Thursday, May 3, 2007

33 Week Update

First, I want to report on my friend Amy (the one that I posted the prayer request on). She and baby Lucas are doing well. Lucas weighed a little over 6 lbs. even though he was 6 week premature! He is in NICU to get a little help with his breathing. Amy's surgery went well. She did end up having a blood transfusion due to the amount of blood lost, but she is expected to make a full recovery.

Thank all of you who kept her in your prayers.

As far I am concerned, Baby "hershey" and I are remaining stable. Our appointment this week revealed that the amniotic fluid and blood pressure in the umbilical cord is staying where it needs to stay. We didn't actually measure growth this week because it is hard to get accurate measurements when they are done so close together, so for sure we will get those measurements next week. My doctor told us that as long as the amniotic fluid and blood pressure was staying within normal limits that he wouldn't go ahead and induce unless she completely stopped growing. So, that is good news.

I am really starting to realize that we are going to be a "family of 4" in the next few weeks. I just can't totally process all of it though! I know that it is reality, but I can't put myself there. I keep feeling like there is still so much that we haven't done to prepare for her. I feel like there are major things that I have overlooked or just forgotten. We have the crib, the cradle, the co-sleeper, the car seat, some diapers/wipes, lots of clothes, tiny nail clippers, a nose bulby syringe...... What else is there?


Jill said...

What great news!!! She will be a beautiful, healthy baby! All this hard work and you will have blog memories to boot! :)
Does she have a snuggly little blanket or plush to grow up attached too? Sounds like you are set for her to come in a number of weeks, of course. :)

Yeah, Hershey!!!

Anonymous said...

Stroller? It might be too early for that, but you might want to put it on the "to dig out of basement" list.

Haven't we passed one of your original goals of 32 weeks ... and now 34 weeks is just around the corner!!

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Anonymous said...

Hi, I was just thinking about you today and thought I'd check out your blog.... so happy to read you are still pregnant and clocking those weeks! Congrats on your success! (and sorry for the deleted comment, i published it before I was done typing, so deleted and re-did!)

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Mulier Fortis said...

Still praying for you...
Chin up!

Anonymous said...

The amazing thing is that AFTER Hershey arrives...there will still be Target, Babys-R-Us...even Wal-Mart! (gasp!) :-)

So, whatever you don't have - you can go and won't even be on bedrest!

So glad that you are continuing to cruise along....