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Tender Mercies Part 2

It's time to make a public update about all of the amazing ways our family has been blessed during this difficult time.  Once again, I would feel incredibly ungrateful to not mention the amazing people who have done things both big and small to make our life a little bit easier right now, and all of the little things I am grateful for!

* Many family members sent me flowers while in the hospital, and my theatre ed friends sent this amazing edible arrangement plus some cash to help with our situation.


* My sister and brother-in-law watching my boys the weekend my husband was driving home.
* My husband having no car trouble on his way home from San Francisco.  A day or two after he got home, his car battery died.
*My BYU friend McKell and her family letting us stay at her house the night we got in to San Francisco

* Modern technology allowing me to Skype with my boys while I was away
* Teachers and parents helping my student get to region and state drama competition.  They ended up …
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31-Week Update

Well, I have made it to 31 weeks!  Every week (and even every day at this point) is a huge win post-fetal surgery.  Making it past 30 weeks was already a huge hurdle to overcome, as 12.8% of fetal surgery patients deliver before 30 weeks...which is obviously not what we wanted!

Every week I go in for an ultrasound, a non-stress test, and a meeting with a Maternal Fetal Medicine doctor.  Starting next week, I will go twice a week for non-stress tests.

Pretending I love these non-stress tests...


Overall, things have been looking really good with baby Cedar.  For the past several weeks, her amniotic fluid has been between 14-16cm, which is fantastic.  Unfortunately, at this last 31-week appointment, her amniotic fluid had suddenly dropped to 9cm.  We aren't sure if that is just because of her positioning or what, as I am not leaking any fluid.  They will keep an eye on this next week, and I plan on drinking a TON of water this week, just in case it helps!
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Life at the Family House in San Francisco

Because I haven't updated since we were still in San Francisco, let me give you a basic rundown of what happened once we got to the Family House.  I was discharged on a Saturday, and the Family House sent us a Lyft to get us from the hospital to the family house a few blocks away.  I looked a little crazy coming out in my wheelchair trying to hold all the beautiful flowers people had sent that I just couldn't throw away yet!

The Family House was amazing.  I will be putting together a video tour of it really soon.  The rooms were very simple with two twin beds and a bathroom.  On each floor there are two family room areas with couches, TVs, and a beautiful communal kitchen.  Each family is assigned a mini fridge and a locking cabinet for dry goods.  Everyone pitches in to keep the dishwashers going, and there are family meals most weeknights donated by different organizations.  The only funny things about the family dinners was that we had lasagna literally 5 days in a row one…