Friday, January 7, 2011

2011...in like a lion

Well...we definitely have started off the year with a loud roar...I am hoping we get to the lamb phase sooner rather than later!

Monday morning Luke went off to his new daycare and dad went off to his new job.  Drew's week was fairly uneventful, just getting oriented with the new company, organizing etc.  The only hectic part was a bout with the stomach flu on Wednesday night (Drew's second war with the flu this season).  Luke's first day was more eventful than Drew's...lots of tears at drop off time, a refusal to eat (which has last all week at daycare...meaning he practically eats the cupboard bare when he gets home in the evening), and just overall not himself at daycare.  It has gotten better each day and I am certain in a week all will be good...but still it was pretty hard on mom.  I shed quite a few tears Monday morning thinking of him in a brand new environment and so distraught when we left. 

Monday we also received some unsettling news.  Last week at my ultrasound I also had some blood work done and unfortunately some of the blood work came back outside of the normal range that the perinatologist and OB were looking for.  I didn't have an appointment with my OB to discuss the results until today, so this week has been pretty stressful worrying about the viability of this pregnancy and our baby's continued health in the pregnancy.  Of course, I did what no person should do in any health situation and spent countless hours on google (aka THE DEVIL) working myself into further fear and concern.  Thankfully family, my sister in law who is an OB/GYN, a few great friends, and of course my wonderful, supportive husband were here to lend an ear, a shoulder and just overall care. 

Today our OB helped to put things in perspective.  There is a slightly increased chance of miscarriage, but not a hugely significant increase, certainly not something to spend days and nights obsessing over.  Provided that everything looks normal on our 20 week ultrasound, beginning around 28 weeks I will have monthly ultrasounds and weekly biophysical profiles to ensure that Baby Keller is continuing to grow, that the placenta is functioning accordingly and that all still continues to trend positively.  There is a chance of developing preeclampsia, of ending up on bed rest or delivering early, but the good news is there is also a excellent chance that everything will be perfectly fine.  The great news is that since they caught things early I will be closely monitored to ensure both our baby's health and growth as well as my health.  We are in good hands. 

So from now until the end of this pregnancy we are putting our faith in the power of prayer and positive thinking.  Please pray for our baby's continued growth and strength and that we can keep this one cooking until at least mid June!

We are hoping that 2011 slows down this week! 

3 comments:

  1. Still praying for you guys and baby keller. Believing that it's going to be a 41 weeker and we'll have to smoke 'em out. In the words of someone you and I both visited... "make baby MAD...baby MAD...baby COME OUT" =)

    Love you guys!

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  2. Storming heaven for you and Baby #2!! All our love!

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