Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Baby update

We had our last (hopefully) appointment with our fetal specialist. Everything is looking good with the baby and he/she is measuring right on schedule. He/she is estimated to be about 7 1/2 pounds right now which pretty much means this one will likely be right on target with Ellery and Price who were close to 8 lbs. I am so thankful that no growth issues have come up throughout this pregnancy.

I have had quite a few comments about how miserable I must be now. However, I don't feel miserable at all and I'm not complaining. The only thing is that my feet are the size of Texas and I have serious cankles. I never swelled with Ellery or Price, so this is a new symptom for me. But, like I said, no complaints here. So many of the moms at therapy had their babies prematurely and my sister was on bed rest after going into labor at 25 weeks...and so how could I complain? Labor will be a different story, however!

Our fetal specialist said it's best to not go past my due date with our cord issue, so if this baby does not come in the next week and a half I am supposing they will most likely induce. I am just praying and hoping that this little one will come on his/her own timing. Ellery was 9 days early and I was induced with Price a couple days before my due date because of the hurricane, so I really have no expectations about when the big day might be!

The fear has tried to creep in over the past couple of weeks. What if this baby has hypotonia? What if something is wrong? What if we have to do this therapy/doctor thing all over again? And so I am just trying to combat it with prayer and the truth, relying on the grace of God to give me faith instead of fear.

Oh, and just a funny side note. We have been doing a nightly devotional with Ellery. A couple of nights ago it was on the Lord giving us the desires of our heart and if we are following Him, it will be what He wants. Nathan told me later that night that Ellery's exact words were, "I wish for rainbows each day and I wish there were unicorns for real on earth." Oh, to be a child again!

11 comments:

Paige said...

Sweet sweet E! I CANNOT wait for baby Stedham to arrive and to meet my niece/nephew!!!:)

cindy gatewood said...

Praying too for all of you!
That is funny about E- guess you really should name the
baby Rainbow Unicorn in honor of her.
=)

Matt & Leigh Anne said...

I have been thinking and praying for you all day! So I'm so glad to hear and update. Good luck, I know you will do great. Know I'll be praying for yall!

Katie said...

You're almost there! Praying for the health of mama and baby...can't wait to see pics :)

Katie said...

You're almost there! Praying for the health of mama and baby...can't wait to see pics :)

Amanda said...

Praying for you, sweet friend!

Amanda said...

Praying for you, sweet friend!

Sherry said...

Love children's imaginations and innocence! Oh to be young again!

Sherry said...

Love children's imaginations and innocence! Oh to be young again!

cristin steger said...

praying for yall
cristin steger

melanie said...

wow kristen! i will be praying for you this week and that sweet little #3 will decide to come a little early! i am so happy to see the picture of pricey sitting up.. God is working!

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