Tuesday, January 13, 2009
13 January- It has only been two days since our last update, but I feel like so much has happened. The contractions Kel started having a few days ago have continued. They are very sporadic but they've become enough of a concern that the nurses have prepared IV fluids to keep nearby just in case. They tell us they are watching for her to have six or more an hour before any new measures would be taken. The specialist explained that since Kel is further along now they would not try to stop the contractions. Of course we would rather the contractions go away so Caroline can grow inside for a few more weeks. Today Kel had another ultrasound and her fluid was again at a very low level. I'm not sure what brought it up but we raised the debate again about Kel's actual due date yesterday and after multiple checks today it has been determined she is due April 15 (the original date). We know we won't get there but its significant because that means Kel reaches the 27 week point tomorrow not this coming Sunday. We are a bit ahead of where we've been thinking. Once Kel reaches the 28 week point she will receive her second dose of steroids. After her ultrasound, Kel was able to visit the new sector of the NICU. This area is where babies go after they graduate from the NICU we toured awhile ago. St. John's is very proud of this new facility and its updates. We hold on to hope that most of Caroline's NICU time is spent there since that would mean she is advancing quickly.