Bedrest Mama part 2

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I'm not sure how much TV a girl can watch. I mean, really... There's only so much Law and Order, the History Channel, and A&E. I have my iMac next to the bed to keep me connected. I journal. I email. I blog. I read. And, of course, people drop by.

Last night, my in-laws brought dinner over and we ate outside- me included. I sit up to eat and it was such a lovely evening. So they made up the table and I waddled outside to my favorite patio chair and we enjoyed dinner together. Beforehand, my MIL sat on the bed and she asked if we had been able to use the doppler with these babies yet. So I showed her and she was able to hear them. Her entire face lit up. She was so excited.

Earlier, I'd asked Peter if he was interested in a 3D/4D u/s in the third trimester (trying to look ahead...). He said "not really... I'd like a little mystery..." Okay... no big deal. So, yesterday, a blog friend posted 3D/4D pics of her baby and I show Peter. His response: "I want one. Can we go now???" After laughing at his change of heart, I explain that we have to wait until the third trimester (28w-32w is considered ideal). Then, we looked up Womb With a View and, for a bargain $175, we can have a half hour u/s plus DVD of the session, CD of 30-40 pics, and 8 printed pics. He's sold. There's one in Allentown, about 45 minutes away. We shall see...

I didnt plan on going to Adoration this morning. I planned on staying in bed and having Peter go alone. But I woke up 15 minutes before the alarm went off with a need to go. Given, I ended up laying down for part of it (the joys of 2am is that no one else is in the chapel) and was happy to crawl back into bed. But it was a need to go... to reach out to Jesus in thanksgiving.

Thanks for my son, Nicholas, who gave us the gift of love... Neither of us knew just how much a parent loves a child until that moment...

Thanks for my daughter, Sophia, who gave us the gift of a moment... Each second was an added gift and we had 2 more weeks of those miracles...

Thanks for my son, Alexander, who gave us the gift of peace... A peace that eradicated what could have been final days of fear and instead gave us a beautiful labor and day together...

Thanks for these babies, presumed daughters (put possibly sons), who have given us the gift of hope... The hope that they will live long, healthy lives and change their worlds for the better- as they've already changed ours...

I just needed to go. To be there. To, as Peter says, reach out and touch God's hand. To say "Than you." To just be.

The surgery was a week ago and appears to be a success. The discomfort is on its way out and the bleeding, although it was never more than when wiping (3x on Thurs morning and once on Sat morning), hasnt been back. We will have our sequential screen and our high resolution u/s on Friday at 7:30am. I'm not sure if the u/s yech will be able to see (or talk to us) about how my cervix looks. But, we shall see!

12 comments:

Barefoot said...

I was going crazy from 2 days of bedrest, so I can only imagine how you're feeling!!!!

Thinking of you and sending good thoughts for your Friday u/s!

Molly said...

Great you were able to use your doppler! I couldnt use mine till about 23 weeks, we just couldnt find the HB.

I have a q about bed rest - how long your doctor will have you on it? Or is it self emposed? Ive heard that unless the dr. orders it if there is a reason for it, its better to just stay active, as it helps the blood flow and the babies grow and stuff, and now when you had the surgery it may be better for you to be active and keep in a good condition, rather then unnecessary bedrest, but again, I dont know what your dr says, just something to consider...??

Have a great day !

Lynda said...

God is good. Blessed are those that believe in Him. The 3D/4D u/s are such a miraculous thing, I'm sure you and DH will both enjoy it. :)

Inanna said...

Netflix is your friend! Try series' on DVD. I'm into The Tudors lately. I heard Deadwood is good, too.

S said...

I'm on pelvic rest, which is nowhere as bad as your bed rest, but I feel my arse getting bedsores - maybe its just my imagination!

I am so relieved to hear that the cerclage appears to have worked. Good luck for the appt on Friday, hopefully all is well.

oooh. there's always supernatural as far as tv goes. hot boy guarantee! its my lusty weapon of choice right now, seeing as I probably (well hopefully) wont be getting laid until the new year!!

take care and good luck again!! xx

Molly said...

Ok I see ! thanks for your comment on my blog. I hope your bedrest goes fast and that it's lifted soon !! If you're bored check youtube, there are tons of interesting things lol ....

Reba said...

as a fellow former bedrest mama, i have some good tv suggestions (good is a matter of opinion of course, but i bet you'll try anything soon...)
check out hgtv (home & garden tv)
spike tv (if you like csi)
gbh (the babies can start "watching" sesame street early)

the PP mentioned netflix series...here are a couple we watched and enjoyed: (again depends on taste)
30 Rock
Mythbusters (from the Discovery Channel)
Arrested Development (this one requires a bizarre sense of humor but it fits us well)

also check out sidelines if you haven't already...a support group and forum for bedrest mamas...
www.sidelines.org

enjoy your 3-D u/s...my doctor's office did one for me and it was amazing! i agree 28 weeks was the best...we had another one done at 31 weeks and by then she was a little too big to see everything as well.

Donna said...

You sound so upbeat and relaxed! I know bedrest can be herd - but it really sounds like you are in a great frame of mind right now. :)

I loved Netflix while on bedrest with Ellie. You can watch a movie a day and keep getting new ones. I also got a bunch of movies from our library every couple fo days. But you're right - there's only so much TV / movie time you can stand during a day. I had a few computer games loaded on my laptop and a great big book of crossword puzzles. I also did a lot of knitting while I was sitting there. It might be worth getting a video or a book to learn from. You've got time on your side to perfect your technique!

B said...

Good news Good news.

Keep it up - all that lying down!

You should see if you can get some foriegn tv on the net.

B

A n T said...

I thought I read somewhere that for twin pregnancies its best to get the 3D done earlier because they run out of room so quick so you don't get as good of shots. Try googing with multiples and see what you find....but I'm about 99% sure I read to have it earlier.

Misty said...

WOW! Thinking of you. So glad your surgery went well!

nikki wood said...

I can't WAIT to see your 4d ultrasound!