Tuesday, January 27, 2009

the countdown continues...

I went to the doctor's this morning and everything looks good. Gumdrop was a little sleepy and did not move around as much as the nurse would have liked while we were hooked up to the monitor, but the PA was okay with the readings she saw. The amniotic fluid levels were right in the normal range. (They were a little high last week - which could be attributed to the diabetes or the CDH.) Heart rate was good. Blood pressure has been great - a huge relief every time they take it since I have had problems with my BP before and have been fearing more complications with it since we got pregnant. So we are just going to sit back, relax, and wait for next week's appointment.

My maternity leave officially began Friday afternoon. It was a little bittersweet knowing that I would not be back, but a huge relief as well. It has been exhausting keeping up with middle school kids all day. I was not able to meet with my sub before going out, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that it is all working out okay for him! I have not heard any horror stories yet.

Vince has been sick with a pretty nasty cold the past few days. So, I have been pumping myself up with vitamin C and praying that he gets over it before we go into labor. There are no obvious signs that labor is on the way, so hopefully it will stay that way for a little while longer. The monitor did pick up from random contractions today at my appointment, but nothing that I could feel.

So, the theme is that we are just waiting - and I am okay with waiting for now. I really am not horribly uncomfortable, so I don't mind incubating this baby for a while longer. More time = more lung development! We will keep you updated if there are any changes along the way!


Fer said...

Oh it's nice that you have time to get some rest now that you are in maternity leave. I hope you don't catch that cold, keep up with the vitamin C!

Mom to Juanpa (RCDH)

Tracy Meats said...

Get plenty of rest and keep gumdrop comfy!! Praying your little one continues to get stronger and is ready to fight! Hope your hubby kicks the cold very soon and you don't get it. Colds are not what you need to start this journey and make visiting the NICU very hard. Stay strong and positive and I am sending you lots of positive thoughts and energy for the weeks to come.

Tracy Meats - mom to Ian, born with a LCDH on 4/3/04 and WY and CO State Rep. for CHERUBS