Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pillows

I'm looking at the white board in front of me and it says it's Thursday August 20th. I can't find the words to describe how that makes me feel...for the good and the not so good. There have been good moments and bad moments this week, but all in all we are holding together. Our baby is still growing in my belly and we are taking one step at a time.

I've had appointments, exams and tests done but for now they don't want to stir up my body anymore than necessary so they are leaving me alone for the most part. (I guess 'leaving me alone' means continuing to monitor me, check to see if the fluids are filling up my lungs, wake me up to give me more medicine, etc. etc. etc.)

One of my IV medications has some side effects that are hard to handle so I'm trying to do my best with those right now... the blurred vision, blurred thoughts and concentration, nausea, stomach pain, hot flashes and flu-like symptoms were a little more than I could bear today, but I did my best. I had my mom and a couple dear friends visit which sure made for a bright spot in my day and my two favorite visitors came too...my Drewboy and my sweetheart.

My beautiful Mom brought Andrew with all his cuteness and he jumped right up in bed with me and snuggled under my arm...where he fits perfectly. We ate some snacks and played some games together - the best gift of the day! -thanks mom-

Yesterday we had an appointment for a NICU consultation and all in all it went well. We saw a couple beautiful tiny babies being taken care of that were close to the same gestational age as our little one right now. We were able to ask lots of questions and have everything explained in detail. They wanted to best prepare us for our possible future and they did a great job! The NICU here is beautiful and Doug and I left knowing that this hospital is exactly where we need to be right now, no matter how hard it might be.

Today I am grateful for cool air on my cheek and my snuggly body pillow from home...thanks sweetheart!

2 comments:

larifunk said...

Our prayers are with you. Our little one was in NICU for 7 weeks, it's a difficult time. We'll be thinking of you.

Jack-Jack said...

To Andrew's sweetheart,
It is almost Monday again and that means another week under your belt!

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