Different things...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

  • Today, in Alexander's pregnancy, (16w4d) my water broke. It sprayed all over the hospital room. Peter had just helped me use the bedpan (the joys of marriage) and I sneezed. And boom! Water on the bed, floor, dresser, mirror- you name it. But our sweet cuddlebug was a trooper and he hung on, staying with us for more precious days.
  • Thank you for the prayers for my girlfriend, Meg. On Monday night, after a day of trying to dilate and finally getting there and pushing for 3 hours with no real progress, Lucy's heartrate began to drop and she was born via an emergency C-section. She's beautiful.
  • I'm pissed at blogger. I just logged in and noticed that Alexander's birthday post was listed as "scheduled" and never posted yesterday. WTH??? I mean, I realize it was an early morning post, but really...
  • My new laptop hasnt arrived yet and poor iMac is dying. It takes F-O-R-E-V-E-R to load even my email. I cant complain because I am connected and, although it takes a long time, I can keep up with everyone. But... I cant wait for the laptop to arrive and Peter to get it ready for me.

So, all in all, things are going well. I scheduled (gasp) something for 20 weeks... I struggle with doing things in advance. If I didnt have to schedule multiple appointments with Dr B so that we could get the times we need, I'd go appt to appt. And I only have those through the next few months because I couldnt do too many in advance. It just hurt too much. The nurse was very understanding. But, this is the "detailed anatomy scan ultrasound for multiples" which needs to be done at 20w and, if I didnt schedule it soon, the perinatologists would give me a piece of their minds. So, I scheduled it. July seemed so far away but, really, it is next week... I have an appt with Dr B on July 1st and the month of June has really slipped by.

We also got the confirmation for our rental in Nashville for our expected visit the last week of Aug/first week of Sept. We check in on Sunday, Aug 29 and our check out date is the 5th. I'm not sure yet if we will stay that long or leave on the Saturday so we have some time to drive back. And this, of course, is assuming Dr B says that we can go still. I mean, I know I wont be driving and that we arent planning on doing anything, other than me being in bed in TN and in a wheelchair for a shower and for some minor visiting, but... I'm nervous about the whole thing. I wish we were closer and this wasnt such a production. We should know the week before we go if Dr B will let us. And if he doesnt... I cant look that far in advance, let alone see whether we will be going or not. August is too far away right now...

A lot on my mind these days... Remembering... Sleeping a lot... In some ways, that is good. It helps the days go by. I havent found a downside to it yet, other than that I'm always tired. But hey, if that is what it takes...

10 comments:

Barefoot said...

Thinking of you as you continue to navigate some difficult milestones.

And on a much more mundane note, I hope your new computer arrives soon! I got mine a couple of weeks ago and I feel like it has changed my life.

k@lakly said...

tired is good, it means your body is growing those babies!!!
congrats to Lucy's family.
xxoo

Paula said...

I hope your new computer comes soon. I'm getting one for my birthday in a few weeks. I'd love to take my mom back to Nashville but unfortnately I don't think that'll be happening; her health isn't so great anymore. I plan on taking Jess in a few years.

Continuing to keep you and your family in my prayers. I check your blog frequently to see how you're doing.

Catherine W said...

So glad that little Lucy arrived safely, she is beautiful.

Congratulations on scheduling the 20 week ultrasound, that must have been very tough to do.

I hope that July will slip by just like June, peacefully and uneventfully.

Thank you so, so much for the MP3, I'm uploading it to my iPod as I type this. xx

A n T said...

(((hugs))) Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you!

Donna said...

July will be here before you know and so will August - and I just know you will still be lounging in bed then too (and longer)!! I hope yoru Dr says that it is OK for you to get away. You need a break and a chance to get out of the house for a while.

Danielle said...

First of all, hello! Nice to meet you...Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog (Sorry it took so long to respond... I didn't realize my comment moderation was turned off somehow). Oops! And secondly, I just wanted to let you know that Your family is in my prayers as you carry this pregnancy with your sweet little babies! I will be following your blog to stay updated! God bless you.

Our Journey... said...

Thinking of you. Lots of sleep is probably a great thing for you these days!

Mommy (You can call me OM) said...

Welcome to little Lucy. So sweet.

I must admit the Nashville trip makes me nervous, but I'm a bit anxiety prone these days. :) Listen to your doctor and yourself. You'll know.

I'm glad you're so positive about your bedrest. I think I might go a little bit stir crazy. I hope you get some contact with the outside world. :)

Peace.

"Jay" said...

You have been through so much. I am thinking about you and praying for the health of your babies.

Thank you for all of the nice comments you have left on my blog:) It is so nice to have people out there who understand!
Keep on sleeping and taking good care of yourself!