Today is December 15th. Like my other pregnancies, I feel like time is moving too quickly. One month from today we hope to meet Emma and hold her in our arms. We pray that Heavenly Father will allow us to spend at least a few moments with her alive. Oh how I pray for that!
I had another doctor's appointment today and things are looking more up from last time. Emma is still five weeks behind, but she's not any further behind! That is very good news. Also, her heartbeat is still going strong. I think because she did grow, my doctor had very different words of advice this time. He strongly encourages us to aim for at least the 34 week mark to let Emma's lungs develop enough. January 15th puts me at 35 weeks and 2 days - so we're still planning on it.
We did schedule another ultrasound to check more specifically on Emma and how she's doing. I personally want to know how big she is right now, how far behind she actually is, if she's still head down, how much amniotic fluid there is, how the placenta's doing, whether her heart or her kidneys have gotten any better or any worse, whether or not we can see how much of a brain stem she has, and I also would just like to see her again.
I'm glad classes are over for Tim for the semester because he was able to go with me today to talk to the doctor and he'll be able to go to the ultrasound at the hospital with me.