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A Long Weekend

Last week was shaping up to be any other, normal, busy week for us. Playgroup on Thursday, a relaxing Friday, a busy weekend with church and family....

As of Thursday morning, I experienced a very scary episode that led me to believe there was something wrong with my pregnancy. I rushed to call my midwife, who told me to contact the OB I was working with (there were weird antibodies in my blood from when Lukka was born, so the OB specialist was just going to check my blood every few weeks to make sure it didn't get any higher in concentration) who could get me in right away. An ultrasound later, he prescribed bedrest for Thursday afternoon-Monday afternoon, when I go in again for a check up. Needless to say it's been a long weekend with a rambunctious toddler, and trying to maintain a clean house for people who wanted to see it today (although we changed it to tomorrow). Thank goodness family came to my aid and my SIL watched Lukka Friday morning and my mom came over Saturday morning and this afternoon.

On Thursday, during the ultrasound, he said the baby looked healthy, had a strong heartbeat, and was growing to proportion of how far along I am--all good news, but a scary event none the less. At this point, there is nothing anyone can do, either the baby makes it through, with a healthy birth (95% chance) or there are complications. I know many people were praying fervrently for us and this child, of which I am grateful. I have much more peace putting this in God's hands than I did on Thursday afternoon. I am learning how so many things can go wrong, and still, nothing is wrong with the child--which are miracle situations in themselves, really.

As of this afternoon, I am officially off bedrest, baby's heartrate and stats are great, and there is now only a 50% chance of the "weird antibody thing" coming up in future weeks (as opposed to a 100% chance! That is a lot better!) due to Stefan's bloodwork. We also have a gender....but no telling until next ultrasound (Oct. 7th) as the technician was only 90% sure, "Don't buy any clothes yet, it's still very early, but it looks like it's a ____!!" You'll just have to wait and see! So good news all around.


Anonymous said…
SO glad to know that everything looks okay. God is good!

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