Yesterday afternoon, I took the bus down to the capitol city to see a doctor at the hospital where Daniel was treated earlier this year. We knew I needed to be seen soon as problems were continuing, and so when Daniel called and they had an opening for that evening, we prayed about it and decided I should go. We have prayer meeting Wednesday evenings so Daniel and the children stayed.
I was a bit nervous traveling and seeing a new doctor by myself, and I was so thankful that the Lord made the way smooth and blessed the trip.
The doctor was so nice. I am use to the doctors being cold, harsh, or even getting upset with me for having so many babies, but this doctor was very kind, gentle, patient, and very thorough in everything. His nurse stayed with me the entire time and the hospital there is so very clean, they have updated equippment, and once I got in, I wasn't nervous much at all.
I got to see every little part of our precious baby. This little one is measuring perfect, has 10 fingers and 10 toes, and is truly fearfully and wonderfully made!
The problem is complete/total placenta previa. The placenta is completely covering the opening of the uterus stretching out equally on both sides. The doctor said he had never seen a placenta like this correct itself and that as the pregnancy progresses, normally the bleeding does as well as the growing uterus stretches and the placenta is pulled away. It can be very dangerous for mom and baby and so we are praying about what to do as the time draws near.
The hospital that is close to our house (about 30 min. away) does not have a lot they can do. They do not have blood on hand nor the ability to care for a pre-term infant. The doctor said the goal is to get me to 37 weeks, but often times, especially when there has already been bleeding, they need to take the baby sooner.
It was a lot to think about, but we are glad to know what the problem is and are just asking the Lord to give us and the doctor wisdom in the days/weeks ahead as well as protect mommy and our sweet little SON :)
Yes, little Lockwood #12 is very much a boy...the ultrasound even gave me a 3D picture of his face and wow....he is sure a handsome little man...looks just like his daddy.
I LOVE BOYS! I love girls too! Which is great...because I always get one of the two! :)
So we can really name this one Justin Other Lockwood :) j/k
Any name suggestions? Here's what's come up in the Lockwood household thus far:
Ezekiel, Abraham, Mordacai, and Ezra
While it is always fun to think of and talk together about names, we love to ask the Lord to lay upon our heart the name for each child.
We are so encouraged and thank you for your prayers. As difficult as it has been to not be able to do all the things I normally do, it's been a blessing to my heart to see the children pull together to cover all mommy's chores. It brings such joy to my heart to see them learn the joy of serving others.