Thank you, everyone, so much for reaching out to Ashley. I absolutely love the network of amazing people I have found through starting this blog. I don't know what I would possibly do without all of you!
Now, some news about our little one. The great news is that his little heart looks fantastic! They looked and looked and could not find a single concern. YAY!!! This is amazing, surreal, crazy, wonderful news.
The not-so-great news is that my contractions have intensified over the last few days so the doctor wanted to give me a thorough exam today. She was concerned enough to immediately put me on complete bed rest for a minimum of four weeks. Four weeks from now would be the earliest that they could possibly try to save the baby if I were to go into labor. So, it is vital that I do not go into labor until then.
This has me super duper bummed out for many reasons. I'm trying not to think too far down the road and to just focus on TODAY. So, what is bumming me out TODAY is that this is really going to affect my time with Elijah. I'm not going to be able to take him places or run around and play with him or eat dinner with him or really do much of anything. For at least the next four weeks I will be parenting him from the couch. :(
It could be worse, though. At least I am at home and at least the baby is doing well and at least I have an amazing husband who would do anything under the sun to keep his family safe and at least I can still SEE my spunky little boy. I will try to focus on these things and hopefully my contractions lessen and I can get off bed rest in four weeks.
We would really appreciate your prayers right now. And please continue to pray for Ashley and her little girl, as well! THANK YOU!