Monday, January 12, 2009

We've Been Scheduled

I had my last doctor's appointment today before I'm induced. There's good news and not so good news. The good news is that he doesn't think I need a full 24 hours to prep, he thinks 12 hours will suffice. So I don't have to go in until Wednesday evening! The perinatologist told me that I would need 24 hours, so I had been thinking I would need to go in on Wednesday morning, but my OB thinks I'll be fine with going in later. I'm especially grateful because that means that Tim can be there with me! He said he'll decide what they're going to do once I get to the hospital and he checks me. He might do one of three things, only one of which will allow me to go back home before being induced on Thursday. So we'll see what happens.

The not so good news is that my uterus is measuring smaller than it was 2 weeks ago. I didn't even know that was possible. Had we not already been planning on later this week, my OB would have tried to strongly persuade us to induce immediately. I'm 35 weeks and my uterus measured at 26 1/2 cm. Last time I was at 28 cm. As he was measuring, he kept asking me about Emma's movements and I told him that she's definitely still in there and active and as soon as he listened to her heartbeat he was more assured that she's still just hanging out.

I have to add in another note about my doctor. It really lifted my spirits when he was explaining things and he said "we're going to treat this delivery just like any other delivery with a viable baby. The only differences are we won't do an emergency c-section and we'll wait as long as we can to break your water. This baby is just as viable as any other baby." I am so appreciative for my doctor and that he wants to do everything in his power to deliver a live baby. Thank you Dr. G for everything you've done for Emma and I and I pray that angels will attend you as you seek to deliver this baby.

10 comments:

Janet said...

If I haven't told you lately...I love you.

Janelle said...

I hope all goes well on Thursday, Tiffany. We are praying for you that you will be able to hold and snuggle your baby as long as possible.

whitney.evan said...

I have been praying for you and thinking about you and will be doing so especially this week. I will also pray for your doctor. I want you to know I love you and am so grateful to know you and to be a part of this journey!

romanmegga said...

God bless you dear heart. I will pray for you. Remember your beautiful baby will be healed whether its on this side of Heaven or the other. God Bless you HOLD FAST and CLING TO JESUS.

SHILLIG4FAMILY said...

my mom called me today after reading your blog and said she is praying for you and we are too... we love y'all!

Erika said...

Best of luck this week! I know there will be angels attending. How could there not? You guys are absolutely amazing!

Kim said...

Good luck with everything that you and you're family are going through and are going to have to go through in the next few days. You will definately be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you guys.

Lynette and Brad said...

You amaze me more and more every time I read your blog. My heartfelt prayers are with you so very much this week. We'll all be anxious to know how everything goes. I know Heavenly Father will continue to bless you - there are so many prayers out there for all of you and your sweet little Emma. I love you!!!

Jennifer Rose said...

We wish you the very best with the delivery of Emma. We are definitely praying that you will have a few precious moments with her, alive, and we know that Heavenly Father is very mindful of your family and will bless you!!! We love you!

Anonymous said...

Best wishes and a safe delivery for little Emma. May you have time to hold her and tell her how much you love her.

Karen