Tuesday, October 21, 2008

40 week ultrasound and appointment

Today's appointment went well. Being so far along in the pregnancy, the ultrasound pictures weren't so clear but it was still a great experience to see Abigail on the screen. She's measuring at 8 lbs 3 oz right now. We were told that the weight measurement is an estimate so she could be a little under 8 lbs or a little over 8 lbs when she's born next week. My blood pressure is still doing good and I'm still not dilated. Today was the last appointment before we go back for the inducement. I will go on Friday afternoon to pre-register and then check in Monday afternoon at 4pm. They'll give me something to help start the dilation Monday evening and then induction will begin Tuesday morning. It's hard to believe that Abigail will be with us next week! Please pray that the delivery will go without complication and in a timely manner. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers. We boldly ask God for one more day. Until next time...God is good! All the time!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Friday's appointment

Friday's appointment went well. My blood pressure was normal, my blood test results came back good and Abigail's heart beat sounded good. My OB did ask me to take easy which I am gladly able to do since Friday was my last day of work until January. We go back on Tuesday for an ultrasound and checkup. Please keep us in your prayers. We boldly ask God for one more day. Until next time...God is good! All the time!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

39 week appointment

We went to our 39 week appointment yesterday. Abigail's heart beat sounded good but my blood pressure was up (130/90) and I still haven't dilated. They took my blood pressure about 20 minutes later and it was better (120/78). My OB wanted to make sure I didn't have preeclampsia (also called toxemia) so he sent me for blood work. I really don't have many symptoms for it but he wants to be sure. I go back on Friday to check my blood pressure again. We did go ahead and confirm my induction date of October 28th at Henrico Doctor's Hospital. I will go in Monday evening and begin preparation for the Tuesday morning induction. This could all change if Abigail decides to come on her own but with no dilation and her still being "high", it looks like Abigail will join us on Tuesday, October 28th. Please pray that my blood pressure stays at a good level, that Abigail and I stay healthy and strong and that the delivery is quick and without complications. Also pray for me to make it through the week at work. They are being very demanding of me right now and I am trying not to stress out. Thank you all for praying for us. We boldly ask God for one more day. Until next time...God is good! All the time!

Friday, October 10, 2008

This week's appointment

We went for our 38 week checkup on Tuesday. Everything is the same as last week: good blood pressure, Abigail's heart beat sounded good and no dilation yet. We go back on Tuesday at 2:50. My OB did say the latest he would let me go would be 41 weeks. We'll know more at our next appointment and go ahead and set a date for induction. Please pray for us. I am becoming more and more uncomfortable. It gets harder and harder to get out of bed, get in and out of the car and just plain walk. We pretty much have everything ready for Abigail's arrival. Nervousness and excitement are constant feelings for Mark and I. My last day of work will be Friday the 17th. I'm definitely looking forward to my 3 months of maternity leave. Oh and we found a better daycare than what we were orginally planning to do. It will be $40 a week cheaper and it's at a church not far from my work. Pray they will continue to have an opening for Abigail in January. Paying the registration fee only reserves a spot for 30 days so we will have to wait until December to register. Thank you all for your prayers, please continue to pray for us. We boldly ask God for one more day. Until next time...God is good! All the time!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

3 weeks and counting...

We went on Tuesday for our 37 week appointment. We heard Abigail's heart beat again through Fetal Doppler. I love hearing her heart beat! Everything is going well. My blood pressure is still good too. As of Tuesday, I've only gained 9 pounds since February. I'm still not dilated any, so we will still take it one week at time. My next appointment is Tuesday at 2:55. Abigail will be here in 19 days if she comes on the due date. We are growing more and more excited about her arrival. I'm becoming more and more tired and uncomfortable but it's worth it. Thank you for all your prayers. Please keep praying. We boldly ask God for one more day. Until next time....God is good! All the time!