It can be a grueling routine, but our faith and little bits of good news keep us encouraged. Just recently she was granted wheelchair privileges, so once a day we take her on a 30 minute wheelchair ride around the hospital. There aren’t many places to go, but Charlie and Henry enjoy pushing the elevator buttons, going to the hospital cafeteria, and occasionally petting the hospital therapy dog when we happen to see him in the hall. His name is Nemo. Nemo is pretty cool.
We received more good news yesterday at our latest ultrasound. Piper is still growing, and has actually picked up the pace. Her estimated weight is now 3lbs 10 ounces placing her in the 50th percentile of her gestational age. Ashlie’s Amniotic Fluid Index is also at a very comfortable level at 17. (Normal is considered to be between 18-12.) The only frustrating part is that Piper is now breech again, meaning that if Ashlie were to go into labor early she would need an emergency C-section. We are hoping that over the next few weeks Piper will flip around so that we do not have to go that route.
I haven’t updated in a few weeks because there hasn’t been much excitement, and I’m glad it’s been that way. It’s already been plenty exciting, and there are still exciting times ahead of us. So I’m thankful for this period of relative normalcy. It has been good for the boys’ ability to predict what their lives will be like, when they will see their mom, when they will go on a wheelchair ride, and when they will see Nemo. We are hopeful for a Nemo sighting today!
Again, thank you so much for your continued prayers and support. Your love has been felt, and needed. We have about a month left of this season. We are excited to begin our new season with our new family this summer.