Monday, September 26, 2005

What a Ride!

i have to make this short and sweet, as being on the computer isn't really supposed to be a part of the definition of "bedrest." so here goes, for those of you who don't know...

last wednesday i suddenly began feeling terrible. i mean, really really awful. so i called my dr. and they sent me to the hospital. as it turns out, i had been having contractions about every 2 minutes, and had no idea. on top of that, i was dialated to 1 cm. so, they admitted me to the hospital. they gave me a steriod called beta methazone which was supposed to help the boys' lungs develop sooner, in case they decided to make their appearance early, and they gave me high doses of magnesium to make the contractions subside. that was good, but the mag really made me feel even worse, if you can believe it.

after 48 hrs on the mag, they took me off of it to see what the boys would do. the only problem was that somehow i had also gotten an upper g.i. bug that made being on the magnesium look like a paid vacaction.

today is monday, and i got to go home, and that has been the best part so far! we are hoping that the boys will develop at least another 2 weeks. but if they decide to come on sooner, then the dr. feels really good about how they might do. that is very reassuring.

i need to wrap this up and head back to my spot on the couch. but i just want to tell each of you thank you for your prayers, love, visits, support, and goodies while we were in the hospital. michael and i feel so blessed to have such an amazing group of friends to share this time with. you all are so wonderful, and i feel like there just aren't words to describe how much we appreciate all you have done for us and our babies. we love you all, and hope you'll continue to pray for the 4 of us....we are continuing to pray prayers of thanks for you!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Busy Busy Busy

Who knew that getting ready to be the mommy of two boys could make for such a busy life??? Well, even if it isn't all that busy, that's the excuse I'm currently leaning on for not keeping this little site up to date very often. But I do promise to do better once I'm home for good. Which, incidentally, may not be too long from now.

We went to see the doctor yesterday, and the boys have grown by a full pound a piece. One of them is 3.1 lbs, and the other is a whopping 3.5 lbs. That makes for a very large and very uncomfortable me. But we're hanging in there just fine. We saw them on the ultrasound, and they both have a full head of hair! Still not sure what color that hair will be, but I'm placing my bets on brown. We'll see. On a different note, the doctor's only observation is that my frame isn't really big enough for both of these boys, and she has therefore cut my work hours back even more. Now I'm down to working no more than 4 hours in a day. And at one point in my life, that would have been great. But since I love my job, and I dearly love the friends I work with, it is more than just a little bit sad. Very bittersweet. But necessary if I want to get my sweet baby boys here healthy.....and I do!

We had our Otter Creek shower this weekend, and I have to tell you that I was truly touched by the outpouring of love that was shown to us. We are so blessed to be a part of such an amazing family of God. Honestly, I was moved to tears more than once during the course of the afternoon, and I feel like I have so many wonderful friends to be thankful for. Holly, you just don't know how much I appreciate you!!! That kind of generosity and kindness inspires me to be a better servant and giver, and I can't help but think that this is one of the reasons that we have 'community.'

We did take a few pictures at the shower that I'd love to post on here for my big audience of 3 readers to see. But, unfortunately, I am very technologically dumb. So I'll have to wait until Michael gets back home to have him load the pictures from the camera to the computer. (Seriously, could I be any more helpless???)

The babies have worn me out, and my ankles are more than swollen. So I am off to bed to hopefully make these contractions subside. Thanks for checking in again...and in the meantime, I'll try to do a better job at keeping this thing a little more up to date!