Monday, December 08, 2008

Quick Update

Thank you so much for all of your kind words and thoughts. It has meant so much to me and B (and I'm sure our little boy as well :-). This has been a very challenging time for us. So many things have happened in the last two weeks that sometimes we are just in awe and wonder if it is possible to handle anything else. But, when the next thing happens, you just do. And it helps to have so many people, both those close and those we've never even met, sending you positive thoughts and strength to get through the next hurdle. And for that I can't thank you enough.

As for an update. The doctors felt by Friday I had been doing well enough that they felt comfortable discharging me from the hospital. So, yay!! I'm home!! This means they also felt comfortable that I would be good and do what I'm supposed to...which is stay in bed. B's been taking care of all the food and basic cleaning and my mom and aunt came over to help get all my sewing stuff put away and my knitting stuff organized. B's mom is also flying in today to help take care of me for the next two weeks, until B's schedule opens up again. So all in all, I am feeling very fortunate.

I won't say that it is easy to sit here though. I'm not someone who is used to being waited on. I like to do things myself and be efficient, so I feel bad when B is running around trying to get everything handled, when it would be so much easier for me to stand up and help out. I just have to remind myself, I have one job right now and that is keeping this baby in!!

Anyway, my crafting posts will probably few and far between over the next couple of months, but I will try to post updates whenever I can. Thank you again for all your support. I couldn't do it without you guys!

10 comments:

Nonnahs said...

Yay, I'm SO glad you're back at home (and that I got to see you yesterday)! You guys are handling this like total rock stars!

tiennie said...

I agree. Don't worry about what everyone else has to do. Just concentrate on keeping the baby in and growing! :) Best wishes!

mames said...

hi there, i am a friend of shan's and left a comment on the last post. i just wanted to say, yes, bedrest is hard for we women who are used to doing it all, but it is great that you understand the importance of staying put so he stays put. i was on total for 12 weeks and one thing that helped was a cd called 'baby stay in' from hypnobabies...it is a whole program but i only used the one cd. you can order it at their website. i used it daily to help calm myself and center everything, my mind, my heart and my twins. maybe you might look at it if you need something to occupy 45 minutes. :)

other than that, buckle in and enjoy what you can, once here those little tikes do not afford you a moment of rest. thinking of you and the little guy.

Nasus said...

Lots of hugs! I'll see you soon.

Madge said...

Wonderful news that you're back home. Now be good, stay in bed, and practice your princess moves. You know... "Darling, would you bring me this?" "Honey, I need a grape."

*hugs*

Hilari said...

oh my! thinking good thoughts for you! and wishing happy grow and safe thoughts for the babe! stay safe and well!

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

It's definitely hard, but it's for that beautiful baby, so you can do it! I will be sending positive thoughts your way. I know you guys can do this!

Octopus Knits said...

I'm so glad you are able to be at home, and I can imagine how hard it is to stay on bed rest! Good luck with everything and try to get some good crafting and reading time in :)

I'll be thinking of you...

amandacathleen said...

so very glad to hear that everything is ok, and I hope that its all still going well. (I'm so behind, but when am I not? *L*) ((hugs)) all the best, and I'll be thinking of you : )

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you are comfortable at home! Thoughts and prayers to you.