We are halfway through day 12 and so far so good. I took a little nap this morning and feel so much more rested. I guess my late night and early mornings kind of caught up with me. I didn't even realize I was tired.
There isn't much to report. I had my blood tested this morning. My nurse thought it was ok when I asked. I feel like it is or a team of doctors would have been in here by now. We did have a little visit with my attending physician (top doctor here) last night so I thought I'd fill you in on that.
She came in last night and was exchanging pleasantries with us but I think Beau and I were both thinking...what's up? She just doesn't come in at night. I finally asked her if something was wrong. I told her she made me nervous coming in at this time of day. Basically she meant to come earlier but got sidetracked and finally made it down. Either way it was good to talk to her.
I apologized to her for my reaction when she told me I wasn't going home and then we had a fairly candid conversation about my situation. I learned somethings from talking to her that I need to correct from earlier posts. First, I may not have a c-section. Apparently when an infection does set in, it usually causes labor to start. If Gaines has turned and is no longer breech, they will let labor continue and he'll be born normally. There is also a chance if labor is fast and he's still breech he'll come that way as well. I think it all depends on how quickly things develop. I was under the impression that a regular birth would be too stressful for such a little baby but she said that really there is nothing to support that theory. She also confirmed our thoughts that things will be going along as normal one day and something will happen and they'll take the baby. Most likely because labor will start. Apparently labor can happen really quickly in a case like mine. I assume because the baby is so small.
I asked her if I she thought I really could make it to 28 weeks. She told me I absolutely could. She couldn't predict that but knowing that she thought it could happen made me feel like its a little more doable. Here are the parts that Beau and I interpreted differently. I choose to believe my version as it is more favorable. I can't remember her exact words but I think she said something to the effect of the longer you go, the better your chances of going longer...if that makes sense. I so hope that is true. Also, we were telling her about our blog and about how many visitors we'd had and how many people were praying for us and she was blown away. I swear she said that there were a lot of people in the hospital praying for us. Beau thinks I totally made that up and I guess I could have, but I choose to believe it.
She was looking around our room at all of the things people have sent us and listening to us telling her about the blog and she said it made her tear up. Anyway, I really think our visit last night went a long way on our relationship with her.
Let's see, what else...Gaines' heart rate sounded good this morning. Tomorrow is 26 weeks. I can't wait to scratch that little goal off the list.
We just got a picture forwarded to us of Reed eating lunch with his cousin Kathryn. It was so funny. I don't think sweet little Kat knows what to do with this wild boy. During the day in Birmingham Reed is staying at Beau's sister's house with her youngest and the nurse that keeps her. Beau's mom told us that when she dropped him off this morning Kat had just woken up and Reed came in full force. She said Kathryn looked at him like what are you so happy about? She said her mouth dropped open when he came in. He is just so full of energy. I think our families are getting a good taste of why we go to bed so early at our house.
All right...I guess that's about it for now. Please pray for an un-eventful rest of day 12 and that we make it to 26 weeks (and beyond) tomorrow!
Beau just called parts of this post fiction but I swear that's the way the conversation went. Men...
Love to all,