Thursday, April 9, 2009

32 weeks 6 days Baby Update

Hello again! I've had a few awesome people wondering just how things are going. I had an appointment this morning and things are good. We are just going to watch things and keep on hoping for a few more weeks! I think I've made my dr a little nervous though. My blood pressure was up slightly today and I've been enjoying a little more swelling in my hands. So today, just to be on the safe side she sent me over to Labor and Delivery to get steriod shots for her lungs. We also learned that steriod shots also help the development of her gut and her brain, so she's going to be given a little help, just in case. This is a two shot party, one this afternoon and one tomorrow. With our first baby we got these steriod shots and I was stabbed in the bum. That hurt. So this time I asked for it in my arm. That hurt. So tomorrow I just can't wait to go get another shot! Oh well, pain is temporary! These steriod shots last for 1 week and after 34 weeks, research shows that the steriods don't help a whole lot. So for this last week before 34 weeks I'm covered.

I asked my dr about scheduling a c-section. I want a date! And that didn't happen! She said, to schedule one, it would be 39 weeks, and while that would be fantastic to make it to 39 weeks, she is not expecting to make it that far. Her guess is that we won't have any major complications, but one week we'll find that delivering the baby will be better than keeping her in. So, we wait and see, which is fun in a way because it makes it a little more like a normal pregnancy when one has no idea when they'll go into labor! I secretly think it would be fun to make it to 37 weeks and have my water break or something normal like that!

I am also on more rest. Poor Master Chief, he does so much already. But it's only for a small amount of time and it's not complete bedrest, just more than I'm already doing. And if truth be told, I could do better at my rest time!

So that's the update. We are still pregnant and that is fantastic! My goal is to make it to May, and that makes 36 weeks. Then my next goal is 37 weeks! Thank you to everyone for all your prayers and support, we truly appreciate you.

9 comments:

Gina Sims said...

Jami,
I have been watching my computer all day for your update! I am so thankful to hear the news. You are positive about the whole thing! I hope that you make it to 37 weeks & your water breaks too! You better be a good girl at resting, I don't want to have to spank a pregnant lady :)
You are always in our prayers, I know that the Lord is watching over you & your little one! He obviously wants her here!
Love ya-Gina

Katy said...

Jami, YAY! I'm so thrilled that you're passing a HUGE milestone. I really, really hope that you make it to May. What a sweet moment that will be. :)

Caitlin and Jared said...

We, too, are keeping you and the little on in our prayers. We are grateful for the update. I know you guys have been playing phone tag with Jared, is he "it"? I'll remind him. The time difference has been more of a challenge keeping in touch with people than we ever expected!

nat said...

Yea Jami! Glad that you are having a better week. Here's to May!

taffi said...

37? pshaw! 38.5, at least! :-)

Deters said...

I remember that steroid shot in the butt. Nice one! I'm glad that things are still looking good for you. We keep praying for you that your little one will be able to stay inside for a little longer.

Jenni said...

Yea!! Great news. Still keeping you in my prayers for a few more weeks of pregnancy!

Miss Marci said...

Jami I am SO happy that things are going so well with this little one!!! Sure do you love ya and you are in my thoughts and prayers. :)

Ammon & Nicole said...

Good job Jami! I am glad that everything is going well and that you can keep that baby in for as long as possible! I hope that everything goes smoothly for you!! You never know, our babies could come on the same day...even though that's not ideal for you. Keep us updated.