Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Stress Test

She passed it with flying colors so we are still in the holding pattern waiting till Friday! It seems like it is so far away yet it is just around the corner!! We will make sure something gets posted when something happens!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Check Up News...

So, it looks like a lot of folks were wrong... she is late late late late!!!

We went off to the doctor's again today and little miss is still not doing anything. She is a happy little clam in there! She is still growing by tummy measurements and I am shrinking... I lost 3 pounds this week!!! There is always the chance that I will go into labor on my own but since the placenta will start to break down after so many days, they will only let you go so long. That said, if she is not here by Monday, I will have a fetal stress test done just to check and make sure she is still doing well in there... If she is not, they will take her on Monday. If she is doing well, they will let me go till Friday, May 2. My favorite doctor would be the one to deliver her if we go all the way to the 2nd so I am not heartbroken over it. I was a little down last night going to bed because she isn't here but all in all, I know that I won't be pregnant forever... the most we have left is 9 days!!!

That said, for those of you that we know that work at the hospital (and there are lots of you!) please understand when we ask that you let this be a family matter. We have been through a lot to get to this point and would like the chance to tell our families about her arrival before we tell others so please don't look us up in the computer system to see if we are there or if little miss CNB is a new arrival... For the rest of you, we promise that we will call (or the phone tree will get to you!!) when she gets here and we are ready for visitors! With everything that we have gone through, I am pretty certain that this will be a very emotional time for us so please understand when we ask for just a little space with the delivery part... once that is over we would love for you to come see us! We are so grateful for the continued prayers and the support we have gotten... they will always be remembered. Next time we post, hopefully it will be with some news about the arrival of our little one!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Still Waiting....

Well, we are down to just 5 days till she is supposed to be here but she is giving no signs of coming out. So, we wait!! And plan another trip to the doctor's office for next week!! We have spent the last taken several years trying to get a little one here so a few more days won't hurt us I am sure! Her heart beat today at the doctor's office was around 130 and I did not gain any weight over the last week... still holding at 16 pounds. My edema seems to have stabilized out some, or else I have just gotten used to elephant feet!! I am still working but only 8 hour shifts now and yes, I am still rotating between the day and night shifts... trying to save my time up so that I can spend my days with the princess whenever she gets here!!! Anyhow, till next week...

Friday, April 4, 2008

What is your thought?

If she is born this month, little miss C.N. will have diamonds as her birthstone. If she comes in May, her birthstone will be an Emerald. At my first ultra sound, the due date was April 25... Duke moved me to April 22 after my first ultra sound there and she has measured April 22 for every ultra sound since. Dr. B. told me yesterday that she would have left me at April 21 based off of my conception window... hummmm, when will she actually get here? Her Uncle H, who is also an April baby, thinks that she should be born on his birthday so he only has to remember one day! Check out the survey over to the right and let us know what you think... early, late, or on time!

Thursday, April 3, 2008


First, let me say that if you remember praying for or reading about Nate, Tricia, and Gwyneth over the last few months, say another prayer for them... this is the family that had the micro-preemie back in January due to Tricia having Cystic Fibrosis. Tricia underwent a double lung transplant yesterday and is out of surgery but needs to stay infection free and her body needs to accept the new lungs. If you want to read more, their blog is over to the right under The Lawrenson Family. On a different note here, please also pray for the family that donated the organs and lost a loved one...

On our end, we ventured off to the doctors again today. I am up another pound, putting me at 14 pounds for this pregnancy. I have not seen Dr. B in about 4 months and she was cracking up laughing at my stomach. She said my belly is alllll baby and should "deflate" at delivery!!! Baby girl had a great heart beat today, around 135 and it was confirmed today that she is head down and ready to go! And, Nathan was correct last week when he told me that she was low, apparently she has already engaged (dropped) so all we are doing is waiting. We should not have to wait too much longer though... I finish week 38 on Monday and have been having contractions for the last two days. Nothing regular and no reason to believe they are the real labor contractions... they come and go at their own leisure! Either way, we are down to just two weeks or so till we meet this little person and we can't wait! This far, the Lord has blessed us with a with a full term healthy pregnancy and we pray that delivery will go just as smoothly when the time comes!!!! Thanks to all of you who have stood by us with unconditional support and love over the last few years on this journey to parenthood.