Yesterday was a great day. We got the official report regarding the sonogram and as Brittany already mentioned, the doctors said it was "very encouraging". We also found out last night that Brittany passed her gestational diabetes test. I know she is happy, she can continue to eat all of the sweets that you guys have sent us. I don't know what she would do if she didn't have a dessert after lunch and dinner.
I think Brittany mentioned in her post that five of my close friends from home visited us yesterday for my Birthday. Four of them flew in from Birmingham, AL and one flew in from Dallas, TX. They all flew out last night. They were only here for about 5 hours. They took me to lunch to a place close to the hospital and then we came back to the room. Brittany had somehow managed to get cupcakes to our room without me knowing so we all had a cupcake. We then just sat around the room and caught up with each other. Brittany and I smiled and laughed more in the five hours those guys were here than we have in the last month. It was such a blessing that those guys would take a day out of their life and fly to DC to spend a couple of hours with us. They are amazing friends and I will never be able to fully explain the impact their short visit had on Brittany and me. For a short time we were able to forget why we were here and how long we had been here. I can't thank them enough.
I also can't thank my wife enough. Brittany is on "bed rest" (not bedridden) and was able to make my 30th Birthday so special. Much to my embarrassment, beginning at 6 AM and continuing through the day she told every nurse, med student, doctor, cleaning person, food delivery person and anyone else that ventured in to our room that it was my birthday. As the day progressed it seemed as though everyone in the hospital knew it was my birthday. Every time I passed someone in the hall I was told "Happy Birthday". She also somehow got cupcakes delivered to our room. She is amazing. She is an amazing wife and an amazing mother. Gaines has no idea how lucky he is that he will call Brittany his mom.
Thank you all for your prayers. The only reason we are able to keep our sanity through this journey is because God is present in our room. Hopefully we will have no news to report today.