Saturday, July 16, 2011

Positive News In the Health Front

He has made everything beautiful in it's time...Ecclesiastes 3:11

Friday's sonogram came back with some positive news.  While Amelia STILL wasn't cooperating with getting a good sonogram pic, we were able to see many things.  She's weighing in at 2.5 lbs and measuring on target.  Amniotic fluid is abundant and while I'm still slightly funneling above the stitch, my cervical length is 2.5 cm's.  A half centimeter longer than when I had the stitch placed at week 19.

Amelia is in breech position with her bum up and head down.  We're told her feet are to her head which is kind of silly but each time we've had a sono, she's seemed to like this position and  refuses to move for anyone!  In fact, when the sonographer tapped on my belly to get her to move a little...Amelia kicked her right back! Silly girl.

I have been given permission to move around a bit more within reason.  More rides and I'll actually be able to get to my cousins wedding.  Two weeks after that will be my shower.  The fun part begins.

While we're waiting on Amelia's pediatric cardiologist appointment the end of this month to confirm she has no hole in her heart or VSD, we're leaning on God and asking that He put a bubble of protection around her to keep her safe from harm.  I am encouraged that He has helped us both through so much and He has his hand in both our health concerns.

12 wks to go to term and only 8 more of 17P injections to keep from having preterm labor.  Stitch also comes out the same week.  It will be very interesting to see when Amelia will be born.  I'm praying at 29wks the first week in October.

We're going to try to get a 3D picture out of the deal in 4wks IF our little girl cooperates. Our pictures to this point have been fuzzy which is why we haven't posted too many.  Friday's came out somewhat better than the rest so we'll post it today.

Praise God for good news and answered prayers.  May He continue to hold us both and keep Amelia safe and healthy until her due date in October.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Amazing Love

That's what we felt today when Amelia started kicking HARD for the first time and we could finally feel her kicks on my belly.  To see Dougs face was AMAZING!

We celebrated with dinner at Carrabba's for Italian. We also went searching for a minvan to fit our growing family which also includes the two dogs and storage.  Nothing yet, but I DO hope we find something before winter.

Today we also bought the area rug for Amelia's room and placed it on the floor. It's such a good feeling to finally fill the room.  In two weeks we'll have her nursery furniture with exception to a small side table and the rocker.

I'm looking forward to sharing with you in the next several weeks.  Only 90 days left.  I can't even believe it.  By the grace of God we're all doing well.

Have a blessed weekend everyone!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Very Exciting Appointments Coming...

Hi there!

Been out of sorts not only with the infections but had a reaction to one of the meds so I've been itching my way to healing. The good news is that I'm starting to feel better.

This pregnancy has kept me on my toes.  Very DIFFERENT from my last pregnancy.  With Jackson's pregnancy I felt my best was at my lowest weight and it was just lovely.  With our Amelia though...I've been sick with infections, nausea, migraines, had a stitch put in, weekly injections, several hospital visits and weekly Dr.'s visits.  It's been a roller coaster of events, but I wouldn't take it back for the world!  As long as our sweet darlin is safe and healthy, all the illness and setbacks were worth it. Not to mention it's a gift from God that not only we have her, but that He's gotten us through each trying event.  To God be the glory!

This week, I'm having fun!  I've been Dr. shopping and finally narrowed it down to 3 Dr.'s. One Ped's multi-practice, one Ped's single practice and one GP Dr. with a more natural approach and is pro parent decision as well as okay with an alternative vax scheduling.

I could NOT believe the difference in Vax's since I've been a kid.  Adding new ones and some can be pretty harsh on our little ones systems not to mention the ones that haven't been studied for long periods of time.  Obviously the ones I support are for Amelia's general health and well being. The others though, it will be a matter of weighing the pro's and con's.  Some of which are better if she actually catches the issues and it's dealt with meds THEN versus the side effects of some of the Vax's later.  For the most part though, I think I'm looking at an alternative Vax schedule and NOT having too many at once performed on Amelia.

The other appointment scheduled is the consult with NICU.  IF Amelia does need them, we want to know who they are and be on the same page with what their intentions are.  So I think meeting them ahead of time will help me relax and just allow God to work with whatever needs to be done.

The furniture also comes off layaway at the end of the month.  So exciting!

As I stay here on bed rest, I look forward week by week to holding this little kiddo.  I love her very much already. I can't IMAGINE how much more I'll love her when I see her.  Already it's FUN to feel her kicks.  Just an AMAZING part of this beautiful experience and I thank God for answered prayers.

Happy Summer Everyone!