Yesterday I explored a bit of the hospital and grounds while Amber was napping.
This section is part of the original building. I think it has a medieval look to it!
The wall sconces cast a golden glow over the halls. Feels like I have gone back in time when walking around down here.
There are no patient rooms in this building (called pavillion) anymore. They hold lectures and classes in the area now.
The water fountain is still in use.
I was strolling around in the late afternoon and as you can see......
there was NO ONE around!
This must have been the cashier's station -
bet hospital stays cost more now than they did then!
I always carry a book with me so I took advantage of the comfy seating area and read a few chapters before looking for a way OUT of the hospital and onto the grounds.
I walked all around the perimeter of the hospital and grounds.......
without my cell phone .......and made it BACK without getting lost!
I have no sense of direction so navigation is always a challenge!
I have been so thankful for God's grace in driving back and forth each day.
By now I pretty much know my way without looking at the hand written directions Amber gave me the day she left to come here. It takes about 45 minutes and that is leaving AFTER the morning traffic and returning AFTER the evening traffic.
And of course that is if I don't try to do something fancy! Yesterday I stopped at Sonic to pick up some food for her lunch and thought that instead of driving all the way back to her house and heading to the Interstate from there.......I could just go down THIS street and run into the one that leads me to the highway. It would have done exactly that had I turned RIGHT instead of LEFT!! And had I noticed my mistake sooner it wouldn't have taken the entire hour and a half before I arrived......and Amber's sandwich wouldn't have been COLD!
But I digress......
I found beautiful flowers......
majestic old trees.........
and plenty of places to sit and read.
And so I did!
Yesterday Amber had quite a few contractions and felt a shift in her body's ability to handle this multiple pregnancy. She was concerned about it all day and felt she may need an increase in her magnesium IV. I repeatedly tell her to go with her 'gut instinct'.....which is actually the Holy Spirit leading and directing. It has never failed.
Sure enough, her doctor agreed and she has been receiving 2 mg. an hour. She has had a lot of nausea and muscle aches - which she fully expected. Over all she is handling it pretty well. She just needs to hang on for 15 more days at least!
Mike bought her a large calendar and I hung it on the wall facing her where she can see the days get marked off. We are getting closer to our goal.......day by day.
Thanks again for all the prayers for Amber, Mike and the babies.
Everyone has been incredibly kind and gracious and we are so grateful!!
In six hours Amber will hit the 26 week milestone!!!