Just wanted to go ahead and give you this week's statistics update while I'm messing around on here.
We went to the doctor on Tuesday for what turned out to be a pretty disheartening visit. Since the last Tuesday, she had only grown 1/2 an ounce, or about 15 grams. Now, before you rush to say, "At least she grew!" please keep in mind that if she continued to grow at this pace, she'd only be between 1 and 2 pounds at her due date. According to the doctor, though, she essentially can't keep growing at this rate; she'll either pick it up or pass away in utero, probably in the next month or so. They estimated her total weight to be 315 grams, or 11.2 ounces. Again, she's got to get to 500 grams, or 17ish ounces to be viable. So we're still suspended, waiting on pins and needles. On the upside, though, her fluid level was up so much that it's pretty much in the normal range, albeit on the low end of normal. So perhaps that's an indication of forthcoming growth. It seems like it should mean that something is picking up, so we'll be anxious to see how she grows this week. We'll be in Tennessee for Annual Conference Sunday through Wednesday morning, then back to the doctor in Louisville Wednesday afternoon for our last visit with them. We'll move (hopefully) at the end of the week (or possibly the beginning of the next week) and will (again, hopefully, as long as they can squeeze us in) have our fist visit with the doctors at Vandy that week. Then we'll start at Bethpage UMC that Sunday (June 22). I'll try to keep you posted, of course!