Monday, July 27, 2009

First check-up after checking out

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.

7 comments:

  1. Great update! Keep 'em comin'! xoxo

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  2. Such wonderful news! Shelly, it is also good to hear that you are recovering well. You seem to have a compassionate companion who is such a support to you. What a happy weekend you will have with your children!

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  3. I can't imagine going through what you're going through, and then not being able to see your other kids too! I'm moved with so much emotion and compassion when I read your blog, we pray for you guys everyday, and we love you each so much!

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  4. Shelly I am so happy that you are recovering nicely and that your baby is doing great too. Kendall you are such a wonderful husband and by reading all your post I can tell how much you love your wife and the rest of your family. I am so glad that the kids get to see you this weekend. Enjoy it. I miss seeing your happy face every Sunday Shelly.

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  5. I'm so glad to hear that things are going well for both mother and baby! I can't imagine how hard it is to be away from Damon and Audrey, especially at birthday time, but you're keeping a good attitude about it. =) We love you and pray for you daily!

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  6. Hooray for a great check-up! And HOLY COW, Damon is FOUR YEARS OLD!

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  7. Just got caught up on your posts from the last week or so. So glad things are going well and you are continuing to recover. Shelly, you are a true hero . . . a GREAT example to me!

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