Thankfully the answer is no but I had to be tested for it again today. I already passed this test once at my doctor back home but my nurse had reason to believe that I could have it from another test they did this morning. After giving more blood, they determined that I did not have it. The good news is that even if I did have it, it wouldn't affect Gaines or cause an earlier delivery. The bad news is I would have had to control it with my diet or possibly insulin. I wasn't too keen on giving up my sweet snacks so I was thankful for negative results. I celebrated with a Reese's peanut butter egg. Four grams of protein so don't judge.
They also weighed me this morning. While I'm sure part of it was a difference in scales, this scale showed that I had lost 5 pounds from my last appointment at home. One of my doctors was in here while they did it and she didn't seem really concerned so I guess I'm not either. I assume some of it was from a loss of fluid and some could be some muscle loss. I don't really feel weak but I have been in the bed 11 days now so I guess its possible. Because of Gaines' gestational age, they don't really expect him to change a lot in weight right now. If I was further along that would be another story and would probably more of a cause for concern.
Thankfully we have made it past day 10 and are well into day day 11. I was just shocked to see that its almost 4 here. Its amazing how the days are going by. I pray that it stays that way. Now that we have hit and passed day 10 my next goal is to make it to 26 weeks (that's this Tuesday). I don't remember all the details as to why but I remember it being a significant point when my sister-in-law was going through this. I won't let myself ask or research on the internet how the statistics change for fear of freaking myself out but I think its a pretty big deal.
In other news, I finished my book so I'm back into reality. Also, from what I hear Reed is having a great time in Birmingham and has even been saying Mama. That's a big deal because it seemed to be the one word he had absolutely no interest in even trying to say.
One other quick thing, Beau got upgraded to a better chair. One of the nurses snuck him a better one this morning. I hope because they feel like we'll be here much longer. This chair has an ottoman and even reclines.
Please keep praying for us. Pray that we make it to week 26 and beyond, no infection and a baby that is happy staying where he is. We are still so thankful and overwhelmed at all of your support and prayers. Please keep it up!