Well-- Rachael was really crampy this afternoon. And she did not sleep well again last night. By the time mom left the hospital this evening the cramping was under control. They did TKM, she drank a bunch of Hydralate and they warmed up a lavender pillow for her back. We are thinking she may have gotten a little dehydrated.
She's weary of that hospital room and on a gorgeous day like today it's even harder to remain so cooped up. I wish her window in her room could open to allow in some fresh air, but I don't think it can.
The lady next door to her had her twins a couple of days ago. She had a cerclage and had been there since before Christmas. The babies were born at 31 weeks. Rachael doesn't know any details other than that they are in the NICU. Rachael could hear their little heart beats everyday through the wall whenever their momma was on the monitors. She said she knew something was happening because there was a lot of commotion in the hall outside her door that day-- so she asked a nurse.
Keep praying for Rachael to be able to live at peace in the moment and take it a day at a time. If she looks ahead at how long she may be there it's overwhelming. She is so grateful to have come this far and wants to go much further, but that does not change how challenging it is to be in this situation.
Father we pray for grace for Rachael. And that her body would "peace be still". And that she would sleep well tonight and every night!
This scripture is for me too-- Rachael! (-:
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden light." Matt. 11:28-30