Thursday, March 25, 2010

Aaaalmost at 29 weeks!

Yes, these are big boy underpants, but don't let that fool you into thinking progress is being made because it's not. Sometimes a boy just isn't ready to be potty trained! And that is ok.

Now that some of those evil steroids have worked their way out of Elijah's body, he is acting much more like the sweet, calm Elijah that we know. We certainly still have our 3-year-old moments, but Dan and I have stopped pulling the hair out of our heads.

I had an appointment with my doctor yesterday and everything went well. The baby has dropped in his percentile for size a bit (he is up to 2 lb, 9 oz!), which isn't a huge surprise since I can't see myself ever having a huge baby. He went from being in the 50th percentile four weeks ago to the 40th percentile. The doctor likes to keep a close eye on any baby lower than the 50th percentile, so I will continue to get ultrasounds every few weeks. The 40th percentile still sounds HUGE to Dan and me. I don't think Elijah was ever once above the 10th percentile for size.

Everything else looks great with me and with the baby. My cervix is still long (3.9 cm) and my fetal fiber-nectin test came back negative. I am currently at the same point in my pregnancy with Elijah where I tested positive for the fetal fiber-nectin test. When a person tests positive for that, it means there is a very good chance labor will start within 2-3 weeks. That is why I still thank God for the miracle that allowed Elijah to stay in my belly for SEVEN weeks beyond that positive test. I breathed a huge sigh of relief when I heard that I still haven't tested positive for FFN in this pregnancy. This is a very, very good sign.

My contractions continue to bewilder me. I have great days and bad days and there still appears to be no pattern. They are nowhere near as bad as they were when I was this far along with Elijah. I am at the same point that I was when I went to the hospital for the first time with him because I was having contractions every three to six minutes. Yikes! Thank goodness I haven't experienced anything close to that yet. I'm still holding out hope for a 39-week baby!


Krista said... glad to hear that things are going well. I'm waiting for the cute little belly shot! Anxiously awaiting the arrival...but at least for not another 7 weeks!!!
Thinking of you and wishing I was close enought to come over for some ice cream!

Amanda said...


That is great, great news about your drs. appointments. I think of you often and have been saying lots of prayers. You are such a trooper!!!!
Love all of the pics of Elijah. He is so darn cute!!!!!!

fdperfectiii said...

Here's to 10 more weeks! You're doing great!!!

The Perfects

Tina:0) said...

Yay for big boy pants! Even if they aren't a permanent thing... he'll get there!

Glad to hear the FFN test was negative. Praying that "not Zooter" holds out until that 39 week mark!

Sarah said...

Too cute with the big boy pants! So glad to hear the test came back negative and that things are still looking good.

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work! Sue from work

Lee Family said...

You are doing good so far keep up the good work.

Have a great weekend and relax