Doctor's appt today and things continue to look GREAT! YAY! I asked if there were still no changes in the next few weeks if that meant we were free and clear, or if the problems just get postponed. Dr Drake was pretty confident that since I have been so good about modifying my activities and not pushing it, that taking it easy will go a long way towards keeping everything looking as it should be. So I am happy with that news, although not 100% optimistic yet - as we well know when things start to go wrong for me, they tend to go fast and without warning.
For now I am just keeping my eye on mini-goals. The first one is 24 weeks, so I am hoping things will continue to look good through then. That's the # of weeks that the NICU can really help a preemie. So I will feel much better once we hit that point. Goal # 2 is 27 weeks which is when Gavin is born. He's obviously turned out great, although I'm afraid he is more of an exception than a rule in regards to how quickly he caught up and how healthy he's been. After that I'm just going to be grateful for every next week that passes. At 34 weeks we'll be really happy because some babies don't even have to stay in the NICU! And if we make to 36 weeks, we'll actually have the stitches scheduled to be removed. Imagine if we can just have a baby that gets put in our arms, rather than getting whisked away to the NICU (I was reminded of that moment last night watching Private Practice).
So for now let's keep our fingers crossed for 7 more healthy weeks. I don't say it enough, but we really appreciate everyone's love and support and good thoughts for us.
Oh! And the jury is still out on boy/girl. Little one just didn't want to show us the goods today. And before anyone begins to ask, yes we have pretty much decided on names. And no, we are not going to tell you.