Friday, September 28, 2012

The Big Day!

                As most of you know I left my home on Monday (Wow! 5 Days seems like weeks already!) to relocate to Houston for the rest of my pregnancy.  I wont whine too much since most of you have already heard all about it on Facebook, lol.  (IT IS HOT!!!)
                 The week before I left I found out how caring, loving, and giving the people around me are!  My coworkers surprised me with a sweet little going away prayer and very generous offering that will help Shawn and I SO much!  I was  floored and blown away by it all.  And not only that but they have been cooking for my little family every night that I have been gone as well.  It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about how much these ladies (and 1 guy) are supporting me, praying for me and my family, and just showing how loving people can be in difficult times.  I am really just speechless!  I cant find the right words to express my appreciation for all of them and everything they have done and are doing for me.  I definitely plan on returning the favor when I am able.  The very next day the mothers from my morning class brought me a HUGE basket filled with goodies.  Again, I could never say thank you enough to really express how much that touched me and how thankful I am!
                  Leaving was hard but I know Sunni is where she needs to be to have the best chance possible.  I had all of my appointments today and this is the story in a nutshell:  She only weighs 5 pounds, 14 ounces---which I thought was alarming since she was 5.2 a little over 2 weeks ago.  I just knew she was over 6 lbs.  Her heartbeat was 120 which again made me a little nervous but they were not worried......  And FINALLY, the BIG NEWS is that I will stay the night in the hospital Sunday, October 7th and they will induce early morning on the 8th!  So we should see Little Miss Sunni in 10 days!  I can not believe the time is already so close but I am so ready to get this started and meet my little girl.  CDH has changed my life and although I really despise it I can not change it and I am ready to see what God has planned for me, Sunni, and my family.
                 Please keep praying for us.  I know God is listening.  Please pray for her heart and lungs and a safe delivery.  Pray that things go smoothly and she gets ventilated and up to NICU with no major issues.  Thank you in advance.  I know there are thousands of you praying out there and that is so comforting!  

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

35 Weeks

Well.....the plane ticket has been gotten.  I am leaving on Monday, September 24th for Houston.  I should have like a million appointments the week I get there; like an OB apppointment,  neo consult, NICU tour, social work consult (whatever thats for--idk?), sono, etc etc.

I am HOPING that they will schedule an induction date so that Shawn will have plenty of time and notice to get there.  You would think that they would have to schedule it so that the medical team could be there and ready.  (CDH moms---was that the case with you?) I am due October 18th but hoping it is a little before that.

I am getting really nervous, sad, scared---mainly about leaving my boys.  I know Shawn will be ok and that I will see him in a few weeks.  But I hate the thought of being away from them for SO long.  I think I will be a mess driving to the airport that day.  I tear up just thinking about it.

Sunni is doing well.  I have had a weekly sonogram which has been great.  We got some AWESOME pictures of her last week on my birthday.  It made me SO excited to see her.  Today she weighed 5 lbs 2 oz which is a definite good thing.  I am thinking over 8lbs by the time she is here?  I have one more appointment next week in Amarillo and then I am done.  She has been practicing "breathing" way better and more often since the last time I posted.  She even got hiccups for the first time a couple nights ago.  It made me smile.

I have had a tremendous amount of people ask what they can do for me.  The answer is "I am not really sure."  And that's the truth.  A friend just asked me earlier today about meals and my friends signing up to bring food to the boys and Shawn while I am gone.  That was really sweet.  I will see what happens with that and let everyone know.  The only other way I can think of to help is that if you are someone that comes in contact with my kiddos please give them extra loving.  and if you are really feeling energetic you might could take them off my moms hands for a while to play.

I know I always say this but THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PRAYERS!  I feel them everyday.  I have already become a stronger person and know half of that is all of you standing beside me and praying for me.  Please pray for this transition my family will be making in a little over a week.  Also pray for Sunni and her heart and lungs.  Thank you all :)

I will probably update a few more times before Sunni actually arrives but when she does get here I will keep everyone posted almost daily.  I read tons of CDH blogs and it has really helped me become aware and prepared for what is to come.  I hope to do the same for other moms after me.  I also want to keep my family, friends, and coworkers updated as much as possible.

And now here she is, my precious baby girl, Sunni Nicole :)