Thursday, November 5, 2009

Bed Rest

Well, it has been an eventful week! Last Thursday, I was feeling a little tightness and decided to check in with my doctor to make sure that everything was normal with the pregnancy. Turns out that little William Stone was so eager to meet his mommy and daddy that I had started contractions and needed to be admitted into the hospital. After two shots and a pill, they decided to put me on magnesium and for anyone that has ever had to have a dose of that lovely stuff I have a new found sympathy for you... I could not figure out why everyone that came into my hospital room was all bundled in sweatshirts and heavy coats... well, that is because it was a freezer in my room due to how hot I was! Thank you to everyone who sent flowers, came and saw us in the hospital and those praying for our family! We have such amazing friends and family and are so thankful for each and every one of you. This was such a scary time for both Bill and I and it was really great to have all that support. We are taking it one day at a time and feel truly blessed that our little guy has been able to stay put another week. After our release from the hospital on Sunday night (a day early... yea!), I am on strict bed rest for 2 weeks until the doctor clears me. For those of you who know me... best rest? seriously? But, I will do just about anything for this baby! We have a doctor's appointment on Monday and will be sure to keep everyone posted! A special thank you to my mother for coming and helping take shifts in the hospital and for all the help around the house... I also must brag on my amazing husband who has been such a rock through all of this and has gone above and beyond... he has prepared my meals, stayed in a cold hospital room, run errands, kept everything organized, rubbed my legs so they wouldn't get sore and even washed and dried my hair... I love you baby and I promise to make it up to you!
Here I am with nurse Mia - yes, we took pictures... come on I document everything and this is going in the baby book - yet another thing on my to do list!
Bill and I with the monitoring strip! oh yuck Kate!
Look at that strong heart beat! They said that he would calm down and not to get scared if his heart rate slows because of the mag... not our little boy! Such a little fighter! Probably why the contractions! wink!
The beautiful orchid my mommy brought!
Lexis is my total favorite! Thanks Bruce, Ellen and Maggie!
Some more of the wonderful flowers... really helped keep my spirits up!

1 comment:

  1. BOOO to Mag! AWFUL! Glad it worked on Stoney though (I can't decide what I want to call him Willie or Stoney HA!) So glad your family is ther to help you. It certainly makes things easier. Talk to you soon!