A month ago today changed this whole pregnancy. It's probably been one of the most emotional months Chris and I have ever endured, but it has also brought out the strength in each other. I am getting through this because of him. I hope the news can only get better from here on out.
Tomorrow is the new cardiologist appointment. We have to drive 2 hours to Tampa, but it's worth it. We are hoping and praying the Dr gives us good news about the heart. Then we drive strait back to Ft Myers to go meet with the specialist again. He has to check the reversal flow on my arteries again. Hoping there is no change and I don't have to be admitted.
I'm still on bed rest. I really hope it's helping him. I miss work and miss having the freedom to go to the store to get my own stuff. BUT if this is what it takes to give this baby a chance I will do ANYTHING. I wanted to say THANK YOU to Aunt Mary and Cathy for bringing me homemade dinners on nights Chris has been at work. It takes a lot of stress off the both of us to find something healthy to eat and let alone prepare. I am so thankful we have you guys. And much thanks to Trisha, my sister in law for spending boring nights in front of the TV with me.
I am excited for this Thursday, Maggie is flying down a week earlier to hang out with me. THANK GOD, it will give Chris a break. LOL Then a week after that the whole family will be here, Mom, Dad and Molly. It will be nice to have everyone here. Now this baby just better stay put. (You hear that little one?)
Baby Shower Update:
(since a few of you have asked)
We were suppose to have our baby shower in 2 weeks while my family is here for my brother Charlies graduation, the invites were almost sent until we had another disappointing Dr's appointment early last week. We have decided to cancel the shower for the time being. Maybe there can be one after he is born and we can celebrate then. I'm bummed because they had the BEST baby shower invitations that I was soooooo excited about, you know me..anything with anchors and sailboats wins my heart over.
Wish us luck tomorrow. I will keep everyone updated as soon as we get home.
How far along? 26 weeks
Maternity clothes? Everything
Stretch marks? Not yet, thankfully
Sleep: Too much, being on bed rest gives you a lot of time for naps
Best moment this week: It was a crappy week, so i have to say the BEST moment was finding out I doubled my fluids. Any other news i take with a grain of salt and hope for the best.
Movement: He's been really quiet this week, but the Dr said it could be from the steroid shots. He said it makes the babies sluggish sometimes.
Food cravings: I've been craving free for a few weeks up until last night... I want anything I can put tarter sauce on.
Gender: It's a BOY!
Labor Signs: Had a scare, but Dr confirmed I'm okay for now. STAY THAT WAY!
Belly Button in or out? Almost out.
What I miss: Being anxiety free.
What I am looking forward to: The cardiologist in Tampa tomorrow morning. I hope and pray he gives us good news.
Weekly Wisdom: You can't give up hope
Milestones: He's 26 weeks, almost and maybe even 500g by now so everyday he stays in, the better chance he has at survival. He's our fighter.