Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Waiting

Happy 4th of July everyone!  


So I am sitting here about 4 days before the birth of this big little miracle... and I really don't have much to say!  Wow.  That's a shocker!  This has honestly been the longest 9 months ever.  And the time is finally here! I'm so ready to see what we've been talking about! And praying for! And crying over!  And losing sleep over!  And measuring!  The waiting is just about over!


I met the OB/GYN that will do the section.  Very sad that my regular OB can't do it, but I am pleased with the substitute.  She answered alot of questions and I would highly recommend her if anyone is needing an OB at UMC in the future.  We talked with her for over an hour and I only have good things to say about her! I feel more at ease about being cut open by a stranger now ;)


Then I had another appointment with my regular OB/GYN, Dr. T.  We both got a little emotional since it was our last appointment (at least until my yearly checkup later).  But she is still my favorite of ALL the docs I have seen!


I joined a Facebook group called 'Moms of Omphaloceles' and it is helpful to have that many opinions and answers from ~500 members.  But at the same time, I have learned that ignorance is bliss.  Some of the pictures and children have overwhelmed scared me.  It contains everything from one extreme to another.  But its awesome at the same time because I couldn't find that information anywhere else on the internet.  And its mostly information from MOMS!  with MOM answers.  As time gets nearer, I am so scared, but I would prefer to be told some things as they happen instead of questioning the unknown and wondering if my child will be like that one.  I have driven myself insane wondering what my life will be like in about 3-5 years.  Ha! We have a new 5 year plan:  just get there.  I feel like I am living day to day and at times even minute to minute.  Someone said "I'm pretty sure that's called faith."  Yes.  Living on a prayer.  (anyone else singing Bon Jovi right now?) Yeah....i'm half way there.


This ultrasound pic was taken yesterday.  She's laying on her side.  The O is in the middle with that black c-shaped vertical line in it right above the white blurry letters.   Her actual abdomen is on the right where its kinda dark.  Anyway, the O is measuring approximately 6 x 6 cm (which is around 2 1/2 inches x 2 1/2 inches).  Doesn't seem very big, but you put that on a 18-20 inch baby = a bowling ball on her belly.  They estimated her weight today at 4 lbs 3 oz again (Dr. T's office always measures a little higher than Dr. B's office).   


I go Friday for my LAST appointment!  Last ultrasound... last BPP... last look at her before Monday (that i'm aware of).  I am suppose to meet the anesthesiology group and fill out all the paperwork so we're ready to go on Monday morning.  I am suppose to be there at 6am on Monday and the section will be ready to go by 7.  Said they would probably be pulling her out around 7:30.  If everyone could say a little prayer for us around that time I would greatly appreciate it.  

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9 comments:

Erica said...

Carrie, I will SO be praying for you on Monday!! In fact, I have already started. I am thinking about y'all--stay strong and yes, keep that Faith. It will be hard, yes, and wonderful to meet Merritt, yes, so just remember to keep breathing, sleep when you are able, and eat regularly. Take care of yourself so that you can take care of her. My prayers are with you and Matt (and MC and M as well!!)

I love you!
xoxo

Sarah Broadus said...

I have an alarm set on my phone for 7am-"pray for Carrie"-You can do this! love ya

GOODE TIME GIRLS! said...

Will be praying!!!! Love you!!!! You got this!!!!!! Xoxo KJ

Erin said...

Will continue to pray for you and Merritt and your family. This has been and will continue to be such an amazing spiritual journey for you. It's amazing to watch. AND, the BEST is yet to come!

danielle said...

praying already!!! cant wait to see pictures of your little fighter!

msergent said...

Praying for you already friend!! Can't wait for you to meet your little miracle Merritt!

The Funny Farm said...

C, you know I love you more than breathing and would take all of this from you if I could. The bible says, "Asis the mother so is the daughter." You are so strong and He will never forsake you. She will be a fighter and a beautiful spirit just as you are. My prayers are constant for all of you. I send you a big hug and tears of joy for little Merritt. Call me if you need me. I love you so.

The Funny Farm said...

C, you know I love you more than breathing and would take all of this from you if I could. The bible says, "Asis the mother so is the daughter." You are so strong and He will never forsake you. She will be a fighter and a beautiful spirit just as you are. My prayers are constant for all of you. I send you a big hug and tears of joy for little Merritt. Call me if you need me. I love you so.

Stacie Hodges said...

Carrie, Todd and I will and are praying for you. I remember vividly what it feels like to have a baby with problems and all the emotions that go into the delivery ( the unknown). For us too it was a good 3-5 yea before things and life were "normal" But God is good and faith and 13+ years later I can say that was the experience that taught me to fully trust and rely on God. Let him give you the daily strength you need. We will be praying hard for you, Matt, the baby, doctors and all those that will be taking care of your precious gift from God