Monday, August 24, 2009

Growth Spurt...

We are happy to report that Chloe had a BIG growth spurt during the past 2 weeks. She has "defied the odds" and moved back to the 30th percentile for her gestational size. She weighed 3 lbs 9 oz today (she gained a pound in the past 2 weeks). The doctor said that Chloe's growth had been stunted by the chemo, and now that Sara has been without the chemo drugs for the past few weeks, perhaps Chloe's growth is back on track. The doctors will not be inducing labor, but Sara will still be at the hospital until Chloe arrives. We are still hoping for the 35 week mark. Sara is currently 31.5 weeks.

This morning, Sara had a surprise baby shower. The doctors organized a small shower for the 3 ladies who have been on bed rest for a LONG time. The other 2 ladies were unable to have baby showers, so the docs took care of that. They are awesome, and we feel blessed to be under such great care!

Sara with 2 of her Docs

This past weekend was fairly uneventful. A doctor from the NICU came down and talked to us and answered some questions. He told us what we could expect in the event that they had to deliver Chloe this week. After our questions were answered, we went and toured the NICU. It was very good for us to see the 2 pound babies that were "stable." They were tiny, but had all their body parts that were functioning properly. However, after the results from the growth scan today, we are still hoping that we won't have to utilize the NICU services. Keep praying! It's comforting to know that they are just down the hall, in the event that we need them.

Thanks for the prayers. They are being felt...and answered!!!

Saturday Night Dinner Date

6 comments:

Brittney said...

amazing! Glad to hear the great news.

Our Life Together said...

Such wonderful news and what loving doctors you have...

The Young Family said...

Bless the Lord for this good news. Still praying for Sara's health and Chloe's safe arrival.

UNKYBUNCH said...

God is so good, and you all continue to be such an incredible testimony that is an encouragement to so many. May our gracious Lord continue to bless you and fill you with His peace.

bethmuffin02 said...

We have been praying for you guys and for Chloe- You three must be the toughest people on the planet. We will keep praying as you head into the final stretch and get ready to meet your beautiful baby girl...
Love, Matt and Beth

tracy said...

Yeah!!! And I am glad that you are still making time for Date Night!!