Thursday, November 11, 2010

32 weeks and 1 day

It's all down hill from here folks! We had a little scare on Sunday and Monday having contractions and cramping which is definitely normal but scary at the same time especially with my history. So the doctors sent me to Labor and Delivery for further monitoring. Yes I was having contractions but they were not laboring contractions, just Braxton Hicks but they still ordered bed rest from here on. They also ran the Fetal Fibronectin test to see if I would go into labor in the next 2 weeks and it came back negative...which is great since there is a history of early labor with my mother. I had my follow up appointments yesterday with Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Hays...both agreed bed rest should be enforced for the remainder of the pregnancy but at least they lightened my restrictions. Meaning I can leave the house for short errands but no shopping and adventurous outings until after baby arrives. Our goal right now is to make it to 34 weeks...with a little help of some visterol I can do Overall the doctors are not worried as we are in a safe zone. Of course I want our little man to bake for at least another 2 weeks to avoid time in the NICU and for lung development but when your body is ready there really is no stopping it. So now it's a waiting game until December 22.

I have to say I can't believe how the time has flown bye and in less than 6 weeks baby Bryce will be here. A very bittersweet moment as December approaches. My c-section is scheduled on the 1 year anniversary of my Grandma Huny's death. It still makes me very sad that I cannot share this time with her in person as I know she was so looking forward to this very moment just like we all are. I find great significance that the doctors chose December 22nd, it truly means something to me. We will also remember our little angel Grayden on December 1. Our first son who has changed our lives forever. Yes the past year has had it's challenges but strength and love has brought us where we need to be today and I am thankful beyond words for that. We are very excited to meet Bryce. It's just another step in the right direction for us and our families and we cannot wait to share our success story with all of you.
Remember that the trials and tribulations we experience throughout life only make us stronger people and that strength will turn into compassion for the life that has been given to us.

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