Hopefully next time I write here my baby girl will be born! You may have noticed I deleted her middle name on the title of my blog. Thomas & I decided that that name (Ka'imilani) was not appropriate in her situation (meaning one seeking heaven). It was suppose to be more a spiritual meaning, not realistic. We want her to seek to stay on Earth! So Thomas's Dad is going to pick out a name for her! A strong family name. I don't care how long or short it is. It's a Hawaiian tradition anyway.
I just spent the last 2 hours reading other Blogs about CDH Babies. Some angels, some survivors. People had so much hope that their baby would make it. Some babies fought for only hours, some for months, but they all earned their wings. I had so much hope. Then I lost it for a while. I tried to get down on my knees again but it felt pointless, I just couldn't. Then realized that I was being selfish for not praying for my baby/family. Satan knows my weakness which has always been prayer. It's not Not remembering to pray but believing in prayer and having faith that Heavenly Father is listening. I will pray for my Whitney. She will make it.
Today Thomas & I went in for my Dr. appt. They did the BPP ultrasound. She had to buzz Whitney this time to get her to wake up a little. DR. G. did and exam and this time he did strip the membranes! It was MORE painful than last week. He said that last week he "didn't do a good job" because I didn't bleed. This time I did. That will hopefully get things moving. I haven't even experienced any Braxton-Hicks contractions yet. I'm only 1cm dilated. So if she doesn't come on her own sometime this week then they will induce me on the 19th (40 wk. & one day). I hope she doesn't come on my sister Jessica's birthday!
Nurse R. assured us that everyone, all the DR.'s, General OBs, Perinatologist, Neonatologist, & midwife's know about our baby's CDH because they all work for St. Joe's. The only people who don't know is the nurses because there are 150 of them. But when they see my chart/history, they will know what's going on and how to take care of it. And of course I will make sure everyone knows that my baby needs help.
Please continue to pray for my baby.