Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Miracles Happen Every Day!

Some are just bigger than others! And yesterday brought a huge miracle for our family. Our little baby is doing just fine. I got to check the little bugger out at Dr. Roberts office, for about 30 minutes with Julie, the ultrasound specialist! What a cute and spunky little fetus! And oh the RELIEF I felt when I saw him and that blessed heart beat! 

Dr. Roberts now has a very dear place in my heart. He does do some deliveries, of very high risk pregnancies. You could tell he has seen a lot in the years he has practiced! He was very kind and informative, one of those doctors that makes you feel like you are the only patient he has to see that day! Loved him!
So the news is that there is a blood clot between my uterus and placenta. Dr. Roberts thinks that I must have had a placental abruption (meaning that the placenta tore away from the uterus wall), that may have pooled blood. Causing all the fear and concern on Friday. The good news about it being a clot is that means it is healing now! He anticipates the clot healing completely within 4-8 weeks. I am not considered high risk at all and he sees no reason that I can't go forward with my plans to deliver at home with a midwife. Yeah!
I am still under orders to 'take it easy' which means: rest a lot, don't over exert yourself, and don't lift anything over 10 pounds. That is hard to remember when Taryn falls and bumps her head. I'm doing my best to sit on the floor and comfort her in my lap. Taking it easy goes against my grain! It is not my personality, but I'll do anything for the cute little bugger to show up safely in June!
Hopefully Taryn will guest post again soon and lighten the mood of our little blog! Byron saw this picture and really could see the nose, eyes, mouth this time! Even the hand I told him had been waving on the screen, but he couldn't quite figure out how that little blob at the end of the baby was really the foot, when it doesn't look like it is attached to the baby's body! Then he said, "did you find out if it is a boy mom?"
I told him it was still to early to tell. Then I said, "do you think it is a sister this time?"
Byron replied, "I hope not, because I have been waiting for a brother for YEARS!"


Farnsworth Family said...

Life can be a roller coaster ride sometimes and I am so glad things turned out well. Now comes the hard part, taking it easy. Please don't hesitate to give me a call if there is something we can do. The girls can't wait for Friday!

The Ravsten's said...

Janelle...I guess life just isn't so easy and you get that information involving your pregnancies. I'm sorry, but what an opportunity and blessing you have to strengthen your testimony and your relationship with the Lord. You are awesome. hang in there and I'll be excited to keep up with the growth! We have our ultrasound on Dec 22 and Kedzie is adamant it's a girl! So, she'll need prep time too, if it's a boy! IT's both exciting and challenging times. Happy Turkey day.

Kristin said...

We're grateful for your miracle, too! Shayla read this post w/me and thinks the baby looks like a penguin. HA HA. Happy Thanksgiving! We love you all!

The Morris Fam said...

i'm sooo glad all is going well for you guys.

Steph said...

So I am a complete slug and have not been keeping up with your blog!!! Congrats on your new bundle of joy! I am so excited for you and for all the wonderful comfort the priesthood has brought to you this time around. I'm voting for a boy for Byron :)

Kara said...

Relief! This is good news. Rest up and take it easy - cause you will be worn out later. :0)