Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Office visit

I had another office visit today. It really hasn't been a week from the last visit. There wasn't much change today. I'm still at 2cm. well, she says maybe a little over, but NOT 3. I'm still at 80-90% effaced. Yes, her head is still low (in the same spot). Were just waiting on everything to come together. It truly is one of those things that you just can't rush. God already knows the date of her Birthday. I'm just excited to know!

I don't go back until the 9th of November. I know this seems far away, but it's not. They will let me go a week and a half over. No rush! I hope all is well with everyone.

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
-Bible, Hebrews 11:1


Sunday, October 28, 2007

Feeling good

I've been well. I have had pressure, but I'm sure that this is normal. I told Whitlee this morning that it was time for her to think about making her exit. I don't know if she is taking me seriously or not? I hope so! She is definitely running out of room in the womb.

I hope everyone is well and we look forward to calling everyone with good news soon!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

39 week office visit

Well, I am still at 2cm. :( That's alright because she said I was at least 80%effaced. Also, she said that Whitlee had dropped a lot. Well, she said, "Wow, she's really low. That's why you feel the pressure like you have felt the past couple of days". She is almost engaged.

When she listened for Whitlee's heart rate she was a little concerned. It was too low. I assured her that I listen frequently and her average is 130-135BPM. She recommended that we get on the monitor for at least 20 minutes. As she predicted, Whitlee's heart rate was slowing down with the mini contractions I've been experiencing. To sum it all up, she thinks that were both doing great. We are going to DISCUSS induction on my next visit (Oct. 30). She knows that I am totally against it; however, we need a plan in case all else fails. :) She thinks I am progressing well and that delivery doesn't seem too far away.

I hope all is well with everyone! -Ashlee :^)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Whitlee's book

By Ashlee Curtis

Here is a link to preview her book. This is made for her about her family. If anyone wants to order just click on the link. To preview click on the text Book Preview. Email me with any questions. ashleejustin@bellsouth.net -Ashlee

Today I finally finished our book to Whitlee. It is titled FOR WHITLEE. I will upload it later and get it ordered. I can't wait for all of you to see it. I know that she will appreciate it later in life. I will send some of you the address and you can order one if you like. Her copy has a place in the back where family can tell her something special.
I hope everyone is well. We hope that we will be able to call soon with news of her arrival. Well, that's if she ever decides to come out. HeeHee!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Doing Well

I am getting so anxious. I can't wait to see Whitlee. I have dreams of her some nights. Justin seems excited. I can't wait to see his face when he sees her. Well, that's if I can see past all of my tears. Haha! (smiling)

All of the emotions I felt around our 20-25th week are returning. All of the concerns. I realize it's in GOD's beautiful hands. I trust and have faith in him. I praise him for the strength he has given me. Without him we are nothing. I can't stop thinking of picking out her first Christmas dress. How fun that will be! Keep us in your thoughts.

--God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame. Elizabeth Barrett Browning


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

38 week visit

This weeks visit brought little change. Still at 2cm but more than 60% effaced. Yeah! I can't wait until it's time. Were trying to enjoy the quietness we have for now. We realize it will all change soon.
I know she will never be as close to me as she is right now, but I can't wait to hold our sweet little girl in my arms. " OH what a feeling" I could sing a song about that! Really, I could. I'll keep you all posted with any changes. -Ashlee

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Office visit

I went to the OB/GYN today. I'm 37weeks gestation. I'm dilated to 2 now, and 50-60% effaced (thinning of cervix). She has dropped to -2 station. This is good. Last week she had not dropped at all. When she gets to station 0(zero) she will engaged. Stations +1 to +5 mean that she's on her way out. WOW! My GBS screen was negative. I'm espically excited about that. Now I know that I won't have to receive any antibiotics first. YEAH!
He says for me to start my maternity leave now and focus on preparing for her arrival. The road ahead of us will be tough. We WILL MAKE IT with faith and prayer. Thanks to everyone! - Ashlee

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

U/S and NICU tour

We got to see our little Whitlee again today. She sure does Yawn a lot. We were told her eye looks better then expected. Her brain is looking good as well. They estimated her weight to be 6lbs. She is in the 29th percentile, which is a little below average. The u/s tech told me she didn't look as if she had a big head. Imagine my relief! HaHa!

We also met with the professor of neonatology. He answered our questions and helped to guide us on what to expect. Whitlee will not be able to have visitors at first. He said poss grandparents. This is because the newborns have a lowered immune response and her mucosal area at her nose will be exposed, this makes even more susceptible to getting infections. We have been told that if her breathing is ok then she may be able to stay in the room for a few hours. The feeding issue will eventually arise. She will more than likely have a tube inserted into her mouth or nose for feeding. It's also possible she would have a G-tube before leaving the hospital. Please pray for her. She is our gift from GOD. We feel so blessed to receive her. -Ashlee:)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Office visit

We went for our 36week check today. Only one centimeter dialated. NO effacement! :( She hasn't dropped any either. I have a LONG WAY to go. She'll get here when she wants. We had a chance to tour the hospital today. I'm really pleased with Vandy! Thanks everyone for the thoughts and prayers! -Ashlee:)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Thanks for the support. We go to the doctor tomorrow. It's just a general check. I'll keep you guys posted. -Ashlee

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


I am now 36weeks gestation. I can't wait to see her. How exciting! I know that the road will be very tough. I'm prepared for that. GOD is on our side. I believe that he wants nothing more than to see this through. We are so blessed with family and friends. Thank you ALL! -Ashlee