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Friday, February 17, 2012

Wake Up Call

Good Morning Everyone,

What a morning we have had...did I mention it's only 2:30?? The plan was for me to be discharged this morning and last night I was like a kid on Christmas Eve!! I was so excited to go home, I couldn't sleep!! I finally fell asleep around 12:30 (I really should've taken the Ambien they offered) and was awoken approximately 35 minutes later to my water breaking. *Sigh* Looks like my dreams of going home anytime soon have come to a screeching halt. As I type this I am currently being monitored and observed over in Labor and Delivery. Doctors and nurses have been in and out and contractions have picked up a bit, but nothing I can't handle right now. We're hoping and praying Tyce doesn't come tonight/today but he seems to have a mind of his own and is making it quite clear. Please continue to pray for our family. We love and thank you all.


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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Becoming Regulars

I always wanted us to become "regulars" somewhere. Maybe at our local sushi joint down the street or at our favorite breakfast spot in Kensington. I never thought we would become regulars at the labor & delivery/anti-partum unit at the hospital. But, alas, here we are again.
I had a routine doctor's appointment yesterday, one that I am thankful I made. I wanted to make sure I was okay to travel, seeing as I was supposed to be headed home in 2 days (*insert sad face). As we were getting ready to head out Jason said "maybe we should take your bag," I, of course, wanted to remain optimistic and declined that suggestions. After getting to the doctor's I ran to the restroom and (*warning: gets graphic*) passed a very large clot. After regaining my thoughts I ran out to grab a nurse so they could check out this clot [body organ]. However, thanks to the sanitation in our hospital the self flushing toilet got rid of any evidence that this ever happened. 
We were called into a room and they had me get ready for my exam, after getting all set up on the table (which as you pregnant ladies/mamas/women in general know is not the easiest of tasks), the nurse poked her head in and said "Actually, go ahead and get dressed, we are going to take you straight up to labor and delivery." Fantastic. 
Once in triage they went ahead and put my IVs in and drew blood and got me ready for the doctor. Their main concern was the clotting, after passing that large clot they realized that I had much more clotting than they expected and were worried that I did have active bleeding behind it. The doctors prepped us for the worst: I was most likely going to be receiving a blood transfusion and we would be delivering our baby boy that night. He said he would be incredibly shocked if we made it to tomorrow (today) without delivering. 
After getting all situated in our room and having all of this sink in the doctor came in with good news...I would not be needing the blood transfusion and we would not be delivering that night. So so much relief. They strapped me up to the monitors and started pumping me with fluids (the amniotic fluid was low, so they wanted to see if they could get that back up...they thought maybe I was dehydrated). After realizing I was stable Jason ran home to grab my bag and other necessities, we figured I would probably be here for at least a few days. He got back, brought me dinner (they finally let me eat)...I must say, greatest Subway sandwich ever! After hanging out with me and suffering through the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (part 2) he went home to get some rest and be with our furry kiddos. 
This morning they transferred me to the anti partum ward and informed me I would be here for  *sigh* at least 2 weeks. So bittersweet, so thankful that I am in some of the best hands and if anything were to happen we are right here, but missing home already. I feel like I have 1394830924983 things to do before this little one comes and no time to do it!

Thank you all so much for your continued prayers, they are so appreciated! 


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Beyond Blessed

Good Morning sweet friends, As some of you know I was admitted into the hospital Monday evening for complications in the pregnancy. And as most of you know Jason had just left for his 2 month training at Camp Pendleton. Talk about poor timing! I was able to calmly get the dogs put away, I already had an overnight bag packed in the car and headed to the ER. I was so relieved to finally get a hold of Jason and he was able to come and be with me. I'm so so thankful his superiors are letting him take as much time as needed. After getting up to Labor and Delivery they set me up on monitors and we let the waiting game begin. Contractions started and they were worried we would have to deliver that night. Praise God that wasn't the case. I remained in L&D until yesterday afternoon. I have been moved to the high risk ward where I will remain until they feel I am stable enough to go home where I will more likely than not be put on complete bedrest, which sadly means my visit home will be postponed until after Tyce has made his debut (which Lord willing will not be until his due date). Thank you all for your continued prayers, I cannot begin to tell you how calm I have remained and how much I have felt God's incredible peace during this time. I love and thank you all! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Monday, December 19, 2011

Greetings from California!!

Good morning all!

Greetings from California! I can't believe it is already Christmas time. I have no idea where this year went! I also cannot believe we are living half way across the country and this will be our first Christmas just the 2 (and a half) of us. No crazy fun plans here, maybe some movies and this is actually our first home with a fireplace! I'm thinking some s'mores are in store for us!
While it will be just the two of us for Christmas, I am very excited that my parents will be joining us for the new year! I can't wait even more because we will be revealing the gender of our precious baby! Any guesses on what you think it is??
So much has happened since we moved out here, we found a great place that is close to so much! Jason is still working up at Camp Pendleton for the time being (until March) and then he will be down in San Diego working at the Naval Hospital here. I know he cannot wait until then, no more long drives and early mornings. I have been keeping busy at home, still attempting to get us unpacked. Who knew we had so much stuff?! Not me!
I have also been keeping busy with some great friends I have met out here! We had a wonderful weekend with them at a hilarious National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (80's) themed Christmas party! It was such a blast and so great to get out and have a good time!
Well, I best be going now, got to head up to the commissary before everyone wakes up and goes there too! Hope you all have a wonderful day and a very Merry Christmas! Please give all your precious children hugs and kisses from Miss Amanda, I miss them all like crazy!

Thank you all for your love and prayers,


Friday, November 4, 2011

5 days, 4 states and 1,507 miles later

Well we did it!! We finally made it to California. Our journey took us from Sugar Land, Tx to Junction, TX; El Paso, TX; Phoenix, AZ; and finally San Diego, CA. We were blessed to have a friend in Phoenix who showed us incredible hospitality throughout our 2 day stay there (we took an extra day to take a break from the long drives). She took me on a hike, took us to amazing restaurants and let us nap on her couch. She even let us bring our rascals in to play with her dog. Thank you Olivia, you have been such a blessing during this move. 
Not to much to report in our first few days here. Just attempting to get to know the area. Jason reported yesterday afternoon and left early this morning for his first day of work. What I will do with my day I don't know. I am excited to say we will be heading to the [cold] beach with the dogs tomorrow. Maybe pack a picnic :) I am even more excited to report that we found an amazing home that we move into Tuesday!! Finally, out of hotels!! Thank you all for your continued prayers and well wishes, I can't believe that we are finally here! 


Friday, September 16, 2011

Catching Up

Hey there everyone,

I can't believe it has been so long since I last posted. What a slacker!
Well, so much has gone on since May and here is a quick recap:
- Jason graduated Basic Training in July, just in time for his 25th birthday. It was an incredible ceremony! And it was so awesome to see all the support that all the other sailors had as well. To see all these different people from all walks of life, all races, all religions, all social statuses come together to support our troops was such an incredible sight.
- The day after graduating Jason headed to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. I am so incredibly thankful that it wasn't Pensacola, FL. We have been truly blessed to be able to see each other 2-3 weekends out of the month.
- Jason worked so hard these last few months in school and is finishing in the top of his class, meaning he was able to choose his job and where we will be living for the next 2-3 years. Our top choice was San Diego and luckily we are able to go! We are so excited for this new adventure! We leave in about 6 weeks and I can't believe it is coming up so soon!

Well, there is pretty much a very quick summary of what has been happening the last 4 months. Hopefully I will be a little more efficient when it comes to updating :)

Thanks again for all y'all's love and support, there is no way we could have made it through all this without it!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

One more reason to love the weekends!

Well today I got a somewhat unexpected call! I have normally be receiving my phone calls on Sunday so much to my surprise I received a ONE HOUR phone call from my sweet hubby today!!!
I had all these signs that I might be getting it today so I was little freaked out when the phone rang and I saw the number. Thank you Lord for the heads up :)
He is doing so much better! He has been moved up to Phase III out of IV so although I love these phone calls on weekends this one was bittersweet...bitter- it may be my last phone call of that length....sweet- if it is my last then that means he is out of RCU and back in a division and will be graduating in 4 weeks!! He said that if I don't hear from him by Sunday (5/22) night then he is back in a division.
Hopefully I will have good news before then, I definitely don't like waiting but like Jason says..."that's the military, you hurry up to wait." I am definitely looking forward to seeing what the future holds for us (I have some amazing women to look up to and ask question if I need to, I have also found some great books to get me prepared for what military life is all about). I miss him so much and I truly feel that we are really approaching this light at the end of the tunnel (unfortunately this is one of many tunnels though, but just trying to stay positive).

Thank you all for all your love, prayers and support, there is no way we would have been able to make it without them.