Two hours to go and Finn will not have to share his actual birthday. I think we are thankfully in the clear. Renae, Becky, Austin and Finn came up for a visit this afternoon. We all went to McDonald's for a birthday sundae, which Finn loved. Pete came up for a bit, as well. Finn lasted about an hour and a half and then was getting a little squirrelly so they headed out around 6pm. It was so great to see him and I could tell he was happy to see us as well. We took some pictures and sang to him. Ironically, the nurse that was on tonight was one of our nurses last time! She was busy while Finn was here, so she didn't get to see him, but what a small world!
The Mag was discontinued a little after 2pm. Yay! I was able to take a shower, brush my teeth, put on real clothes...all with only a little help from Jim. I felt human again. Contractions were practically stopped all evening, but are now about every 15 minutes or so, but not painful. I'll probably have to go back on the monitors in a little bit, but I'm trying to hold off. Still feeling good, though.
Stacey and Sam came for a visit tonight. Stacey brought me Pad Thai from Noodles (yum!) and Sam and Jim went out for Mexican...Jim needed to get out. Which was great because Stacey and I got some girl time. Becky A also came up tonight, which was great. We talked about old war stories, since she spent 3 weeks here just after Finn was born (and even knew my nurse tonight!). Thanks for all the visits, guys. Helps to break up the time a bit.
Will know more tomorrow about when we can go home and what activity levels are allowed. Hopefully we have an uneventful night.
Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.