Quick addition: Dr. Berry stopped by after I posted this blog. He does not expect that Casey will deliver tomorrow, but definitely believes the babies will be born in 5-7 days...here we go!!
Ok, so here is the deal. Casey has pre-eclampsia...not good. Her blood platelet count was low, then it went up and down a couple of times, but the last time it was checked it was down...not good. She has high levels of protein in her urine...not good. If her labs do not stabilize by tomorrow morning, it is go time for delivery! As a matter of fact, we were told that if this were a singleton pregnancy, we would have delivered the baby today. The lab work will be taken early in the morning so by the time most of you wake up and catch your first cup of coffee, we will know one way or another if we are bringing 5 babies into the world or not.
If her levels have stabilized or improved, there will be no more labs done until Tuesday which means no babies until Tuesday for sure unless Casey's physical symptoms take a turn for the worse. I'm not sure exactly why we wait three days to take the labs again - it was a nurse who explained all of this to me, not our doctor, and she wasn't clear on the reason. Trust me, I'll get to the bottom of this!
Yes, we have passed a major milestone by getting to now 29 weeks with this pregnancy, but I guess we're getting greedy. We really want 3 more weeks for these babies to develop better in Casey's belly! I was in the NICU today and saw a baby that was 28 weeks and just over two pounds...TINY! His arm was the size of my pinky!
At this point, Casey and I are content with the fact that we have done everything in our power to ensure the babies health. We have controlled what we could have controlled and whatever happens next is entirely in God's hands. We would love for the babies to stay in her belly longer, but we are confident in our faith and know that we are walking the path laid out for us. So my request tonight is that you pray for the babies' health, pray for the doctors' clarity in their decision making, pray for Casey's health, and pray for our peace with whatever comes our way.