Monday, June 29, 2009


We have a new address until delivery.  Here.  For good.  Very sad for Michelle.

Dr. Cousins came in today and talked to us about our situation.  The weight loss that occurred was not quite concerning to him as it was to us.  But we'll be keeping an eye on it to make sure it doesn't continue to drop.

He said that everything is status quo thus far, which is good, and we will be continuing to monitor the progress of Karsie.  At this point it looks like he was saying that around 38 weeks is our cutoff.  We are going to try to keep her in until then, but if we get there we will do an amniocentesis.  The amnio will measure how Karsie's lung development is.  If she looks good, then she comes out.  Until then the reasons for taking her out early are as follows:

-water breaks followed by labor (and lungs look good)
-labor starts and cannot be stopped
-fluid starting to move into the heart

Other than that, we keep her in until 38 weeks.


  1. I'm sorry Michelle. I can't imagine staying in a hospital when you don't feel sick! But, it will be best for Karsie. You can rest easy knowing that they are monitoring her and you so much. I am still thinking and praying for you and your family.

  2. I am so sorry you are stuck there till Karsie is born.
    Every day she can be inside you is a great gift though.
    I wish you many, many, boring great gifts.
    I hope you can read the entire series of "The number One Ladies Detective Agency" and all the Nsrnia books, and "Animals in Translation" & "Wesley the Owl"
    (Ask family & friends to get them for you!)
    Love, Jen.