Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Baby Update

Well, we still don't know anything more!

The ultrasound today went well, considering. My fluid levels are in the same range as they were the last two times. They have not really increased much. So that is good news. I really wish they would start to decrease, but I'll take what I can get.

The baby's stomach bubble is still about the same size as it has been. It has not grown significantly, but it is still present. So that is good news. I really wish it would just get bigger, but I'll take what I can get with that too.

There were some other positives to the appointment. Baby was very active and the doctor said he is not concerned at all about movement. Of course we are not sure if this means anything or not, as we have no way to objectively know how much Ellie was moving in the womb, but I can tell you she moved less than this baby. He also saw her practicing her breathing. The doctor said that if he had been doing a biophysical profile of the baby (checking her health), she would have passed 8 out of 8 markers (movement, oxygen levels, tone, etc). So that was pleasing news to us.

So, we keep on praying and being patient. Please continue to pray for God's mercy on our family and a healthy blessing.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Ellie's Stander

Ellie got a stander last week. It is a device that helps her stand upright and put weight on her legs. That is a good thing for bone growth and just to have her body do a normal activity for an almost 2 year old.

She also thinks she's pretty cool when she is in it looking around :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ultrasound Update

We just got home from the ultrasound. Praise God that the fluid levels have stayed the same! They are still in the high normal range. This is an answer to prayer for us, but we can not rest easy yet. There is just no definitive way to know the health of this baby. Please continue to pray for normal fluid levels, lots of movement, and a healthy baby.

Next ultrasound to check fluid is June 23. Please pray that the fluid will have stayed the same or even gotten better.

We thank God for his blessings and trust him with our future-

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Moving Day(s) slide show

Here are some pictures that my friend Kristin took of us moving. Friday night we interrupted our neighbors' Open House (church friends) and everyone from church came over and moved us in! :)

http://s16.photobucket.com/albums/b34/eoster58/moving day/?albumview=slideshow&direction=reverse

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Quick Update

Hey all,

I don't have internet yet, but I'm checking in at my parents :)

We are pretty much all settled in the new house and LOVING it. Thank you to all who helped us move and get the house ready: Mom and Dad and Uncle Bob, Small group, friends from church, Mom and Dad Vedra, etc.  We couldn't have done it without you.
I hope to get the pictures up soon, but need my own computer to do that.

We have been spending this week in prayer for our unborn baby. The next ultrasound has been rescheduled for Thursday at 8 am. Please pray for normal results. We can not stress enough how much we need prayer for a healthy baby.


The Vedras

Friday, June 5, 2009

Moving and Baby Update

We closed on our new house yesterday! We have had the keys since Wednesday (generous sellers) and have started painting and moving some things in. Today we hope to get a lot of painting done, and then tomorrow morning is the BIG MOVE!

We love our new house already. The outdoors is just so beautiful. There are so many shade trees, green grass, flowers, and the boys have already been exploring our "woods." They even found a toad! We are all just ecstatic about this house and it is such a blessing.

The ultrasound yesterday was not as reassuring as we had hoped. My amniotic fluid measured on the "high side of normal." Having extra fluid was really the only big sign that there might have been something wrong with Ellie's pregnancy, and I think repeating that would be the hardest thing to ever go through. Of course, this could just be another "anomaly" or my normal, but there is just no way to know! We go back on next Friday for another ultrasound to keep an eye on the situation.

Please join us in fervent prayer for a healthy baby. We will make our request known to God for he is the one who is in control. We know he will do what is best in his loving providence, but we must also express our deepest desires for a healthy baby. We are praying that next Friday the fluid levels will be absolutely normal and that baby will have a full tummy of fluid.

I am not sure when we will have internet set up at the new house, but I plan to update and post pictures after the move when I can.

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers,
The Vedras

Monday, June 1, 2009

Prayers for this week

Big week this week for the Vedra Family. We would sure appreciate some prayers.

We are supposed to close on both houses this evening. We found out late last week that there are delays in the bank appraisal on our new house so we might not be able to close today. That could cause delays in moving, when we've already ordered the truck, made plans etc. Please pray that we hear soon that we WILL be able to close tonight!

Ellie is really sick with a fever and diarrhea. She has been lethargic since Friday (pretty much sleeping since then). I was hoping she would wake up better this morning, but she is still really warm and weak and out of it.

Thursday I have a high risk ultrasound. It was around this time in my pregnancy with Ellie that I started to measure large and carry extra fluid. We are going to check fluid levels on Thursday, which could be a clue to the health of this baby.

We are supposed to move on Friday and Saturday. Please pray we get to and that it goes smoothly!

Thanks for your support! I will keep you updated on the status of these things :)