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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