Thursday, August 20, 2009

Appointment, Tours, and Everyone

Yesterday was my appointment and it went great. No ultrasound this time, just a quick OB appointment. I felt like a 'normal' pregnant woman for the first time in a long time. My weight is good, my blood pressure is good, Hope's heart rate was 140 bpm, and she is growing. I was done in 10 minutes!

After my appointment I met with Jane from labor and delivery and she gave me a tour of the whole labor and delivery department. She was wonderful and very sympathetic to everything we are going through. The tour went pretty is like all other hospitals I have delivered at. I just really liked how I was treated and know that it will help when Hope is born. Now, I just need to pray that she decides to stay with me until the 21st of September.

I also want to thank everyone else that has seen us through this pregnancy. This has been the hardest thing Jerry and I have ever and hopefully will ever go through in our lives. I know it has not been easy on either of our families and everyone has been really supportive. Jerry's mom called last night and told us that she has the christening gown ready for Hope and Danielle is making the shoes for the outfit. I am so grateful to everyone that has treated this pregnancy and Hope like all the other kids that have been born. I know it is hard for everyone, but I really feel like everyone has been so supportive and even though we don't always know what to say or how to act...our families have been great and have listened and provided all of us with the love and prayers that are greatly appreciated. I know we don't tell everyone enough how thankful we are for everything and I hope that one day we will be able to express how grateful we are to everyone.


  1. Hi, I am glad to hear your appointment went well. I too wish that Hope will be with you until 9/21/09.

    You are so blessed to have a supportive family behind you. I am sure they know that you and your husband really appreciate everything. It is hard to express the gratitude in return but I am sure they understand what you are really going through.

  2. Best wishes to you, Hope, and your family as your time draws near. Our little guy goes in for his hybrid procedure on Wednesday.
    Just wanted to make you aware of a group out there who can help you preserve some special memories:

  3. Thinking of are loving well in the midst of the pain.

    One moment at a time...
    Sending love