Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The latest

Well, today I'm 30 weeks pregnant, and we're so thankful for that! Every day is a blessing. Yesterday I spent most of the day in the hospital getting tests run on both me and the baby, and, thankfully, all is still well. Baby Elisha is still growing like he should be- pushing 3 pounds now!- and getting the nourishment he needs. I'm doing well, too- all my tests came back normal.

The doctor gave me a shot of steroids to speed the baby's lung development so that hopefully he won't have as hard a time breathing when he is born. (Premature white male babies have the hardest time with lung development, for some reason.) I am lying on my side in bed for 95% of every day, and we're just praying for 32 weeks. After that we'll pray for 33, then 34. We don't want the baby to have to be in the hospital for long at all- we want to bring him home with us!

We so appreciate all your prayers and concern for us and all the help and phonecalls and gifts we've received. We feel so blessed, and there is so much to be thankful for.