This morning I was laying in bed meeting with 3 doctors and we were sitting around talking with all the sudden the building suddenly jolted, it was weird. Then we looked out the window and noticed things falling down through the air. We assumed it was something with the construction cranes outside my window. Then the alarms, and then my cell phone started ringing.
Tim was calling and had seen the whole thing from his office window just a few blocks away. A helicopter crashed on the roof and exploded with thick black smoke billowing over the city block. For those of you in Cali that think I moved to some dumpy little town...well, its on the main page of CNN. Pretty impressive.
I was very concerned for the pilots and crew, and thank God that they are in stable condition and no one was killed. Very lucky. Just one more thing in this absolutely crazy journey.
In the meantime, my floor was evacuated out of the building and into a nearby building for about 4 hours. I was joking with my doctors as I walked down the 4 flights of stairs and across the street that "sure, I really needed to be on bed rest!...and I was sooooo glad they made me check into the hospital last night." We had a good laugh. You know me, if I can't laugh at the situation then I would likely lose my mind. I'll take a good laugh any day. (Speaking of a good laugh...nothing beats walking out of the hospital in my nightgown down to my knees with a pair of khakis they thankfully let me put on...and then realizing the local news station was taping me. I nearly had a seizure. Pray that isn't on the 6 o'clock news.)
Now I am back in my room, things have settled, and I am ready for a nap. After talking with various doctors and neonatologists today, I have a new prayer request. That I stay pregnant for at least a few more weeks. Even better; until Tim gets back from Jersey the weekend of June 20. I have learned more about the situation and nothing is for sure and we won't know until Will is born, but each day he stays put, the better for his overall health. We made it this far...Why not go for the gusto?
So one day down. Who knows how many more to go? I will deliver no later than 34 weeks...that takes us to August 1st. Just as I did with Tim's deployments, its all about one day at a time. We continue to be truly grateful for every one's thoughts and prayers...I am convinced that is how we have made it this far.