Monday, March 29, 2010
The Big 3-0
Yesterday Baby Girl turned 30 weeks. We celebrated by bringing treats for the nurses and they surprised us with a "30" balloon.
Last night my body rebelled and I started bleeding again, this time more than I had before. We went back over to high risk labor and delivery for the night to be observed. The bleeding has not gotten any worse and Baby Girl looks great on the monitor so this morning I am back in my usual room. I am doing my best to stay calm and wait it out. The idea is to keep her in until the bleeding becomes an issue for her or me.
I wanted to share some pictures of life in the hospital for Anneliese. This has become her second home and she really walks around as if she owns the place. This experience has added words such as tourniquet, vacutainer, blood sugar and Doppler to her vocabulary. If she goes into the medical field one day I won't be one bit surprised.
Annie in the chapel-her new favorite hospital hangout
Roaming the halls
Watching the helicopter take off
Getting gloves on to help her favorite nurse draw my blood
Frustrated that she can't get blood to come out my finger-she says she needs a sharper needle. If this kid ever gets her hand on a phlebotomy basket I'm in trouble.
She is getting more and more eager to meet her baby sister and has some interesting ideas about babies. One nurse asked if she was going to help change diapers and she replied "NO! Baby sister does not have a butt." When we were listening to the baby's heart beat I asked Annie what she thought her sister was doing in there and she immediately replied "drinking her bottle but she is almost out of milk so we need to get her more." She has also requested two baby sisters but no brothers. I am anxious to get back home to her but at the same time wanting to give this little one as much time to grow as I can. Regardless it is out of my hands so I am riding it out.
Thank you again to everyone who has been helping with Anneliese. This pregnancy has really been a group effort and we are grateful for everyone's support.