Yesterday was my appointment and it went great. No ultrasound this time, just a quick OB appointment. I felt like a 'normal' pregnant woman for the first time in a long time. My weight is good, my blood pressure is good, Hope's heart rate was 140 bpm, and she is growing. I was done in 10 minutes!
After my appointment I met with Jane from labor and delivery and she gave me a tour of the whole labor and delivery department. She was wonderful and very sympathetic to everything we are going through. The tour went pretty good...it is like all other hospitals I have delivered at. I just really liked how I was treated and know that it will help when Hope is born. Now, I just need to pray that she decides to stay with me until the 21st of September.
I also want to thank everyone else that has seen us through this pregnancy. This has been the hardest thing Jerry and I have ever and hopefully will ever go through in our lives. I know it has not been easy on either of our families and everyone has been really supportive. Jerry's mom called last night and told us that she has the christening gown ready for Hope and Danielle is making the shoes for the outfit. I am so grateful to everyone that has treated this pregnancy and Hope like all the other kids that have been born. I know it is hard for everyone, but I really feel like everyone has been so supportive and even though we don't always know what to say or how to act...our families have been great and have listened and provided all of us with the love and prayers that are greatly appreciated. I know we don't tell everyone enough how thankful we are for everything and I hope that one day we will be able to express how grateful we are to everyone.