Sunday, January 11, 2009
11 January- The last few days have been a little rough. On Friday Kel's ultrasound showed fluid levels at one of the lowest points since the start of our struggle. Doctors and nurses told us not to get too upset that the heartbeat and other signs still looked okay. Then late Saturday night I got a call to come back up to hospital because Kel had felt a few contractions. I could tell fear had set in with Kel as she spoke over the phone. Of course we know Caroline is going to be born early but we are hoping so much to make it past a few more milestones of development. After a few hours of some small and some not so small contractions they seemed to fade and Kel was able to get some rest. Since then she has had a few more but at this point there is no sign of labor. The doctor won't rule out that these could be early signs of heading that direction but they also said it is not uncommon for women in this situation to have a few random contractions. On a more positive note, Kel reached the 26 week mark today and we are praying for eight solid more weeks of growth and development so Caroline is able to receive another round of steroids and given a much better shot at a healthy start.