I guess while I'm posting pictures, I might as well post a pregnant picture I didn't put up from when I had 4 weeks to go.
Ok, moving on. I had a doctor visit last Thursday with Dr. Kayland I think her name was. The ultrasound tech did her test on Cayla and she got all 8 points fairly fast. She measured her and Cayla is now 6 lbs. 15 oz.! :o) She's right on target. We had to do another non-stress test and she did fine. She told me to lay very low this week. Cayla seems to be in position and could decide to come early if I'm not careful. I see Dr. Rajabi again next Thursday for my last appointment.
Dr. Mayock I think his name is, that gave me the physical last week at Cleveland Clinic, called me this week asking me to get some blood work done Thursday while at Hillcrest. So I did. He said he wanted to check my potassium and kidney functions and other things. Well, he called me this morning on a Saturday to tell me that all my levels of everything he checked were "outstanding". Ok, but then he said he had to list my kidney function as abnormal because it was so high above normal. I don't understand that, and he didn't really explain it, other than to say it's great and I'm super healthy. I guess I'm just going to have to let it go and not try to figure it out... Nice to know I'm healthy. All this they're doing is apparently because my pregnancy is "high-risk". Just so blessed to have great insurance. We got a bill from Cleveland Clinic this week too. I have only been to them since February. This bill was not including previous appointments with my regular, local OB, just since I started seeing Dr. Rajabi, it was for just under $12,000 already!!! I haven't even had the C-section yet, nor Cayla have any of her operations that might be forthcoming... I can forsee this bill increasing tremendously before the end of this year. Our insurance covers 80% and we pay 20% up untill our family deductible is met at $2,500, then they cover 100%. They said our part due was around $900. This is all so, so surreal what it's costing and how much insurance is paying. I looked at what things were costing and they listed one of the ultrasounds done at one of my visits with 3-D and who knows what, at $975! Ok, moving on... but God is providing is all I can say! He is taking care of us in miraculous ways!
Wow, it's already 10pm and I'm exhausted. Oh, I was going to say it was great having a friend come over last Wednesday who helped me clear my dining room table, mopped my bathroom floor and drove me around town to do my errands. Thanks Kim! You blessed me greatly! And Samuel and I love hearing your stories that kept us laughing! :o)
I have given up on making announcements... I was doing 2-step stamping with ink pads that eventually do need to be reinked, but I can only find the refills for 1 out of the 4 colors I'm using. It was taking too long and we have come up with plan B. Gotta love plan B's. :o) I might use the ones I've done as thank you's or something. We'll see.
I know there was more I was going to say, but can't quite remember sitting here feeling sleepy. We're down to 10 days! Amazing. I love being pregnant and feeling her move around in there. It's so, so amazing to think there's a baby in there. I know, I'm tired and pregnant, so this is what comes out when I write. As much as I love being pregnant, I can't wait to have her in my arms and love on her! It's not long now. :o)
I really would like to ask you to continue to pray for Cayla and what all she'll have to face after birth. Have no idea what it will be, but God does. Keep praying also for my sugar levels that morning of delivery to be right, and that our precious Cayla Joy will be patient and wait until Tuesday the 24th. :o) We appreciate the love, support, prayers, money, and so much more that we have been blessed with by so many of you! Thank you all who've been following us so far for all of this! For all you reading this, here's a prayer from us for you and a good one for us too!
"For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you,
and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will
in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.
That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing,
being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power,
unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;"