I sought the Lord and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 43:4
Hazel and I, and Tyler and Nyla, are doing well. A week after I got home from the hospital, I had a sonogram and a doctor appointment. My fluid level was almost exactly the same as when I left the hospital (11.8 cm versus 11.6 cm) and Hazel was estimated 3 lbs. 3 oz.
Now I had another follow up sonogram today (one week later than the last one) to measure the fluid level again, and this time it was 10 cm and she weighed about 3 lbs. 10 oz. At this rate she should be about 8 lbs. at the due date, but we’re all pretty much hoping I go into labor earlier than that like I did with Nyla (she was born at 36 ½ weeks for no apparent reason and weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz.). My doctor will be on vacation when I’m about 38-39 weeks so I think we’d both like to be done before she leaves. When I had Nyla it was the morning she was leaving on vacation so it worked out nicely that I had such a fast labor and she could be on her way. :)
At both sonograms Hazel’s measurements were still right on with her due date. Well… everything, but her head… It measures almost 2 weeks further along than anything else! This is really no surprise though since Tyler and I both have big heads, and so does Nyla. The size of my stomach measures about a week less than the due date so I guess she must be all tucked up in there tightly. On the recent sonograms when I see the odd shape of my bladder, due to having her head smashed into the side of it, it really makes me cringe!
I have felt pretty good since I’ve been home. It’s been two weeks since I left the hospital and I feel significantly more normal than I did the first couple days after I got home. At first I was feeling tired and overstimulated and like I couldn’t do anything and didn’t have any control over Nyla, but that is all passing fairly quickly. I’m still feeling kind of antisocial and self-absorbed, like the only thing that matters in life right now is getting Hazel here and spending time with Tyler and Nyla. Life and priorities and the things I am currently interested in just seem different after being in the hospital for a month. I don’t feel like a very good friend or much fun to hang out with right now, but I’m working on it.
Now I will continue to go to doctor appointments weekly and live life as normal as possible till I go into labor on my own, hopefully no earlier than 36 weeks. If earlier than that, Hazel would probably be flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita if she was showing any signs of prematurity.
So… Not a very exciting update, but that’s a good thing and hopefully I won’t have a lot else to say about it till Hazel is born!
Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him, and He will help you. Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for Him to act. Psalm 37:5,7
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