Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 26 Update

Yesterday we received another great sono & report from our MFM specialist.

My cervical length is still the same!!!! Wohoo!!!
Gray has hair!!!

I’m so thankful things have remained consistent over the past 3 ½ weeks. Every Monday they tell me things are the same, I feel like I’ve accomplished something great. I am re-motivated and determined to stick it out and lie in bed as long as I can. I am hopeful for another uneventful, glorious week with my son nice and snug in my belly.

My OB did tell me that as long as Gray stays put I’ll be here until 34 weeks. Exactly 5 weeks from tomorrow! 5 more weeks is a long time, but I hope I make it!!! I hope I make it for Gray and I would LOVE to have a little time at home before our little Mr. arrives…probably wishful thinking and if I know anything, I know this life is NOT in my control, but I can hope right?

Gray is quite the over-achiever. Every time the nurses take me off the monitor they make a comment about his strong heartbeat and how active he is. They say, “Wow, your baby has great acceleration!” My nurse today actually said his monitor strip looked like that of a 34-36 weeker! I’m so proud.

Yesterday marked the first day I realized he had the hiccups. I was on the monitor so it was really neat to hear and feel them at the same time! And again about the hair…It was so fun to have his little hair pointed out on the sonogram. Smith had dark hair so I’ll be excited to see if Gray follows in his big brothers footsteps.

So to sum up…

-Hospital forced bed rest seems to be doing the trick.
-I won’t be going anywhere for a while.
-Gray is an exceptionally talented baby.
-And they said he looks wonderful and healthy, which never gets old!

Thank you for your faithful prayers for Gray’s continued growth and development, minimal contractions for me, and more time. I do have one more request to add if you don’t mind. The only slightly negative info we got from the sono was that part of my cord had moved down to the funneled area of my cervix. It isn’t causing any problems now, and can still float back up, but if I were to go into labor suddenly it could make things a little tricky. So nothing alarming, but it would be great if that little piece of cord would find its way back up to Gray and the rest of the well-behaved cord.

I hope y’all are having a wonderful week! Thanks again for the encouragement and support!!!

Praise God for 29 weeks tomorrow!!!!!


  1. Thanks for sharing your story. I will have your family in my thoughts.

  2. I came across your blog and I have set here all evening reading and reading about your story. I just want you to know you are such a strong woman and God is with you every step of the way. I had a similar story with my pregnacy with my son and I had to have a cerclage and They thought he was coming at 21 weeks. We did all we could to keep him put. Then each week we made progrss and by the time we hit 28 weeks the doctor was sure he was on his way. But We kept him in and I was on bedrest and he stayed in until 40 weeks and 4 days. I thank GoD everyday but I believe that there are little angels such as Smith watchin over us and protecting us. He sent you GRay and I am praying for Little Gray to stay put and come when its time. i am sorry for your loss of Smith but it definately has made you stronger and such a great person. I get a strong feeling reading your story and I am so touched. You are strong and I look up to you. God Bless You and your family.

  3. yaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyy!!!! keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!

    with love,

    the mitchells

  4. We're praying for you, Jon & Gray!!!

    Ryan & Lauren McSwain (Kim's cousins :))

  5. I just came across your blog and wanted to tell you that you and that bundle of joy, gray, are in my prayers!!

  6. I was put on home bed rest at 26 weeks, and hospital at 32. James came at 36 5/7. Reading your blog, I am amazed at your peace and sense of purpose. I have a feeling I was slightly less calm than you are on the outside. :) We are praying for you over here in Shreveport!