Great news!! Caroline's little heart is still beating strong! The doppler read in the 140's. We asked Dr. Williams lots of questions, too. All of her answers gave us a greater peace and makes this pill a little easier to swallow. She believes that the chances are pretty good that we will get to carry to full term. Yay! She did say that we will have a scheduled delivery (ie, C-section). This removes the chance of a breech position and increases the chances of Caroline surviving the delivery. And apparently, C-sections these are days are a lot less intrusive on the mother than they used to be. They "just" make a small incision in the skin, spread the abdominal muscles, and it heals in 6 weeks. Easy, right? I guess we'll see. More to follow on that one in a few months!! As for lamaze classes - there's no need, because we're having a C-section. And, barring a miracle, Johns Hopkins will allow us to hold onto little Caroline for a couple of days after she passes. This will allow us to hold her one final time, take photos, record her final heart beat, and celebrate her short but very sweet life here on earth before slipping into eternity with the angels.
"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline" 2 Timothy 2:7 (NIV).