Dear family and friends,
Thank you for all your prayers, meals, books and support this past week. The outpouring of love has been a strength that has carried us out of doubt and fear to a place where we feel calm and comforted.
Our son has been giving his sister strong instructions, “Baby girl, stay inside and keep cooking”. Looks like she’s listening.
Good news – Our doctor visit yesterday with the Maternal Fetal Medicine went well. Baby girl is stable and the cervical length is unchanged. Wahoo! She looked very cozy during our ultrasound and we even got to see her in 3-D, her little arm is resting under her chin just like how her mama sleeps (attached). We think she looks like her big brother.
After the ultrasound we were then admitted to the hospital for monitoring: to check for contractions and be given a steriod shot for her lungs. Besides a sudden need to play baseball, both the baby and I are fine. There were no contractions. We had originally thought I’d have to stay there for 48 hours for monitoring while they administered the shots, but we were there for about 2 hours and then I will go back this afternoon.
Moving forward – We will go back in two weeks for another check and continue with doctor visits every one to two weeks. The doctors have been very helpful and informative this time and we feel they are communicating and working with us on a game plan.
It looks like she will very likely come early. So at least Jonah will be happy to not have to share his birthday. We would like to get to 36 weeks but are shooting for 34 weeks, which is 5 weeks away. I will continue on bed rest for the next 5-11 weeks.
Please continue to pray for our family and keep us in your thoughts.
Thank you for your love and support,
Jon, Kathy, J and Baby Girl
Baby Girl Dalon 3-D