I have been asked to give a brief update on my health status; but let me just start by saying, I miss you, FBCTC family!
Michael and I have appreciated your prayers, love, and support during this time as we await baby Clarke’s arrival.
I was put on bed rest for my pregnancy at 27 weeks with contractions and other preterm labor signs.
The next week is when they found the duodenal atresia (a blockage between Clarke’s stomach and small intestine) which was preventing her from swallowing and causing fluid to build up. The good news is, this will be easily fixed by surgery right after she is born.
We were comforted to find out that this is not a super uncommon surgery.
At 28 weeks, I went in to get a fluid reduction to slow my contractions and prevent any more preterm labor risks.
I will be due for another one either this week or next week. Also, Clarke has also been breech for almost two weeks now, and they are not expecting her to turn before 36-37 weeks.
This mixed with high fluid levels has been causing me quite a lot of pain.
I will most likely have a scheduled c-section around that 36-37 week point.
After she is born, she will be in the NICU for 3-4 weeks.
With all that to say, her weight and measurements are right on track, she is breathing perfectly, and she is a ninja that keeps mama up at night! I am currently 33 weeks, so her arrival could be coming soon!
We have four different doctors that have been taking care of us at Memorial Hermann, and they are absolutely incredible.
God has blessed us with an amazing support system. There is no way Michael and I could get through this without you all and the love of Jesus Christ.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:33-34