So in a matter of about an hour or so last Wednesday, my perfectly normal, healthy pregnancy took a rather unexpected turn and I am now hospitalized as a result of a high risk pregnancy. If it weren't for our follow up ultrasound that day, I probably would have delivered our baby this week (at week 29). Fortunately, they found what was going on when they did and we've been able to keep things under control for now. I'm on full bed rest until I deliver (which will hopefully been in many weeks!!) and we are just now trying to figure out whether that bed rest will need to be here in the hospital or if at some point I will be allowed to go home. For now, we are looking to stabilize things and then the doctor will be able to make a better recommendation. Although the thought of spending Christmas in the hospital is certainly not appealing (I've already been here through Thanksgiving), I'm more than willing to do everything I can to extend the residence of our little boy in my womb as long as possible.
I hope you are all well...and now that I have access to the internet from my room, I'm looking forward to seeing what you have all been up to the last week. Anyway, sorry for the random downer post, but sharing is important for me right now and we could certainly use the additional positive thoughts!
*needless to say these Hospital Beds lyrics by the Cold War Kids have been going though my head quite a bit lately ;-)