Thursday, July 2, 2009

Last Omaha Trip

Today was our last visit with Dr. Levine----I am going to miss seeing him! Seriously one of the nicest doctors ever! They did the normal stuff they do every time, my blood pressure was great, weight the same, and then did the ultrasound. Unfortunately he didn't do a 3D one today, and I didn't ask him too, Adam reassured me it was ok, we get to see her "for real" in 2 weeks! So no biggie. They got an estimated weight on her, and said right now she is 4 pounds 7 ounces, but without getting a head measurement it is a pretty rough estimate, but he thought the estimate was probably low, and expected her to gain about another 1/2 pound in the next 2 weeks----so we are hopeful she will be at least 5 pounds---but hard to say for sure. He was very optimistic today, as he always is, but today was even more optimistic than before. My last visit 6 weeks ago, my fluid levels were at 25, and today they were at 19.8!!! He also said Jillian looks PERFECT, her heart, her kidneys, and is still swallowing. He also said the measurement for her tummy and legs was exactly when they would be for a baby with no problems. He said with all of those factors, and no complications so far, he is very optimistic she might do pretty well when she is born. Now I know-----I am not getting my hopes up too high, as I know reality is we might only get a few minutes with her, but he said today that is isn't uncommon she will make it long enough to come home, and he said we should also decide what we want to do about feedings if she is able to eat from a syringe, we can pump or do formula, but I guess was something I hadn't really thought about before. I have been always "hoping for the best and planning for the worst" and that is still the case. I REALLY HOPE AND PRAY that she gets to come home with us, but know that reality is, she very well may not. I think that is the hardest part of all of this---is the not knowing! I do have a bassinet and car seat from Malia, and a whole tub of Malia's old infant clothes, so in the event she gets to come home, we are set.

Adam and I are also just about done with our birth plan....sure is taking a long time, but there is a lot to think about! I also know I have had a lot of friends and family ask about when we would like for visitors while in the hospital---and Adam and I are discussing that as well. It's hard--we want everyone there, but at the same time, we do not want to feel overwhelmed by so many people right away, especially if we only get a very short time with her----so it is tough, but we are working on all that and will let people know very soon what our plans are for visitors.

I also wanted to tell everyone about a book the hospital let me borrow to read----I got it read in about 3 hours---it was so good! It is called "Waiting with Gabriel" I would recommend it to anyone dealing with infant loss---I couldn't put it down.
I think that is all for now---not much going on with us for the weekend, we wanted to go somewhere, but thought being so close to our due date, we better stick close to home. Hope everyone has a great 4th of July Weekend!!!


Jamie said...

That is ALL WONDERFUL news!!! I am so glad she is doing so well and so are you!! I can't believe it is less then two weeks until she is here!! It doesn't seem possible that the time has gone by so fast... I just want you to know that we are here for you with anything you need in the next week and the weeks to follow!! We love you guys!!!

Chris, Abby, Ayden, Elliott & Ashley said...

Sounds like she is doing just perfectly! We too are hoping and praying for everything to go as well as they can...we will do whatever you need in the upcoming days, weeks and months...please just let us know!

Amy said...

That's great news from your doctor's visit - nice to know she is doing so well in her Mommy's tummy.

Anonymous said...

Adam&Jodi-I hope and pray little Jillian gets. to know what wonderful parents she has~hopefully God will bring her through the delivery with out stress and you will be able to take her home with you.
Neat pictures too!
I'm praying for you folks!
Love Mary H