March 29, 2009

She's here and a week old already!

Isabelle was born March 22nd at 2:24 AM after a very long labor. I was induced a month early for preeclampsia and we have been so blessed that she is doing very very well! It took me, on the other hand, a little more time to recover although hopefully I will start to regain some energy soon.

March 4, 2009


Well we went in to the perinatal clinic yesterday and everything checked out ok so they said I can go ahead and ignore my frequent BH contractions. It was quite a relief. They did a fetal fibronectin test which they said, if it was negative, is a good indicator that you won't go into labor anytime in the next 1 to 2 weeks. It was negative so we were happy. The alternative would have been some very unpleasant drugs if I was actually in preterm labor, which may even have been somewhat dangerous for me to take, not to mention who knows what effect they would have on the baby. Anyway, thank you again for the prayers. We continue to be blessed throughout this pregnancy and we are so thankful.

March 3, 2009

If you read this...

Please say a prayer for us. I have been having a lot of contractions last night and this morning, up to 8 per hour. We are trying to decide whether to go in or not since they don't really follow a pattern and I am nervous since we are only just past the 33 week mark. For now I am in bed and trying to drink lots of fluids but if they don't calm down in an hour or so we may be heading to the doctor.