Monday, November 10, 2008

The latest

I just got back from my appointment and am now home. It is amazing how exhausted I feel! It is not like I walk all that far. But, apparently, lack of walking over the past 12 weeks has taken its toll on me. I have the 10 month waddle going on but am only at at 7.25 (almost)! I guess the process of getting up, getting ready, getting in and getting out zapped all of my strength. What a little bed rest can do to the body!!

Obviously, my appointment went well enough to keep me out of the hospital. My numbers weren't great, 8mm, but they were no worse than 2 weeks ago. That measurement was following a pretty big contraction. Dr. B said, more than likely, if I was scanned for 3 hours straight, my numbers would be all over the charts. That comes as no real surprise, seeing how I have been doing this for weeks now...back and forth and back and forth! My contractions increased a bit over the weekend so I have had to take more terbutaline. I can definitely feel the effects of the meds more since taking a break from it, which is a good sign. My blood pressure seems to be tolerating Procardia well so I will increase my dose to twice a day tomorrow. Of course, I also got my weekly dose of progesterone today as well. I think I should open my own pharmacy... :) I go back on Thursday morning to see where things stand. At least that gives me a few days to work up some energy!!!

On a different note...the painting is done! I hear it looks really good but have yet to see it myself. And I still have no desire to cheat! Blake does not have strong opinions on most topics related to that room. However, he does NOT like it to be referred to as a "nursery." He thinks that sounds institutional. His preferred terminology is "the baby's room." What in the world??? I will just go with it and refer the the room across the hall as "the baby's room" from here on out. I guess it does sound a little sweeter! That boy cracks me up!!!

Speaking of the baby's room, my designers are here so I will go! Updates to follow...

9 comments:

Kristen said...

Glad to hear things are "normal"! You may not take a sneak peak in the nursery, but you may have to get off the couch to stop me!! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad today's appointment went as scheduled with no real suprises! Keep up the good work on the couch! That sounds funny, but I mean it, that little guy is right where he needs to be. Ok, so I apologize about calling the baby's room a "nursery"! That is hysterical....BOYS!!! jill

Karina said...

I'm so glad you are still in your "holding pattern." Each additional day is such a blessing! I'm sure your "baby's room" is going to be beautiful!

KTL said...

I know you haven't posted today, but I just had to say...29 weeks today!!!!(right?) I'm just so excited for you and praising God for answering prayers! Love ya!

Anonymous said...

let me tell you that adam and i drove by your house tuesday evening, but there were zero lights on...it wasn't planned, so we didn't call. then we felt bad about not calling, so we didn't stop. typical of us, huh?
mm has a slight cold, but i might get out tomorrow. i'll let you know before hand.

Anonymous said...

correction- sunday evening.

Adrian Freeman said...

In Malawi they do not name a child until the age of two. This is because so few make it to that age. If they do, they get a name.

Danielle, you are my hero. I love you and Blake so much. It was so good to see you last week. I pray God offers you a beautiful, healthy child to raise for Him.

You are an amazing Christian woman.

Amy Westerman said...

Danielle,
I don't think we have met yet-- but, I go to Otter Creek, too. 3 years ago today I had an emergency cerclage done at 25 weeks. My cervix was at 1.2 cm at the time. I ended up on bedrest for almost 3 months just hoping and praying and counting each day-- trying to make it as close to 30 weeks as possible.

Caroline is 2 1/2 now-- and all ended well! I am praying that the same will be true for you! :)

So-- I know how you feel and what you are going through to some degree. Know you are in my prayers!

AW

Tami said...

Still praying... and I can't wait to see pictures of this "baby's room". Keep being strong!

~ Tami