Wednesday, August 08, 2007

On being on bed rest...

...I knew it may happen, dreaded it even! This past Monday night, I started to bleed and went straight to the hospital, as my doctor had instructed. I was admitted and the bleeding stopped shortly thereafter. However, I'm here at the hospital, on bedrest, for the long haul...probably 3 or 4 weeks. That is, unless I start bleeding again. At that point I'd have a c-section regardless of how far along I am. I'm 33 weeks right now, so they're hoping to get to 36 or 37.
So, I blog from my hospital bed and am so thankful for my laptop and wireless internet service in the hospital.
*I'm also thankful that we changed health insurance, so that I can be at this different hospital that is only 15-20 minutes away from home, rather than the 30-40 minutes that it took to get to the hospital where the girls were born.
*I'm thankful that Duncan's mom was with us to help while my family was away on vacation. Because she was with us, and had been for four days already, we were able to walk out the door with out even giving her any instructions. We knew we were leaving the girls in good hands. Since she was with us, Duncan has been able to spend the night with me the last two nights. God was so good to have set all of this up for us.
*I'm thankful that the nursing staff here is WONDERFUL and that I've felt their empathy, received their care and experienced their compassion. I'm also thankful that many of them have no problem telling me that I could have it worse...helping me to keep things in perspective.
*I'm thankful for my sweet husband who is so good to me. Words can't even express.
*I'm thankful for my sweet little girls who come to visit me, Violet with her smiles and fingers to "tickle, tickle" my toes and Amelie who is being so brave and kind to me. She insisted on saving bits of her cookie for me, so that I could eat it when the doctor said I was allowed to eat. When I was told I was getting food, she handed each bit to me, only taking a bite of one of them=). She wipes my tears when it's time to say goodbye and sits in my bed with me for the majority of her visit. Man I miss my little girls.
This is just the beginning. I haven't even been here for 48 hours. I pray that God will use this time to draw me closer to help me gain perspective on glorify Him.
If you're in the area, stop on by. I'm here and probably will be for a while.


marylins said...

I just randomly checked your blog...What an amazingly positive attitude you have, what an amazing mom! I hope you get tons of quality time to enjoy precious sleeeeep (more than three hours at a time), read some great books, feel your sweet baby safe and sound in your belly, eat good food that you didn't have to prepare yourself, and generally embrace a month of stillness. Please know that I will be praying for you, with the Lins babies liking to come early themselves, I can relate to the challenges of "extremely limited activity." With Josie I just clung to the truth that the Lord is the blessed controller of all things. HANG IN THERE, and if you would like any book recommendations, just let me know!!!!!!!!

Nancy said...

Thanks, Mary, for all of your encouraging words. You're very sweet. This morning, I woke up at 7:30 (which is about 45 minutes later than if I were home)and realized I could keep sleeping if I wanted to! That's something to be thankful for!