I slept well last night- so thankful! Today, we wait for tomorrow. The forecast is rain and hail- a good day to stay in and relax.
One of things I have been excited to do with the girls is have dance parties (particularly to Beyonce 'single ladies' :))- so, this morning I decided that it was something I wanted to do with them today. Ryan didn't have Beyonce, so we danced to Tiao Cruz 'dynamite' instead (don't worry, I didn't jump around too much). I thought this might be a good way to stimulate them and keep them active too. Im pretty sure they loved it.
Im both afraid and excited to get into surgery tomorrow and rescue our babies. I have to say hope is exhausting, but I have to continue to do it. I think they will make it, both.
Success of the surgery has a few different markers:
1- immediately after surgery if everyone is alive
2- 24 hours after surgery if everyone is alive, if this is the case it is probable they will make it to birth (barring other complications)
3- 1 week after surgery if there have been no major complications (preterm labor, bleeding, fluid leaking, etc)
4- 28 weeks = HOME RUN!
They say that the rule of thumb is that the babies will come 10 weeks after laser surgery (they aren't exactly sure why). That will put me at 30 weeks of pregnancy and they should be able to survive (especially because they are girls- seriously.) This will be the first week of April.
I cannot believe they may be here so soon! Holy smokes, I haven't done anything and I'll probably be on bed rest. At least I would have them and they will probably be in the NICU for a month or so anyway.
What a nightmare this pregnancy has been. I just went back and re-read my blog from the beginning- it made me cry, but my old posts encouraged me that the Lord has been near this whole time. Check out my very first post here.
friends, yesterday alone we had close to 3,000 page views of our blog. we are honored and humbled that so many are following our story and offering support. thank you to so many for disseminating our blog as it increases the number of prayers. please pray for tomorrow and we'll keep you updated.