I meant to come down and make a Thanksgiving post this past week, but I never made it downstairs to my computer. This is the first time I have been down here since my last post.
Things are still going pretty smoothly. I didn't have to call my doctor once over the holiday. :) YAY! That is such a relief. The contractions have subsided for now. I still have a few here and there, but nothing like they were. I know that I will have a bunch again after the procedure this week, but for now I am enjoying the break and lack of jitters from the terbutaline. This week was almost Euphoric for me. Last Sunday I thought for sure I had lost our little girl. Monday we thought that she might make her appearance before Thanksgiving. Monday night things had settled down with some decent blood work and Kiari began to move around once again.
All this week she has been so active. So much so that it has been quite uncomfortable at time, but I am enjoying every second of it, never knowing when the last day will be. I will be heading in again in about an hour to do another blood test so they can check the liver enzymes again.
I am finally 29 weeks. This coming Saturday I will finally hit my much desired 30 weeks. I am quite excited as there are just days and moments where I am sure that I will never hit it, and then there are times where I sit here dreaming about what it would be like if I made it to 35. I am trying to be as patient and sane as possible, and some hours that just isn't possible. ;) My kids have been troopers. I know this is really hard for Riley to watch as well. I am reminded of when I was pregnant with Kate. She would often ask if the baby was going to be alive and stay alive. She would ask if I was going to be sick again and all I could ever do is tell her "I hope so, but I just don't know for certain." I just about cried due to the stress I could see in her face last Sunday when I wasn't feeling the baby move. It just broke my heart. Kate will often ask me if the baby is moving. When I tell her yes, she says that is good because it makes me cry when she doesn't.
This week I will return to OSU medical center for my 5th transfusion. Last Monday at my appointment our little girl weighed in at a whopping 3 pounds already. It will be interesting to see what she weighs tomorrow morning. I have gained an entire 4 1/2 - 7 pounds during this pregnancy. It just depends on the day. ;) HAHAHA today, I am only up 4 1/2 pounds. I have no clue how I could have possibly dropped a full pound and a half in the past 4 days. Hopefully Kiari is taking all of it and is growing well.
I am so grateful for all of the prayers and support that have been given to us. I honestly believe that it has made all of the difference in how things are going. Another strange yet wonderful thing that has happened is my blood pressure has gone down significantly. I mean I have having readings in the low 120's and lower over high 70's. It is truly another blessing. I still feel like I am sitting on a slipper slope, but I have had a bit of a reprieve and it has been heaven. Now I just hope my liver is behaving for today's test.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!