a little bit of hope goes a long, long way

Today we met with the fetal medicine specialist (thankfully they are attached to the hospital, so they just wheel me over). Right before the appointment I felt sick to my stomach and told Ted (who came down for the appointment) that I didn’t want to go and asked if we could cancel it.

I am so weary of hearing bad news and I really felt like I was doing good emotionally and mentally. I was taking it a day at a time, enjoying hearing her heart tones once daily and feeling her movements within. It is my bright hope amidst all of the bad news and fear.

Anyways, we went to the appointment and although her placenta still show concerning blood flow to and from the placenta to her (that’s been the same since friday), her amniotic fluid was up a little bit. It was a level 8 on friday and is now a level 9.15 today. It is hope, it is saying something is working to get it back up. We’re holding onto this hope and boy do I feel overjoyed. (Although levels should be 10-20s we will gladly take a 9.15 over an 8)

For the first time since we’ve been seeing the fms, she had good news and was actually optimistic. She told us Eisley’s bio physical  profile scored an 8 out of 8, which means, her breathing, her movement, her muscle tone, etc is doing well despite everything she is going through. AMEN! She is a fighter.

And He is in the womb with her being her strength. I just know it. I feel that way very strongly and I’ve had two friends give me almost the same picture of Jesus in the womb with her.

Please continue to pray for her healing, growth, nourishment, etc. She’s ounces away from being able to be born, she is 9 oz (hopefully more since last monday, but they check her weight and measure her next Tuesday) and she needs to be at least 16 oz preferably more.

 We still have a long road ahead of us, but we’re taking it a day at a time. We are holding onto hope that she’s going to keep holding on until she’s able to meet us face to face.  She’s now made it one week more than they thought possible, here’s to many more! Grow Eisley grow!

7 thoughts on “a little bit of hope goes a long, long way

  1. Melissa says:

    I know you still have a long road ahead, but what encouraging news!!! And the 8 out of 8 – you’ve definitely got a strong girl in there!! We will continue to pray pray pray!


  2. Nicole Richards says:

    AMAZING JAMI!!! Love your updates, think about you all through out my day!! Praying for you and your family!! Three words girl….healing, growth, nourishment.
    <3- Nicole


  3. pelicanprincess says:

    So glad for the positive blessings, Jami. May the Great Physician continue to do his work. Jesus, Eisley needs you to protect and nourish her. May your healing hands, mercy, and grace enfold this dear baby girl. Jesus, we give you thanks and praise and pray for Eisley in your name.


  4. Janie says:

    PTL 8 out of 8! I am continuing to lift your family in prayer. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea…”Be still and know that I am God.”Psalm 46:1-2,10


  5. Chriss Menna says:

    I’m so glad that you had some good news! What a blessing!

    A side note: I had kinda low amniotic fluid almost my entire pregnancy. My specialist said it should be between 5 and 20… Mine was often right around 5 or 6, occasionally it went up to 7 or 8. It sounds like she is doing just fine on amniotic fluid. : ) I also saw 2 different specialists during my pregnancy. The first one was considering putting me in the hospital and on steroids to develop the baby’s lungs in case of early delivery. I didn’t like that option and asked my OB to refer me to another specialist for a second opinion. The second specialist was much more optimistic. I say all that not for any reason other than to say that every doctor is different. Some are optimists and some are not. Everyone has a different way of looking at things. I have a great appreciation for doctors cause they saved my sons life, but sometimes they are wrong too. I’m hoping and praying that they are wrong about Eisley not making it!

    Keep hoping and hanging on for Eisley! She’s a determined little fighter!

    Love you!


  6. Lana says:

    wow Jami you have a little warrior princess in the making! with God ALL things are possible :D Steve & I prayed for Eisley before dinner yesterday… I had a lot to say… the food started to get cold, hehe – oh well!


  7. Jules says:

    I just found your blog through a friend and wanted to let you know that we are praying for your precious baby girl and your family. I’ve never been through this but I have had 2 high risk pregnancies after 6 years of infertility. God is so much bigger than our circumstances and I will continue to pray for healing and health for your little princess!! I also wanted to say that she has such a beautiful name! (Also, it seems we have VERY similar taste in diaper bags, lol).


    Anyway, just wanted to let you know that we are praying and I want to share your story on my blog, if you don’t mind?

    ~Blessings to your family,



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