Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Bump in the Road- Baby Update: 28 Weeks 4 Days

This weekend has been...let's just say a bump in the road.  Friday night into Saturday morning I was experiencing a lot of contractions and cramping.  At around 2:30 a.m. we decided to go into the hospital to for monitoring.  Saturday early morning I was not having too many contractions.. hardly any at all (it's that how it always is...go get your car fixed and it starts working when the mechanic looks at it.  Unlike the car at the mechanic, this is a very good thing and I was very happy to see that they calmed down. I also learned that most of what I had been feeling and thinking were contractions were mostly just a lot of cramping and the result of an irritable uterus.  This girl loves kicking and stretching!!  They said I was having some contractions, but they are inconsistent and I was able to sleep right through them- another great sign. 
Thank you God! 

 I did find out that I am dilated 1 cm, which may not necessarily be a bad thing, just something for me to be aware of.  My doctor also did a fetal fibro nectin test, which tests for a certain protein and hormone that are released before labor.  With this test if it comes back negative it means you will not go into labor in the next two weeks.  If the test comes back positive it means that there is a 50/50 chance that you could deliver before 37 weeks.  Before the results were back, my nurse told me she was pretty sure my test would come back positive, but that it would be a false positive as a result of some bleeding from the test (sorry to give you too much info!!)  And yes, the nurse was right it was postive... and hopefully just a false positive.  Because of me being dilated and the positve fetal fibro test they needed to monitor me over night and into this morning (Sunday) and I am now on bedrest, hopefully just short term until my follow up appointment with my dr. Tuesday.  This morning we were released from the hospital because there were no further changes in my cervix and baby looks good.  Thank God!  They also gave me steroid shots both days to help develop our baby's lungs in case we deliver early.  

Through this I feel like God is teaching me a lot.  I'm learning about trusting in Him, even when it is difficult.  Sometimes I find myself just wanting answers...I'm a teacher for goodness sake! haha!  But I am learning how to trust God even when test results come back uncertain and when I don't have all the answers.  God is in control and will take care of us!  He is the creator of the universe for crying out loud... this little bump in the road is not to difficult for Him to take care of!

On a positve note, I did get some good test results!  Because the nurse was curious, she pushed to get early results from my 3 hour glucose test I had on Friday, and we found out
I do NOT have gestational diabetes!!  YAY!  Thank you for all of your prayers and encouraging words. 
God has been so faithful in providing Josh and I with our miracle baby girl.  He truly is taking care of her.  We got another ultrasound at the hospital.  She is as healthy as ever-weighing already at just over 3 pounds. I love seeing my little girl.  She is so perfect!  God is doing such a beautiful job knitting her together!

Psalm 139:13 "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb."

Knowing that God loves my little girl, even more than I do, and knowing that He is her creator is so encouraging.  This is a good reminder for me and you too.  God loves and cares for us more than we'll ever know.  To read more about this little girl's amazing story: check out my earlier posts titled "Mist", "With God...ALL Things are Possible", and "The Significance of a Flower."  I hope that these posts and our story will bring you encouragement. 
To all of you out there who are still waiting for your babies, who have had difficulty conceiving,

1 Samuel 1:27 "I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him."

or who just need encouragement I pray that these stories will bring you hope and peace. 

Matthew 19:26 "With God all things are possible."

Please leave a comment with your encouraging stories or "bumps in the road" that you are going through! 
I'd love to pray for you!


  1. Lisa,

    You and your family are going to get through this with flying colors. You are already a great mother to your little girl; you are taking care of her so well. I know you will continue to do so at home now, God must have thought you needed some rest, that's all.

    Isaiah 43:1
    "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine."

    Your little girl is already His! And He has glorious plans for her.

    If you check my blog right now, Chloe, was born 2 months prematurely and is now 1 month old, and she is as perfect as can be!! However I am praying yours will stay in the oven as long as possible! (They are easier to take care of in there :))

    Please let me know if there is anything I can do or if there is something you need.


  2. Thank you for sharing. I am praying for you, Josh and your baby girl. I can't wait to meet her.

    Love you guys!

  3. Aww...Lisa...CAN I JUST GIVE YOU A BIIIIG HUG!? You poor thing, your Momma heart (and Joshs Daddy heart too) must have been through so much this weekend. I am so glad that the baby is wanting to stay in for now. We will certainly be praying for you and your body as the Lord is perfectly knitting together your little flower!

    I am so thankful that the Lord is giving you the peace that truly is beyond understanding :).

    I love you sweet friend!
    K (N and G too :))