Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Dr.'s Appointment!

We went to the Dr. today and got what WE consider to be really good news! They officially checked the position of the placenta one more time and we are OUT OF THE WOODS!!! The placenta is plenty high enough so as not to prevent a regular delivery, so that is GREAT! My cervix is obviously a little thin, but we knew that. The Dr. said he thinks I'll at least make it until 34 weeks (another week and a half) but if I can make it to 35 or 36 weeks, he'll be thrilled! So, for right now, we are setting short-term goals for ourselves. If I can make it to next Wednesday, our next Dr.'s appointment, I'll be 33 1/2 weeks. Then, we'll set another goal from there!!

We had a shower scheduled for next Sunday at church, but that's been changed to a "table shower" where everyone will bring gifts and leave them on a specially designated table for us. And, it looks like we'll have to wait on my big family shower until AFTER Malachi gets here. But, that's not the first time a baby has attended his/her own shower and it'll just give everyone more to say AWWWW about, I guess. It's a little disappointing that we're not able to have the "typical" experience of showers and stuff like that, but it's funny how your perspective changes when it comes to the well-being of your child!! Each day he stays in is less time he'll have to spend in the NICU so the longer we make it, the happier we'll ALL be!! We just feel blessed to have made it THIS far!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"typical" showers are over-rated.