dex when he was born :)  Woohoo!  Things are looking good! 

Friday, June 8, 2012

31 Weeks!

Ultrasound today showed cervix at 1.7 cm.  That's down from last week, but still within the "stable" range, according to the doctor.  I've been down as low at 1.8 cm before.  All we can do now is wait for next week's ultrasound!

And speaking of next week's ultrasound... IF I can make it through this week without contractions (that would require additional medication to stop) and my cervix length stays stable, they will send me home next Friday to do my bed rest at home!!!  Obviously, there are some big if's involved, so it's not a done deal, but at least it's a possibility!  Whoop whoop!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bed Rest - UGGGG.

What I WISH bed rest was:

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What it is:

Friday, June 1, 2012

30 Weeks! *happy dance*

I really can't believe I'm sitting here at 30 weeks pregnant!  Wow!  Praise the Lord :)

I had my weekly ultrasound, and my cervix is at 2.08 cm!  Still just hanging in there.  For some reason, I thought it would have thinned this week, but nope!  I am extremely excited, because I feel like this means we have that much more of a chance of making it to 32 without any major problems.  Once I hit 32, then we get to start talking about me getting out of this prison, I mean hospital, and going home!  Please pray for my sanity as I am definitely stuck here for at least two more weeks.  (And let me tell you, my sanity comes and goes these days.)

The baby's weight was estimated today at 3 lb 5 oz.  That's HUGE!  And now she'll go into full growth mode, and could gain around a half a pound a week.  I can tell, because my belly keeps growing and growing and growing... I've never looked like this before, so it's pretty cool :)  Even if I don't get to walk around in the real world and have people smile at how cute my belly is and give up their seats to me on the subway!  haha!! 

Here I am playing around, trying to pass some time today while I could actually stand up.  I can't wait until I can fix my hair again and put on some make-up!