Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I'm still here...

I have been a bit of a nervous wreck lately as I'm am approaching the 20 - 23 week mark in this pregnancy. With Elli I had an ultrasound the day I was 20 weeks, and that was the moment when we found out that she was going to be early. I was put flat on my back right there at the doctors office (I even rode home in the back of the car lying down), just hoping to buy as much time as possible. It would have been wonderful to get more than 3 weeks and 2 days, but she is healthy and well now, so we are happy. All the struggle and stress has been worth it.

However, I just don't want to do that whole thing again, so I've been anxious as I have approached these dates. Yesterday I reached the 20 week mark. I had an ultrasound last week, and so far there is no change, which is exactly what we want to hear. I go in again next Thursday, and will continue to see the doctor every other weeks unless there are changes. Changes could mean weekly doctor visits, bed rest at home, or even bed rest in the hospital, so I continue to hope for no change. I am getting a great collections of cute little pictures of our little girl though.

We are tossing name ideas around right now. I think we have narrowed it down to two. The problem is that Bradley is dead set on one, and Wayne likes the other name better. Let me know what you think of our two choices: Katie Lynn, or Emily (we still don't have a middle name for Emily). I won't say who likes which one best, I'll just wait for your comments.

She is a busy little thing inside me. It feels like she is in a constant cartwheel state. I am relishing every movement she makes though because I lost out on so many of those with Elli coming so early, and I never know how much longer I will have with this one. We do feel pretty good about things working out this time though. At the very least I am hoping to be able to watch October General Conference at home. I will be 32 weeks the Tuesday following conference, and that is pretty much in the clear when it comes to complications with preemies. We would have a NICU stay, but it wouldn't be near as long as we had with little Elli. It would be weeks rather than months. I could manage that, but let's hope I won't have to.