Some how I lost the photo that Louis had uploaded on here... Oh well maybe another day...
So we have survived 28 days with the mama of the house being on bedrest:)
I have been here in the hospital for one week. I have to tell you that I am soooooo happy that I am here right now as the thunder is starting to roll through town. Weird, we are about to get a blizzard, but it is thundering at the moment. It is predicted that we could get any where between 8-20 inches of snow. CRAZY!!! That would be record breaking for OK. The last snowstorm of around 2 inches shut down schools for 2 days. It is predicted to not get above freezing until Saturday and with limited snowplows and such I would not at all be surprised if the city sort of shuts down till almost then. A lot of times it just takes until it melts for things to get back to normal. All of the schools are already canceled for tomorrow so we shall see what happens.
Greg brought the kids up here tonight for a couple of hours. It was such a treat to see them as I know that I may not see them until the weekend. I am really praying that they don't lose power at home... I know that I should be just fine up here at the hospital, but we will be having temps below zero. I pray that they will be safe, warm and protected at home. I am just so thankful that I am up here to be able to keep a close eye on Levi as often as needed.
For now they are doing 3 nonstress tests on him each day... he has been doing great on those. Then every MWF they are doing a biophysical profile on him.
Today we had the biophysical profile done and get this....
They estimated him to be weighing 4 lbs. 5 oz. +or - 10 oz. From what I have read, babies at around 31 weeks are usually just over 3 pounds. So most likely Levi is anywhere between 3lb. 11oz. and 4 lb. 15 oz. I am just so happy that he is still growing. That is a good sign that the placenta is still functioning fine at this point even though it isn't looking good. He looked good today and was doing everything he needed to do for them. The blood flow through the cord looked good as well as the fluid levels, all of which help to show that at this point the placenta is doing what it needs to do for now.
So for now.... the longest I will be here would be 6 weeks since they said they would deliver me at 37 weeks regardless. But most likely it will be earlier because of the placenta.
I know 6 weeks seems like a really long time. But for some crazy reason, to me it doesn't . It feels like a very small price to pay to help get Levi here safely. We are so blessed to have friends that have helped figure out a schedule for Greg to do all he needs to do for work, and to have some adults supervise the kids at home a few days a week or to go to friends houses. Another HUGE blessing has been the meals that our church family has provided for us. That has given Greg the time to take care of his work, the kids, and the house.
The kids have really done great considering we have done this for a month now. I am really proud of them and my amazing husband. I believe my husband is getting a whole new sense and appreciation for all that it takes to keep the family going on a daily basis on the homefront.
He is doing a great job.
It has been sort of an emotional week... we will see if I have the energy to post about it... but thank God it has gotten so much better in the last few days.
I am sleeping soooooo much better here. And that feels amazing. I look so forward to this little pumpkin making his arrival sometime in the somewhat near future. It is really hard to wrap my mind around the fact that he really could be born anytime. I pray he gets a few more weeks to continue growing.
I have yet to even walk by the baby nursery... I have a hard time believing that we will have a little guy in there in the next 6 weeks. I know Levi is in the Lord's hands... My heart and brain truly at times can't fully comprehend that I am even pregnant... (I know that sounds nuts) I was sharing with a friend that came by to visit today, all about the whole process of Levi's embryo adoption. I am overcome with gratefulness to God that he allowed this precious little guy to survive the thaw and grow and thrive inside of me... What a miracle and precious gift.
Thanks for your continued prayers friends!
HE MAKETH THE BARREN WOMAN TO KEEP HOUSE, AND TO BE A JOYFUL MOTHER OF CHILDREN. PRAISE YE THE LORD! PSALM 113:9