Tuesday, July 29, 2008

36 Weeks and Still No Baby

I can't believe it's been almost four weeks since I posted, but our lives have been very hectic to say the least. Our computer is still not working, but it's not like Jeremy has had a moment to spare to try and fix it. I have been in the hospital three times since the last time I posted. Twice for preterm labor, and this past weekend I was in for possible pre-eclampsia. This pregnancy has proved to be more difficult than we imagined, but God's grace has been sufficient. John David also spent a night in the hospital a little over a week ago with a bad virus that the doctors originally thought was appendicitis. John David is doing much better, but we have all passed it around except for Jeremy. After the second hospital stay for preterm labor, and them successfully pumping me full of medication and slowing down my contractions, the doctor put me on partial bedrest and suggested that if possible I should get someone to come stay with us to help me carry the baby a bit longer. My sister flew here shortly thereafter, and has been here since. She has been a big help! My doctors have gone back and forth as to when they think it will be best to deliver the baby, and my OB is out of town for two weeks starting next Monday. The decision today was that since my blood pressure and my placenta function are still holding strong, we are going to try and hold off till 38 weeks to ensure complete lung development for the baby. If my condition changes or I go into labor on my own again, the doctors will go ahead and deliver. Luke is doing well, very strong and growing larger by the day. That is another concern of the doctors' and they are using my weekly ultrasound to estimate his weight again next week. The goal is to avoid a c-section. Anyway, it has been a rough few weeks, but we are surviving and enjoying having my sister, Andrea, here. Love you all, and thank you to God Almighty whose grace is sufficient!


Mark & Candy said...

We are praying for you and baby Luke several times a day. Let us know if we can do anything for y'all! We love ya!