Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Last night of the 20's

Tomorrow will be the big 3-0! (No, it's not my birthday, that was in March!) To top that off, my cervix was back in the 30's yesterday!! Upper 30's that is. How thrilled am I to announce it has been a really good week??

I was pretty stressed through Thursday of last week. Then, I started a round of Indocin and the contractions calmed back down. I did not need a terbutaline for 60 hours! I have only had to take one a day since Saturday. This has helped bring my stress level is WAY down and I am back to just hanging out! It has been so uneventful that there is not a whole lot to write about. I thought I would drag the good news out over a 2 day span to keep the posts coming!

Dr. B had not received the ultrasound report when he came into the room on Monday. When I told him the numbers, he just laughed! I think I have the most random cervical lengths he has ever seen! Let's just say he was pleased with the news! One of the side effects of Indocin in decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR)/urine output in the baby, which can lead to decreased amniotic fluid. As a result, he has been watching my fluid levels closely. Those numbers were also great. If things are still good Thursday and next Monday, my appointments will go back to one time a week. We should get another weight estimation by Monday. I am eager to know how much weight the little guy has gained. I had to increase my calories when I left the hospital and it is really showing on the scale. Please say some of it has gone to him and not just my hips and thighs!! :)

I hope the pics were fun to see. I purposefully did not include a shot from the backside or a shot of the face! They are both starting to puff up a bit! I am more than happy to let you think I am a tiny pregnant person. My belly is the ONLY firm thing on my body at this point. The rest is nothing but mush...literally...

I don't think it is coincidence that the contractions calmed down and my spirits were lifted on Thursday. It is amazing what a little prayer can do!! He has heard our pleas over and over. You would think I would learn to share it with my prayer warriors rather than hold it in. I am proof that there is POWER in prayer. If I would just ask!!! Thank you for being so willing to lift my concerns to the Lord!

I will let you know how Thursday goes...

9 comments:

MRH said...

Danielle and Blake--
I believe 30 is the most beautiful number I've ever heard!
Love, Linder

KTL said...

Yay!!! 30 weeks! I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling good and sprits are higher. I feel like I haven't seen you in a while, I'll have to remedy that. Praying that you have another calm day!

Karina said...

Wonderful news! The relief and happiness are apparent in your tone today! So happy for you!

The Maguet's said...

congrats on the big 3-0! Thirty never sounded so good! Your doing great- give Baby Boy a pat for me!

Anonymous said...

30 weeks!!!! I remember so well the days of 17, 18, and then especially praying for 22! You are totally rockin' it! These milestones are such fun to celebrate! Thank you for allowing us to be a part! Love, Jill

Jennifer Hicks said...

You are an amazing mother! Baby Boy Malone is blessed.
Praying daily,
Jennifer

Scooba Sheila said...

Danielle, your parents and I are friends. We met several years ago at EMCC's Homecoming. You ate 7-can soup at my house. I have prayed for you and this little one every day at least twice. I haven't left Blake out either! Keep the faith and the sense of humor. I am sure that it has to be hard each day, but through your writings I can tell God has helped you to be strong and faithful and you still believe! And thank God for Blake!

Ericka said...

I am so happy to hear about the big 3-0!! I know you are so relieved and happy and so am I!! I hope your little guy continues to get stronger and bigger and stays put awhile longer!

Love, Ericka Maple

Anonymous said...

Danielle and Blake, I check your blog regualarly but just never think about leaving a comment. I am just thrilled with the 30 weeks and am still earnestly praying for 32.I so admire your patience and steadfastness in all of this. I am touched and inspired by your lack of complaint about the inconveniences and frustration of being on bedrest. It's clear that you are willing to do anything to help your baby. We continue to pray for you and especially sweet baby boy.
Gail Srygley (Otter Creek)