I don't have a lot of news to share on Will, except for the fact that he appears to be hanging in there! We were super worried about preterm labor or placental abruption at the end of last week, but I had a follow up appointment yesterday and it seems things are still okay for now. Thank God. We need Will to stay in there as long as possible to give his chest and lungs plenty of time to develop and support his breathing. I had an opportunity yesterday to spend more quality time with Will during a long ultrasound and the technician made sure to grab some sweet pictures of him for me.
During all of this ordeal, it became so easy to focus on Will's "issues". We spent so much time looking at his skeletal system and trying to figure out measurements that it seemed everyone kind of forgot to take a peek at our sweet little boy's face. When we had our last big appointment in early February, I told Mr. Man that I just wanted to focus on enjoying Will during the ultrasound. Unfortunately, though, he was head down and only wanted to show us the back of his head. I left disappointed that I hadn't been able to see our sweet boy. I mentioned this to the ultrasound technician last week and she said she would keep trying to show me his sweet features...and yesterday he finally cooperated and she was awesome enough to do them in 4D.
I am beyond thankful for those thirty minutes I spent yesterday in a quiet, dark room looking at our sweet boy. Since we have no idea how things are going to progress, I really want to make it a point to enjoy him now. I got to see him holding his feet, waving his hands in front of his face and even laying with his toes on his forehead. It was just such a precious time to relax a little and stop worrying about potential "issues" and just focus on his sweet little nose and chin. Here are a few pictures of my little valentine.
Please continue praying for our family and for our other precious valentine, The Babe. She isn't feeling well today and that's hard on everyone. I have another appointment next Tuesday to check on Will, so no updates on him between now and then will be a good thing!
I also finished a crafty project that I want to share later this week... I finally got around to whipping out my scissors and mod podge and it felt ohhh so good. :)