Wednesday, August 3, 2011

28 week doctor update!

We are officially moved in! I am sooo excited about being in a house. Chris and I have never had this much space, so it is wonderful. I joked with him the other day that my favorite part of our new house is the fact that it has two toilets (that is a first for us)! My mom comes tonight to help unpack, organize and decorate! I am completely ready for her to get here...she is a "go-getter" and I know a lot will get done. Chris has been able to get a ton done, but there is still soo much to do.

On another note, I had my doctor's appointment Tuesday, and let me tell you, it was a doozy! At my last appointment I failed the 1-hour glucose test, so I had to take the 3-hour glucose test Tuesday. My nurse cracked me up. I usually tell nurses I am really nervous about needles and that I have been known to faint. Well, she was determined to make me get over my fear of needles. She kept saying the last time I had to give blood Chris couldn't come in. I was thinking "No way!", but when the fourth blood draw rolled around I told Chris to stay in the waiting room and faced it like a big girl! I have to say I am a pretty proud of myself! I think I can confidently say that I am not nearly as afraid of giving blood (4 times in 3 hours oughta do it!).

In between my blood draws, I saw my doctor to check on my cervix. Unfortunately, he did say it was softening some. He wasn't too concerned about it, but it did make me a little nervous. I guess because I know if it remains hard, our little baby is safe inside, but once it starts to soften we are starting the progression of my body preparing for labor. Obviously, it could take many weeks to fully soften and dilate, but this was a great reminder of why it is so important that I keep lying down and resting. It is sooo tempting to want to get up and just do little things here and there, but in the long run I have to remember it isn't worth it!

So, if you think about it pray for my gestational diabetes results (I should get them tomorrow or Monday). I would love it if I didn't have GD. Of course, if I do, I know the Lord will prepare the way and help me through one more hurdle. Also pray that my cervix doesn't soften much more or dilate any further for several more weeks. We want to keep Baby Bradford cooking as LONG as possible. My doctor gave me my next "goal" - to make it to 32 to weeks...which I believe is 22 more days. After the 32 week mark our goal will be 36 weeks when my cerclage comes out. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can :) And ultimately, we know the Lord definitely can!

1 comment:

  1. Ashley: We in Dallas are praying for you, Chris and the baby. Love -Uncle Ben and Aunt Becky