Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Relief

How thrilled am I to be back at home and posting on our GOOD news?!?!? Today's appointment went very well. We were there 15 minutes before my appointment time, as we did not want to be late. I was fortunate enough to be the first person called back and my bladder was thankful. When the ultrasonographer told me I didn't need a full bladder, it was even happier. Except that meant I would not be getting an abdominal scan...I will leave it at that...

A doctor came into the room with the sonographer once I was ready. We were expecting Dr. C, but Dr. K introduced herself. We have never seen her before but she was very nice and we were encouraged after meeting with her. To set the scene a bit, my cervical length measured 3.8 cm last Monday. By Thursday, it fluctuated from 3.1 cm to 2.56 cm on ultrasound in a matter of seconds. This was not a good sign and is what prompted strict bedrest.

The scan began and my untrained eye thought there appeared to be at least some cervix left. As she began to measure, the line got longer and longer. 3.5cm!!! Dr. K was very pleased with the results. She was able to answer a few of our questions and put our minds at ease regarding the plans for the future.

So, there you have it. I know God has His hand in this situation and give Him the glory for our good news. He has heard your prayers! And ours! My next appointment is scheduled with Dr. B on Tuesday. Dr. K did not say I have to stay on strict bedrest. However, Dr. Malone, veterinarian, did! So we will lay low until Tuesday to be safe. Thank you all so much for everything you are doing on our behalf and helping carry us through this time! 18 weeks down and hopefully lots more to go! We're going to need you!

17 comments:

Heather said...

Praise God! You, Blake and the little one are in our prayers everyday. We love you. -Heather and Gerrit

Rachel said...

We are going to pray you through every step of the way on this!

Anonymous said...

Danielle,
I had asked Blake today (before your appointment) how you were doing and he said "pretty good, we have a dr.'s appt today and I will have a better update when I get back." So I can't tell you how excited I was when he gave me the good news. Prayers are definitely being answered right now and I will be continuing my praying for as long as y'all need it. I am more encouraged now that you sound so happy and I can completly tell your spirits have been lifted. I didn't get a chance to tell Blake to give you a hug for me so this is me hugging you........Praise God for such great news today!
Love In Him,
Bree

~k~ said...

Danielle,
I attend OC, but we have never met. You have been on my heart and in my prayers since you lost Caroline and I have enjoyed checking your blog from time to time. I think the honesty about your struggles has and will continue to bless people. Though I've never been through any similar circumstance, I can relate to your spiritual struggles on some level. I completely know what it's like to not even be able to utter a prayer for myself and it's during those times when we need to allow ourselves to be surrounded by others who can be that source of life. I am encouraged by your news today and your spirits definitely seem to be lifted. And, yes, it's okay to ask people to pray for your cervix :) In fact, I have been praying for another friend's cervix for about 13 weeks now! She was pregnant with twins and started contracting around 20 weeks (maybe a little earlier). She just delivered two little but healthy babies at 33 weeks. So, prayers work...miracles happen...and bedrest helps :) I'll keep you in my prayers. I have a feeling this is a fiesty little one and we will need to pray for him for years to come. He's already causing all this drama...he needs to just chill out and grow a while longer before making his debut!

Christy said...

Praise Him who can do more than we can EVER ask or imagine

Anonymous said...

YES!!! thank God! i'm with blake...stay put. call you soon. adam and i will check this often.
jac

stance. said...

Praise the LORD!! I am so excited abou this, Danielle :) We will continue to pray for you and we'll keep asking for miracles!

Jessica said...

Danielle,
I have been reluctant to post anything, but I just want you to know that you are in my prayers constantly. There were so many things I wanted to say that last day at work but I couldn't bear to. I knew it wasn't fair, and I had no idea how to offer any kind of sympathy. I do regret not saying anything sooner. My heart goes out to you. I pray that there are many dirty diapers, long nights, and baby smiles in your future. (Not trying to curse you on the long nights, but I think you know what I mean.)

The 3 of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jessica

Anonymous said...

Yeah God!!!!! What wonderful news! You guys have constantly been in our thoughts. We are rejoicing with you now and will continue to pray. Thanks so much for keeping us posted.. we all really care about you!
Sybil (for us all)

Anonymous said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! You go, God! I'm with "K" who said this boy is fiesty and needs to just chill! Hilarious! Stay put and milk this bed-rest thing for all it's worth! Ongoing prayers to follow....jill

kelly w said...

what wonderful news! i have been praying for you and will add the new specific requests to my prayers as well! thank you for the update! for a girl who checks the computer several times a day, its good to hear from you when you can write! again, congratulations on the encouraging doctor's visit!

Anonymous said...

Blake and Danielle,
My heart skipped a few beats today when Lucy got your call. I just so happened to be there to see the bit of relief that came over her face and the breath that she was able to take...I can only imagine what it was like on the other end of the phone. I am reluctant to send this message because nothing that I say in my head seems to be right because no one knows how you feel and what you struggle with everyday. But I do know that you are surrounded by so many prayers and you have such a wonderful family who would take all the pain and worry away if they could. So tonight, my prayer for you and your baby boy is many many more days like today.
Much love~Julie

michelleandwalker said...

Danielle,
You don't know me, but I go to OC and happened onto your blog through a mutual friend's blog. I just wanted to let you know that God has been putting you guys on my heart for the past few weeks (even before you posted about the "drama"). I just wanted you to know that there are a lot of us out there praying for you throughout the day and will continue to do so.

Erica said...

Danielle,
I'm so extremely happy for you and Blake!!! Your dad just came by and told me the great news and about your blog, so here I am leaving you this message. I love you both and will be praying intensely for ALL of you!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! Praise God! I was so happy and excited to get this update. I am especially thrilled that your spirits have been lifted.
We'll keep those prayers coming from Versailles, too! God bless the three of you.

Love, Ginny

Carla and Daryl said...

danielle, praying for this little "fighter"! i know the dr.'s good report left you encouraged. i hope finding out about the infection early will really make a difference in your pregnancy. i'm sure it hasn't aleviated all your stress and worry but i hope you are feeling a little less anxious. love you,
carla

Rachel said...

Yeah! I'm glad you all got good news. I'm still going to be praying for you though!!!!


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