Wednesday, December 03, 2008

"in bed at the hospital"*

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 ;-)

29 comments:

Chrispy said...

Take care of that little one inside of you.

Glad to hear that things are ok for now.

Miriam said...

Take care! And I hope that you do at least get to go home for the bedrest.

*hug*

Nonnahs said...

Big hug from afar until I can give you a proper one this weekend! xo-S.

KODACHROME said...

Sending restful, peaceful thoughts to you and your growing boy. Be well--

mames said...

just wanted to say, you rest and keep that little guy in. i was on bedrest from week 27 due to twins and it was all okay...i had time to do lots of knitting. you have my thoughts and prayers right now.

Siew said...

Just had to come out and say take care of you and your babe. Think of all the knitting you can do. Internet, knitting and a little trashy tv.

B said...

Positive thoughts! I also have to back up Siew. Knitting and trashy tv make everything better!

Mouse said...

Sending positive thoughts to you and the wee one.. take care! My son was born at 32 weeks - he was a little small but was breathing fine on his own and is now a very healthy 7 year old boy. *hugs*

Liz K. said...

Oh, Dis! I'm hoping all the best for you and your baby. Try not to go too stir crazy, and of course, keep growing that baby!

tentenknits said...

sending positive thoughts your way!! stay well!! i hope you are knitting away there :-)

Kris said...

I'm so glad to hear that everything is under control for now! I hope you get to finish out your bedrest at home, but either way, I second the thoughts to distract yourself with lots of knitting!

Theresa said...

Glad it's getting better (and you have internet). Now think of all the milestones you'll have getting to the next week - best wishes!

Kristyn said...

Take care of you and the little one. I will be sending good vibes your way!

mle said...

I'm praying that your little one will stay inside for the necessary length of time!! it sounds like you have great doctors! Hang in there! maybe you'll be able to get some knitting done?

misplacedpom said...

Take it as easy as you can and knit, knit, knit the time away. Before you know it a healthy little baby boy will be here when he is supposed to!

Jessimuhka said...

I'm glad you are doing better now, and hope things stay stable until the appropriate time. If you need anything, please let me know.

Marnie said...

Oh my. I have my fingers crossed, you keep your leg crossed and please stay healthy.

jillian said...

Oh my gosh! Fingers crossed for you and the wee one. I also hope you can be home for at least some of the bed rest!

Krys said...

Glad everything's under control for now... hope things stay that way! Take care and get lots of rest. Sending positive vibes your way!

Erin said...

Take care and we will all hope for a safe delivery.

dee said...

sending positive thoughts for you from across the way-
when we are feeling less than energetic, my husband tells me to breath in deeply and imagine chrystally white air entering my lungs. It seems to make me feel better in a way (remember my husband is the one with a foil pyramid on his head, so just sayin:) take care.

Melissa said...

Sending lots of good thoughts your way!!

tiennie said...

Take care! Sending best wishes your way.

Melissa said...

Oh no! What happened? I'm glad to hear that you're little guy is okay at least. Bed rest sounds like no fun at all. Take care of yourself!

crzjane said...

I'm adding you all to my prayer list. Hopefully you will be able to be home for Christmas.
Bless you
cj

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

You must have been terrified - I know that I was when we hit glitches, though in the end none of ours were serious. If you can hold that baby in for even three more weeks you should be in the clear. I will send very positive thoughts your way. Can't wait to hear that you are both safely through this - I am sure you will be.
xox, J

Madge said...

Oh noes! *hugs* Knit, knit, knit, and soothe that baby into hanging out in your belly a while longer. Sending you lots of good, healing vibes.

Jennifer said...

Oh no! I'm glad the problem was caught, and I'm sending all the good healthy baby and mommy vibes that I can.

amandacathleen said...

((hugs)) take care of yourself and the little one. How cool that you have internet from your room! Hope all is going well : )