Today we returned for the first time to the medical center since we checked out of the hospital last Tuesday. It was about five hours altogether, including an hour-long lunch break. In the morning Shelly had an ultrasound, then after lunch a BPP session (where they watched Kaitlyn's movement and then put on the baby monitors for twenty minutes to check her heart rate and measure contractions), and then an appointment with the OB. Everything looks just as it should. Kaitlyn still moves quite a bit, and kicked for us quite a few times on the monitor. No contractions, cervix looks great, no signs of imminent labor. And no worrisome build-up of spinal fluid. We basically heard everything we were hoping to hear. We'll do this every Monday, and hopefully each time we'll have good news (or no news, which is essentially the same thing) to share.
Shelly feels a little better each day, and is starting to feel up for venturing out a little bit. Yesterday was great weather, so I wheeled her around the Golden Gate Park for awhile. She walks around the Family House just fine, she just gets tired quickly and needs the wheelchair anytime we go outside. She's doing great, though. We really miss our kids; we'll have to do Damon's birthday tomorrow over the phone, but we'll have another party when they come to visit this weekend. We can't wait.