Monday, November 12, 2007

Doctor's appt. and 1 month left

We had a doctor's appt/sonogram at 11:15 this morning. Tristan is still doing really good. His heart rate was 142, he has gained another 1/2 lb., so he now weighs 4 lbs. 3 oz., and all of his measurements are still right where they should be except his stomach is measuring 4 weeks behind (it's only been 2 weeks behind up until today). But the exciting thing today is that there is still the same amount of fluid behind his head, what an answer to prayer, there has been no increase in 2 weeks! The doctor's only real concern today is that I am measuring 3 weeks ahead, I have always measured 2 weeks but it seems to be increasing, obviously the concern is that I could go into labor early. Besides that, overall our doctor is still very impressed with Tristan's progression, as we have been told that a lot of Trisomy 18 babies degress or stop growing by the 7th month. It is so hard to believe that we only have 1 month from today until Tristan is born. When you first find out you're pregnant it's as though the first few weeks seem to go by so slow, yet here we are with only one month left. We are still so excited because we are longing to hold Tristan and see the baby we have so earnestly prayed for every day and yet we also realize we are, in a way, almost at the end of our journey and that we may not have long with Tristan, that's when I wish THIS pregnancy wouldn't end. Please continue to pray for us during this last month that my fluid will not increase so that I DO NOT go into labor early, that we will still feel a peace about Tristan's life, no matter how long or short, that Tristan will continue to grow and gain weight and that he will have the strength to hang on just one more month!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I remember wishing I could just stay pregnant forever. Madeline seemed to do so well inside of me and I was so worried about her life after she was born. I will be praying for you and especially that Tristan hangs in there so that you can have lots of time with him in a month.

God Bless,
Mandy
GA
www.madelinegracehopkins.blogspot.com

So Blessed said...

Praying for you and your family...that God's peace and comfort will fill you and surround you in these days of awaiting your baby's birth.

Laurie said...

Praying for you this morning as you wait for baby Tristan's birthday. May he keep growing and be strong for his big day, giving you plenty of time to shower him with all the love you have stored up in your heart. The Lord is with you and will keep His promise to never leave. You can trust Him. Blessings to you.

Laurie in Ca.

Laurie said...

Praying for this next month to be full of peace and hope for you as you wait to meet baby Tristan. May God grant your hearts desire for him to hang in there as long as possible.
Bless you in the weeks ahead and prayers for you continue.

Laurie in Ca.

Angie Luce said...

I'm so glad it went well yesterday! The news about his head is very encouraging. I'm continuing to pray that he will continue to thrive for one more month! It's not long now!

Kim said...

Yvette, I will continue to pray for you, your family and precious Tristan. So glad to hear that the appointment had some good news and that you feel good today.
Blessings, Kim

Anonymous said...

Yvette, Praying for Tristan.
Karen in TN

Kenzie Stanfield said...

Yvette-

So exciting as you are getting within weeks of meeting your third little miracle boy! I'm thrilled that your appointment went well and his head remains the same~ Through all of this, the Lord hears the prayers of his people, the big ones and the small ones!

Praying for you guys!
Kenzie

DandelionSeeds said...

Praying for you...