Saturday, May 10, 2008

Bedrest Blog #2




May 10, 2008
12:54p.m.

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 :)

4:05 p.m.
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!

10 comments:

Mary Tyler S. said...

I LOVE your picture on this post. You look so radiant and I am praying for your health and comfort almost hourly! I love you!

Madame Rubies said...

Showering before bed was always one of my preggo routines as well.

Do you need anything? Books? I can bring books when we come to town for Memorial Day weekend.

Jason said...

You are amazing !!! I love you

Mary said...

We love you too!!! I LOVE that you are blogging even though you are stuck in bed. I have to say I really liked million little pieces, controversy or not. Whatever. Please continue to blog and keep us posted. We are probably coming down for an Alabama wedding in August and I can't wait to meet Harper & Lily. I wish you didn't have to be in bed but it will be worth those precious little girls!

Liz said...

glad you can keep us posted from bedrest! praying for you!!

Mary Tyler S. said...

I think I have checked you blog about 5 times today. I think I need to calm down :) You are so loved. Keep cookin those babes.

The Bean said...

I have not read that book. I just picked up an Edwardian Mystery novel yesterday at the book store. I hope I can get some reading done. I'll call to check in tomorrow after my appointment. Love to you all!

Carrie said...

Laura,
Please know that you are surrounded in prayer as you rest and grow those baby girls! Your attitude and outlook is amazing! I admire your attitude. Hang in there. If you need anything please let me know!!

Mary Tyler S. said...

I'm ready for Bedrest Blog #3 :)

C.C.

Greta said...

Just wanted you to know I'm praying for you and your precious babes. (by way of Shea)

It'll be so neat to be able to look back at this and read how you were feeling and what you were thinking before they arrived. By the way, your attutide rocks!

God is Sovereign. Doesn't that just help make everything ok? I try to remind myself of that frequently b/c it really does make a difference. And, he loves Harper & Lily even more than you. Crazy, right?!