Day 9: T-15

Friday, July 31, 2009

Is it possible to have this many "good" days in a row? I think it is!

So, I had my second shower today!!! Yesterday's instructions were cleared up, as Dr B left for vacation. I get to shower daily and can use the potty chair for ALL bathroom visits. Talk about big steps! I feel sooo much better just from those things. I am drinking like a fish, too. I drank 5 pitchers yesterday and I am already about 3 into today. I'll hit 5 by tonight, I think. And, here's the best news, NO CONTRACTIONS. At all. None since Wednesday night.

Dr. M. came in today to say hi and that she'd be caring for us while Dr. B. is away for, gulp, 2.5w. By the time he comes back, I will be across that viability line... My line in the sand... THE line. Wow. He says he fully expects me to be pregnant when he returns. That means he thinks I will be pregnant into my 25th week... That gives me a boost of confidence. But what is better is that I think I will be pregnant, too. The babies are so active and I feel good. I know we are still living day to day and ultrasound to ultrasound... I realize that Tuesday's upcoming u/s might reverse all of these priviledges or that I may start to contract hardcore even with all my water consumption. These are possibles... I know that... But they arent permeating my thoughts. Instead, I feel light. Like "we can do this."

We talk to the babies. We tell them what day it is and how far it is until October and November. The reasons they dont want to be born in Aug or Sept. How Nov is best but that if they want their own birthstone, then the end of Oct will be okay. They just move under our hands as we talk... Listening, I like to think... Counting down the days until their birthdays, too... Understanding that they have to wait "a little bit longer..."

So, it is good day. I know that our sweet Nick, Sophie, and Alex are watching over and playing with Bobby and Maya... Keeping them safe... Living through them in a way... Telling the little bambinos to just "stay put". I thank them every day for that. I know they are with us, too...

Thanks for all your prayers and good wishes. Hopefully, we will continue to share good news!

If I am offline for the weekend, please dont worry. :) When Peter is here, I dont get on the computer. It is the precious little time we have together. So, I may post briefly or not at all. Dont worry! I know we are going to be okay. :)

15 comments:

Barefoot said...

Hooray for another good day!! Have a great weekend.

Ruth said...

How wonderful for you to have some increased quality of life - the little things like showers are important!

cheryllookingforward said...

Keep on going Michele! I'm so happy to read good news from you!

Paula said...

I'm so glad you are having a good day!! I check several times a day to see your updates and continue to pray for you and your family.

Kandi Ann said...

OH DEAR GOODNESS!!!! You made my day. I read the first sentence and had to post a HURRAY!! for you. I follow you with Prayers and hope and the tenativeness of a true IC'er that never gave birth. (I never can now and I am ok with it for what its worth). I am living vicariously through you. I am thanking God for each day you carry and living each day as you showed me, for the day it is. You Rock!! xoxo, Kandi Ann

Mommy (You can call me OM) said...

I love this kind of news. :)

Peace, my friend. Still praying.

Donna said...

You sounds like you are in such good spirits! Grow little babies grow!!! I hope you have an uneventful weekend and spend lots of time with your husband.

Lachlan's Mum said...

Great news! I hope things keep going well and that you have a good weekend.

Barb said...

Glad things are so great! And thanks for your support.

Carrie said...

WOO HOO! I love all this good news coming out of you, my dear. WAY to go!!!!

You are so close, almost two weeks only!

Have a nice weekend with your husband and enjoy the showers and potty! :)

We can do it, we can do it, we can do it.

mekate said...

What a wonderful post! So happy to hear you are doing as well as you possibly can, so glad you can take showers (DIVINE) and use the toilet chair, and so glad for the doctor having such faith.
That helps a lot- it makes this whole thing feel possible.


I love thinking of you talking with your babies, letting them know what is going on.

And I hope hope hope your next ultrasound shows everything holding as it needs to, so you can have your showers and moments upright!

Take good care and know I am hoping and praying for you that time
just
simply
passes and you are past the line in the sand before you know it.

Thank you for being so sweet and generous with me in the midst of all that you are experiencing. I appreciate your kindness so much.

warmly,
Kate

Anne said...

This is such a positive post. I am praying for you as always. Hugs!

Tammy On the Go said...

just checking in...

Heather said...

It's nice to read some good news in blogland. I'll keep my fingers, toes, legs, heart all crossed for you and a November birth for your bambino's.

Christine said...

SO glad everything is going ok. Enjoy the weekend with your husband. lots of hugs