Saturday, March 31, 2012

Picture time!

Yesterday was my brother Mitch's birthday. I needed to take a few pictures of Makenna for a project I was doing for him. These are a few of the pictures we took of my beautiful little girl. She is getting so big. I swear while I was in the hospital she grew a couple inches and so did her hair. Her hair also got curlier. I didn't think that was possible!
Say "cheese!"
Super star!
I love this curly little head!
This is the project I was doing for Mitch's birthday. It was my first pinterest project, it was also about the only one I like that could be done from my couch. Nick purchased a dozen balloons and on the end of each balloon, I made a tag with a reason why Makenna loves Mitch. Each tag also had a picture that was associated with reasons why she loves him. The picture of her holding the stars was one of them. Mitch likes to take her outside and watch the stars and the moon, so on the card it had that picture and said "I love you because you teach me about things, like the stars." Others included a picture of him with a wagon full of his nieces and nephews that said "I love you because you are a great uncle!" It was fun thing to do, and Mitch thought it was cool too. Makenna liked "helping" putting the balloons in his room.
Here is me and my preggo belly in all it's glory at 34 weeks and 2 days.
My doctors appointment went great on Thursday. It was great to see my work friends for a little bit! Baby looked great on both on the monitor and on the ultrasound. During the ultrasound I got to see her little lungs practicing breathing. That was really nice to see! She is still measuring about a week and half ahead and appears to be a little over 6 pounds. I have another appointment next Thursday, and I believe we will schedule a delivery date that day also. My bed rest restrictions might be lifted a little bit too but, we'll see! It will be nice to have a for sure end date in mind, although I know that plan could change anytime if I bleed again or if I go into labor before that date. I have to make it until Wednesday in order to be able to deliver in Ellensburg. Only 4 more days! The end is near!
Yesterday I also got my first billing statement from the UW hospital, telling me that my insurance will be billed a mere $77,060.34 for my 4 week stay. Thank goodness for insurance!!! That is the only statement I have received so far, and that almost $80,000 doesn't include 2 ambulance rides, the doctors charges, Swedish hospital, anything I have had done in Ellensburg or delivery of this little girl. Yikes! She just might be a million dollar baby when this is all done!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Feeling Blessed

I thought it might be fun to show you what Nick and Mitch worked on last week. They set up our new babies bed, and organized the closet. Instead of having to buy two new bed sets, I decided to go the cheap route and re-use the crib set that Makenna used and stick with the lady bug theme. I got a new toddler bed set for Makenna from target, I had no idea when I ordered it how closely it would end up matching the crib set. I was really happy with how it turned out. There are some other decorating ideas that are still a work in progress but I think It will turn out great when it's all done. One of the first things that will happen soon is the black shelf will come down and above both girls beds, they will have painted wooden letters of their names. Our new baby has a name but it is a secret until she arrives. I know it's kind of silly but it's the only thing we have control over and it's kind of fun to have a secret. I have a few pictures and other fun things from pinterest I have found that I would like to do but that will have to wait until I can be up and moving more.
These poor little girls will have nothing to wear... lol! On the left is Makenna's clothes, some are the next size up but almost everything fits now, and on the right is newborn size clothes for our new little girl.
When we woke up Saturday morning, I looked outside to see that our rear right tire was COMPLETELY flat! There ended up being a 4+ inch screw sticking out the side of our tire. The strange thing is it wasn't the sharp end of the screw that was stuck, it was head of the screw that was stuck in it. We purchased our tires at a tire shop in Yakima so Nick quickly put the spare on and started to head to Yakima to go get the tire patched or replaced. On his way out of town he decided last minute to stop by one of the tire shops here in Ellensburg to at least get a quote to see if it was repairable and what the cost would be. They told him they could repair it for $12! $12 is way cheaper than the $25+ in gas he would have spent to go to Yakima so he stayed there to get it replaced. When the guy brought the car back to Nick he said it required such a little patch that he didn't have to pay ANYTHING! It's the little miracles in life to be thankful for.
While Nick was getting the tire fixed he took Makenna and I over to my parent's so I wouldn't have to wrangle her from bed by myself since we thought he would have to be gone for a few hours. It was such a beautiful day out! My dad made a camp-out spot for me on the patio so I could sit in the sunshine with my feet up. It was so nice to enjoy the sunshine, I haven't gotten to enjoy it in over a month and it was just what I needed! I got to watch Makenna be my dad's big helper while he did yard work. She thought she was the coolest girl getting to be Papa's big helper.
When they were done doing yard work he brought the little kid slide up on the patio so I could watch her play but she decided that the slide would be more fun inside. My dad happily pulled it into the house and she went up and down the slide probably 4000 times. When he first brought it in the house, she would go down the slide, run over to my dad, give him a hug and say "thank you." She's getting so good at using her manners. Makes me a proud Mama!
video
Things for me are still stable. I haven't had any impressionable contractions nor have I had anymore bleeding since I've been home. *knock on wood* Hopefully things will stay that way for at least the next 8 days! I have been feeling so blessed since I have been home. I have the best family and friends a girl could ask for. They have helped us out in so many ways, with Dinner, Makenna, or even just stopping by for a visit. I am so happy that I have been able to enjoy sunshine, see my family everyday, and get to watch Makenna play. I feel like I missed out on so many special moments with her while I was in the hospital for a month and I am so blessed I get to be apart of those moments now. Life is good!

Friday, March 23, 2012

As Dorothy said "There's no place like home"

I have been LOVING every second of being at home with my family. My family especially Nick has been so helpful since I've been home. Me being home doesn't take a whole lot of the load off of him because I can only be so helpful laying/sitting down most of the day. I can read/snuggle/play with Makenna, and fold laundry. So I guess that's something. Yesterday Nick and Mitchell started to work on the nursery and I very much so enjoyed supervising from the couch. :o) We have three bedrooms in our home but I like my living room to much to give up the toy room so we decided to put both girls in the same room. We'll see how well it works out when it comes to sleeping when our new little one is big enough to sleep in the crib instead of the cradle by our bed. While they were putting things together and reorganized furniture I sorted and folded tiny baby clothes. I forgot how tiny and cute they are! It makes me so excited to get to reuse my favorite outfits Makenna wore.
I had my first outing today... to the doctors office. My "new" life is pretty exciting isn't it? I wore real clothes, make up and I blow dried and straightened my hair for the first time exactly 1 month! I felt like the old Reba again. It was great! After not doing literally anything for a month I was shocked to realize how weak I was and how tired my short trip to the doctor made me. I can't imagine how weak woman are who are on lay flat all day bed rest, and don't even get to walk to the bathroom would be after being down like that for days/weeks/months. At least I can sit up for a while each day, walk to the bathroom and take a shower. I have it pretty easy next to those woman for sure.
My doctors appointment went really well. I was so happy to see my doctor again. My doctors at UW were good but there is something to be said about the consistency of having just one doctor. Baby still sounds great. I will have weekly fetal monitoring and ultrasounds for the next few weeks. I will be seen more if needed but that's the plan for now. My next goal is to make it 11 more days until I am 35 weeks along so I can deliver in Ellensburg. We have a little hospital that doesn't have a NICU so we try to only deliver babies that are 35 weeks and over. Obviously there are some situations that we can't avoid delivering before then but more often than not the baby will be shipped after delivery to Yakima or Seattle where they have an adequate NICU if they are before 35 weeks. After I make it past 35 weeks we'll set a delivery date. No point in jinxing anything by scheduling a delivery date before then. Delivering in Ellensburg will mean that I will not get to have a VBAC and at this point, I could care less! I just want a healthy as close to full term baby as possible and I would love nothing more to deliver at the hospital here with my doctor, and all of my nurse friends around me. My doctor and the nurses I work with have been a part of this journey since the very beginning and it would be wonderful to have them there when it ends to.
I am going to keep doing what I've been doing for at LEAST the next 11 days and saying lots of prayers that I will not start bleeding again, go into labor and baby will continue to grow and be happy in the next at least 11 days. Please continue to send prayers and positive energy my way for those specific things. I can be bored and pregnant for at least 11 more days, and she will be SO worth it! I've done this for 30 days now, so what's another 11?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I'm HOME!!!

First of all I need to apologize about my little pity party I threw for myself yesterday. I was so frustrated with some of the circumstances from yesterday and I was overly emotional about it. I'm sorry you had to read about how sorry I felt for myself.
This morning I was VERY pleasantly surprised when the Dr's came in a told me they wanted to send me home today. I'm sure my jaw about hit the floor! After I picked up my jaw it amazed me how quickly all of my worries of coming home (insurance, amount of leave, money exc.) all went away. I know heavenly father will continue to provide for us like he has this whole time. All I could think of from the time I knew I was going home was about was how nice it would be to be at home with my family and to get to sleep in my own bed!
I am still on strict bed rest which is fine with me. I'm just glad I get to do it where I'm most comfortable. I now have to convince my placenta and uterus to behave for at least 2 more weeks when I'll be 35 weeks along so I can deliver here in Ellensburg. If something happens before then I'll have to be transferred out of town again and I really don't want that to happen! I'm sure all of my friends from work reading this are having heart palpation's knowing that me and my formally bleeding placenta are back in town but I PROMISE I will be a GOOD patient and remember bed rest means bed rest. I also have lots of family and my husband to supervise me to make sure I'm being good. :o)
Making my great escape!
We left UW about 1pm and stopped briefly in North Bend to grab lunch and then continued our way to Ellensburg. My wonderful brother Mitch spent the day making sure I came home to a clean house and even surprised me with flowers, chocolate and balloons. After being away from home for 4 weeks I don't think I would have cared whether I came home to a dirty house or not but it was sure nice to come home to a clean one. My wonderful sister in law also made us dinner tonight which was greatly appreciated as well! It was so nice for us to not have to worry about dinner our first night back at home. Along with Mitch, my parents and brother Garrett helped Nick unload the car and put everything away so he didn't have so much to do tonight. Nick was really grateful for their help. Nick told me that he feels like a huge weight has been lifted off his shoulders having me home. I feel the same way. It is so wonderful to be with my family again!
Finally HOME!!
When all of this started 4 weeks ago I never thought I would still be pregnant at now 33 weeks today, and I never thought I would be leaving the hospital until I had a baby in my arms or in the NICU. My nurse told me again today that they have never had a patient that has been on magnesium in preparation for delivery as many times as I have and not be delivered. My nurse said she could feel that there was a higher power watching over me. Because of that statement I know that your prayers and thoughts have helped immensely through out this journey! Please continue to send them our way, our journey isn't over just yet!
After things quieted down this evening Makenna climbed up on the couch next to me, grabbed my hand, cuddled up next to me and said "Mommy here!" :o) She must be happy I'm home to!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Still here...

I won't know more until the morning when my crew of doctors come back but it looks like I'll be here maybe another week. This morning when the doctors came in gave me a "kind of" plan and they said they would return right after my ultrasound with a more final plan but went home for the day before returning. One of the overnight doctors told me that from what she could see from the ultrasound report baby looks great. She is still measuring big. I am 33 weeks tomorrow and she is measuring around 34 weeks and 4 days and is about 5 and half pounds, give or take a pound. There wasn't anything mentioned in the report about the blood clot or the tear. It's been a little bit of a frustrating day. I wish they would have never told me I would be going home today, it just made me upset when I didn't get to go. Like I said yesterday it's not nice to promise an emotional pregnant lady something and not follow through. It really knocked my spirits down a notch. Rather than continue to rant about my day I am going to just say that I am grateful that I am still pregnant with a healthy baby and that I have kept her cooking for almost 4 weeks now. I am also grateful that my wonderful husband, amazing mother and my beautiful 2 year old were able to spend the day with me. I know things will all work out the way God intended them to, I just need to keep the faith.

Monday, March 19, 2012

WHAT?!?!?

I'm having a few mixed emotions today, this morning when my crew of doctors (UW is a teaching hospital so I always have literally a crew of doctors everyday) made rounds this morning, they told me depending on the results of my ultrasound tomorrow, I may get to go home. WHAT?!?!?!? I was just told last week that they wanted to deliver me at 34 weeks, and the week before that it was 35 weeks, and before that, it as 36-37 weeks and every time they made a new plan, they have stated I wouldn't be going home before I had a baby, period. Now I may be going home? I'm so confused! The only thing I have had a beef with being at this particular hospital is, every week I have new attending physician and every week I have a new plan. It really messes with an emotional pregnant lady's feelings when there is a new plan every week. I haven't had a significant bleed since last Monday, since it has been a whole week they think I may be stable enough to go home. They haven't specified if home is to the hospital in Ellensburg or home to my house but they did say I would continue to be on strict bed rest until I deliver. I would love to go home but at the same time I have some mixed emotions because I have been counting on not leaving here until I have a baby, and now I may be going home still pregnant. Also, I have now used up 3 1/2 weeks of 12 week maternity leave. If I go to full term (39-40 wks, I'm now 32 wks and 5 days) I will have 1 week of leave left. I can extend my leave but I would have to do it without pay and with out insurance paid for not to mention I would really like to be able to enjoy some of my leave with my baby... sigh! I almost wish they wouldn't have even planted this going home bug in my ear until it is really going to happen. I guess we'll see what the plan is tomorrow. I'll keep you posted....

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St Patrick's Day!!

I'm not going to say much other than I'm still pregnant and stable. I even got to go for another ride today and I even had a passenger. Enjoy the pictures!
"Wook Mommy!! The shishies!"
It was a great day! The End!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

3 weeks...

After 3 weeks of seeing nothing but hospital rooms, back hospital hallways, and the inside of ambulances the doctors FINALLY agreed to let me take a wheelchair ride around the hospital! I even got to go OUTSIDE for a few minutes! I had to beg a little bit and remind them that it has been 3 days since I had any active bleeding and I have been sitting in a hospital bed for 3 weeks before they finally agreed to let me go on a quick ride.
Nick was my "tour guide" and pushed me around. I finally got to see the shishies (fishes) Makenna keeps telling me about.
It was grey, gloomy, raining, cold and breezy but it was glorious! To smell and feel anything but dry, stagnant, recycled hospital air was GLORIOUS!! After 3 weeks I think I would have found a tornado or tsunami just as glorious.
I got to see growing plants, because the hospital is on the University of Washington campus all of the flowers are of course purple and gold.
I got to see other parts of the hospital and see the cool art work.
I was a good girl and stuck to the doctors rule of only 30 minutes but it was a very fast, and much to short 30 minutes.
And came back to my home away from home.
After I got back I was greeted by my friend Stephanie and a little bit later these beautiful flowers arrived. Thank you Hutchinson family! They are beautiful and made my day even better!
I figured out how to make a flower and added it to the hat I made yesterday even cuter. I can't wait to make one for Makenna that matches.
Overall it has been a fantastic day! My trip outside was just what I needed to keep going a little bit longer. I was so happy that I even cried. I know it is pathetic but you might cry to after 3 weeks. Hopefully I will get to have another field trip again soon.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

32 weeks

Made it to 32 weeks, completed my second hat and had another date night in my hospital room with Nick today. It was a good day! I'll post more tomorrow. :o)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

It's complete!!

Feeling incredibly proud of myself and very accomplished tonight. My first baby hat is complete! Ta-da!

Relaxed

Nick finished his finals yesterday, so him and Makenna came over snoqualmie pass this afternoon and they will be on this side of the mountains until the 28th when he goes back to school. Now that Nick is done with school for the quarter and there isn't a snowy mountain pass between us I feel like a ton of stress has been lifted and I can finally relax. I was terrified that something would happen and baby would have to be born and Nick wouldn't make it here in time. Delivering a baby is terrifying enough, I couldn't imagine not having the man I love not there with me and being alone. Now that he will be less than an hour away at anytime I feel ok with baby arriving anytime now. I obviously would like her to keep cooking as long as possible but at least chances are that I won't be alone now.
It was fun having Nick and Makenna here with me for a little bit today. My day is always brightened when my family is here. I feel like my heart is whole again every time they are here. They left early this evening to go celebrate Nick's sister, Amie's 16th birthday! I can't believe she is 16 already! Happy Birthday Amie!
I started another knitting project. I am making a baby hat. I started it yesterday and since I have nothing better to do. It is almost done already. Even though it makes me sound like an old lady I love that I know how to knit now, and I am really enjoying it. It is nice to have learned a new skill. I also know that after this baby comes I won't have much time for knitting for a while so I might as well take advantage of my quiet, alone time and get some projects done.
Other than visitors, the most "exciting" thing that has happened today is that there was a power outage in the hospital. The power came back on fairly quickly but it took almost 2 hours for the ventilation system to be back up. It made my room feel super claustrophobic and hot not having any air moving. No bleeding, and only a few contractions today. It looks like I'll make my goal of 32 weeks tomorrow. :o)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Overwheled!

Today I am feeling completely overwhelmed by kindness. My wonderful friends from work put together this fabulous basket of goodies for me and my family over the last two weeks and Michelle and Babbi brought it to me today when they came for a visit! Ever since they left this afternoon, I have been filled with gratitude. There have been so many kind and wonderful things that our family and friends have been doing for my us the past 2 and half weeks.
There are a few other things in this picture that were sent from my family members to help keep me be better in the loop while I'm over here such as a laptop and a nook tablet. I am so thankful for all of the wonderful people that God has placed in my life. It is amazing to know how many people have been praying for my family and have pitched in to help in unimaginable ways. We are so blessed to have all of you in our lives!
Yesterday I relived history for the 5th time and was on magnesium all day for contractions and bleeding. The nurses were saying that they think I may have broken a record of some kind by being on mag 5 times in 16 days and still being undelivered. They think it's pretty incredible and I got to keep baby girl cooking one more day and that's all that matters. Today was uneventful and has been a wonderful day. Having company all weekend has really helped keep my spirits up. Only 3 more days until I make it to my first goal of 32 weeks pregnant. :o)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Today's Update

Good evening! I have had a wonderful day today. Nick and Makenna came over this morning, and have been here most of the day. Nick's mom came from Gig Harbor a little bit ago to get Makenna and take her to their house for now the 3rd weekend in a row. I can't even begin to express how thankful I am that Makenna has somewhere familiar to go and somewhere that I know she will be loved and well taken care of on the weekends while I'm in the hospital and Nick is here with me. Not to mention she LOVES being there. Makenna has had so much fun especially with Nick's younger siblings Amie (16 next week) and Taylor (12). When I told her earlier today that Grandma Sherrie was coming to pick her up later she asked "And Tay-yer too?" From what Sherrie says they are having a lot of fun with Makenna to.

Medically things today have been fairly quiet. I was contracting every 6 minutes with irritability in between during my non-stress test this morning which made the Dr's talk about hanging IV fluids and the dreaded magnesium again as a precaution if I was going to deliver today. Because the contractions weren't painful and I kind of begged them to give me a little bit longer to see if this was really labor before starting all of the dreaded stuff, my uterus actually behaved for once and they didn't have to start the mag! Hooray! It's the little victories. :o) I don't think I mentioned in my blog from Wednesday that the Dr's have decided that if I go into labor again they aren't going to go to drastic measures to stop my labor. If I start contracting uncomfortably, and contractions are regular they are going to hang IV fluids and the Mag at a very low dose (for baby's brain development) and sometimes that will slow things down but if I continue to contract they are going to just let me deliver.
Yesterday the doctor's and I had a little pow wow and I was told that because I have not gone one day without bleeding for over 2 weeks now that I have what they call a chronic placenta abruption. That basically means it will never heal like they hoped it would. Because it won't heal, it makes my condition even more high risk for hemorrhage, loss of placental function that could lead to fetal intolerance, growth restriction and even fetal death. Due to the intensified risk of these complications, they have made it clear that I will definitely not be going back to Ellensburg at any point of my pregnancy and that IF I make it to 35 weeks I will be delivered at that point. They are still hoping that I will hold out until next Wednesday when I'm 32 weeks before delivering but they aren't confident at how many more days baby will tolerate being in-utero. With my now 3rd round of preterm labor under my belt they aren't sure how long my uterus is going to keep baby cooking either. Having the small amount of medical knowledge I do, I knew in the back of my mind what the risks were but I was in denial that I could potentially loose my baby. Having someone actually tell me flat out the risks are with zero sugar coating it really hit me yesterday. With all of these things being said, please continue to pray and send positive energy our way. It has been working so far and I am really feeling that we need them more than ever. Love to all!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Still Pregnant!

I'm sorry I haven't updated today. I'll post more tomorrow but my update today is I'm happily still pregnant and had a very uneventful day. :o)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

You Get What you Ask For...

Yesterday I complained about being bored and well today was anything but boring! This morning around 3am I woke up with lower back pain. Thinking that I just need to change positions I tossed and turned a while and then finally got out of bed to use the bathroom and guess what I saw? Blood... After taking a minute to wake up I realized that my back pain was coming and going and my belly was tightening. Once again I was bleeding, contracting and the magnesium sulfate was started for the 4th time now. It felt a little like dejavo. Luckily so far, my contractions have responded very well to the dreaded "mag" and they have stopped almost completely. Once again baby girl looked like a rock star on the monitor and I am now back to having a "stable" amount of bleeding and no longer considered a labor patient. I'm starting to feel like the boy who cried wolf. Being so far away from family and not always knowing if this is it or not, I have Nick and my mom pack bags just in case and have a babysitter on standby and then things calm down. I guess it will happen on the day that I don't have any of those things in place.
This morning when all of this started they did a quick ultrasound to check the position of baby and guess what? She is actually head down! Because she is now head down the doctors are giving me the option of having a vaginal birth after cesarian delivery (VBAC) and they are encouraging me to at least give it a try. Having a VBAC was never something I had even thought about during this pregnancy and I was ok with that. I was ok with my scheduled c-section day, and getting to work until just a couple of days before that date. It was all planned and that sounded great to my slightly OCD need-to-have-a-plan-for-everything personality. Now that I am at a bigger hosptial that handles high risk deliveries routinely, I have the option of having one here. Nothing else about this last trimester of pregnancy has turned out how I thought, so why not just keep going with the flow and at least give it a try when I go into labor? If it doesn't work out, I'll just get the repeat c-section I was planning on.
Today my sweet friend Stacey came to visit and kept me company for a while and then my wonderful mom came to be with me for the afternoon also. I'm so thankful they came to be with me. Even though things had slowed down it was still nice to have someone here with me while my drama was happening. I'm 31 weeks today and as of tomorrow morning I have made it two weeks! Hopefully we can hang on another week, but I'll take days and even hours at this point. It all counts. I'm feeling pretty accomplished to have made it two weeks. Here's to more bored and pregnant days. Cheers!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Just Keep Swimming

So my update for today is medically I'm exactly the same. Still lightly bleeding and still pregnant. :o) I thought it might be fun to document how I get through my days here.

Today my time was spent catching up on celebrity gossip, painting my nails, working on my scarf, grey's anatomy marathon, talking on the phone and facetiming my family, checking Facebook 900+ times and playing family feud and bejeweled on my iPhone.

Isn't hospital bed rest exciting? It wasn't so bad the first couple of days but now that I'm rounding the corner to day 13 it's getting a little old. Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...

Sigh, I wonder if tomorrow will be as fun?


Monday, March 5, 2012

Visitors!

The worlds cutest twins and their beautiful mom came to visit me today. I was so happy to see them! They sang me songs and drew me pictures. My bulletin board is now graced with their beautiful art work. I took videos of them singing to me and I wanted to post them but unfortunately I can't do that from my phone. I'll post them when I have my laptop later this week. Thank you Alice, Libby and Casen for the visit. I love you!

Medically I have had another bored and pregnant day. Those days are always welcome! 8 more days until my first goal, 32 weeks. Baby is still happy and my bleeding has been minimal so life is good!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Just another day...

So far today has been just another day on hospital bed rest. Hopefully it will stay boring. Boring and pregnant, that is my goal. When my family came yesterday they loaded me up with more movies, magazines, and books to keep me sane for a while. I've also been working on my knitting project which is helping keep my hands busy. I keep reading and hearing about a beautiful, sunny, 60+ degree day in Ellensburg. I wish I could be there to soak up the sun and take Makenna for a walk with all of you. Fresh air is what I have missed the most besides my family so far. Unfortunately, I won't get to smell the fresh air or go for a walk until I'm not pregnant anymore, which will hopefully be for a few more weeks. I'll be 31 weeks on Wednesday which means I'm approaching my first short term goal. I can handle anything for 9 more days. She will be so worth my boredom, stress, sore behind and lack of sunshine. Hopefully I will have another boring update for you to read tomorrow. I hope you have all been enjoying the beautiful sunshine and fresh air! Love to you all!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

It's been a party in my room!

The last two days have been exactly what I needed to refuel for another week of hospital bed rest. Makenna, Nick and my brother Mitch came over from Ellensburg yesterday. I also had two other friends from the west side of the mountains that stopped by to visit, Lizzie and Jackie and it was great to see them to. It's been so wonderful to see Makenna and know she hasn't forgotten about me. Here are a few pictures from yesterday of the fun things that happened in my room. Makenna enjoyed my pretty flowers. She loved to "mell" (smell) them. It didn't take long before she realized how to pull the petals off of the flowers and tried to pick up the vase so they went up out of reach with in a few minutes of her getting bored just smelling them.
We had a picnic in my bed.
Be nice in the next two pictures, I've been in bed for over a week and my hair and make up aren't done. Makenna gave me LOTS of loves and even said "I lub (love) mommy!" She has said "lub to" for a long time but that was the first time that she has ever said I love you with out having it said to her first. You better believe it made me cry! She is such a sweet girl!
She danced with her daddy!
After a while she gets a little stir crazy in my room so every once in a while Nick or Mitch would take her on a walk to see the "shishy's" aka fish's.
We sang some of her favorite songs, she only likes the ones with actions these days. It is fun to watch her get more coordinated while singing the songs and doing the hand motions.
She loved coloring on my white board. She felt pretty cool getting to draw on it.
Today my awesome parents came to visit.
And my cute Gram too!
My brothers, Mitch & Garrett, Nick, Makenna, Lizzie, Jackie and Nick's mom Sherrie all came to visit today to. My dad's birthday was yesterday so we celebrated with some birthday cake in my hospital room. I was happy I got to be a part of his special day.
Medically things have continued to be pretty stable. I have still have some bleeding but baby is still a happy girl in there so I'm still pregnant. It has been so nice having my family here with me for the weekend, I feel like my heart is whole again when they are here. This visit is just what I needed to tackle another week :o)
Love to all! Thank you for the continued prayers and positive thoughts. We can really feel them working!