"I should not talk so much about myself if there were any body else whom I knew as well."
-Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, May 28, 2015


I'm not even going to contemplate complaining about the rain we've had in NWA because it's nothing compared to what Oklahoma and Texax are facing.  Our yard is muddy and gross, but that is not a problem, it's just an inconvenience.  
Tuesday's OB appointment went well.  It is typical to begin doing weekly Non Stress Tests (NST) at 32 weeks on babies with growth restriction.  So, after the normal visit, we went to another room where they hooked up Birth Mom to monitor baby's heart beat and to detect any contractions.  All was good.  We will do that weekly until Ellie arrives.  Speaking of... the doctor said that we would induce at 38 weeks unless there is reason to do so sooner.  So, for now, we are looking at July 1st.  In case you are counting, that's 4 weeks and 6 days away.  Next week we have an appointment with a specialist to do an echo on Ellie's heart (just a precaution because of her growth restriction) and another NST.  
I've spent the last few days feeling really wound up and stressed out over all that's happening and all that needs to be done.  (I joked Birth Mom that her pregnancy hormones were seeping into my system and making me crazy.  Are my hormones having sympathy symptoms as we anticipate the birth of Ellie?!)  Drew & I went out for a yummy dinner last night to celebrate his 35th birthday, had a lovely evening, and I'm feeling much better today.  As I think about what the next few weeks are leading us up to, my heart nearly bursts with joy.  

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