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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

28 weeks

I'm going home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally, I can go to bed with my family, wake up with my family, see my daughter who desperately needs her momma, a hubby who needs me and frankly, I need them more then 4x a week. Sill have weekly Dr apointments and weekly US and I can't drive myself to them. But who cares... I'm going home!!!!!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

I did it!

28 weeks. Today. The big 2-8. I'm pretty excited about it. Never been this far, never been this big and never been so ready to get back to my family! I'll find out tomorrow if I get to go home. So far everything is stable it will just depend on my ultrasound, and hoping my Doc does rounds in the am! The funny thing about still being pregnant (and I know I wont get any sympathy from anyone, nor do I expect it)... if you think about it, this is full-term for me. So now I'm supposed to go home and keep baking for another 4-6 weeks at least. Now I don't need any reminders on why it's important, trust me I know, but mentally its a bit hard for me to get around. I knew my surgery would help me, I had a good feeling I'd have a viable baby and one I can take home, but man.. thinking about being pregnant for another month is tough! I feel like I'm at 40 weeks and I now have to try to have the gestation of an elephant.

All my pregnant life I'll I've known is surprise, NICU, traveling to see my baby, a bit of stress, tears, I know way to much about preemies, but the plus side is being well rested when baby gets home. Now I'm in no mans land...so to speak. It's still a bit of a waiting game, and hoping I can make it a bit farther. My next goal is 30.5 weeks (Mike is out of town when I hit 30 weeks so I have to shoot for that Friday), and I don't want to deliver during ALABAMA FOOTBALL(!!!!!), then 32 weeks and so on. I'm still hoping for a VBAC delivery, but that just depends on who is on call. I guess in some respects, all my pregnancies are up in the air, it just now, I feel like I'm in more foreign territory. I could concievably have a normal delivery, with a baby to bring home and I never really thought that would happen for me. I'm excited about it, but... well we all know dealing with change isn't exactly my strong suit!

I also want to thank everyone for their comments on FB, this blog, their encouragment, prayers and service to my family. We have been truly blessed to be remembered by everyone during this time and I wish there were words to adequately express my appreiaction and love for you all! HOpefully...tomorrows post will be full of excitment and good news!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I'm waiting....and watching....

(if you've watched Phineas and Ferb...sing in that tune)
Here it is... Saturday, 27 weeks and 4 days. It was this 'day' or time of my pregnancy 4 years ago when I had Isabel. So tomorrow I'll have gotten farther than any other pregnancy. Pretty exciting! And I'll find out Tuesday if I get to go home to complete bed rest there. My week has been pretty slow since Tuesday. That as such a great day, and I have been bored, bored, bored. The sad thing is I have so many things I can be working on, yet I'm not. So now I'm back to working on my cross-stitch... after my family leaves tonight...I think. :) Mike and Isabel stayed last night with me and since Mike was able to resurrect my computer briefly, we got a ton of pictures we thought we had lost when Isabel knocked Mike's old computer off the bed. So we laughed and laughed as some great memories.
They have left for a few minutes, Mike had to get a new phone, his software is glitching really badly and making him miss stuff with work. So they are coming back in a bit and we're taking a wheelchair ride outside in the sun!!!! It will be my 2nd time outside in about 4 weeks and my first in the sun. We'll walk all around until we can find some sun I can sit in.
So that's about it. Nothing very exciting. (other than talking with my cool sista on the phone this morning!)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Happy days always start with a chicken balloon...-courtesy of Leslie.

Ok, so I am so excited today. The day started out with me being able to remember my awesome daughter Brooklyn, she would have been 2 today. I was excited for our family night and the traditions we are starting with celebrating her day.
After that, not only did I get some great French toast for breakfast, right afterwards I headed downstairs for my ultrasound. They were doing another big one getting all the measurements. It went by quickly but the 1st thing we did was get my cervical length and it was the exact same as last week which was awesome! THEN she did the measurements and we found out the baby weights 2lb 4oz!! For those that don't understand this huge milestone, 2 lbs is huge for NICU babies, there is a big difference in complications between a 2 pounder and less. Isabel was a 2lb 4oz baby and Brooklyn was 1lb 7oz. Many, many more health problem occur to babies weighing less. SO, this is huge! I'm at 27 weeks and feel awesome. As I was waiting for my chart to be done one of the Docs in the practice told me all was perfect and said, "when is Webb (my doc) sending you home?" I told him not until after 28 weeks. So immediately after I got upstairs Dr Webb came in to see me and asked how it all went, I told him that everything stayed the same, measurement had not changed at all AND that I was the proud owner of a 2+lb baby! I was SO excited. Needless to say, so was he. I got a huge grin from him and he said...
wait for it....

wait for it...

If next Tuesday when I'm at 28 weeks, things are still the same... I can go home!!! I'll still be on full bed rest but I'd be at home! I really hope that happens, it would be so great to be at home with my family, even if I have to stay in bed/couch all day, I'd get to see them everyday and be there when Mike came home. I will want to cook, but knowing I can't get up for that long.. I might be able to make a sandwich. :)

So then Mike stopped by after his meeting and brought me some chocolate that a friend sent with him (Thank you Taunia!!) so I received truffles and two different bars of Ghirardelli chocolate bars. Plus Mike dropped off the rest of the peanut M&Ms that we added to our trail mix. Later that day Mike and Isabel came back by with some yummy dinner that was prepared by another friend in our ward, and Mike made an awesome birthday cookie cake. I got to take my wheelchair ride and we went outside in the courtyard to eat dinner. The weather was beautiful, it was my first time outside in 3 weeks! We ate dinner then Isabel was able to do our balloon tradition. We take 11 balloons (and both years... one popped in the car!)- one for every day of her life- and we set them free and send them up to Brooklyn. Isabel loves this part of the tradition and gets so excited to let them free! Then we blew out our imaginary candles and ate our cookie cake. It was a bit odd being in the hospital courtyard for this moment but I'm so glad that we did it anyways.

Today has been such a fantastic day and I'm so grateful for all of the blessings I received this day. I have an amazing family, and one on the way that fills me with so much joy. I am so grateful for all the prayers, thoughts, well wishes and acts of service in which we have been the recipients. We love you all! And because it's been forever since I posted pics... here are pics of my chicken balloon for those who wanted to see it and some pics from our birthday celebration today.

Birthday Celebrations.... (I so needed my makeup!)

This is a close up of the headband I made for Isabel with my friend Becca.

Monday, August 23, 2010

A break from the ordinary

Today is a rough day. I had so much fun yesterday with friends and family coming to visit, but today...whew! Before anyone freaks out...baby is fine, I'm still stable..well physically anyways. It all started with not turning off the TV until 1am. That is never a good start. I'm having a tough time processing everything today. We have some wonderful, supportive amazing people in our ward at church who have taken Isabel in daily. Everything has been fine until one day last week and then today. Mike and I had some miscommunication on our end with the people watching and I feel awful. One friend missed an activity she was supposed to be at, and had Isabel for 14 hrs. Yeah, I'm an awesome mom! Then today... well Mike's phone is on the fritz and keeps deleting his texts, emails and call logs, so he didn't see the new email with who had Isabel so when he dropped her off, the lady couldn't do it so he took her to the next person he thought it was... and dropped her off. Turns out it was still the wrong person and he could finally read his emails on the way to work. So I tried calling to straighten it all out. It seems like a small thing but I don't want to take advantage of the people who are helping our family out.

One of my friends watching her called and let me know it was all fine and not a big deal and people just want to help out our family and are glad that I'm doing so well. I hate feeling like I'm putting people out or taking advantage of them. This is just a rant... I'm hoping I'll feel better tomorrow. I just hate not having control and part of me really wants to go home and be able to take care of my daughter but I know if I do that, I'm putting my other daughter's life at risk. I hate being here today. Oh and to top it off... tomorrow is the 2 year birthday of Brooklyn. So where I'm sure I'll be just fine tomorrow.. today it's hitting me. So here I am again, in the hospital, pregnant, emotional and really missing my family.
I think I need to go find some more chocolate....

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Moved again...

So they just moved my room again. My AC is leaking into the room below so they are fixing it tomorrow so hopefully I'll be back in my room tomorrow since I didn't move my decorations/stuff. I just brought my electronics/toiletries/clothes for the day. So we'll see. My room I'm in now, seems so stark and stale so hopefully...hopefully I'll get back to my room with personality tomorrow.
I did have some fun visitors today. Lacey and Crystal came, followed by Mike and Isabel then Mike's Grandma and Grandpa came for a bit. It was a great day! Thanks everyone!!

When Isabel left she was in tears, she misses Brooklyn and is scared that this baby won't get to come home either. It's so hard for a 4 year old to process everything. So we talked about her fears for a minute and talked about her praying to Heavenly Father to ask for some comfort. Mike and I have good feelings about this baby and trying to convey it to Isabel. Hopefully she's like me and after a really good night sleep she'll be able to process better. We're going to have to talk her thru this one.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Birthdays and Sleepovers

Last night I was able to have Mike and Isabel come spend the night with me. It was so much fun! They got up here and we all had dinner together, watched a movie, had to go out in the hallway for a bad storm (for safety reasons they have to make us sit in the hallway if there are tornado warnings)-I did meet my neighbors though. Came back in and put Isabel to bed around 10:30, it was really late I know. This morning we had breakfast, scriptures and watched Phinneas and Ferb then heading to the craft room to do some painting. We just relaxed most of the rest of the day. It was so great to get to spend most of last night and this morning/afternoon cuddling with my girl! We all needed it so badly.

We also called Grandpa Jim to say happy birthday! I can't believe my dad is 61.... that seems so old and I don't think of him as being old! I guess it makes sense..I am 30 now.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Doctor update!!!

I just saw my Doctor! He is so excited that I'm still pregnant and doing really well. He agrees that even though he 'could' send me home he wont before 28 weeks. I am not comfortable going home before them because I know I won't stay down like I need to. There is a small chance I could go home but if my cervix shortens by a half a centimeter, then I won't be going anywhere. He's getting more confident I'll get to 30 weeks and definitely to 28. He was saying as he left..we'll have a 34 week delivery. Now we all know that he's getting super almost crazy optimisic but it's all good. I had been taken off monitoring unless I felt like I needed it but I think he's going to put me back on. Which is fine, it's only 1 hour 2x a day plus extra if I feel like I'm contracting. All in all he says things look good and knows that if we hadn't done the revision of my surgery... I'd have another baby now.

The hard part is Isabel missing us when she goes to bed. Mike has spent the night here twice and where Isabel can play and play all day she really misses me/us at night and nap times. We might do a family slumber party on Friday night. Layna is bringing her to me any second now and we're going to call A. Leslie in Tanzania!


So I won again... Today I won an adult hoodie from Evy's Tree! I'm so excited! These hoodies are so cute with ruffles all along the zipper area around the hood and accents on the pockets. Complete with a little flower on the left shoulder! I'll have to take a picture when I get out of the hospital with my bread maker and my hoodie!

Check out Evy's Tree website to see my prize!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

26 weeks

I made it to 26 weeks yesterday!!! So happy, 2 more weeks and it will be the longest I've ever made it pregnant. Yesterday was a great day. Mike felt SO much better and was able to go to his class, Becca came over and we finished off the cute flower headbands as seen here they turned out really cute! Note: an embossing gun works well in place of a lighter. I had my ultrasound and it appears that my cervical length hasn't changed at all since last week, awesome news, physical therapy stopped by and tried to fix my SI joint and reminded me of simple things to do and I found out I can start doing some small exercises, which is great because I'm losing so much muscle. I remember my Bama girls at a wedding commenting on how I didn't have a stomach and I had to remind them that I never carry far enough...well here's my lot, I'll have to replace/rebuild every muscle in my body because it will be completely gone!
After all that Mike stopped by for a second, I had a steak dinner, and then a friend came over and spent another hour or so with me and brought me Twizzlers!

It really was a great day. I have been so blessed while I'm here and great friends, family, doctors etc. I am very, very fortunate. Oh and I just found out that I won a new Cuisinart bread maker from http://www.fabulousfunfinds.com/. I'm so excited to make cinnamon rolls and homemade bread whenever I get home!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

One heck of a day!

So this morning started out just like most any day, then I find out my Dad was taking Mike to the ER. He felt like his gallbladder was bothering him again. Not really sure what the MD's thought..they finally got a needle in and he had an IV then released him a few hours later. They have no idea why he was in pain but the best part was they gave him literature for heart attacks but told him he didn't have any problems with his heart. I just love ER Docs. Then he came up to my room as was pretty miserable, then started a fever. My nurse was getting worried about him being here and sick while I'm here...the last thing I need is to have an infection while I'm finally doing well. So he's at home, hoping to go to his classes this week, Isabel is at a friends and may be spending the night. It's been too crazy! So hopefully, he'll be feeling better tomorrow. Our GP is going to redo some blood tests and ultrasound is gallbladder soon. Hopefully, we'll get some good news!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Great weekends

This has been a great weekend. My Dad has been in town, playing with Isabel, Mike and the two of them stopped by last night and again today after church. Mike even brought real dishes and dinner to me! I did go and play a bunch of games on the wii again and play super mario bros. I dabbled a bit in some scrapbooking and one day I'll remember to bring the tape to start hanging up some decor. Did I mention the fresh blueberries?! I have been feeling pretty good this weekend. I get sore from sitting up a bit much so I'm learning better what my limits are. Oh and my friend and I did make some cute flowers for our girls' hair. I just need Mike to bring the cord to download pictures so y'all can finally have something more fun to look at then just my ramblings.
I'm ready for this next week... Tuesday is 26 weeks!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fabulous Fun Finds

Ok everyone, I have been so busy every morning entering this website's giveaway contest. You should go look at the stuff she has to giveaway! I think there are about 25 different giveaways in all sorts of categories. It's wonderful!

Fabulous Fun Finds

Friday, August 13, 2010


Today I started with trying to get on a schedule. One variable is of course wake up time... but eat, scriptures and whatever until 9am. Shower, monitoring for an hour. Read, lunch around 1. Then in the afternoon craft time.. or the original Mario Bros o the wii they have in the lounge they have for us moms. I totally played for 30-45min and yes, the pads on my thumbs hurt. I loved it! I even remembered most of the hidden coin, or extra guy spots. They have SO much to do in the craft room and tons of recliner chairs so non of us are going against our 'bed rest' rules. If I could describe the amount of scrapbook paper, insane!! They have embossing tools, cricuts, paint supplies, cards, crafts for kids, foam kits, stamps, punches... the list goes on... I'm going to be spending a lot of time in the afternoons there! First step is to make a couple of items to decorate my room so it doesn't look so clinical.

anyways back to my schedule, dinner and then either TV or reading whatever I feel like. The last two day of trying the schedule have really been great for making time go by.

Oh and I was pampered today. A lady from my ward came up and did a facial, rubbed my shoulders, rubbed my feet and put lots of lotion and then plastic bags with booties on them. It felt so good! Couple that with getting to use conditioner in my hair for the 1st time in over a week... and real lotion on my body.. it felt awesome! And since I did a stellar shave job on my legs, I haven't stopped feeling up my shins all day, my skin is so soft and smooth! I know to much info....

and Leslie, Pictures were taken of the chicken, I'll try and get them posted soon!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

busy, busy, busy

I know.. how can I be so busy when I'm confined to a bed... well lets see.. after spending the morning watching Color Splash reruns on Hulu.. and getting awesome ideas for the babies room here is the rundown of my day...
Mike came during the day for 3.5-4hrs, while he was here Layna stopped by, she left and a NICU Parents volunteer stopped by, Mike left, then Chrissy left. Bro and Sis in law stopped by, while they were here Becca come by for craft time, Bro and Sis in law left, then during craft time father in law came by. FIL left and Becca and I worked on crafts, then Meg came by and Becca left. WHEW! I was a great day and I have so many great ideas for fun easy crafts, some for me (and Becca), some for the NICU Parents group, and some for the moms with me on antepartum. I'm actually not to tired after all this excitement and an so grateful for everyone who came to visit!

Still had a great day, physically wise...and found out I am going to be interviewed for an article that goes out to all the bed rest moms. They want pics with Mike and Isabel too! How fun!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day 8

Today was a fun day. Nothing major but one crazy, energetic nurse! I had some flowers brought to me that my sister sent from Africa, with a balloon shaped like a chicken head....the card read, "this in no way encourages the consumption of chick-fil-a" and it's in a mug with a chicken that says.."eat veggie soup". Loved it! All of the nurses were laughing at it.

Some lovely ladies from my church came, they brought me chocolate covered pretzels that were yummy! But more importantly we had a great visit and Mandy brought her baby Jolene.. I'm telling you that little girl is one of the CUTEST babies every! I was so wonderful to visit with them all!

Mike and Isabel came next and Isabel brought me some really pretty flowers and as the nurse was cutting the plastic cover off the flowers, she knocked over the make-shift container and spilled water EVERYWHERE! It was hilarious! My cute family stayed for a bit then had to head home. I miss them. I'll see them most all day on Saturday, my dad will be here so they're going to come visit for awhile and we'll have either lunch or dinner together.

I'm so grateful for everyones loves, support, prayers and well wishes. My family has been so supported by everyone and we couldn't do this with out y'all. I just wish there were enough words to adequately describe my feelings. Love everyone!

tons of giveaways..

Check out the link on the left to Fabulous Fun Finds.. awesome giveaways the next couple of days... I just sit here and wait for her to add new giveaways to enter all day... :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Happy Update!

HELLO 25 weeks! I FINALLY just saw my Doc and it was worth the weight. He does his rounds later so he can spend more time with patients. Usually you're lucky to get 5 min... I had 45! I wish I could tell you how much I love my doc and that I have a REALLY, REALLY good doc. He's one of the only ones around that would even do my revision surgery. So He's pretty optimistic that I'll be here for many more weeks and that I could easily make it to 30. (granted, other things could always happen, but he's not expecting them too yet) I am back on monitoring, 2x a day 1hr each on the 'contraction' monitor just to make sure since I felt a little tightening today. Granted with all the stress and anxiousness... I'm chalking it up to that. He is also just fine with me having a VBAC, but out of the four Docs from his practice that round... 1 will not let me, 2 will and 1 flip flops... so I told him he needs to give me his schedule so I don't try and labor if he's not here.

I also get wheelchair rides now.. FREEDOM! WOOHOO!! up to 30 min a day.. SO EXCITING!!!!

I can't tell y'all how relived I feel. I had really worked myself up today and just had an emotional day but thanks to my awesome husband, who sent my pillow down with friends (and to my friends for bringing said pillow), and a little ambien.. I should be much better tomorrow!

Next up 26 weeks!

starting to get frustrated

I'm sure by now everyone knows that I try and be an overly optimistic person... but today I'm struggling with that. I still haven't seen my Doctor, however in his defense he spends time with everyone not just runs in and out which is one of the things I love about him. The Resident also mentioned that he likes to go home and spend a few minutes with his kids when he's on call. Again more reasons why I like him. However...I haven't seen him since Thursday night right before they knocked me out. It would probably be ok, but I had a repeat cervical length measurement done today... it's shorter, by a decent amount and I'm trying not to worry, or let my mind wander today, I just really want to see my Doctor, talk with him and then I'll feel better. I'm sure a lot of it is the fact that I slept horribly last night and am so tired.... that might be why I'm struggling today. So I'll update when ever I talk with him at some point this afternoon/evening.

Good news is I made it until 25 weeks... hopefully I'll go another 2.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Almost there!

Today is officially my last day as a 24 week pregnant lady. Just one nice long nap and I'll hit 25! Funny thing is, when I type that... makes me realize that 25 isn't the high number I was trying to make it too. I know that sounds odd... I am so happy to make it this far, it just seems like I've been in the hospital forever already and I should be at 26 week or so. Oh well. I should FINALLY see my OB tomorrow. I thought he'd be on today but it was the only other Doc in his practice I hadn't met. Normally not a problem but since I don't have normal pregnancies and lets face it, I have dealt with this many more times then the average person, add that to the fact that they only glance at my chart.... not a happy patient. I called Doc's office and they said he should be on tomorrow so I wrote down all my questions so I could finally remember to ask him everything.

My cute husband and daughter came to see me tonight. I didn't realize how much I miss just being held and cuddled by my husband. And Mike may not like me to admit it... Mike misses cuddling too! So we're going to see if we can have someone take Isabel overnight this weekend (Can everyone say... "PLEASE GRANDMA?") so he can spend the night with me.
I just realized my dad comes into town this weekend but I have no idea when he comes in...that might solve a problem for us...

I had an awesome moment today. After I was able to shower and get dressed I noticed... my bum, face and stomach have tripled in size. Not bad for a weeks worth of bed rest. I think starting today my body realizes that it doesn't need the calorie intake since I only burn about 10 calories a day now. Couple that with my crazy water intake today.... I may have gained 10lbs. I even wouldn't mind so much, yes I had lost 30lbs last year, I was looking good, but the part that gets me the most is my face... my face now looks like it did last year at this time when I weighted 15lbs more (more then pre-pregnancy weight). That's the disconcerting part. so if I could just get salads to sound yummy... I'd be ok!

Enough of my rants on weight. I read the Princess Academy today. Not at all what I expected but I really enjoyed it. Mike will be bringing me my other stash of 8 books a friend let me borrow.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Anniversary Weekend

Yesterday was our 6th Anniversary. I just realized we should have taken a picture and we didn't.... Oh well. Mike was at home and cleaned most of the morning then he and Isabel has a fun daddy daughter date to Costco. Isabel paid for her own yogurt with pennies and they brought me dinner. Our awesome meal was Costco combo pizza and these awesome huge chocolate chip cookies from McAlisters. It was so much fun to just sit and eat with them. Usually I've already ordered dinner and eaten by the time they get here so it was nice.
We had a couple of friends stop by for a bit and then Mike's dad, Eric, came by and visited for a while too. Poor Isabel was so tired by the time they left!

Today has been a good day. I tried to keep myself busy in the morning with activities that would remind me of Church, I think I did pretty good! Mike brought me down some clothes, toiletries, scriptures etc. Just stuff I didn't have so it was nice to receive it. Oh I had a couple of other people come down too.... and they brought me Hommus (I'm still so in love with this stuff) and a big, big bag of M&M's. So needless to say we mixed the M&Ms with the ice-cream they keep up here on this floor and we had 'blizzards'. YUMMY!

If anyone in the area wants to come visit please feel free... may not be too exciting but I have a variety of 'chick flicks' at my disposal and a somewhat comfy recliner in the room.

Doc Moore came in today to check on me. The residents keep asking me when I hear that I'll be going home. Apparently they haven't talked to Doc! I reassured her that I have no illusions of going home before baby is born. I asked her for a ball park of how long they thing I'll make it before I deliver, she said lets just make it thru the next 1.5 weeks. I forget that they just take it in 2 week increments to make it more manageable to think about. When I get to 26 weeks then we can look at getting to 28. I should finally see my main Doc tomorrow and I'm excited to ask him a bunch of questions and find out when my ultrasounds and monitoring start up again.

So that's my news for today. I'm going to try and actually go to bed tonight at a decent hour. Hope all is well for everyone and anyone who reads this! Looking forward to having some books read this week!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

1st full day

On bed rest in the hospital and I'm bored! I have watched a couple episodes of House, Extreme Home Makeover, showered, ate... oh I talked with some people online and on the phone. I haven't tried reading again yet, will probably start that tomorrow. Since I just got rid of my headache I didn't want to delve right back into reading. However, as aforementioned....I'm bored so I must start a new hobby. My mom said she'll try and find me something while at work that I can do, cross stitch, embroidery, who knows really, I wish I could get my binding made for my quilt then I could work on putting the binding on and have that to brighten my room.
Ok so that's my new project I want to do. I can lay in my room on bed rest and put my binding on my small quilt. Now just to find someone who has nothing better to do then piece my binding together for me and bring it to me with lots of needles and thread. Sometimes I wish I had a magic wand.

Ok so life is not really this difficult, but it is odd to spend your anniversary away from family. Mike and I even had tentative plans, so maybe we'll get to rain check. I did see one of the Docs today and she said all her reports from surgery has it being a success but I won't see my OB until Monday I'm guessing. He's not on call this weekend. So here's to hoping for a couple of uneventful days ahead. Tuesday is 25 weeks!!!! Only a few more to go until we can all breathe a bit easier.

Friday, August 6, 2010

breaking news!!!!

I got taken off magnesium 4 hours ago. My headache would be completely gone but I seem to have lost my left contact somewhere along the way but it's manageable now. Everything, I mean everything is disconnected from me and I am ready to be moved to antepartum where I'll stay until I deliver... yep, no going home for me but at least it all looks good! I'm so excited!!!!!!!


Hello again! So I had surgery yesterday after a crazy roller coaster of a day. Mike cancelled his appointments that afternoon so he and Isabel could come see me. I had not seen her since 8 am Wednesday morning. She had a slumber party that night and Mike picked her up and spent a bit of time with her then took her to another friends house. Poor girl is being shipped off everywhere but I am SO GRATEFUL for the friends we have that have been helping us out. Izzy had a hard time when I was being wheeled down for surgery, and when I talked to them last night poor thing was crying for me to come home.
I went in for surgery at 6pm and came out pretty good. We have a friend that is a nurse anesthetist who saw me right as I woke up and called Mike for me. I'm guessing surgery was a success... I case anyone isn't sure why I went in, my cerclage stitch was pulling out and I was going to start dilating soon. Since I'm infection free the too flips of the coin were between letting me go and risk infection and probably deliver in a week or two. And the other side was do the surgery and have a small risk of sending me into labor but if it works it just might buy me another 4-6 weeks and probably keep me with not infections.

Obviously we know what which side of the coin landed up. So I haven't seen Doc yet but I'm guessing surgery went well because I have not had a single cramp or contraction since I've come out. They did put me back on magnesium to ward off any cramping before it starts and this time since they know they are not going to have to do surgery I have been able to eat! The only side effect is a migraine that has formed, and coke is the only thing sort of keeping it at bay but my resident is trying to see if they can get me some oxy codone to help me out. Also she is hoping my doc will let me get off the magnesium since it's been 12 hours... I'm just guessing my Doc will say no.. but it's fun to hope. I'm just praying something makes this headache go away. I just want to throw up from it but thankfully I'm not really stomach nauseated.

I talked to Mike and Isabel this morning, he took her home to sleep in her bed and go figure she's wetting the bed but I think she's just out of sorts right now. Our friend was there to pick her up so after prayer she says "I love you momma muah!" and kissed the top of the phone. HOpefully I'll feel better and she'll get to come see me tonight, if not I'm sure they'll come down for most of the day tomorrow.

So that's it. Doc's original plan was to keep me here until the duration, I'm assuming that's still holding true, if so I'm going to apologize to everyone now and do a pre-emptive THANK YOU for all who watch my girl.

More updates tomorrow! I'll try and get Mike to bring the new ultrasound pictures from this week. He took my purse home so they are in there.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

here we go again...

So many of you know that I'm back in the hosptial. This morning while getting ready to go to my ultrasound I had some slight bleeding and when the did the ultrasound they could tell my cerclage stitch (think circlular like on a drawstring handbag) was pulling thru which caused the bleeding. The bleeding has stopped but when they were looking to get a cervical length... well baby girl was trying to kick her way out and her foot was thisclose to the stitch a couple of times.

So... they are preping me for surgery starting at midnight and then decide tomorrow morning if they are doing the surgery. The issue with regards to the surgery is that if I'm already cramping slightly (since my cervix is trying to dilate and the stitch will hopefully fix that), is it worth the risk to mess with my cervix trying to tie it off which can stimulate the cervix/uterus and put me in labor also which would probably make me contract enough to bust open the stitch.

So that's the decision my Doc gets to make although he is an agressive OB so there is a good chance he'll do it.

However.... GREAT NEWS!!! For the 1st time ever... NO INFECTIONS!!!! This is huge because both my girls have had to battle infections along with trying to survive outside the womb so early. If I do end up delivering soon, that is on MAJOR hurdle out of the way. YEA for small victories!!!! (or really big in this case).

Thank you everyone for their thoughts and prayers I really appreciate them.