Saturday, February 27, 2010

21 Weeks and Proteinuria...

Here's our little sweet cheeks at 20 weeks 3 days.
Hand all curled under her little chin.

They measured EVERYTHING from head to toe on our angel-even her lips! 
The verdict is-she is completely perfect and 100% on track for her age!


I have been waiting to update the blog until I knew the results of my 24 hour urine test which my Dr. assured me on Tuesday would be fine. Well, NOT SO MUCH... The amount of protein last month was 160.

When I heard my Dr's voice and not the nurses on my cell Thursday during a homeschool field trip, I knew something must not be right and immediately felt anxiety and tears set in...

She said my protein had quadrupeled to 800 and there is no explanation for it. She said she was not going to call it pre-eclampsia YET.  I immediately pictured myself on bed rest in the hospital for the next months while my 6 little ones struggles without me at home-being cared for by strangers. The thought of it makes me tear up and my BP go sky high.

She got me in with a urologist yesterday afternoon who said this to me "ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE AT THE RIGHT PLACE?, YOU SHOULD REALLY BE SEEING A NEPHROLOGIST." He said "I just don't know what to do with you, I will call a nephrologist friend of mine and let you know next week."  ALL THIS after I waited almost 2 hours to see him. AND OF COURSE, it was 5pm and my OB office is closed by now. 

SO, I called the Dr. on call and told her the situation. She just told me to chill, drink lots of water and wait until Monday on which they will promplty make an appointment for me to see a nephrologist.

God let us know that he is still in control and protecting our little girl and me by allowing my sweet husband to feel SEVERAL LARGE KICKS last night! She is an active girl, just in the last few days! I LOVE feeling her move, it's just the neatest thing EVER! Trusting HIM all the way!

"Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!"
2 Corinthians 9:15


  1. Praising God that she is doing so well! And praying for you that the doctors will get this protein issue resolved and that you won't have to be on bedrest! :)

  2. Love the picture!! I'll be praying for your situation. All I can say is trust God!

  3. I am so sorry that you are going through all of this. When it takes us so long to get pg we should really have perfectly easy pregnancies, right?!?! Praising God with you that your daughter is perfect and praying for you as you see the specialist.

  4. Do not borrow trouble. I know it's easier said than done. Just concentrate on all the positives that are happening inside your body and in your life.

    God is not surprised and He already knows everything that will happen. He WILL protect you and all your children. :)


    I'm sending love, hugs, and prayers!!!

  6. What a beautiful picture of her all snug as a bug:) Big prayers your way that your protein levels drop by Monday.
    On your previous post you talked about heartburn and one thing that has helped me the past few years is taking probiotics daily! It helps keep the digestive tract nice and healthy. Also, I don't know if these are ok for pregnancy you would have to look them up, but digestive enzymes help break up your food better. I use Digest Gold and they work AMAZING!

  7. You're definitely in my thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you!!!

  8. Deep breath in... and relax. The Lord is in control and He will walk you through whatever this pregnancy takes you. Stay focused and enjoy the little things as they are...Like precious little kicks from your precious little baby. She's beautiful, by the way. :))

  9. So glad you both got to feel her kicking! Too fun! You know I'm praying for you and want to encourage you to take one day at a time! You are amazing and your baby is adorable! What a miracle!

  10. THANK YOU so much for this blog and for your testimony!! My husband and I have begun the embryo adoption process as well. I had 1 question: were you implanted with 2 "embies"?