Well, Kelly has made it beyond her 24 hour mark and is feeling a little more with it now. She has been taken off the magnesium and is now expected to swallow the "pills". I understand that is going well. Her blood pressure is doing better (it had been quite low) and the baby's heartrate is doing good. An echocardiogram was done earlier to check the baby's heart. This is done to ensure that there hasn't been any constriction of the ductis arteriosis of the heart. Echocardiographic findings indicated the heart looked good. Another echo will be done tomorrow morning. Nurses and staff have been coming in about every hour to check on Kelly. The staff here is fantastic and we feel that we are in the best care would could be in. I feel lucky that we have this opportunity here at CHOP and that we were able to be a part of this clinical study. We feel it is the best thing we could do to try and help Grayden. There are many unknowns and there could still be unforseen complications. All we can do is sit tight for the next few months and hope Kelly can get as close to 37 weeks as possible before delivery. We are certainly sad that we will miss out on the rest of our summer and the trips we had planned; but we know there will be many more summers to come. I expect that Kelly will want to update the blog tomorrow, that will be good cuz her fingers are smaller and more suited to this dam keyboard.
I am a mom to an amazing little guy who brightens my day and a wife to the best husband I could have ever asked for. We are expecting another baby boy, Grayden in the fall of 2010 and recently found out that he has Spina Bifida. Since that time we decided to participate in the MOMS trial and undergo prenatal surgery to repair the lesion on his back. This is our journey as we experience the joys of becoming and being parents to two little boys.