Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Oh So Close...

We went to the doctor today and they got us all nervous and excited for nothing. At my last visit my blood pressure had been elevated and they started to worry about preeclampsia. Today we were supposed to find out some test results that would tell us for sure. It turned out that the lab had run the wrong test - go figure. They decided to let us go home and call us when they got the results, letting us know that if the test came back positive they would want me to come back and be induced. Induced! I think both of our eyes lit up when they said that. I know that sounds awful, but it wouldn't be so bad to have a Christmas Eve baby. We were told someone would call us in about an hour - of course they finally called about 4 hours later! I was losing my mind by that time. The number that would have made my test positive was 300 - mine came back at 267. So close! I was relieved to know that things were okay, but had gotten really excited that we might get to meet Blake so soon. Maybe next week...but for now it looks like he's staying put.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Can's Christmas Program

Today was Candace's Christmas Program at work. It seems like there is always something every year that keeps me from being able to attend. Obviously no traveling for me right now.
She gets so excited about this every year...and she knows everyone's lines! She is sitting beside her best buddy David and wearing her festive santa hat. I am attaching some pictures our Dad sent from the program.

Christmas is almost here!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hurry Up and Wait

Yes, I am THAT big!
After weeks of worry, bed rest and medicines Blake has made it to 36 weeks (as of 12/12) and can come whenever he pleases. The doctor has told me that I can start to go off of my medicine and return to work Monday...if I am still pregnant on Monday! If born right now they would expect him (on average) to be 21 inches and 6 pounds...big enough to come home with Mom & Dad. His lungs should be developed enough to not need help breathing, especially since he did receive a steroid shot to mature his lungs at 30 weeks just in case he decided to show up really early.

Being off of the medicine I was taking to control contractions should move little Blake right along. He has dropped really low at this point and seem really anxious to meet everyone...or maybe he thinks I like having to pee every 15 minutes. I have heard people say that when they were taken off of this medicine they only lasted another few days and some people go to 40 weeks. Odds are Blake will be with us for Christmas.

No matter when our little addition arrives I will keep everyone updated on here, and by phone, of course. I promise to leave out the graphic details about dilation, effacement and all of those other things that make Joe cringe. It seems that it should be smooth sailing for the pregnancy from here, but thoughts and prayers are certainly always welcome!