So here we are, another day thankfully. Gaines and I are still here and are still together so thats good news. He's kicking around a lot this morning...still reminding me that he's fighting too and not giving up. For some reason one of the things that brought me back from the "dark side" two days ago was seeing pictures of Reed and knowing that this is his little brother we're dealing with. Beau and I were so excited when we found out Reed was going to have a little brother. Ever since I had visions of my two little boys playing and growing up together and I'm not giving up on that.
While a long boring several weeks is what we want here I'm afraid of boring you all with out any details of our medical status but basically all seems to be going as well as possible. I feel great, Gaines is kicking around, no contractions, no infection at this point. Also, keep in mind that while I like to pretend I'm an expert on a lot of things I don't have any medical training so I may mess up any medical updates that I try and pass along. I hope that my nurses bear with my know-it-all-ness.
Twice yesterday when they monitored Gaines heart rate and while they noticed a couple of deceleration (which are normal as long as they aren't too low or too long...which his aren't), they also noticed some accelerations which are really good and I believe have something to do with a developing nervous system. Gaines is just starting to do this but it is something that a baby does more around the 28-30 week mark so I'm taking it as a good sign. They should be back in soon to check him again this morning. I'm always glad when they do and we get a good report although I get nervous when they turn the machines on around here. I listen intently to the heartbeat...for what I don't know but the ups and downs although normal will freak you out. Or they do me anyway.
I just had a new doctor that came in and asked the standard questions...contractions, pain, leaking, etc? When I mentioned no on the leaking he seemed mildly concerned. Told me that I should still be leaking some because the baby should still be making fluid. It could be because they didn't have me on IV fluids yesterday and maybe I just didn't drink enough but I am hoping with all my heart that maybe things are healing. I know thats a long shot. I think the chances of that are 1 in 300...but someone has to be that 1. I'll keep you updated.
I'll finish this up here...I know my posts are a lot longer than Beau's...go figure. Beau and I have been so touched by the people who have found us and don't even know us. I am just baffled by people offering us things through a friend of a friend of a friend. Big things...housing, cars etc. It is so just so incredible and humbling. Plus all of the people out there praying for us from all over the world it seems now. We are beyond blessed.
Keep us in your prayers...pray for healing, no infection, a long boring stay in a hospital bed, my family that is traveling today and for an easy adjustment for Reed. I "talked" to him on the phone this morning and Abby (my sweet sister) told me he kissed the phone. I cannot wait to see that boy's face.