Day 15: T-9

Thursday, August 6, 2009

That's right folks: SINGLE DIGITS!!! We started out this hospital journey with the risk of PROM and delivery on the verge (of an open cervix) and with many days to go before the realm of safety. Now, we at the doorstep of 24w (well, almost!) and my cervix is closed! Nine more precious days... And then a new countdown begins. But for now, we feel really confident about the next few days. (and by few, I mean NINE!)

Peter and I were chatting this morning about how much has changed since we entered the hospital. In those first few days, I cried every single time he left. He could be going downstairs to the cafeteria and I'd be weepy. We were absolutely terrified that my water was going to break, which would mean an immediate removal of the stitch. It sucked the air out of the room. After the first post-admittance u/s showed that things were much better, everything changed. I would still get weepy on his way to work, but otherwise, it was just like being at home. Now, as 2 weeks have passed, we are back as we were. He goes to work, I stay in bed. Life is bedrest normal. It really does feel like we are back to as we were at home. The bed is much smaller (which means more cuddling!) and the potty chair is closer than the bathroom and, of course, my meals and pills come to me via someone I'm not married to, but otherwise... Normal.

I have my favorite nurse today. The babies like her too. :) They cooperate during their HB scans. Maya just sits still and lets the monitor rest on her, even without the nurse holding it. Bobby still kicks it, but he didnt move, which allowed the 2 minute scan to actually take 2 minutes! They are napping right now. I feel an ocassional flip, which I imagine as them turning over and changing position, but no dance party. I'm sure that will come just as I am drifting off for my nap!

My computer is about a month old and IE started giving me grief, so I just downloaded Google Chrome as my web browser. Let's see how this works... It was Peter's suggestion and, so far, the issues that I've been having with IE have not popped up. Could it really be this easy???

I emailed with my girlfriend, Terri, today about online shopping. I have to say, I've never been much of an online shopper, but bedrest had fixed that for me. I ordered a nightgown yesterday (I decided that I needed something other than my day clothes to wear to bed... Not that a granny gown is sexy in the least, but I didnt want to freak out my nighttime nurses or the early morning resident). Today, I ordered birthday cards for Peter. How neat is that. Hallmark can come to me. I was worried about not having anything for his birthday (It's next Wednesday) and now, crisis averted! All thanks to my VISA and the internet. Welcome to the 21st century, Michele... Now, if I could just get into the habit of online bill pay... (You'd think bedrest would have shoved me there, but, inspite of my best intentions, I'm still writing checks...)

Wow... Nine Days... Still looking at Carrie's nifty calendar and just tickled pink (and blue) with that single digit. I wish I was crafty and could knit (Sarah swears she's going to try teaching me again... After all, time is what I have, people!) so that I could make little thank you's for all the wonderful support we've received. Perhaps I'll give knitting another try (which may mean that you well meaning folks might get trapezoid dish cloths!)...

18 comments:

gwinne said...

Yay for 9 days until viability and a new countdown!

Sprogblogger said...

Oh yay for 9 days! single digits are wonderful, and it sounds like Bobby and Maya are doing great. No, make that GREAT!!!!!

Thank you for the deep breathing reminders. I am trying, but I still have a lot to live up to in the courage-department with all you ladies cheering me on! Thank you. You inspire the heck out of me.

Heather said...

Congratulations! I have been following your blog ( I am a fellow Baby Center girl, due Dec. 30th) and I have been praying for you and the babies! I am sooo happy that you have made it to the single digits! I just know your babies are going to come out healthy and beautiful! =)

Katie said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. It means a lot to get support from people I've never met when I don't get any from my immediate family.

Amanda said...

Hooray for single digits!!! And behaving babies!

Have you thought about Firefox? I switched a few weeks ago and I adore it!

Carrie said...

Isn't this amazing? Look at how far you have come!!! I am so glad you feel better both physically and emotionally... that is a huge part of the bed rest battle, right? I am so thrilled that you are in single digits. I get there tomorrow and cannot wait!

After last week's appointment, I am even more anxious and keep thinking: at my next appointment on Monday I will only be six days from 24 weeks! Fingers crossed that all stays the same or gets better for us both!

Happy NINE DAYS!!!!

Hugs,
Carrie

Queenie. . . said...

That's so terrific! You are doing so great.

Just Breathe said...

Horray for the countdown! Then what do we count after that, weeks?
I love shopping the internet. I do
most of my shopping online. It is so cool that you can use your computer in the hospital. Hang in there, praying for you all the time.

Bluebird said...

You are so close :) I couldn't be happier for you. Hang in there sweet girl . . .and babies, too, of course!!!

Rain Child said...

I hate to feed a budding addiction to online shopping, however, I feel that this might warrant it....

Have you discovered etsy.com? Ohhh, you must check it out! Best shopping in the world!

And happy 9 days! I have been following your blog for a few weeks, and sending my best wishes and prayers your way.

Barefoot said...

Yay for single digits!!! I'm so happy to hear that you're feeling as good as possible given that you're stuck in bed.

bubbledragon said...

Woohoo! 9 days!

I wish I could come out there and teach you to knit. It's my favorite hobby. I don't know how I'd do it laying down, though, my arms would get tired!!

Google's Chrome is nice, but I don't think I could leave Firefox now for a browser that didn't have an AdBlocking extension. I practically forget what the "real" internet is like. Incidentally, I don't know if you do chatting like AIM or MSN or googleTalk or the like, but if you do, check out Pidgin, it's very nice - you can sign into multiple accounts, and it doesn't have any ads or anything.

And finally, if you'd like a bit of a computery diversion, try Puzzle Pirates. It's a free game you can download and do little puzzles or play card games. My hubby and I play now and then. :)

Congrats on your progress, but I truly expect nothing less for you! Thanks for all your comments, they really mean a lot. :)

Shinejil said...

Great news and good work! May the next nine days pass swiftly.

twondra said...

You have an award on my blog! (((HUGS)))

Busted Tube said...

Congratulations to making it to SINGLE DIGITS!!! That is fantastic and I am so happy for you and the babies and Peter!

Kate said...

YAY for countdowns!!!! I am so happy yo'ure in the single digits!

Re: internet, have you tried firefox? I have had much less problems since I switched.

Michelle said...

I am so happy you are in the single digits and things are going well!!

I use Google Chrome and I absolutely love it! Every once in a while I run into somethings you can't do on it yet. Not everyplace has made provisions for google chrome yet but it is getting better. Just make sure you have Firefox or something in case you run into that. I hated IE.

Andie said...

Congrats on reaching single digits! That is WONDERFUL news. Bobby and Maya are doing great, and you are doing an incredible job looking after them. :)

Andie