Well we made it to goal 2. We have actually passed it and are at week 29 today. So, we have moved out of the micro preemie world with Miss Lola Capri still inside of my belly. I kind of think we can’t believe it. It has been such a crazy few months and now it is time to switch our brains to we are going to have a baby soon mode. Which is amazing. Every appointment things have looked better and better. She has continued to grow properly. Our chromosomal testing came back negative (which confirms that she just has my short legs). And my insides have healed more than they thought they would. We definitely still have some issues and some scary possibilities in the next few weeks, but the doctors are all aware and prepared and we know what we have to do if one of those were to arise. If things continue to be mellow, we will most likely have an amnio in 7 weeks to check her lungs and if they are properly developed, deliver around november 15. Supposedly the problem that I have tends to show itself again (a crazy funky placenta that is also a previa) around 36 weeks, so if we deliver around then, we might be able to avoid said ugly “problem”. My doctor said to prepare for a possible hysterectomy, which after all of this, is just fine with me. She also said that because my (placenta-sorry) is so ginormous and weird, that I will most likely have gestational diabetes. So, that will put an end to my pumpkin scone and lemon blueberry pancake addiction. We do that test in a couple of weeks. So, I will load up until then (in case my dr. ever sees this, i am totally kidding). kind of.
So, I continue my bed rest until I deliver and continue to be amazed at the support and love we have received for so long. There is not a day that goes by when someone does not offer some sort of help or a visit. I can not wait to have my baby girl, heal and then be able to give back in some way for how much we have been given. It is seriously nuts how wonderful people are and that in the midst of everyone’s own crazy lives, they take time out for us. I truly believe that we would not have made it this far without the help we have gotten. And we will make sure that Lola knows how many people loved her before she was even born. And we also know that the pressure is on to raise this girl right, cause she definitely was supposed to be here with us. Madeira is pretty awesome, we think, so hopefully we can just do all that again, even though we are a tad bit older and have a tad less energy these days.
So, that is where we are at today. Lots of love and thanks. So very grateful.