So can you believe we've made it to day 5? Thankfully we are still here and Gaines and I are still together. As thankful as I am to be to this point, the closer we get to day 7 the more nervous I get. I know that is the start of the 7-10 day period that no doctor really thinks we'll get past (although I get the, but you could go longer, you can tell they don't really believe it. I pray that we'll prove them wrong. I'm nervous about the c-section as I've never had surgery and I'm really nervous because once Gaines gets here, the hard part starts. This business right now sure isn't easy but I know it will be harder once Gaines gets here and we are watching that tiny little one fight knowing there is nothing we can do. Not thinking about that today. Pray that those sorts of thoughts stay far from my mind.
I've had a few people ask what happens if infection never sets in. As I've said, no one here seems to think that will be the case but I asked a doctor this question this morning. According to her, different doctors have ideas on this but in general the benefits of staying in are outweighed at 34 weeks. However, the lack of fluid can start to cause problems around 30 days so they'd have to asses the situation after that point.
Just an interesting observation...what in the world do doctors do the rest of the day? I mean it seems they get their rounds done by 6:30 a.m. There is no sleeping late around here. I understand about doctors who have offices and do that the rest of the day but as I understand it, these residents don't have that...what do they do the rest of the day? Who knows. Not a complaint, just a nagging question about this time every morning.
In other news, I won my first game of spider solitaire yesterday. Can you tell I'm getting bored? Thank goodness for that. I kind of feel like that this is God's way of letting me "rest up" before Gaines gets here. Any mother knows how hard it is having a healthy newborn and how precious sleep and rest is. I guess maybe this is a little "gift" God is giving me because he knows whats to come.
They'll check Gaines (who knows how to make that possessive? sorry old English teachers) heartbeat soon but last night's sounded great and I feel him wiggling around in there. So far today is off to another good start.
The sad news is that Reed leaves today. Did Beau almost rip your heart out with that post yesterday? Broke my heart to read it. It will be very hard when he leaves today especially since we don't know when he'll be back. Pray for that today too please. Last night when he left he didn't want anyone to take him from Beau. He's pretty hesitant around me but I did get lots of kisses blown at me and quite a few bye byes. I've only been away from him since Tuesday morning it seems like he's talking so much more. I think I'm the saddest about missing all of his new things, he has been so fun lately and I can't stand missing it. Luckily he's with my parents that he loves and I think they are going to set up a web cam when they get home so we can see him. I also miss my puppy a lot today. I tell Beau that Jack and I are soul mates...we both love to just lay around and be lazy. We can also both be a little high maintenance at times. I just know how much he'd enjoy laying around in this bed with me. Sorry I know that's random.
Finishing up here, let me first say that I apologize for anyone reading this that gets slapped in the face with my medical issues like fluid leaking and the various colors of it. I know that's gross and I'd never be posting that sort of information on the Internet if it wasn't for this situation.
I guess that's it for now...I'm hooked up now to check the heartbeat and its hard to type. P.S. Not that I know what I'm looking for but the heart rate looks good. Also no fever this morning...another very good sign.
Keep praying...we love you all for it!