There has been a lot of good news. The cardiologist had a look at his heart and it confirmed what they thought, that he will do really well until surgery. They hope he can go until about 4-6 months, 3 at the earliest. A nurse and an attending dr (not a NICU dr - I don't really understand all of the positions) both commented on his strength and how well he is doing! I just cannot believe he is here already!
I started some slight bleeding at about 8:30 pm last night. Joe had just left for a run with his buddy Chris. Mom and Dad were on their way home from out west. Grandma Jo Jo was with Doopie and Dan and Grandpa Wayne was busy. I panicked a bit. I called Aunt Beth and she and Patty and a few others set out to find Joe and come over to watch the boys. Within 10 minutes Beth came with Joe and we took off. We arrived at United at about 9:30-9:45. I was measuring at 3cm and I knew the contractions were becoming productive. An hr later I decided I'd try pain meds (never had them before). The nurse checked me and I was at an 8 and really thin so she said "sorry, it is so close". So I toughed it out - what choice did I have? My water had not actually broke, something new this round. The Perinatologist broke it at about 10:50 and ONE push later he was laying on the bed!! We did not waste any time! I finally got to see him at about 1am. He was very sleepy and I did not try nursing. I was disappointed because I really wanted to get going on establishing that. But hey, it will work out if it's meant to be. If not, I can pump! I am learning to let go of some expectations and hopes if it means life is less stressful. We can go home 24 hrs after he is eating well without the tube. That probably won't be until the middle of the week, but we'll see! I have said many many prayers to God. I thank Him for everything that has been and pray for the best to be.
I think that is all for now. I will post some pictures very soon.