Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sometime in the next 3 weeks...

I'm going to have a baby.
Her growth has not improved and my doctor told me yesterday that there is no way they are going to keep her in the oven past 37 weeks. That means the ABSOLUTE latest I will deliver is July 11th...probably more like July 6th...earlier if they see any signs of stress at the bi-weekly testing I am doing at the hospital.
I still feel very taken care of. All three doctors at my clinic are aware of my situation and communicating with the parinatologist regularly. I have an awesome neighbor/sisters who are willing to watch Finn while I am at the hospital for 2+ hours twice a week. But I am also feeling very helpless with an added dose of anxiety. Luckily my nesting instincts kicked in early this time around so we might actually be "ready" (whatever that means) for this baby to be born. I am just so glad that I have such a great network of supportive friends and family who are always there for me, it makes the waiting a lot easier.

13 comments:

Rob and Marseille said...

And you won't be on the way back from Idaho, trying to wake Aaron up because you're in labor.

Katie said...

Hang in there!

Meghan said...

Yikes. It's such a comfort to know that you have good doctors who know your situation. Sounds like you are in good hands. I'll be thinking of you.

Zane and Lexi said...

oh no! we are thinking of you ash...I'm glad to know you feel well taken care of and have people to watch Finn! Are you seeing a PN at utah valley? We saw the specialist there and really liked them, they will know what is best for you and the baby. We are keeping you in our prayers...keep us updated!

The Parks Family said...

Great, now everytime I see your name on my computer at work I'm going to wonder if you're having a baby that day! You really are in great hands, not that I'm biased or anything! I also just like small babies the best too, they really just are cuter! Can't wait to meet her!

What the Hecklinger?! said...

You know we are really excited to see your Auntie Joy. We pray for you every night and the boys are STOKED (I'll try to keep them from being TOO stoked) to play with "Baby Finn" on Monday! :)

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the update - Glad that you have loving and caring sisters to help you out til your mom gets there! Our thoughts and prayers are with you every day - and know that all will be well!
Lots of love to you and Aaron and Finn and the new little gal!

Jobi Niu said...

Thanks for the update Ash! I'm so excited for you. Crazy that in the next 3 weeks... you'll have a daughter and Finn will be a BIG BROTHER!! SOOOO exciting. Good Luck with everything.. Keep in Touch. Let me know when you have her, I want to come visit you! :]

Adespain said...

We'll be thinking of you! You sound like you are handling it all really well. Best wishes!

Bailey said...

So glad that you have good doctors and good people around for support! It sounds like you are prepared for whatever lies ahead. I think in your situation it's normal to feel a little helpless. I'm sure you have a lot of people praying for you. Which means everything will be just fine. Once she comes you can chunk her up right nicely!

tara said...

hey, good luck there sista...sorry for all the added stress. hope all goes well...and if you have him on the 6th, she'll share a birthday with tyler! awesome, right? or, i'm just trying to take your mind off the scariness. prayin for ya

ec said...

crazy! that is so soon. i hope all goes well with the labour and delivery and the after stuff.

can't wait to meet the itty bitty girl!

davis said...

oh ash! i wish i was there to help, but im so glad you are so loved. good luck with everything! keep us posted. love u.