Well, folks...get used to some updating because that is about all I have to do! From a blog that used to update once a month - this might become a daily thing :)
Today started off with another small bleeding episode but luckily it stopped. Just to be negative for a second- I have to have IV access at all times "just in case" and my IV went bad. The thought of having to get a new IV every 18 hours (since that is how long this one lasted) is certainly not a fun idea! I have also been blessed with awful veins!
To continue the negativity for a second, I get meds at 0600, 0900, 1200, 1800, 2100 and midnight. The baby's heart rate and my contractions have to be monitored for one hour, three times a day at 10 pm, 6 am, and 2 pm. This means my hours to sleep at night are midnight (after my med) until 6 am. During that time I have to wear these cuffs on my legs to help with circulation that continuously inflate and deflate.
Final negative thoughts - I will miss a church service in honor of my dad, my cousin's graduation, a family party on mother's day, my girl's last day of school, my girl's night time routine every night, my cousin's open house, a massage that I had scheduled, a weekend of visitors from Ohio, pillow talk with my hubby, etc.
Wah, Wah, Wah.... I work in the NICU - things could be worse. I have two/three healthy children - things could be worse. I have a wonderful, loving, supportive husband - things could be worse. I am "stuck" in a place where I have lots of wonderful people working right down the hall (and upstairs) - things could be worse. I have excellent, stress-free childcare for my girls (thanks to amazing family and friends) - things could be worse. I get made-to-order meals delivered to me every meal AND I don't have to do the dishes - things could be worse!
Point being that I am not going to look at this in a pitty party sort of way... at least not today. Disclaimer is thrown out there if they put me on Magnesium (and I lose my mind a bit) or I have a down day every now and then. Hopefully I will look back on this blog entry and realize that this is a time to enjoy every kick, every heartbeat I hear on the monitor, everything!
Feeling blessed and thankful each passing day...
Weeks: 32 weeks + 5 days
Goal: 23 more days to go!