I think Jessica has started the latest Spring fashion trend, and it has nothing to do with clothes! Tuesday evening in L & D (where I work part time) there wasn’t a speck of white on the dry erase board that lists our patients’ names and status! The crazy thing about it was that the majority were all pre-termers, presenting much as Jessica did, stable until your whisking the patient into the OR!. Just to put things in perspective, we had 4 C/S’s in our 8 hour shift! We started with one wrapping up, did 2, and began another. That doesn’t account for the few that had vaginal deliveries in between.
Unfortunately, many of these preterm births resulted in unforeseen complications (3 out of 4), but time will tell how those babies will fare. Jessica was very fortunate that she had such healthy babies for their gestational age.
As I was driving into work today, I was thinking about the similarities both Jessica and Marti have shared in their experiences. They both have twins, a boy and girl, that delivered prematurely. They both were on bed-rest, although Jessica really lucked out on that torture. I know it sounds like a dream to stay in bed and let others wait on you, but it can be very difficult to stay that inactive for long periods of time. After about 2 days of it I was done. What I find most interesting is the fact that they have both gone through the embryo adoption process, and you have two different perspectives to compare. I think it’s neat to follow Jessica as she presently experiences motherhood (parenthood to include the Dad’s) for the very first time which was made possible by this process.
Another aspect of this blog that I enjoy is the fact that Marti & I are blogging out our experiences as they relate to adopting/donating embryos. I really didn’t know what to expect when we chose an open adoption, but it has been better than I ever could have imagined. Although this decision was made primarily for health concerns in the future for both parties involved, it has evolved into a special bond that I still find to be unbelievable. We really have only had contact for 2 years, but it seems like the Bailey’s have always been a part of our family. I eagerly look forward to the years to come.