Hi Friends! I wanted to take a minute to update everyone on what has been going on. First off, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of the prayers and messages. We have been so blessed by every prayer, kind message, and encouragement.
So, each day is different. Some days we think we are going home and some days we think we’ll be here until we deliver. It all depends on how my blood pressure is. My actual due date is January 26 so I am currently at 33 weeks. However, my doctor said that I will not be going past 37 weeks. So the latest Finely will be here is the first week of January. (If she lasts that long/if my blood pressure stays normal) 37 weeks is full term so she will be ready to go at 37 weeks. Weeks 37-40 are just extra “cooking” time. Our doctor has informed us that each day she stays inside the womb is 3 days less in the NICU. So, we are praying that my blood pressure stays normal for a couple of more weeks!
There was talk about inducing me this past Thursday because my blood pressure was crazy high. I am not going to lie, that terrified Ryan and I. It completely caught us off guard. We thought we would be going home as soon as my BP was normal. Even though it is hard being here, we are thankful for nurses and doctors that are monitoring everything so closely.
They gave me steroid shots that will help develop Finley’s lungs in case we do deliver early. I have also been given BP medicine in hopes that it will regulate my BP. Finley looks great. She got a 10/10 yesterday at our appointment. So, all we’re doing now is waiting to see what my BP does. We could deliver this next weekend at 34 weeks. It is still a little early but better than 33 weeks. I could also wait until 37 weeks if my BP regulates. It is all just a waiting game now. But the wonderful thing about all of this is that The Lord knows what is going to happen. He already has everything planned out. He knows exactly when Finley will make her debut. Ryan and I have so much peace knowing that The Lord is in control.
Pregnancy has been nothing what I thought it would be like, but it is an experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world. It is wonderful. There have been so many unexpected twists and turns. Being in the hospital at 33 weeks never even crossed my mind. I went to the doctor on Thursday expecting to check my BP and then go back to work. Well, 5 days later, I am still in the hospital. Despite all of this not being what I had planned, I am thankful for a growing baby girl! I know I have said this time and time again, but God is constantly revealing to me that I do not have to have everything planned out. I think this is His way of telling me to slow down.
Again, we want to thank everyone for all of the prayers. We are so blessed to have so much love and support. I will keep you updated as we know more!