Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Update

Today I had a Dr's appt. It seems Miss Bree likes to keep us on our toes - as you would know, my toes already hurt due to the other little stinkers running around here, BUT ANYWAYS...we saw the Dr today (last week was just the US tech) and we once again discussed our chances of preterm labor. Since I had my bleed early on and I now have what looks like a large fibroid tumor growing just outside the sac and placenta, we are looking at a 50% chance of seeing Miss Bree earlier than planned. It is safe to say that we will definitely be holding our beauty no later than August 17th, maybe even close to the 10th, but she will not go full term. Neither Claire or Owen went full term, Claire at 39 weeks and Owen was barely 37wks, so he wants to be safe and take her before she comes on her own as that could cause some issues. Once I am in active labor, I go really fast ( I go from 6cm to 10cm in less than 10 minutes). This also means that I will probably be on bed rest as late as July to ensure she cooks as long as needed =). We are not on "pelvic rest" anymore, but I still have to take it easy and no stress. We are focused to 28 weeks (June 15th) as that is the golden moment of when she will have a 90% chance of survival if she delivers then or after. Once we get there, I am sure we will start evaluating my situation and decide how much "rest" I will be told to take =). Please continue to pray for Bree in that she stays in as long as possible!! I really want a full head of hair to put bows in =) - I kid, I have many headbands already =)! We are in much better spirits now that we know she is okay and growing just on schedule. We know God has His hand on her and taking very good care of her. This is just a precaution and we have to be prepared.

In Owen news - I picked him up from school today and am told that he has taken up the hobby of sticking his hand in his dirty diapers. GREAT!

Also I got this picture yesterday...I went upstairs to check on him as he was really quiet and suspected he finally gave it up and was asleep. Well I could not find him, but I heard him snoring. His room was a disaster as well (not really sure where he found the styrofoam he proceeded to crumble all over the floor). Finally I see him here -He must have passed out while holding his stick horse and playing etch a sketch, in the floor =)

I guess I have not had any Claire pictures in awhile - but she is having the time of her life telling everyone she knows that she is getting a little sister. Although she cannot remember her name and calls her "that girl" =). I will have to get some pics of her soon! We are getting excited for Easter around here too!! Claire lives her life by whatever the next holiday is, so she is totally pumped! I hit our new Target yesterday and the Easter Bunny made a haul!!

Have a good night - Mama is craving a hamburger so we are off to Red Robin for dinner tonight!


19 comments:

Nessa said...

I'll keep baby Bree in my prayers. :)

Jillian said...

Rachel, I had an ultrasound appointment today and it was not good news. So I feel ya!! I will blog about it later. You guys are in my prayers, believe me I know what you are going through!

alyssa said...

what a rollercoaster for you, girl!!! we will pray for 36 weeks!!

Amanda said...

So glad to hear things are going OK. I love your blog, your lovely little kids crack me up and give me a great smile and laugh!

Brown Four...Never a Dull Moment said...

I am so sorry, Rachel! We will continue to pray for a healthy and safe delivery. LOL

Carolyn said...

You and baby Bree will be in my prayers constantly. I love you guys!!!

writing4612 said...

I'll pray that you make it to 28+.

Taylor, The Queen's Momma said...

Thanks for the heads up! That was DEFINITELY the wrong blog! Haha!!! You are so awesome for telling me! I bet everyone thinks I am a crazy woman!! Hope you are doing well and feeling good!

Maggie said...

Yes, Miss Bree, you better stay in and cook as long as you can!!! =) Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers that everything continues to go well, Rachel!!

OMG, I am laughing at Owen's room. That is SO Jonah's room. hahaha. Those boys are just alike!! =)

Jessica said...

Glad to hear an update on Bree.Everything will work out perfectly with baby Bree. It sounds like your in good spirits - I'm glad. That is so Claire - "that girl" - so funny!!!

Natalie said...

I have to tell you, I cracked up OUT LOUD when I saw this picture of Owen -- my son TRASHES his room every night (mostly just by changing clothes and he pulls almost everything out of his drawers -- he just turned 4) .... I am not sure WHY he does this.

Will be praying for Baby Bree ....

Dallas said...

I bet baby Bree's nursery will be complete before June 15...and it will be fabulous! I will be praying for you both! cute Owen pics!

CAMoore said...

I will keep you all in our prayers!

Where's the toothpaste story??? That was a good one!!!

USCEmily said...

Sending up prayers for you and a healthy delivery of Baby Bree! Owen is too cute- seems like he can fall asleep anywhere at any given time (which is good, right?!)

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Continuing to pray for Miss Bree. I know that must be scary! Keep taking it easy.

Owen is hysterical! I love that picture!!

Lindsey said...

Praying for swee Bree!

Owen cracks me up - love that pic!

My name is Megan... said...

I will be praying for you guys! I know it has to be stressful but just stay optomistic! I'm so thankful you have such a helpful family.....now, you will have a good reason to stay out of the heat as much this summer ! ;) those pics are funny..I could barely see him!

Ashley said...

Hi girl! Thinking about you and family! Sorry I have been "MIA" lately- things have been busy (and tiring) for me the past few weeks... and now I am watching mom after her surgery! I will call you soon next week for a lunch date so we can feed our girls something yummy! ;)

amywelborn said...

6cm - 10cm in 10 minutes!!?? You do go fast! I will be praying for Miss Bree to stay in as long as she can!!