Thursday, November 13, 2008

13 days!!!

Ok, so here's today's update. Caleb's heartbeat is at 150 bpm. I haven't dilated anymore (1 cm last week), and my cervix is still really thick. This amazes me. From what I've read, these babies are premature. Caleb seems to be hanging on, and right now this little guy is my hero. I'm so proud of him for making it this far. He's being more than a fighter, he's here to prove something to me.

I emailed Ginger Hites, the representative from NILMDTS that my mom contacted. I gave her an update about Caleb, and let her know that I'm more than willing to take part in the article that I mentioned in yesterday's blog. That's all I got right now; I will probably be updating about that soon enough.

There are only 13 days until my due date. I'm so excited and nervous at the same time. I have no idea how I'm going to take care of this little guy, but I'm 100% sure it will come to me as soon as I see him.

Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers, only because he's gonna be here soon. Please pray that we're gonna be able to bring him home. We really just want him to come home and be with us for the holidays.

I have a lot of ultrasound pictures of this little guy. I will be trying to scan them sometime this weekend and get them up here for you all. I just realized that there are no pictures on this blog at all.

Thanks to all for becoming followers. It means a lot that everyone is taking the time to read this.



Kate said...

Hi Lindsey! Just wanted to let you know that I think this blog is a really good thing. I know we've lost touch over the years, but I haven't forgotten about you--you and Caleb are in my prayers all the time. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with him this year, and I hope to see some great pictures of him when he arrives!
--Katie Mo

The Pittsburgh Hites said...

Keep your chin up and never doubt God has given you Caleb because he knew that you would be strong enough to handle this situation. You are a very brave woman, and a great mother already. Use this blog not just to update the world, but write letters to Caleb, tell us how YOU feel, vent, scream, just keep writing. When your "ifs" are done, this will be a great way to always remember this journey. Keep believing in your little boy, he is fighting hard now to come meet you. Just remember, he loves you. I am honored to get to share in your journey, and can't wait to talk to you about what just came up!

boltefamily said...

Praying for you and your family!

Josh Bradley said... We are praying for you guys!

Aunt Rene said...

Amanda told me about your blog and I'm so glad she did. I think it is a wonderful tribute to your son and to help elevate awareness of Trisomy 18 for those of us who never knew of it before. You seem to have a real gift of relating your thoughts and feelings in words and I hope it help you in some way. Please know that you and Caleb are never far from mine and Uncle Hank's thoughts and you are both in our prayers. If you feel like it we could communicate via email my address is We love you!

Carla Burlando said...

Hi , I just came across your blog. Much love and prayers for you as you await the arrival of your precious son. My first son had Trisomy 18 so I understand that emotional journey. Hang in there.