Thursday, December 16, 2010

Andrey Update

Andrey, Nate and I saw the Perinatologist this morning.  Andrey's cyst is still there, and has grown a bit.  It also changed shape, and is not looking as circular anymore.  At it longest point it measures about 3 cm.  We were pretty bummed to learn this.  After our last appointment (where the cyst got smaller) I was hoping we would come in today and learn it was smaller yet or even gone.  I know the Lord can completely remove this cyst before she is born, but I also know He may not.  It's a battle in my heart to come to a place of acceptance with this.  Our care is officially being changed over to the specialists practice, and we will no longer see our regular OB.  We will also for sure be delivering at P/SL downtown instead of Littleton.  This is to ensure we are at the best hospital for a high risk pregnancy.  It's where the surgeon works.  I don't want to deliver there - and have some random doc I've never met deliver her.  But it's what's best for the babe, and that's my number one priority. 

My heart is heavy.  I am overwhelmed.  

On a positive note, Andrey looks really healthy otherwise.  She is growing well!  According to the ultrasound measurements she weighs 5 lbs 9 oz, which is perfect for her gestational age.  Her heart, kidneys, brain, etc. all look great.  We got to check our her little face in 3D again.  She's got some good cheeks coming in, and big lips!  I just absolutely love this little girl.  She is the best, most terrifying, exhilarating, blessing I could ever imagine. 

My heart is full.  I am overcome with love. 

Monday, December 6, 2010

I'm Alive - It's True!

I'm alive, but it's not pretty friends.  I've been battling a sinus infection for six weeks now.  It provides me with a daily, almost non-stop headache.  Dizziness and visual problems.  And extreme fatigue!  I'm completely pooped.  I'm on my second course of antibiotics, and praying they will solve this madness.  It's really overwhelmed me and put me in a funk.  I feel like my cup was full before this, and them someone threw my full cup in the ocean.  Feel sorry for me yet?  :)

I had my family baby shower on Saturday and it was wonderful!  I felt so blessed to have many people come and celebrate Andrey with me.  Now that I'm done with baby showers I can officially finish purchasing the things I need.  I can finish the nursery, install the car seat, tour PSL, set up the pack-n-play, wash clothes, etc.  It will be wonderful to get all those things done.   

Finally, I have three weeks of work left.  Woo hoo!  I can't wait to be done with work.  I can get a lot of the above done.  I hope to rest, read and prepare to never rest or read again. 

Prayer Requests:  While I have your attention I might as well, right?
  • The cyst goes away!  We go back to the doc to see it 12/16.  We are desperate for a healthy baby girl!
  • My health.  Pray I feel better ASAP!!
  • That I daily put my trust in the Lord.  I feel so much peace when I give my fears and worries to Him. 
  • Transition to one income.  It's a little scary.