24 September 2008

baby update~

I'm just going to give a quick update. I am still wiped out from getting out to go to the doctor yesterday.

The good news is that the baby is growing great. Since the placenta is not attached as well as it should be, this is an area of concern. The baby actually measured a full week bigger than the first date they gave me, so this is wonderful news!

The not so good news is that the placental detachment is still very evident, and the hemorrhage is still there. The doctor said it was slightly smaller, but hesitated to even give me that. She said mostly it had just changed shape. This means I am on very strict bedrest for another week. She actually impressed upon me even more strongly the advice to do nothing.

If you look at the ultrasound, you can see the baby's head on the right. Directly behind it you see a thick-ish white membrane. Then right behind that, you can see kind of another black area. This is the hemorrhage. It needs to be significantly smaller before I can resume light activities. So prayer for the placenta to reattach and the hemorrhage to dissolve and heal, not to mention prayer for my great husband and family would be much appreciated :o)

~And just in case, this isn't actually my ultrasound photo, I found it on google. But it looks just exactly like mine. You know, since I'm sure everyone was just really hoping I'd put one up :o)

So here I sit, um, I mean lie, lay, whatever.

**Oh yeah, and my friend Wendy said she had thought about asking me a couple of questions just to give me some SOMETHING TO DO blogging material, which I thought was a great idea. Not that I claim to know everything, but you know, I can always share what works for me. Or you could ask me totally random, pointless questions. So if you have anything you've ever wanted to ask me, now is the time :o)

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Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm so glad for the update and will continue to pray. I cannot emphasize more how important your doctor's word of do nothing are so imperative with this condition. I saw several doctors and must have had 10+ ultrasounds to measure my bleed. I want to encourage you that your bleed on the side is better than at the top. Mine was located at the top and the doctors/ultrasound radiologist doctors explained that the gravitational pull was going to hinder my chances for success. Being on the side with a fast growing uterus and bedrest offers a special chance of survival. I pray that the Lord give you the peace you need during this time and that you will be content. I will also pray that you get the help you need with your children and home keeping.

On my knees,

Anonymous said...

You said I could ask a question and since I'm new to your blog......is your husband a celiac? I've done a lot of research into it over the past two years. My son and I both suffer from intestinal disorders which I believe are related to wheat/gluten. One time we went off gluten for two weeks and life was grand (except we were so hungry). What prompted you to go gluten free? Jonine

Christine said...

I am so glad to hear that your little one is growing great. I wason bedrest for 12 long weeks with my 3rd and all I can say is stay connected to the people around you. I felt so lonely and isolated that I became depressed. Send emails,so you can get emails back, write letters and hope that they send mail back, order Christmas gifts online now, etc. I'll pray for you too.
Christine @ Live to Learn

"How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about arithmetic, and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No; a woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness." ~GK Chesterton

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