Kelly wanted me (Austin) to update the blog, which I am finding difficult b/c this new computer she bought is so tiny and my fingers are having a hard time finding the keys. Kelly went into surgery a little late (there was another patient in the OR ahead of her). She was very nervous about everything but we tried reassuring her that things would be ok. Of course, it was difficult waiting but eventually nurses and doctors started coming in to let us know everything was ok. The baby's heartbeat was steady the whole time and Kelly didn't need to have a blood transfusion or anything. Dr. said it was rather boring, which is a good thing. The opening in Grayden's back has been surgically closed and the nervous tissues will now hopefully be protected throughout the duration of the pregnancy. Kelly has just been very groggy and very hot at first (a side effect of the magnesium sulfate she is on to prevent uterine contractions). She is now feeling somewhat better. Terry and I have been taking turns rubbing Kelly's neck and shoulder, they were sore either from stress or perhaps being in a wierd position while she was under. We are hoping she will fall asleep and get some rest. She will be here in the hospital for the next several days. She should not be doing any activities and resting.
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.