Wow....in the midst of all of this, I know I have a lot for which to be thankful. I'm actually realizing it more and relishing in it, which is good for me.
I'm thankful that Abby moves around like crazy. It may or may not be true, but I feel like her constant movement means that she is still able to move her neck around, which you have already read is really important. I'm pretty sure she could still kick without neck mobility, but it makes me feel better. I don't have to wait very long to feel her move.
I'm thankful--as I often tell people--for our insurance. Say what you want about our school system. We have amazing insurance and I can't imagine facing the medical bills we will most likely have without it. I've been making some calls about insurance benefits and they really do pay for a lot.
Along the same lines, I'm thankful for AFLAC!!! While some might wonder if we're trying to make money off our child's illness, that is so incredibly far from the truth! If I'm going to be out of work for longer than we thought, I am going to need the money from AFLAC to supplement my income. If I do go back to work as planned, we will bank the money for down the road in case Abby needs/wants a corrective surgery.
I'm thankful for supportive friends and family. I've been able to have some awesome conversations with people and it's really nice to know that people are thinking of us.
I'm thankful for a cautious OB. His first thought was that this was nothing, but sent us anyway just to be sure. Turns out, a lot of people miss the small jaw and figure the baby was in a strange position. They deliver at their regular hospital without any idea that their baby will have respiratory problesm. I can't imagine if we didn't know ahead of time.
I'm thankful for time....time to research, time to digest, time to cry, time to accept. Like I said, I can't imagine if we didn't know ahead of time. (Of course, along with all of this "time" I have comes times to worry! I have 4 more months of this!!!)
I'm thankful for peace. God and I duked it out the other night, ending with a real feeling of peace and the first good night's sleep I'd had in a week. I'm really doing okay....still worried, but okay.
There are a whole lot more, but I'll stop here for now and save some for next week. :)