Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Prayer Request

Evidently, I don't do things half way... I went today for a check-up with Dr. Duff and I had gained a significant amount of weight. Over the past several days I have just been feeling HUGE in the belly and was afraid that the amniotic fluid had increased. Well, I was correct. I am currently measuring 39 weeks (fundal height) and I am 31.5 weeks pregnant. This is an issue because it could cause me to go into premature labor due to my body "thinking" it's time. Just to let you know how much I grew recently: I measured 32 at my last visit 12 days ago and now I'm 39. That's a 7 week hop in the matter of 12 days!!! At this rate, I am afraid of what may happen. I think the biggest I've ever been is 44.

Dr. Duff said if I get too uncomfortable, have contractions, or trouble breathing that they can do an amnio and drain off probably about 1 Liter of fluid. This might buy me another week or so at the point that we do it. I don't know if we would do it more than once. I've never had an amnio and I have heard they hurt! I'm a bit overwhelmed by it all. We want Kara Faith to stay in there as LONG as possible. Dr. Duff says there is nothing I can do, but I am still going to tighten up my diet so that my sugars are even better and don't fluctuate as much. Maybe this will help.

Please, please be in prayer that this doesn't continue at the rate it is and Kara can stay in there until at least 36-37 weeks. Thank you!!!

8 comments:

Amanda said...

Praying for you! I wish I was there to give you a big hug.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Continued prayers for Kara Faith.
xoxo

Beth said...

Praying for you and little Kara Faith.

allison stockton said...

Nancy, I'm praying for you and your sweet little girl!

Cheryl said...

I'm praying for you and precious Kara Faith. May God bless you both abundantly and grant you health and safety.

lpcolemanbrother said...

Oh! Praying for you and your beautiful baby girl! Blessings, Laura

Kate said...

Bless your heart!! ((hugs)) I'm praying for you, Nancy, and for sweet Kara Faith. If it does come to an amnio, they don't hurt too very much. I had to have one with Mary Faith (my last baby) to see if her lungs were mature. I was pretty nervous, but it wasn't as bad as I thought. It wasn't comfortable, but I could certainly talk through it. You can ask ahead of time for a prescription for Emla cream. It is a topical numbing cream that is often used for pediatric patients. I wish you lived nearby - I would let you have some of Noah's Emla!! The Emla won't numb very deeply, but it will help. It has to go on an hour ahead of time, and an OB office probably won't have it on hand, so be sure to ask ahead of time. There are other topical numbing agents out there, and the OB office may have one. I would ask for sure - I just don't remember if I was numbed up ahead of time or not . . . it was a stressful time and I just don't remember that part.

Blessings,
Kate (Noah's mommy from MOMYS)
www.homeschoolblogger.com/ourquiverfull

Jodi said...

Praying for you, sweet Kara Faith and your whole family as you continue on this journey together.

Her pictures look beautiful!

Thanks for sharing with all of us.