Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Cooperation makes it happen!

Our little babyb decided to cooperate this morning. The verdict: it's a GIRL!!!!!! I am so excited! I think daddy was hoping for a boy, but we are both happy with the news. We better be because that's what she is! The ultrasound tech had no doubts about it. Next Wednesday will be our main anatomy ultrasound where they check to see if everything on the baby looks healthy and see if the measurements are on target. Hopefully we'll get a handful of pics to share, but for now I will show the one they gave us today of her face, again, the hands up by the top of the head. She appeared to be searching for something..... the dr. said, "hmmm, binoculars?"

As for my cervix, the measurements were pretty good again today, actually longer than they have been thus far... 3.5! Then they did the measurement where they push on my tummy to simulate a contraction and it shrank a whole centimeter to 2.5 with funneling to the stitch. Basically he said that just means it needs to be there and it is doing its job. He is still apprehensive about whether the tissue is going to hold or not and that if my cervix were to measure shorter then I could be looking at a really long hospital stay. Oh, joy. But when I look at it from the standpoint that we are doing everything possible to bring this baby into the world safe and healthy, it is more than worth whatever we have to do. We love this baby already!

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18 comments:

miraclebaby said...

Does anyone know how to fix that picture so it does not overlap? I used the code from photobucket, and it shows up fine on the preview but when it posts it is too big.... I am new at this stiff so kinda clueless. :)

Keeterjen said...

Haven't got a clue about the picture, except to make it smaller.

But, congrats on the girl and the good cervical measurement!!

Krystal said...

Yay!! Sounds like everything's going well so far!! :)

Amy said...

Congrats on the girl-ness!

And that's a great length. Don't worry about the compression -- it happens to all incompetent cervixes (cervixi?). I funneled to the stitch all the time during ultrasounds, freaked out about it, but ultimately, no biggie.

Just remember, the cervix is dynamic. So staying in bed is the key.

miraclebaby said...

Thanks Amy good to know! I wish it was not so dynamic. It would make things a lot easier indeed.

MommyHAM said...

Checking your blog out at the recommendation of Purple Kangaroo. Your baby pic is PRECIOUS!!!

As for how to get it smaller...at photobucket you can click edit and then 25% of original size, then refresh here and it should be smaller. Though, it's a LOT smaller from my experience - I'm new to the blog world too! There must be an EASIER way!!

Congrats on this baby and my prayers for a healthy pregnancy, speedy bedrest (uughh) and safe delivery of your blessing will be with you!

Shinny said...

Geez! All of us have blogs yet noone is sharing this information. Congrats on the GIRL!!!!! Hope all is going great for you.

miraclebaby said...

Shanna! Glad you found my blog, I have to go check yours out too. Thanks for the well-wishes!

purple_kangaroo said...

How exciting! Congratulations . . . and little girls are the greatest. (Of course, I might be just a wee bit biased.)

Glad the measurements are looking good.

purple_kangaroo said...

The picture displays fine on my monitor. Try making all your photos 5 inches wide at 72dpi and you should be fine.

Anonymous said...

P_K, that's cuz I fixed it for her. Also it was only doing it in Firefox, not in Windows Explorer.

David

Jessamundo said...

Hi-
I just had my first successful pregnancy out of 3... I made it to 34 weeks by doing more than whatever the doctor told me and yep- strict bedrest...
I just found your page from amy's comments...
Good luck and prayers for your baby girl!

Jessamundo said...

Oh, and yeah, I have 2 kids in the picture... the first one is a 24 weeker, and while he is definitely great and mine, I wouldn't call the pregnancy successful

KMW said...

Congratulations on a girl! I am just a few weeks ahead of you! Hang in there....

KMW said...

Congratulations on a girl! I am just a few weeks ahead of you! Hang in there....

KMW said...

Congratulations on a girl! I am just a few weeks ahead of you! Hang in there....

miraclebaby said...

Thanks Jessica and kmw! It's great to have all this encouragement from people who have been there and made it through, as well as people who are thinking of us in our situation.

nglemb said...

Congrats on it being a girl. Very cool. :)