Monday, June 30, 2008

Day 15

I have now been here at OHSU for 15 days. I had an ultra sound this morning, and the news was good. Raegan has gained weight, she is now up to 1 lb 8 oz. She is still measuring 5 weeks behind in size. She is at 24 weeks and I am 29 weeks. I am still on the monitor 24 hours a day. So unless they see a major change in the monitoring, I wont be having a baby until at least Thursday. I will go on Thursday for another ultra sound to see how things look. They will then reevaluate and see where things are. I hope to make it tell at least Saturday (30 weeks), so I can watch the fireworks on Friday.

Other than than I have just been hanging out. Aaron has been up here when he's not at work. My parents brought me dinner on Saturday, and today my neighbors came to visit. It's kinda boring, but this is only a small little portion of my life.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Day 11

11 days at hotel OHSU! I am starting to really hate hospital food. There are a few things that aren't bad, but the rest sucks. I asked the doctor today if once a day I could walk down stairs and get lunch or dinner. They told me that I had to be monitored for 20 minutes before and if things look good I could go. So tomorrow lets hope things look good so I can have a good meal.

I went over and had an ultra sound today. They said the blood flow looks a little worse than it did on Monday. So I get to go over again tomorrow and have another ultra sound. The good news from today's ultra sound is that Raegan gained weight. She went from 1.4 to 1.5 in 11 days. The doctors didn't think she would gain any weight. I know it's not much at all for her size, but I will take any weight gain.

So I thought I would also fill you in on a normal babies weight so you can compare Raegan to a normal baby. Most babies at 28 weeks weight about 2-3 lbs. Once a baby gets to 32 weeks they will start putting on about half a pound a week. So between 28 and 32 weeks they gain about .25 pounds a week.

We keep our fingers crossed that tomorrow they give us another day. I would like to stay pregnant as long as I can. All I can do is stay positive, and that is what I will do. We know when she comes she will be in good hands.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Day 9

I have now been in the hospital for 9 days. The doctor has came in this afternoon and I asked her what the chance for me to go home was and she said "I don't think you will be going home until after you have the baby". That means I am here for a while. I will go back for an ultra sound on Monday and they will measure the babies size and see if she has grown any. If she has she will get to stay in for a little while longer, and if she has not grown she might be having a birthday next week. So if everyone will cross you fingers for us that things stay the same and that she has grown and can stay in a little while longer that would be great. We need all the good vibes we can get. Longer she is inside the better her chances are on the outside.

Again another day.... I will post again tomorrow.


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Monday, June 23, 2008

Another day

So today is Monday, and I have now been in the hospital for 8 days. Yes 8 long days. Well I guess this week has gone by pretty fast. I went for an ultrasound this afternoon and the doctor said that things look good. Good as in they have not gotten any worse. We hope that things would get better, but we know that will not happen, so all we can hope for the things to stay the same. I haven't talked to the doctors over here today, so I am not sure what is going to happen, but I am hoping that in the next say or so I will go up stairs and then by the end of the week go home. Going up stairs means that the baby will only have to be monitored once a day, unlike now she is monitored one hour every eight ours.

So when I know more I will keep you updated.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Pictures from my room

I thought I would share a few pictures that have been taken this week from my room here at the hospital. Enjoy!

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Mt Hood from OHSU tram platform IMG_6439

The Fragile One
(This is the comment that Aaron wrote under the picture when he posted it to flickr ~

"It is 3:43 am. I am sitting in a hospital room at OHSU while my wife sleeps, I can here the beating heart of my baby girl who is not due until September 13th. They have our baby on a heart monitor to listen to the beating to make sure her heart is beating properly. There is a fear that we may have to deliver early due to irregularities in the heart beat.

For the last 2 nights I have sat in this hospital room and listened to the sound of my baby girl. Tonight, I got out and walked around the grounds and I found this sculpture in the courtyard. I have never been a fan of sculptural art, but this one caught my attention. It is beautiful. It is a mother rabbit carrying her baby. The expression conveyed on the mom shows so many emotions. The desperation of knowing there is something wrong with your child and the hope that everything will be alright.

These are feelings I am having right now. I am tired and I still have hope.")

Friday, June 20, 2008


So on Monday Aaron and I went to the doctor to check on the baby and see how she was doing, and we got some news. News is that I am now on bed rest here at the hospital. So after a two and a half hour ultra sound on Monday, they let us know that the blood flow from the placenta to the baby is not very good. They let us know that because of this she is about four weeks behind in size. She is measuring at about 23 weeks and I am almost 28 weeks. She weighs about 1 lb 4 oz. They also said that they don't think I will make it to 40 weeks. Their goal is for me to make it to 32-34 weeks. So what that means for me... not sure. I could be here in the hospital for the next 4-6 weeks or they might let me go home. I am hoping they let me go home.

Don't get me wrong it's nice not having to do chores and having some one take care of things for you, but I am not that kind of person. I also can't stop thinking about all the things that need to get done at home. Oh and I miss my dogs.

Well enough for now, I will write more tomorrow.

Been a while

Alright, so I know that it has been a while since I have posted a blog. Sorry. I have been really busy, but now I will have lots of time on my hands to write. I will try to post every day or so and keep everyone updated.

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