Jacob has always been so active and full of energy, kicking away all of the time. There has not been a dull moment in this pregnancy and the journey to Philly to save his life was no different. Jacob will hear many stories about his entrance to this world including us driving through a blizzard to get him there.
We left Friday 2/26 knowing there was a major storm in the North East but we hoped we would be behind the storm and would have a clear path. We only made it 2 and a half hours into the trip before hitting the mountains of WV and running into the snow. The mountains had a blizzard warning and the closer we got to Morgantown the worse the roads were and the more snow we had. There were strong wind gusts as well which made it even harder to drive. Cars were wrecking all over the place. Andy saw one truck that had hit the wires in the center of the highway and was trying to get back on the road while dragging its side on the ground beside him. The roads were very slick and the next Interstate we were supposed to take was shut down due to a 30 car pile up. We couldn't go any further so stayed the night in Fairmont. Once we were there the snow started really coming down and didn't stop all night.
The next day we were grateful that the interstate looked clear but once we got to I-68 it was another story. It looked like it was never plowed. Cars were in ditches and the road was completely covered. It was an hour of driving 40mph and praying we wouldnt have to use our brakes because we did not want to end up in the ditch like so many others. Thank God once we crossed into Maryland the roads were much better and we actually got to see the sun for the rest of the trip.
So Aidan and I are now at my sister's house right outside of the city. I feel better knowing that if I go into labor I will be close to the hospital but it was so hard to say goodbye to my husband this morning. He took a plane home so we could keep the car. He will come back when I am scheduled to have my c-section (I should find out on Tues.).
I of course am full of emotions. I miss my husband and am so sad for my son who misses his daddy but I know its only temporary. I am also afraid because this begins our difficult journey to save Jacob. I wish we could all be together but it is important that my husband saves his time off for when Jacob has his surgery. As hard as the next few months/years will be I also know that it will all be worth it to have Jacob with us. I pray his surgery goes well and we are all home together sooner rather than later. I wish Jacob didn't have to endure this but I also am excited to finally meet the little boy that has been kicking me all these months.
I will update on Tuesday after my next appt. at C.H.O.P. Until then thank you always for all of the thoughts and prayers for baby Jacob.
Jacob, I can't wait to meet you. Keep getting big and strong. We love you so very much.