Hello everyone. You all will be blessed with my typing for awhile now. Day 1 of the countdown is behind us, and we have officially made it through 27 weeks and 1 day. I will tell you all most of the events of the day.
We got up to the hospital at 8:30 a.m. this morning. The hospital wasn't expecting us until 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. Therefore, it took us until 9:15 to get checked into a room. Around 12:30 they moved her down to labor and delivery on the third floor. Her nurse checked her in and she ate. Then she slept. Then she read. Then she slept. Then she texted me. Then she slept. Her afternoon basically consisted of these things with a few doctors, residents, and nurses spread throughout.
At 5:30 she received the first of two doses of steroids. She will receive her second dose at 5:30 tomorrow. Steroids have been shown to improve lung development in preemies, decrease risks of developing various infections and hemorrhaging in the brain, and help the children run the 40 in 4.2 seconds (that's got to be exciting, huh, Coach Schuckman?). Also she has been, and will continue, receiving constant contraction monitoring throughout her stay.
The babies have been moving like crazy all day. They really went crazy when Grandpa Stubby called. It also helps that they have been going crazy for their big weekend (Golden Eagles, Tide, Broncos, and both of daddy's fantasy football teams won).
The hospital did a sono and doppler on Danna at the end of the night. It started at 8:45 and ended at 10:15. We will get the results tomorrow when we speak with Dr. Elliott before he leaves for vacation. We will post everything tomorrow when I get off work and home from the hospital.
Moni is still eating, moving, and feeling pretty well. I am starting to drag a little as the hours of working and chasing the babies is starting to catch up with me. I know, I know. I will get a much better taste of that here in a couple months. We would like to thank D.H. for the package. I can't wait to take a picture of the little farts in their little outfits. Another thanks to everyone for my happy birthday wishes. The comments, texts, calls, and cards were all greatly appreciated.
Billy and Moni
1 month ago