Dave took me on my first wheelchair ride this afternoon. The doctor gave the OK a couple of days ago, but Dave has worked so late the last few nights, we hadn't been able to go out for a spin. It was oddly exhilarating! I never thought I would get so excited about a wheelchair ride, but I really was!! I guess it has something to do with the fact that I have only seen outside my room on one occasion in my two and a half week stay here at the hospital. I went about 3 doors down the other day for my sonogram. Other than that, I have been in my room 24/7. I know this is the best thing for our girls right now and I will do anything I can to keep them growing in my belly as long as possible, but it will be nice to get out of here for 20 minutes every day!!! We took some photos to commemorate our first outing.
Here we are at the conclusion of my first big night out! We really had a lot of fun. I think next time we go we will do a little more exploring. This time, Dave just showed me around the part of the hospital he knows--the part he travels to and from my room on a daily basis. We tried to go see the newborns on the second floor, but either there weren't any, or we were looking in the wrong place!
Here I am--30 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I compared this picture to the one I posted the other day and I can't believe how much I have grown in 2 and 1/2 weeks!! I am sure the girls just hit a growth spurt, right?!?!
Nothing has really changed with me. I am still having contractions sporadically throughout the day. As long as I don't have more than about 6 in an hour they don't worry too much about them. They have gradually become a little more painful, but I know they are nothing like the "real" thing! They won't examine me again until I let them know that something has changed or is happening. I think this has kind of helped me stay optimistic. All I can do at this point is pray and believe that everything is OK. I guess it is just a waiting game. I will keep you posted.