Just a little update...
Today we officially scheduled the date of our c-section. Maddox will be born May 19th, as a late anniversary present for Nolan and I. I will be 36 1/2 weeks at that point, which means Maddox will be about a month premature. Of course we are concerned about the risks that come with this, but they are far less concerning than what could happen if he stays inside me much longer. Prematurity issues can be dealt with outside of the womb, but the longer we leave him in the greater the risk is that my body will cause him to hemorrhage in the brain (which is not something that can be repaired).
So at this point we are asking for everyone's prayers. Maddox needs to continue to fight my body's attack and stay healthy for another four weeks, and in the mean time grow as big and strong as possible. We are hoping his lungs will be mature, his platelet counts will be high, and he won't have to stay in the NICU for long. Even though this is the home stretch, it's also the most dangerous time in my pregnancy. I'm relieved to be coming to the end of this pregnancy, but absolutely terrified about what may happen. I truly need everyone's support around me for the next month!
Thanks to everyone that has been giving their words of encouragement and endless support. We love you!