Saturday, June 17, 2006

28 Weeks!!!!

Thank you to everyone who left comments wishing Kaily a Happy Birthday. It was wonderful to know that so many people were remembering us on that day. We went to my parents' house for dinner and afterward we had a birthday cake for her that my sister made. I wished all day that things were different, that we could have been watching her squish the cake between her little fingers and make a mess all over her face. My mom lit a candle for me to blow out for her. I only had one wish to make, which I have no doubt you can guess what that wish was. It was for her sister...

I can't believe we made it this far! We have been waiting since the placement of my cerclage to get to 28 weeks. Dorothy has a 90% chance of survival and it only keeps going up from here. For some reason it is still hard to get through my head that we will be bringing home a baby in a couple of months. It seems unreal. It also seems unreal that I have been on bedrest for 15 weeks now. We are now about 9 weeks away from cerclage removal. NINE WEEKS and we could have a baby in our arms. Oh, how I want to hold her; the time just can't go by fast enough. I want more than anything else for her to be here, to be healthy, to be strong... not to mention adorable, kissable and cuddly! Sometime in the next few days I will be watching my nephew be born and in some ways it is hard not knowing the future of what will be with Dorothy. Odds are at this point that she will be healthy, but my mind still wanders to all those things that could go wrong (as much as I try not to think about those things). Something tells me there will always be something I could worry about, though!

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*Your baby can hear the outside world over the sound of the moms heartbeat. Hello baby!
*Lunar Month 8, 28 wks LMP
*Baby weighs 2.22 lbs or 1005 grams. Baby is 14.8 inches or 37.6 cm long.
*Your baby has assumed the "fetal position," with its legs tucked up to its chest.
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17 comments:

Katie Parrott said...

YEA!! Today is the day! To God be the glory!

Kathy said...

Congrats on making it to 28 weeks! I hope the rest of your pregnancy will just fly by. You'll have your precious daughter in your arms before you know it. By the way, you make such a beautiful pregnant lady!

Blair said...

After this, every day she can stay inside is a blessing, and every day on bed rest gets tougher. Like I said, I am here for you.

Elizabeth said...

Yay! 28 weeks!

Maggie said...

Look at that beautiful mommy!!! You look so proud. You should be! You've been working hard making it this far. Keep up the hard work - it is so worth it in the long run. I'm so happy for you!

Dacia said...

I have been waiting for this day for you sweetie!!! Congrats!!! I am so happy for you and David!!! Dorothy is almost here!

sarah said...

that's so wonderful!!! It won't be long now!! Believe me, the time flies!!

Melissa said...

Congrats on 28 weeks!! Hopefully the rest of the time will just fly by and you will be holding your healthy little Dorothy in your arms! Take care and you are in my thoughts, as always!

Emmakirst said...

Oh I am so happy for you! Yayyy at 28 wks. You and Dorothy are in my prayers for a safe healthy delivery, in about 8 wks. The cake is sweet. Take care.

Tonya said...

YAY @ 28 weeks!!! that is fantastic... I cannot wait for Dorothy to get here either.. it is sooo exciting and it wont be long now :) Also you look gorgeous!!!

That as really nice of your sister to make the cake :)

Mel said...

How nice of your sister to make a cake and for your family to help you to mark Kailys birthday. Congratulations on making it to this major milestone. Every day that Dorothy stays in now is a bonus and she is getting stronger by the minute :) Mel x

amy said...

Everyone is already saying it, but I have to add it too. Yay for 28 weeks! You have reached quite a milestone. You are also probably about to go nuts from being on bedrest for so long. Hang in there!

Mandy Lynn said...

You look fantastic and are really glowy. Congrats on making it to 28 weeks. I am so happy for you and David. It won't be long now!

Krystal said...

Congratulations Becci!! I'm so happy for you and David! You've come so far...and have been through so much.

*hugs*

KMW said...

congrats on 28 weeks. I know I am just a few weeks ahead, but I have felt MUCH better since the 28 week mark. I hope we both continue to do well!

Mom said...

You are so beautiful in this picture David took of you, Becci! How fitting with the pretty pink rose blooming nearby, too!

kate said...

congrats on 28 weeks!! You look gorgeous!