Saturday, May 10, 2008
Bedrest Blog #2
May 10, 2008
Last night I had a little trouble actually falling asleep. It has been the routine lately for me to shower before bed, play cards and watch t.v. with Nick, and then lights out at 10p.m. Because rest is so important and I am woken up 3 times a night for vitals I think it is important to establish a disciplined routine. My best sleep was between 4a.m. and 8 a.m.-after my 4 a.m. vitals were checked. It is still really quiet in those hours and also my uterus and stomach are most relaxed at these hours making almost all positions pretty comfortable.
I had breakfast at 8 and afterwards while I showered the nurses and housekeeping changed the linens and swept the floors. The staff here is wonderful! Everyone I have met is so kind and personal. Nick came at 10:00a.m. and brought me some goodies-glade plugins for my room, loose cotton black capris with a loose hip hugging waist, 2 new shirts, and tweezers. Yesterday he brought me pink and white marble mini roses. They are sitting in the window. In that same window there is a piece of tint that has been torn from the pane and the random shape looks like “Beast” with his wild air and big cape. I put the pink roses just below the spot so it looks like he is gazing at Belle- reminds me of the movie how this experience is both a beauty and a beast! LOL :)
Blood pressure 1/2 hour ago was a smidge high (151/82) so a nurse will be here to retake in a moment. There is a new little boy across the hall that has been quiet all today but hollered all day yesterday. I heard he 10 pounds and every bit adorable. I have also heard about another P.E. mother on bed rest who has been here for 4 weeks and just received doctor’s orders to stay another 6 weeks.
Today my attitude is that if I need to stay 6 weeks (till thrilling 34 weeks) I will be glad to do so. As I said earlier, I want Harper and Lily to stay in me as long as I am healthy and able to carry them. I had the second steroid shot this morning so at the end of this 24 hours we can all know a huge milestone in their lungs has been reached!
I miss my house and I miss Ali Carrie too! But I know she is taken care of and will be there when I get back. The only view I have of outside is a brick wall so appreciate walking to the mailbox or browsing through Publix! Between 8 and 10 today I had only eaten, showered, and gotten back in bed. But as I was putting on my lotions and eye creams, some makeup, and brushing my hair I thought-it has taken me two hours to do what I normally take 35 minutes to do before work in a rush! It is actually really nice to slow and down enjoy little things.
I am starting James Frey’s book A Million Little Pieces that I borrowed from JMIII. I am a little behind the times starting this one but at least I’ve already heard all the controversy and different sides now and can just read it for pleasure to gain my own opinion. The ten pounder just squealed :)
I napped from 2-3 and when the nurse woke me up for BP it was 132/67 yay! And I have not had one contraction today! I worked an easy crossword puzzle without cheating and only missed 4. Nick is coming at 5p.m. to eat and watch movies. He rented “American Gangster” and “Atonement.” I haven’t mentioned how good the food is here! I mean really good! Chicken and Dumplings, turkey sandwiches, white rice with beef tips and gravy, salads, and fresh fruit to mention a few. I’m living like a queen!
Continue to pray from healing and mental/physical comfort. Also, if anyone knows of someone who would be willing to train me in Pilates when all this is said and done that would be great! For now change my name to LMushy! Haha!