So at 2pm this afternoon we went to Murray for a non-stress test. We had plans to hang out w/ my mom, sister, brother & niece & nephew after our appointment...well those plans were derailed when our nurse said "you're going to have the baby today." Yep. She said "today." Turns out we were running pretty low on fluid. So flash forward 8 hours and we're in a labor and delivery room, I'm all hooked up w/ an IV and monitors, and they've started me on a drug to get things ready for an induction tomorrow morning.
It's been a roller coaster afternoon/evening. There's just too much to think about and too much to process. In less than 24 hours our little heart baby will be here. We just had a visit from a nurse in the NICU here at the University Hospital. She explained what they do when they get the baby. Talking with her has brought all my fears, and anxiety to the surface. Will our baby be OK? Will she have other problems? When do I just get to hold her? How can I be excited to welcome this baby when I don't get to welcome her to my arms, or her dad's arms but instead to a slew of needles, IVs, medicines, plastic isolettes, and open heart surgery? My heart is so torn right now. Right now she is safe. Right now I get to be with her. Tomorrow I don't know.
Please keep us in your prayers. I am so grateful that we know about her heart at this time, I know what a blessing that is. But, boy does she have a long long road ahead and we cannot do it alone.
Thomas has been really great tonight, too. I am so happy that I have him. He has just the best attitude, and such faith and hope. He keeps me smiling and laughing and for that I am so grateful!
Well, we'll try to update tomorrow as soon as we can...stay tuned! :)