Monday, September 29, 2008

A change of scenery

I'm on my way out!  I have had a great weekend with little to no contractions, so I am being released today.  Actually I am discharged already, I am just waiting for a ride.  My mom works across the street and she should get out at about 4-4:30 so she will bring me home to save Tim a trip to the hospital.  I had my cervical length checked just before lunch and it went up a little to 13 mm.  The baby was also measured.  He is already up to 3 lbs!  I can't believe it.  That is another goal achieved.  Since we are both doing so well, the Dr's said we can manage this from home.  So we will have a change of scenery for a while.  I will continue to have the same routine at home, only getting up to eat and go to the bathroom.  I will also have regular Dr. visits once a week.  I am scheduled already for next week Monday.  I will continue to take Procardia at home to relax my uterine muscles.  My Dr. said that 2/3 of people with shortened cervix will go on to deliver full term (over 36 weeks) and 1/3 will still have preterm delivery (36 weeks or before).  Please pray that I will continue to follow the Dr.'s orders and stay down with all the temptations that will come with me going home.  Tim already told me that he is going to lock up my sewing machine.  That might not be a bad idea!

15 comments:

Nicole Poest said...

I am so EXCITED and HAPPY for you!!! That's great news!!! I'll be praying that you will follow doctors orders and that you go to full term!
Big baby...WOW!!! Your going to be part of the big baby club(just like me):)
Behave at home ;)
Love
Nicole

Brad said...

Jen and Tim - that is so exciting!!! I am so happy for you both. You have been such a trooper for the past few weeks and I am so glad that you are finally going to be home (which I can see can be very tempting to over-do it but you can resist!:) What an answer to prayer. We'll have to stop by later on after I have the baby (no baby yet) for a visit. Take care! Jill

The Zeerip's said...

What great News!!! I wanted to tell you - my sister was born at 29 weeks at 3 pounds- 3 ounces. She is now 23 and a mom to a wonderful 2 1/2 year old. So we will be praying for you, tim and baby dehann.
Rachael

Keith De Witt said...

That is really great news!!! Now the pressure is on you to stay down.

Chris Klein said...

I'll help Tim lock it up. Great news! I'll continue to pray. I am excitec for you. Check out my new blog. clayvesselinc.bloggspot.com. Praise Jesus!!!!!!!!

Mary said...

How exciting to be able to come home!! I was planning on visiting you this week so I guess I will have a shorter trip!! If Tim is really concerned about your sewing machine, I will gladly bring it here and use it!! Take care and hopefully we'll see you soon!
Aunt Mary

Melissa said...

Jen & Tim that is awesome news!!! I am so happy for you! We are praying for you and hope you make it full term! Thanks for all the updates!

DeWitt Family said...

Great News Jen! Stay in bed as the doctors ordered and let us know if you need anything!! You will continue to be in our prayers.

Luke said...

Tim and Jen,

We are so thankful to hear the good news. God has been good and remember He will continue to be faithful throughout your lives. Keeping you in our prayers always. We love you both and Jen we are so proud of you for being patient through this whole process, hang in there!

Luke and Amber

Nick and Kristi Bonstell said...

That is awesome Jen! We hope things continue to go well in the comfort of your own home! We will continue to pray!

TracyVDM said...

That's great!!! Good thing I didn't stop by there last night. I had to go out to Ada to meet with a bride for a wedding I'm photographing next weekend...so I was very tempted to stop by Spectrum on the way home.

ocfamily said...

So happy for you!! We will continue to pray for baby DeHaan to stay put for a while yet. :) But Praise God for you making it this far!!
Jami

Matt Yount said...

In the words of some really cool friends . . . Gitty-Up!!!! Happy for the three of you. Follow the doc's orders. Enjoy the homefront. Praise God. Still praying daily (the kids are too, and Reese said his class prays for you as well).

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The Robinsons said...

We are so excited that you get to go home and that Baby DeHaan has decided to stay put for a while. Praise the Lord for keeping the baby safe and for giving you the patience to get through your bedrest "journey" so far! Keeping you in our prayers,
The Robinsons