This post is going to be brief because I didn't really sleep last night and am in some pain/discomfort, but wanted to give you a quick update. the second marker of success is getting through the first 24 hours. we made it! I did have a few contractions last night, which is pretty normal, but they gave me medication to relax my uterus and it worked. the hospital stay went as well as it could have gone, the night full of interuptions and sweet care. i was so thankful when morning came, and I knew i could be leaving soon (and get that freakin IV out of my arm!). The doc came in and did a quick ultrasound and saw that everyone's heartbeats looked good and the girls were partying. they were literally stacked on top of each other, and baby A even doing rolls over baby B- poor little thing. After we were discharged, we went back for a more extensive final ultrasound, where they found that baby B already has more bladder flow and there is less of a discrepancy between the fluid levels. I am on bedrest now for the next 7ish days, and then I will be on a modified bedrest. I took a long nap this afternoon at the hotel and we plan to stay here one more night and head back to cow town in the morning. Ryan's mom is going to be coming back with us to help us out for the weekend and she will take off sunday.
I can't believe its over, I can't believe it even happend- it all kind of feels like a dream now. I feel so thankful to God for His mercy and so happy that there is a great chance now that I will have 2 heathly girls. I feel closer to them and more maternal than ever before. I do feel able to exhale and rejoice, but to be honest, I also have some lurking anxiety about what the next 10 weeks will bring. I do feel hopeful. Alright, more reflections, and more on what the surgery was like to come. My brain feels like mush and so Im going to get going and get back to you later.
Thank you over and over- we have read all of your sweet comments and are so honored to be followed by you. Praise Him!