Sunday, August 16, 2009

Virtual Baby Shower...

30 weeks

Sara has made it through the past 2 weeks without any unscheduled trips to the hospital. Despite our recent gripes about the numerous treks to Wilford Hall, Sara actually looks forward to her 2 weekly trips to the doctor...they are the only times she gets to leave the house. This past Tuesday, after 20 minutes on the fetal heart monitor, the doctors did a growth scan on Chloe (her heart rate is strong and healthy). She continues to grow and will undergo growth scans every 2 weeks to monitor her progress. This past week she was "sizing" about 2 weeks smaller than the average 30 week baby. She weighed 2 lbs 7 oz. and is still on the charts, but is in the 11th percentile of gestational size. When we told Angie (Sara's sister), she said, "She's bigger than both my girls were. They were (and still are) in the bottom 5% for their age."

Today, Sara had a baby shower in Houston. You might be asking yourself, "...but isn't Sara on bed rest?" Yes she is, but the advent of the webcam allowed Sara to "be" at the baby shower in Houston. Angie hooked the webcam up to the big TV and Sara was "virtually" there with her Houston friends and family.

View from Houston

View from San Antonio

I spent Saturday night in Houston for my 10 year high school reunion. Mom came down to spend the night with Sara so I was able to go. The reunion was a great time and we had an impressive turn out. Chloe's Nannie (my mom) brought some gifts for Sara to open during her shower.

To: Chloe
From: Nannie

While at the reunion, I was repeatedly berated for not updating the blog frequently enough. If you are one of those people who checks the blog daily, thank you for that, and I'm sorry for the lengthy delay between updates.

We will be back at the hospital on Tuesday morning for a Doppler Test. The doctors are going to examine the placenta and umbilical cord to make sure that Chloe is receiving adequate blood flow and that all the vital parts of her body are being infused with the appropriate amount of blood.

Each passing week is another step towards us getting to meet our healthy baby girl. We are getting more and more excited as the time passes. She has been responding to our voices with some jabs and kicks to Sara's belly.

Unless we have any unexpected news, look for an update in 2 weeks after the next growth scan. Thanks for continuing to check up on us and praying for our little one.

Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known among the nations what he has done. --Psalms 105:1

P.S. Regarding the barking dog next door... A friend recently sent us an Ultrasonic BarkFree Device which emits an extremely high pitched sound when it hears barking. The noise is not audible to the human ear, but apparently is not too comfortable to dogs. We think it's working, as we have had numerous good nights of sleep since the device arrived. Thanks Jen!


Brittney said...

What happened to G??? Our kids are going to know the same grandma as 2 different names!!

Our Life Together said...

I love the virtual baby shower and I am so happy that Miss Chloe is doing well along with Mommy!

Tammi said...

Hi Sara & Brad!
I know I have not communicated with you at all since you've been in TX. However, that does not mean you have not been on my mind. Out of the blue Sara's name will pop in my mind & I will pray for all three of you! It's so awesome to read your blog & to see how you all are doing! I can see Jesus! Praise His Name!!!