Wednesday, March 26, 2008

12 week appointment my weekly updates aren't going to be as detailed each week because I'm sure you'll get tired of seeing them. ultrasound today went very well. Everything with my cervix looks great and the baby is doing wonderful. She (said in a very hopeful voice) didn't move much in the beginning but when we started looking at her tush, she squirmed away. She (hopeful) apparently doesn't want us buying pink yet. Good thing mama-to-be isn't much into pink! :-) OR the real reason could be that daddy-to-be wasn't there and she didn't want to give Nana the satisfaction of being the first to know!

Regardless, here is one of the pictures that we got this week. My appt next week is on Thursday, so expect another then.

Love to all and keep us in your prayers!
Kate, Cliff & Baby Hill #1

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Surgery was a success!

Good morning! I received a ton of emails this week....thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers! The surgery on Tuesday went very well. The spinal anesthesia wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting - very strange, but not bad. I had a follow up appt with the dr yesterday and all looks very well. I've attached the latest pics of the baby. She/he would not hold still yesterday! It was comical and quite amazing! I now have weekly follow-ups and ultrasounds, so my baby scrapbook is going to be full before it even gets here!

Monday, March 17, 2008

First OB appt

I promised an update...some of you already saw a text message today, but I wanted to keep everyone informed. We had our first OB appt today with our normal OB. The other appts have been with our fertility dr. Anyway, the baby is doing fine, but my cervix is changing quite a bit. It is half the length that it is supposed to be and it's starting to dilate. Needless to say, dr trumbower was not a happy camper. He is doing a cervical cerclage tomorrow afternoon. For those of you who do not know, that means he will put in a double stitch to keep my cervix closed and keep me from going into pre-term labor. As of today, we are 11 weeks, 2 days along.

I'll let you know how everything goes tomorrow. I'm a little nervous about the anesthesia - it's a spinal block instead of general anasthesia. Other than that, I'm fine. Except for not being able to eat after midnight and my appt at the hospital isn't until noon tomorrow. I"m a little nervous about that too! :-)

Keep us in your prayers! Love you all!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A New Addition for the Hill's

Hello and Happy Hump Day!

I thought it may be time to share a little news....Cliff and I are expecting a new addition to the family on October 5!!! I still can't believe it. Some of you have known for a few weeks, but I wanted to share our latest ultrasound along with the news.
We've been to the dr 3 times now - first to see the yolk sac, second to confirm a heartbeat and yesterday for a follow-up. The ultrasound attached is from yesterday - we can finally see a head and her arms. No, we don't know if it's a girl or not, but I am praying that it is. I'll let you know for sure as soon as we know. This Saturday will be the 10 week mark. :-) We've been seeing the fertility dr until now and I'll see my regular OB-GYN on Monday, the 17th. This pregnancy came as a total shock for us! I think it all happened the day that I told Cliff I wanted to wait for another year b/c I wasn't ready to be pregnant. Irony is a funny thing, huh?

I'll keep in touch as things progress...