Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Big News!

Cydney and I are going to share a birthday---Friday, July 17th!

My doctor checked my cervix this morning and discovered that I am 1 cm dilated! He turned to Chris and I and asked, "Do you want to have a baby tomorrow or Friday?" I was in total shock because I have NOT had any bleeding or pain and had no idea I was starting to dilate. We want to give her every last minute to develop that we can, so we chose Friday (I will be checked again in the morning to make sure we can wait until Friday).

I have a mix of emotions going through me right now. I am excited to meet her, but nervous. I wanted to make it to 35 weeks, but I guess that isn't going to happen. I am SO thankful that we are at 34 weeks, but she will still be a preemie. I wish we could just take the cerclage out and let nature take it's course, but that's not an option. I can't go into 'labor' due to the risk of my uterus rupturing from my previous classical c-section.

I had a growth scan today and she was on the smaller side at 4lbs 2oz. I was hoping for closer to 5 lbs, but that's not in my control! I was a 4 lb baby---what can I say, like mother, like daughter!

As of now, my c-section is scheduled for Friday morning at 730am. Please pray all goes well and she comes out breathing and pink! Also, pray that she has developed the suck, swallow, breathe reflex and she doesn't need a feeding tube! I am trying to expect her to go to NICU for a bit, but how awesome would it be if we could skip that!

Thanks for all your prayers! We will keep you updated!

33 comments:

Reyne said...

We are so excited for you and Chris and big brother Coy!!! Can't wait to meet your beautiful baby girl. You have done really well throughout these months in the hospital and you are about to see the results of all that bedrest! We will pray that Cydney will only have to stay a minimal time (if at all) in the NICU. God has been watching over you both and look how far you have come - that is so awesome! We'll be waiting for news!! What a wonderful birthday present!
Love,
Reyne and the Ruchti's

Becca said...

Yah! How exciting! The Bryan's will be praying.

Daxton's Personal Assistant said...

Congratulations! I know you have to be extremely nervous, but you know how awesome 34 weeks is!!! And it's a little girl... And you've had the steroid shots... And you've got lotsa folks praying... Something tells me you guys will be home before you know it!

Praying for a pretty little petite pink princess!

Kassi said...

Stranger/lurker here. I found your blog while I was pregnant with my son, right after you had Coy. Been following ever since! I"m praying and I kno that Cydney is going to be born with miraculous health, and YOU have done an AMAZING job keeping her in so long!!! Good Job Mama!!

Mountain Girl said...

WOW, that is exciting, but I do pray that Cydney comes out screaming, pink and breathing. AND that she will know how to suck, swallow, breathe. Happy Birthday!

Holly said...

We are so excited for you! You have done an amazing job cooking that baby girl. We are praying for an amazing and awesome yet uneventful birth and hospital stay for you girls.

Holly (Kolkhorst), Paul, Luke, Ella and Aaron Hawryluk

lisaswendsen said...

AWESOME! All the work you have done for your sweet girl has almost paid off! I can't wait to hear all about it!

Vickirdh said...

Ann Marie, what a wonderful birthday present! And it will be an even better one if Miss Cydney can stay out of the NICU or only stay a short time. I can't wait to meet her. I got to see Coy yesterday and I couldn't believe how much he'd grown in the last 6 months. He was still just smiling away at us and and looking like a mini Chris! What a cutie! As a bonus we got to see Ryder again too! What a handsome little man he is! I just LOVE his hair! I will be praying extra hard for all of you on Friday morning. I can't wait to get home and check the blog or my email that day to hear the news.

With love and prayers, Vicki

Lauren said...

Oh my gosh! This is so exciting!! Congratulations! I can't wait to hear how everything goes. I will keep you and Cydney in my prayers tomorrow for your big day. Happy almost Birthday!!

Amanda said...

I will be praying! :)

amy said...

oh my goodness!!! how sweet that you will share a birthday! And 34 weeks?! That's WONDERFUL!! Praying for Cydney's delivery and her suck, swallow, breathe reflex is developed. Ohhhh I can't wait to see pics of your little girl!!

Blair said...

Ann Marie - I have followed your blog from the very beginning and have definitely talked to God on your behalf. I am so excited to hear that this part of your experience is almost over! I look forward to seeing the whole fam at some Rice Baseball event in the future;)

Blair and Tyler Henley

hallegracesmama said...

I am so excited for you to have made it so far in this journey. Sweet Cydney is a strong little girl with one heck of a mama!

My twin boys were born at 34w2d and just needed a bit of time to learn how to eat. I have a feeling that Cydney will need a lot less...you know what they say about girls in the NICU!

Anyway, congratulations and happy early birthday to you both!

Julie
mom to Halle 23w5d, now 4
and J&J, 34w2d, now 1

Snap said...

Well done, Mama! Will be praying that Cydney arrives loudly, pink, sucking, swallowing, with breathe reflex et al. Happy Birthday to you both!

Jodi said...

What a miracle that you have made it to 34 weeks! I'm sure it's still pretty scary. I will continually pray for you. I can't wait to see pictures of Cydney!

Ann Glowacki said...

Ann Marie,

We will be thinking about you and praying that all goes well on Friday! It was sooo cute tonight, Jaxson was sitting with Shawn looking at your blog and he said "Coy" over and over... then out of the blue he said "sweetie pie"! (Adorable!) Finally when he saw the picture of Coy w/ the vacuum, he said "vacuum" (of course... he loves it too). Then Shawn was talking to Jaxson about Cydney and also asked him if he is having a brother or sister. His reply was "vacuum"! Apparently I'm pregnant with a Hoover! Too funny, I had to share.

Anyway, I am so proud of you that you made it this far! I will pray for a healthy, happy baby and mommy and for her suck-swallow-breathe to be in full gear! Take care!

Love,
Ann

Robyn said...

On our knees in prayer for you and Cydney before, during and after delivery. Praying for health and I agree that skipping the NICU would be awesome!
Tell Chris & Coy we pray for them, too.
Much love and prayers coming your way,
Robyn

Hilary said...

Wow!! Annmarie you have done such a GREAT job!! can't wait to hear the new Friday :) Praying!!!!

Kim said...

Will be praying for you and sweet baby!

Momofsix said...

Anne Marie-
Yeah- my package made it in time I hope!!! Did you get what I sent you?

I am so happy that Cydney will be here soon!
I will be anxiously awaiting to here the arrival announcement!

Your Sister in Christ from Northeast Houston-
Angie

I am Trish Marie said...

How is exciting! You must be so happy to have made it this far. I will be thinking of you Friday, and praying for a healthy baby girl!

carridawn said...

HOW AWESOME! What an incredible birthday gift from God!
Will be praying for you and your precious little girl. Very proud of you and your family - and how y'all have perservered thru all of this. CONGRATULATIONS!

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

Oh my goodness - that's quite a birthday present! I've been following your blog for quite a while now - since Coy was first born - and I'm so pleased for you that you've managed to get to 34 weeks this time round. I've never had the pregnancy issues you've had, but both of my children have had major health issues after they were born, so I understand a bit about the whole rollercoaster ride thing!I'll be watching out for updates tomorrow, and will be hoping and praying that little Cydney comes out pink and feisty! With love from across the pond X

Knott said...

Ann Marie & family -
It was great to see you yesterday and hear this amazing news in person! We will be thinking about you and praying for you especially on Friday morning. I think this is going to be your most special birthday yet!
Lisa

The Whistlers said...

There will be a lot of prayers going your way on Friday!

erika said...

My mom and I have been keeping up with your blogs daily when I get home from work. We are so excited for you and wish you and your family the best. We will be thinking and praying for you.

amyoutlaw said...

Yeah! Will be anxiously awaiting the news tomorrow!!!
Amy

Julie said...

I have been reading your blog for a long time now (since Coy was a baby) and I have to say that you are an amazing woman being able to endure what you have for the love of your children!! I checked in tonight because I had a feeling that you either had Cydney or was about to... I will pray for the two of you and also that the nicu will not be necessary or at least be a VERY short stay so that she can go home with you. Good luck and get ready to meet your princess!!

Julie

RyanAndrew2007 said...

I will be praying for you, Cydney and the rest of your family tomorrow. I'm so excited for you.

Renee and Daniel said...

Ann Marie,
Happy Birthday two both of you!!!

Emily's Blog said...

I will be praying that all goes well tomorrow morning, and that Cyndney will not have to spend too much time in the NICU.
Praying for peace in the entire situtation, and for peace for the Drs. and those others that will and have been taking care of you.

Marie said...

Happy birthday to you and Cydney!

Tina said...

Praying. . . and knowing God will take care of both of you!

Happy Birthday Ann Marie and Cydney!