Emotional, But Okay

I can’t even explain why I’m emotional today. Maybe it’s just because…well…I’m pregnant. Perhaps it is because I’m fighting a cold/allergies/exhaustion today. Perhaps because all of the sudden I have realized that Abby really is arriving soon, and part of me doesn’t feel prepared at all.

It is just one of those days.

Today’s ultrasound showed that Abby is still growing and seemingly happy and healthy. However, her growth is slow, and she is in the 4th percentile, weighing 2 pounds 15 ounces (9 days behind schedule). Her blood flow in her brain is excellent, and she was wiggling all over the ultrasound screen. However, her blood flow in her cord was slightly abnormal, and doctors still plan to “watch her like a hawk.” Continue my twice weekly appointments.

All in all, good news. Unless something drastically improves, they are planning to induce me at 37 weeks, which is around April 4. Technically, that is full term, but I know three weeks before a baby’s due date can still carry risks and potential NICU stay. I should be over-the-moon-excited with her steady growth, but today I’m tired. Pregnant. And worried about my little girl. And amazed that God is still preserving her safe inside of me. Hopefully, at least six more precious weeks.

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  1. Wow, just 7 more weeks! So great to hear she is hanging in there ok. Sorry about the exhaustion… if it makes you feel better just know that I took two naps today, and all I did was lounge around the house today! :/

    1. Six more weeks actually since I am 31 weeks today 🙂 thank you so much for your support throughout this entire process! I know you aren’t having an easy go of things either. You are in my thoughts 🙂

  2. Your bump is so cute! P.s. I have been wearing pjs nearly every day since our babe was born – no shame in pjs :). My emotions went berserk once we got to the hospital and I saw a newborn, so be prepared, it’s a wild ride but you’re doing well, momma!

  3. Big hugs to you! Oh my gosh, how can your pregnancy have gone by so fast? (I know, not fast to you! 🙂
    It’s beyond scary to think anything could be wrong. Listen to your heart, if you feel the need to go in to the doctor, go! I went in at 39 weeks, just knowing something wasn’t right. Sure enough, I was having contractions, but the cord was wrapped around his neck so many times he couldn’t descend into the birth canal. If he had, it would’ve pinched off the cord.
    Hold on, Mama, you are almost there! Baby girl will be here right when God knows she should be!

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