Friday, December 5, 2008

Olivia will be here in 6-7 weeks!!!!

As you know, this has been a rough pregnancy for me, I was sick for so long, and then I have had constant back pain, and now to top it all off I have been diagnosed with a very rare pregnancy induced liver disease called ICP. It starts with itchy palms and soles of the feet, and slowly the itch spreads everywhere else. This started the day after Thanksgiving, and I thought I was going to lose my mind! Curtis definitely thought I was crazy, but I had a friend who had ICP, and had told me about it, so I googled it to find more information and immediately called my Doctor. I feel very blessed to have been able to catch it right away, because it is life threatening to the baby. My Doctor ran tests on Monday, and now it looks like we will be inducing at 36 weeks, if the lungs are mature (yippee for an amnio... :( right!?) or 37 weeks otherwise, as the further you get the more risk there is for baby! It has really made me realize though, how very blessed I am, and how Heavenly Father's hand really is in our lives. Had I not met this friend recently, I would not have even known about this, and something could have happened to our precious little Olivia! And, hey, now I don't have to worry about all those newborn clothes that I had bought going to waste thinking I would most likely have a 9 pound baby! Okay, I am reaching there, but I am trying to count ALL my blessings...
So, now I off to do the 40 million things left I have to do before Livvy gets here, 10 weeks seems like a lot longer than 6! And I haven't even started the nursery. Better get going on that!

6 comments:

Emily said...

Hang in there! I hope you are feeling ok. Let me know what I can do to help. I can take Ansley one day when you need a break, and cookies are always on call when you need them :) Brett will leave again soon and then we need to hang out. miss ya

Katie said...

Good luck with everything. I'm sure everything will work out well for you. I don't know what help I could be for you, but at least there's emily ;). Nah, if you need anything let me know.

Renee, Wayne, and Apri Larson said...

I am so glad that you were able to find out early!! Isn't technology great. We will keep you in our prayers.

Joe, Courtney, and Jordyn Meeks said...

What a relief to find out so early. At least Olivia will be okay. I am getting excited, she is going to be so much fun! It will also be nice to have someone close to Jordyn's age in the family.

Anonymous said...

Oh no. That is Not good, but it will all be fine. Let us know if we can help.

Jill said...

Don't worry about the baby coming early. My son was born 4 1/2 weeks early and never had a problem. Not one. Expect her to possible be in NICU for a little while.
As far as clothes are concerned-- even the premature sizes will swallow her for the first couple of months! But they are adorable!!!
Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy!!