Saturday, March 13, 2010


Well, we didn't make it quite all the way home, but we could if we really wanted. We were discharged this morning around 11:00. The Dr. did one final ultrasound and saw both babies practice breathing. That was one of the last things they needed to see to be sure that they were progressing normally. She barely spotted Sophie's bladder again, and while it is a little small, it did have some urine in it, which is a great thing. She told us we could go home, but we checked to see how far away from the hospital we needed to be in case something goes wrong, and she did advise to stay close by if possible.

So...we are in Spring Hill at Amber's parent's house. She is finally sleeping peacefully without worrying about when the nurse is going to come and hunt another heartbeat, which never really seemed to work out anyway. :) We will go back on Tuesday to monitor everything and if everything still looks good, we will have another checkup on Friday. Basically, we are waiting on "go" to take the babies out as soon as the womb is no longer the best place for them to thrive. TTT is not something that can be fixed, it's just monitored and postponed as long as possible. Once the babies are born and not sharing a placenta, we get to look forward to the rest of parenthood. :)

Amber and I have both been blown away by the number of calls, texts, messages, and prayers that have been said on behalf of our family. To be honest it is overwhelming. On the ride to to Spring Hill today, we talked about how humbling it has been. It opened our eyes to how needed it is to show that kind of support to others when they are going through a hard time. I want to say personally that I am sorry to anyone that I have not shown this kind of attention to when you needed it. We are eternally grateful for the outpouring of love and support, and most importantly prayers. We know that whether the babies are born today, Tuesday, Friday, or in June, they are in God's hands and He has overwhelmed us with His love through all of you this week. We have no doubt of His love. The passage that kept running through my head all day Tuesday is "He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us. Will He not also give us all things freely." (at least that's how I remembered it in the moment anyway. Your love reinforced that knowledge. Thank you.

Lord-willing, this will be the last post until Tuesday after the appointment. This time, though, we'll take an overnight bag just in case. :)


  1. Hey there. Glad you got to go atleast part of the way home. I know you are more comfy at your parents/inlaws house. The four of you remain in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. We are glad that you are away from the hospital for awhile and we continue to pray for all four of you.
    Betty & Monte

  3. You are all in my prayers. Hang in there,
    Russ Agee

  4. Amber and Josh,
    I am an old CA friend of Beverly's (and Amber). Just wanted you to know prayers are being said daily for you and your little ones. Thanks you for keeping us informed on this blog.
    Patti Foster

  5. Amber and Josh:
    You are ALL in our prayers. We can't wait
    until your precious babies are here. Be
    patient and let God protect you.
    Bruce, Lee Ann, Logan and Anna

  6. All of you are in my prayers. If you need anything please let me know.