I had an ultrasound Monday afternoon. We're having another girl! Ava's going to be awesome with a little sister. :) Anyway, Baby looks great. Everything is measuring and developing normally with her precious little body. My placenta, however, is lying low right now. It's not blocking my cervix but it's closer than they'd like it to be so I will need to have another ultrasound in 6-8 weeks to check the position of the placenta again. My midwife said that it is not totally unusual for to have a "low-lying placenta" at this stage in the pregnancy and that 9 times out of 10 it moves up in the uterus as the pregnancy progresses. So, it's nothing to worry about now but it is something we'll need to keep an eye on.
Ava and I dropped Richard off on Monday morning to leave for Iraq. It was very hard to see him leave this time. Ava was standing in the front seat of the truck with me while Richard was taking his bags inside and when she couldn't see him anymore she asked "Where'd Daddy go?" Ugggghhh. I'm going to be saying "Daddy's at work" a lot this year. :(
I got a call yesterday with news that Richard got off the plane in Kuwait having chest pains and not feeling well. They checked him out and he had abnormally low blood pressure so they took him to the hospital in Kuwait City for further testing, etc. The latest update I have gotten (this evening) is that his heart rate was abnormally low as well and they have him on a heart rate monitor for 24 hours to make sure that it returns to normal and stays that way. I feel semi-good knowing that he's being cared for and is in the best place he can be right now, but it's torture just waiting for phone call updates from the people who are supposed to keep me informed. Please pray for Richard, the doctors, the people who are calling me, me (and my sanity) and everyone else involved.