Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Little Bambino Update!

Today I had my final 4-week appointment with Dr. Riegel! From now on out, I'll be seeing him every two weeks! WOW! That means the end is almost near, doesn't it? I'm not sure I'm ready for that yet!! Well, my heart is ready, but my mind is not. Too many to do's left on my list!!

Anyway, the appointment went well. The heartbeat is down to a whopping 136. I'm kind of surprised, only because it started out at 174, then went down to I think 150, and now this. I guess Caleb doesn't have much room to move or be active in there anymore, which means a lower heartrate. At any rate, doc said everything was fine. I profusely thanked him for the Chiropractor suggestion as it truly has helped with my back pain over all, SOOOO much! I would highly recommend it to any pregnant woman, especially the weekly pregnancy massages, they are heaven!!

All in all, we're on track and doing good. I also asked him about the rapid, seizure like movement that Caleb had been experiencing during the middle of the night, and Doc said that 40-60% of his ob patients come in with the same question, yet he has no explaination for it. All the babies come out just fine. That was a huge relief to me, just as a first time mom. Thankfully, each night that Caleb had these "episodes" he would wake up the next morning and move around just as usual, so I knew he was still alive and kicking, literally!

So, we're now at 29 1/2 weeks and truly counting down the days. I can't believe how fast it has gone, yet it feels like forever ago that we took the HPT and initially found out we were even pregnant. I am praising the Lord today for a healthy pregnancy, and a healthy little boy growing inside me, and will continue to pray each day for peace about the whole labor and delivery process. It does not seem that far off, and I find myself more anxious about it each day. I know that it's not the thing I should be scared of the most, but the first three months following, but I don't have a high pain tolerance, and just find myself worrying about that some days.

Anyway, just wanted to give a little Caleb update! Also, be sure to check back at the end of next week. I've got a HUGE surprise post that will be coming, that is of pregnancy nature, and can't wait to share! For all of you who might already know what this surprise is, SHHH! I'm keeping it a secret for all the others out there that don't already know, including some family members!

Be Blessed and Encouraged!


Matt, Katie, and Sophia! said...

Just wait until you start going in every week! That's the real eye opener to how soon the end is in sight!
Don't worry about the delivery, God will give you so much strength it's unbelievable! You'll do great!
Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy! It goes quickly!

Stacey said...

I'm just so excited for you, Jill! This is such a fun time.

And don't let anxiety about delivery get to you. The deal is, that baby is going to come out one way or another! It is an amazing and miraculous experience. Something to treasure. Truly!