There's some sad news in the land of baby blogs. A woman whose blog I've been following since shortly after losing Ellis lost another baby boy yesterday at 23 weeks. She lost her twin boys in January of 2009 at 22 weeks. Although I've never met this person, the news has hit me pretty hard. Reading her blog, her experiences are very similar to our own. The latest blogs have been about putting together baby furniture, and getting the green light from the high risk doctors, and how confident she was feeling after passing the twenty-two week milestone.
Lately, I'd been feeling that same confidence. All our tests have turned out well, and our doctors have been enthusiastic. Yet, despite all the wonderful advances in technology in medicine, having a healthy baby really just comes down to a guessing game. Nobody can know for sure what's going on in there; and if, God forbid, anything did go wrong, there's nothing anyone can do about it anyhow. Reading about her loss is a sad reminder of that.
So all we can do is continue to stay positive, wait patiently, and hope for the best. We just have to believe that we'll have our baby girl home safe and sound in October.
In happier news....
We did buy some baby furniture over the long weekend, and started getting her room set up. One can not pay a visit to Ikea without leaving with much more than anyone originally intended on buying. We bought a bookcase/changing table, which can later be used as just a bookcase as baby gets older. We also bought a toy chest bench, and will be going back for a baby wardrobe for more storage. (It wouldn't fit in my car on Saturday.)
Her room is starting to look more like a baby's room. I can't wait to see the crib when it arrives!
Pictures of Eric "The Handyman" Linsner putting together the baby furniture: