Friday, September 17, 2010

31 weeks!

Only one more week to go, and then I won't care when this baby comes because I'm confident she'll be safe! Yes, perhaps she'll need some oxygen, perhaps she'll have a little trouble eating and staying warm at first, but long-term, she'll be FIIIIIIIINE.

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I'm so excited. There have been several times over the past 7 weeks that the Doctors thought this baby was coming no matter what they did, but I really do have faith I'll make it to 32-34 weeks. Today, that miracle looks closer than ever.

Some people are even starting to root for 36 weeks, but let me assure you I won't make it that far. I had been on Procardia "as needed" prior to my last mag run, but after I lost almost all of my cervix, we started an around-the-clock regimen in order to stay ahead of the contractions. For the first week of consistent Procardia, I could see a definite drop in both intensity and frequency of contractions. However, as the weeks progress, I can also see my uterus is getting more and more determined to go into labor even though I'm at my maximum dose. I still have full faith I can get to at least 32 weeks, but 36? Even the OB laughed and said, "Natalie, you won't make it that far."


Just ONE more week,
Natalie

8 comments:

Kecia said...

31 weeks and you look beautiful!

Alyson said...

Congratulations for making it to 31!! Bake, Heidi, bake :)

Kate said...

You're looking Fat.

Pieces of me... said...

woo hoo! love the belly :)

The Lingo Family said...

Love your big pregnant belly. :)

Lyndsay said...

Weeeeee! You look nice and round. :)

Robert and Lindsay said...

That's wonderful. We're so happy for you.
-Robert & Lindsay Hunsaker

Tiffany said...

congrats girl. You look great! Keep on growing, that baby girl is getting bigger each day!