Sunday, September 27, 2009

Baby Shower on Friday Night

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Update from Friday's Appointments

Everything went well for the most part on Friday at CHOP.  The only concern is that the baby is measuring small 4lbs. currently.  I have to go back weekly now until the baby is born.  If the baby continues to measure small they will have to take the baby early. 

We will have one more echo before the baby is born at 38 weeks if we make it that far!  Everything continues to look the same.

We met with the surgeon that will be doing the baby's surgery.  His name is Dr. Peter Gruber.  He has been a heart surgeon for 12 years!  He was great and very encouraging I thought.  There is now a possibility that the baby might be coming home until it is necessary to do the surgery.  We will not know that until the baby is born though.  When the baby is born they will put it on prostaglanden and do all of the testing on the baby the same day it is born.  The surgeon acted like we would know within the first 2 days what the plan is.  To do surgery immediately or wait until the baby needs the surgery in the near future.  I asked the surgeon if the baby needs to be a certain weight for them to do surgery and he said "no"  he has done heart surgery on babies as small as a 1/2 lb.  It is amazing what they can do!  They prefer to do surgery on babies that are full term, but if the baby would be born early and need surgery immediately they can do it! 

Please, be praying that the baby will continue to grow the way it should be and that we can get to 37 weeks.  That is only 18 more days! 

~ Ashley

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

34 weeks

I am 34 weeks already!   I can't believe how quickly this pregnancy is going!!  Only 6 1/2 weeks or less and our little peanut will be here! 

It has been pretty uneventful around here!  I have been plugging away at my LONG to do list!  It feels so good to be able to check things off.  Today I packed the baby's bag for the hospital.   I don't even know if we will even get to dress the baby, but JUST in case we can I want to be prepared. 

Two Sunday's ago our wonderful care group at church threw us a church baby shower.  We got all of the remaining things we needed for baby!  Now we are set.  I installed the infant car seat in the car the other day.  It is so crazy to think that very soon there will be a little peanut riding around with us! 

The baby has been very active lately!!  I get alot of jabs anymore I can't even tell you when the baby sleeps.  It seems like he/she moves all day! 

Friday we go to CHOP this will be my transfer of care visit.  After this visit I will go in 2 weeks and then every week after that till the baby is born!  Please, continue to pray that everything will continue to look good and the peanut can continue to cook until it's 37 weeks +. 

I will update after our appointment at CHOP!