Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Our Journey Through Fetal Medicine: Quick Update

Yesterday we went to our weekly ultrasound. I was upset we didn't get to see the specialist we are used to yet again, but we were very happy to hear nothing has changed. This doctor is perhaps overly cautious, so the fact he was happy with what he saw and said he would see us in a week was great news!

When making our appointment for next week, we said we only wanted to see our regular specialist. It is just too late in the game for a new doctor to try to catch up. Since no one has any idea what is going on and so many doctors are getting involved, it just seems best to stick with the doctor who has seen us through all of this. Of course I'm also hoping he says not to come every week.

We go back to our specialist out here next week and then Houston right after Christmas. The hunt for housing has really worn me down. By nature I'm a pretty frugal person, but I also like to live in a good, safe area. I don't need fluff. But security, well, yes. It has been difficult to find something right in the middle of inadequate and excess. We plan to drive by a few places when in Houston next and start narrowing it down. Hopefully we will also have more of an idea of what to expect after delivery.

It is hard to believe we leave next week for Arkansas. Once we get back we will only have about a month before we head on to Houston. I am very sad about leaving our home and friends and church for so long. I never knew how much Midland was home until I was forced to leave it. Now it seems incomprehensible to uproot our lives here, even if only for a few months. During this time of our lives we've leaned on our friends and church family more than ever, and I don't know how to do day-to-day life without them. It sure has opened my eyes to all of the blessings we live in everyday.

We are trying to be as optimistic as possible with our time in Houston. The rodeo will be going on while we are there, so of course I hope to see at least one night. Houston does have so much to offer right at your fingertips, and it will be fun to experience what all is there. (If I tell myself this enough, it is bound to come true.😊 Midland is still a metropolis to me. I feel like Houston is a bit out of my league.)

I may not update after next week because there is so little to say right now, but once we know something more I'll be sure to let you all know. Thanks again for your continued prayers. I sound like a broken record, but we couldn't have made it to this point without you praying on our behalf. It means the absolute world to us.

Have a merry Christmas!


  1. Avery - Gib and Tamie Allen and Celeste Osburn are in Houston. If you need information, etc....I am sure you could reach out to them they are all three on Facebook.

    Praying for all of you and your sweet baby especially!


  2. Thank you, Cheryl! That is a great suggestion!