I was just surprised to be reminded that even though things are going so well, the situation is still fragile and every day I stay pregnant really is a gift from God. Tomorrow I will be 25 weeks, which is a really good milestone and I am extra grateful to be making it that far.
I'm also grateful for my dear husband who held my hand while we watched the monitors and listened to Brynn's heart beat. For the first time since the night of my water breaking, I began to feel a little worried--but Matt confirmed my original feeling of comfort by saying that he felt at peace. Since Matt is SUPER protective of Brynn--he even gets nervous when I shift in the bed or push on my stomach because he thinks just the tiniest movement could discomfort the baby--his calming influence in this circumstance was a welcome reassurance. My faith returned and we held hands until we finally fell asleep.
I am so lucky to have a husband who is full of faith and compassion for me and our pending family. I am so lucky to have my Savior Jesus Christ to give me His peace even amidst touch-an-go circumstances--and I know it's not my own manufactured peace because I am not capable of producing it alone!
As a last note, may I suggest to other moms: think before you drink caffeine! Matt says it's no wonder so many kids have ADHD--they've all been wired from the beginning!