All is well this morning. We've made it another day. So far so good today. Beau's in the shower and I'm waiting on my breakfast. I'm hungry this morning for some reason. Apparently they send up the Ensure warm so I'm going to have Beau put it in the community freezer here and I'll have it as a mid-morning snack. Maybe it will be a little frozen by then and be kind of like a shake. I really hope its not gross. I'll keep you posted. Whatever it takes to keep this little guy healthy.
At my 6 am vital check everything still looked good for me. We'll get Gaines on the monitor around 10. He's wiggling around a good bit this morning. I think the fact that he's so active is a good thing. One of the concerns of a baby with no fluid is their lack of movement. I think it can cause problems with their limbs. I don't ask what sort of problems exactly (because I don't want to know) but that was one of the things mentioned to me. Once I hit 28 weeks, I'll ask. That puts me close to 30 days. When I first got here I was told they didn't like babies to be without fluid for more than 30 days. Since I've been here that statement has been amended (because it can re-build up around them) but I'm going to really press it when it gets closer.
I'm still not sure if I get an ultrasound today or not. My nurse said that my doctors were going to discuss it this morning. That's one of the frustrating things about having so many doctors. At some point I was told I'd have one every 3 weeks. Really I was told that I'd get one every week but I guess that plan got scratched. I might really push for one today. Please pray that if I get one it goes well. It could be really discouraging to me if the results aren't what I hoped.
I thought I might list a few non-complaints here. I'm not complaining about anything (because I'm just thankful to be here), just making a few observations.
1. My skin is like a lizard and my lips are constantly chapped. I have lotion/chap stick here and I'm using it a couple times a day but the air in this hospital is so dry. Makes me appreciate the humidity back home.
2. I don't really love drinking out of juice containers and eating off of plastic food warmers. If it were possible I'd have someone ship me my dish/glass cabinet from home. I cannot wait to drink out of one of my own glasses again.
3. Hospital towels are less than stellar. I guess it's to exfoliate all the dry skin. Good think I don't use them every day. :)
4. Even when you can order your own cafeteria food, its still cafeteria food. I don't think they use a bit of salt on anything down there. Luckily if you ask for salt you get salt packets but it's not the same. It's like adding sugar to your tea after its cooled off. It just doesn't mix in the same.
One quick sad thing and I'll run. Beau and I were going to be leaving after work today headed on a long weekend getaway for his birthday. We had taken Friday off and were going to drop Reed off with my parents. Sad. We'll do it when we get home and re-settled. Maybe by Christmas.
Ok...y'all have a good Thursday. Keep us in your prayers.
Oh, congratulations to my niece Kathryn...she slept through the night with no oxygen. That's huge. It's the last step in getting her completely off oxygen. She's been on it since she was born in July 2007. (She was the 24 weeker) Congrats Kat (and Kelly and Greg)! Also a big thank you to my other niece Maddie for helping take care of Reed last week.
Love to all,