Sylvia had an exciting weekend. On Friday morning her friend, Alexis, and Alexis' mom, Heather, came for a visit. The video is of the two of them playing together. They were so much fun to watch. Sylvia kept laughing and laughing and laughing. This was the first time the two of them really interacted with one another and it was so neat to see.
Then Daddy came back! Sylvia gets very excited when Dave reappears on the weekend. She gets so excited, in fact, that she gets all this excess energy and doesn't even know what to do with herself, so she kind of just runs around in circles and squeals. After Sylvia was in bed Dave and I went to visit with Stepher and Joe and let Uncle Dave meet his nephew, Dax.
I am very pleased to say that Dax is thus far proving to be a wonderful newborn! He sleeps well and eats well and really only fusses when hungry or messy. And Stepher and Joe are proving to be great parents. Plus, he's such a cutie!
Today Sylvia got to meet her cousin for the first time. It was so much fun to see her discover him. She saw Auntie Stephie holding him and walked over to her and kept pointing and smiling and asking, "What's that? What's that?" She was so giddy to see the little baby.
Sylvia has these slippers with a cow on them. My mom, Oma, started this thing where she will grab the toes of the slippers and say "Moo!" Sylvia has really taken to this and will squeeze the toes herself waiting for you to make the "moo" noise. Once or twice I have even heard her say "moo" herself. Well, when she was on the floor by Daxton she kept grabbing his toes, trying to make that "moo" noise. Dave started in and is wasn't long and Sylvia herself would grab Dax's toes and say, "Moo!" too.
We were very encouraged to see how good she was with Dax and hope that we will see a similar success when she meets her sister in a couple of weeks.
And this is saying goodbye to Daddy for the week. He gets her ready for bed and then spends a little time cuddling with her on the couch while they watch an animal video together. Then he brings her up to bed, sings her a song, and tells her he loves her and will miss her. And then . . . Well, then he puts her down and says goodbye to me and he is on his way.
The good news is that this will only last for two more weeks-- hopefully.
I was admitted to the hospital again on Friday. It was, fortunately, a very short visit. My blood pressure was much too high at the doctor's office and she could not let me go home. So, over to the hospital I went where they monitored my b.p. and took my blood. My b.p. went down enough and the blood work came back showing no evidence of preeclampsia yet. I was released.
The current plan that the doctor has implemented is I am scheduled for an amniocentesis on Wednesday, the 3rd of February to check if Lovebug's lung's are fully developed. If they are, then surgery will take place the day after or that Friday. (My original surery date was scheduled for the 18th of February.) Of course, if additional problems should arise or preeclampsia should reoccur then surgery will take place sooner. Additionally, there is a chance that I may go into labor spontaneously as at the appointment Friday I learned I had dilated even further.
Time will tell. In the meantime, I am doing what I can to stay in bright spirits and to try and stay as comfortable as possible. Although pain is a constant for me right now, I can at least keep it manageable-- sometimes.
And, again, thanks for the continued prayers, encouraging notes and emails and all the warm thoughts.