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Life upside down

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Oh, lots of crazy has happened since August 15. I had anticipated the next blog post would be updates on the photo shoot and pics (coming, I promise), updates on the baby’s room, the office remodel progression and a few other projects. Life gets in the way of your best laid plans though.

My water broke at 1:30 a.m. on August 18 while I was asleep. I was 31 weeks pregnant. And shocked.

I’ll spare you all the details. Chances are if you read this blog and know me, I might have already shared this crazy story with you. In short, once I realized what was going on I freaked out, and rushed to the hospital with my family. Or I should say my husband rushed our family there. He’s amazing in general, exceptional in an emergency. I love that man.

We spend a very scary first few days trying to learn as much as possible about our situation, outcomes, treatments, medications, etc. We hoped for good news. I fully expected to have a baby that night, but we persevered and were very lucky to have made it this far intact (today I’m 33 weeks 2 days). We’ve learned a lot along the way, and are still scared but ultimately trust that we are in a very good place with excellent people taking care of us and this precious little girl. The ride has been wild.

I’m writing this late Tuesday night. If all goes well the rest of our week looks like this: massage on Wednesday (bedrest is really tough on your body, this is such a wonderful option to survive it). Thursday we have an ultrasound to check on our babe, make sure she’s growing and see how much fluid she’s got left to swim in. Friday there’s another test to evaluate her lung maturity. Then Friday afternoon we meet with my OB, the neonatologist, Bill and I to devise a plan to get her out safely. Safely means at 34 weeks. That’s Monday people, September 5. Labor Day. Irony much?

So I think in less than a week we’ll have a real baby girl to hold. A very small little girl, who I truly hope we are able to hold.

My plan is to sleep tonight and then tomorrow post the blog I’ve been waiting for, our family/maternity pics from Dan Woolf. They are stunning and I can’t wait to share my favorites with you and the internets! After that we’ll see. I wasn’t even sure how to document an update of the past two weeks. It’s been surreal. After the photo blog I think we need a post on things we’re thankful for, which in the last few weeks have been many.

If I tell you my plans, will life let me get to them and allow them to come true? Let’s test this theory. Go.