Day 17: T-7

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Actually.... it's 6 days, 4 hours, and 20 minutes...

Other than a baby boy who continues to headbutt my cervix and give me some interesting "pains", it's been a good day. No contractions, good HB checks, and healthy movement. My nurse this morning discussed the steroid injections with us, since it is the hospital's policy to do them at 24w for bedrest mamas. Dr B had mentioned 25w when we were still on home bedrest, so I'm not sure of the plan. I will talk to Dr M on Monday. (A different doc is on call this weekend, Dr L, who actually was on call when Alex was born... He was so compassionate... He came back after his shift was over to check on us. I couldnt remember where I knew him from this morning until he left and then it all came back...).

Yesterday, a tech came in to do my BP. She noticed our crucifix over the bed and asked if we were Catholic. When I said yes, she began to explain that she had gone to Lourdes in May and June and that she had brought some of the water back with her. She whips this bottle from her pocket. She offered to pray over me and she poured some of the water on my forehead and hands (common areas for blessings) and then my belly. She was very sweet. She even came back later in the day to meet Peter. Very kind.

Tomorrow we are celebrating Peter's birthday. He will be 31 on Wednesday, but folks are coming to the hospital tomorrow. I'm glad. I really would like a little bit of normalcy for him. He works so hard to keep things going. I love him so much. I'll be sure to get a picture tomorrow. :)

Well, I am wiped out, even though it is still light out. I've had 3 naps today and am ready for bed already. As Peter's aunt says, I'd better take advantage of my sleep now...

13 comments:

Carrie said...

Hooray for another wonderful day and LESS THAN A WEEK! :) I am overjoyed to read your good news. What a kind tech who prayed with you! That is truly special.

Baby A has been recently punching/head butting my cervix too! Last night, I would jump every time he did it... and I was thinking, "Go a little higher, Sweetie! That cervix needs to hang on for another 10 weeks!"

I cannot wait to join you in the less-than-a-week club! :)

Sprogblogger said...

So thrilled the babes are still doing so well! Hang in there, kids. Your mama is looking forward to meeting you, but she'd love to wait SEVERAL more weeks before she has the chance. Thank you for all your support. Your kind words meant so very much to me.

Jessica said...

I am praying for you and your family. My husband and I are expecting twin girls; I am 22 weeks, 2 days pregnant and have been put on bedrest after having contractions every 2-3 minutes. Reading your blog gives me some hope that we are going to make it right along with you.

Thank you for your courage.

www.jessicaandjosh-ourbaby.blogspot.com

Just Breathe said...

That is true, rest up now. Hope Peter has a wonderful birthday gathering tomorrow.

I am so happy that your nurse was so sweet to you. The more blessing the better is what I say!

Have a great week.

LitterOf1 said...

Hey, your strength amazes me!!! Look out for a looong email from me shortly. Less than a week till your first goal, yipee!

Anne said...

Michele, this is so exciting. Seven more days--well it's Sunday AM so it is now 6 days, going on 5 until the new count. I am so happy for you and Peter. Hugs.

cheryllookingforward said...

Less than a week, Michele! I love countdowns and I can't wait for you to start another one (and more after that!) Enjoy the birthday party!

Busted Tube said...

Less than a week to viability land! That is so exciting! I'm smiling away over here :-)

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

It's been busy around these parts, so I've been out of touch. I am happy, but not surprised to see that things are going so very well. :)

I pray even when I don't read.

Peace, my friend. :)

Barefoot said...

I love the Lourdes story -- so cool.

Just a few more days -- how exciting!

Kate said...

I'm so excited that the countdown is down to the single digits. I hope you got your rest, you will have little time to sleep when the babies arrive ready to keep you up at all hours of the night :)

wifey said...

I'm so glad you're so close. I've been reading your blog for a little while now, and you are constantly in my thoughts, as Bobby, Maya and Peter.

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Lorza said...

I am glad that you, the babies, and peter are doing well. That is awesome about the tech praying over you- I am SO glad to see healthcare workers to include faith in their care (I am a nurse too) Taking care of someone is not just ministering to their medical needs, but emotional and spiritual too.

I am praying for you too sweetness. Keep up the good work..of laying there. :)