Monday, June 4, 2012
Wow! I can't believe it has been almost 2 months since I've been on bed rest. I remember when I first went on bed rest I thought I wouldn't make it this far. I'm now over 29 wks gestation. I'm so happy to have made it this far and I hope to make it at least another month. I want these boys to spend little time if no time in the NICU. I had my first baby shower this weekend. It was so great. There a lot of people there that I haven't seen in a while, Wyatt and Carter got tons of gifts (which we are so grateful for), and I was able to get out of the house. I'm always happy when I can get out. :-) so, since I have lost most of my muscle, the littlest bit of work wears me out. After I was done opening presents I was sweating. Lol. That gave my a little work out. I'm not complaining though, it was nice. By 8:30-9 that night I was ready for bed....I was worn out. :-) My new fav thing is watching Wyatt and Carter move in my stomach. It's funny when I have my iPad on my stomach and they are kicking away, I can't type or anything on it. It makes me laugh. A new obsession or craving I've had lately is with Sunkist soda. I had Zach make me a Sunkist float instead of a root beer float and it was AMAZING! Tasted like a dreamsicle. Yum! My hands and feet have been really swollen lately and my stomach is so tight I feel like it can't stretch anymore (but I know it will). Thanks everyone for coming to the shower and the gifts that were giving to help us when these boys arrive. I know I say this in almost every post but.....I truly and grateful for my wonderful mother through this process and for all my friends and family for the help, love, and support they have given me. I can't thank y'all enough. Love y'all!
Monday, May 21, 2012
Yay! 5 wks have passed. I have a doc appt in a couple of days. I'm so excited because I haven't got to see my boys on ultrasound in 3 weeks. I'm hoping I'll still get good news from the doc. I've been kind of bad lately.... Since my last appt (3 wks ago) when I got good news. I have been getting up probably more than I should. For example, I'm a planner (with some things) and I've been wanting to get my hospital bag ready in case the boys come to early. So, i had my mom take me to kohls so I could get a robe for when I'm in the hospital. BUT... I did not walk. She pushed me in a wheelchair. So, I hope im still doing good when I go to the doc. My biggest fear (besides them coming to early) is that he will put me on hospital bed rest. I don't want to stay in the hospital. Staying one night when I had my cerclage was bad enough. I'd rather be at home. So, we will see how the appt goes. I pray the boys are still healthy and growing... I feel like they are because my belly is HUGE! :-) I feel like thy are already developing personality. The baby on my left side they call baby A. We planned on calling baby A, Wyatt. Anyways, he is so active. Kicking and moving all the time. Baby B (on the right) is a little more reserved. He isn't as active. He seems more laid back and chilled. Lol. They are identical twins but they might have different personalities. We shall see. I can't wait til they get here! I want to see what features thy got from me and what they got from their dad. Zach and I have very different features so I'm curious. We don't want them coming to soon though! :-) I took maternity pics last Thursday. I got to see a sneak peek on Facebook. They turned out really good. I'm glad I got to take them. I also got their baby books in and have filled them out already. :-)
Friday, May 11, 2012
Yesterday was the day I have been on bed rest for a whole month. The past month actually went by faster than I thought it would. I'm hoping the next month does the same. I think it will because I have my baby showers coming up and I'm really looking forward to that. I don't have much to say but I did want to jot down some of the cravings I've had since I've been pregnant. Cravings: -Cantaloupe -Bagels w/cream cheese -Orange juice -Popsicles -Yogurt with strawberries and blue berries in it -Watermelon. Yum! Just writing about them makes me want them now. :-) Ok thanks for reading my blog! Have a great day.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Another week goes by and I'm so grateful for that. I am now 25 weeks. Being on bed rest is really getting to me now. The first couple of weeks weren't bad, but now I'm starting to get bored and frustrated at times. Some days are better than others. I've missed my independence. Last Sunday, Zach and another brother from our church were able to administer the sacrament to me since I haven't been able to go to church. While Zach is at church I'll watch the devotional on the BYU channel or I'll read the RS lesson from the manuel. I had another doc appointment with my high risk doc this past Wednesday and everything looked good. I love getting good news when I go to the doc appointments. Wednesday is also the day my mom comes over. We have been needing new appliances so we bought a new Dyson ball vacuum, and new washer and dryer. They are obviously for her (since I can't do chores right now) to help make cleaning easier. I think she likes them :-) I have some great friends and family. Saturday, my friend Krystle and my sis-in-law Tiffany came over to help get the boys' room ready. They did a coat of primer so we can get ready to paint it. Zach had to go do work at the deer lease so these wonderful girls volunteered to help. I'm so grateful for them. Well, even though I feel helpless and not in control, I know that what I'm doing is best for these boys. I just have to keep telling myself that. We've waited so long to have children and I'll do what it takes to see that they are healthy. KEEP COOKIN' BABIES! :-) P.s. if you know how to upload pics from the iPad to the blog, let me know. I can't do it the same as on a regular computer.
Friday, April 27, 2012
I'm so glad another week has passed of being on bed rest. Each week is so crucial for these growing boys! I am now 24 weeks gestation. This past week was pretty good. On Saturday, the weather was so beautiful I just could not stay in the house. It was a high of 73 degrees with low humidity. So, Zach and I drove south to look at our land(it's an investment piece of land). I just laid down in the car while he drove. We had the sun roof open and the windows down. It was great! Letter that night my brother and parents came over and we grilled steaks. Yum! On Monday night I had some awesome friends come over and bring us dinner. The food was great and we were able to chat a little bit. Tuesday, I had another great friend come over. She brought me a goodie box. It had root beer, candy, and the Walking Dead tv series. Wednesday my mom came over and cleaned and cooked dinner. Thursday I had a doc visit that Zach took me too. The doc just checked the heartbeats of the boys and talked to me about coming in every 2 weeks now. So, hopefully going to see him every 2 weeks and my high risk doc every 3 weeks, the weeks will go by faster. I know I say this a lot....but I truly am grateful to have such a wonderful mom who sacrifices her time to come evey week to clean, cook, and keep me company. I hope I'm half the mom she is. Love you mom! Also, I'm so grateful for amazing friends and family who have come to visit me to make this process easier on me. Thanks y'all. Love you all!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
So, week 1 on bed rest has passed. It was tough at times, but I know this is the best thing for my boys. So, in my first week I was able to:
- sleep in
- feel the boys moving more in my stomach :-)
- take a nap when I wanted
- picked up crocheting again
- able to visit with friends I didn't get to see very much
- catch up on my shows
- started my blog back up
- I got to eat jelly bellys almost everyday (thanks Jess for the huge bag)
On a not so positive note I:
- have had to ask others for help with daily activities
- hip pain, back pain
- trouble sleeping at night (not all nights)
- Slight boredom
- feel like a burden sometimes
- had a cerclage put in
So, I'm glad my first week on bed rest was not as bad as I thought it would be. However, I do have several more weeks to go so we will see how the weeks to follow go.
I went to the doc on wed to see how my cerclage was doing and he was so happy with the way everything was going. He gave me an A+. I actually gained back more length to my cervix (which is a good thing). Yay! He also said I could eat sitting up. I was so happy to hear that as well. It is not fun eating laying down. Anyways, I'm hoping week 2 goes by fast and smoothly. Thanks everyone for your sweet words and prayers.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Many of you know that Zach and I are expecting identical twin boys this summer. We are soooo excited to FINALLY be able to start out family. Well, the boys are healthy and strong and growing nicely. Right now they are a little over a pound each. Because I'm having multiples, I have to see a regular OB/GYN and a high risk doc. This past Wednesday I went in to see my high risk doc for a regular 3 week check up. The appointment was going well as they monitored the boys and were very pleased with their progress. At the end, my high risk doc checked me cervix to make sure it was a good length and that it was strong. Well, that was not the case. He had a hard time finding it because it had gotten short and soft so fast. He told me to go home and get my things because I would need to stay at he hospital for a day or two and I would have to get a cerclage. A cerclage is a procedure where they sew up the cervix to keep the babies in longer. Thursday morning I had the cerclage put in and Thursday evening I was able to leave. I'm so glad I didn't have to spend another night in the hospital. I was emotional when I woke up from the anesthetics and I didn't know why but I knew things would be different. I had some cramping from the procedure but I got pain meds for that. When I was able to go back to my room I saw Zach and my mom waiting for me. I was so happy to see them I started crying. Then, Zach came over and told me what the doc had told him... He said if he did not catch this in time then I would have gone into labor and had to deliver the babies at 21 weeks and they would not have survived. I was so scared and sad at what could have been that I could not stop crying. We have waited so long to have a family and we could have lost them.
So, now I am on strict bed rest. I can not sit up. I can't eat dinner at the dinner table I have to eat laying down or at a little incline. I can only go to the bathroom or take a shower and come lay back down. I can't take a shower every day. It's has to be every other day or every 3 days. And obviously I can not go anywhere except to the doctors office.
Well, now that you know what is going on....my sis in law suggested I write a blog about my journey on bed rest :-). I thought it would be a fun thing to do and it would be another thing to keep me busy and occupied. I'm not sure yet whether I want to do day by day or week by week. I will prob do week by week just because I do a lot of the same things every day, like laying down. :-) So, writing week by week will be my verbal "celebration" of being able to keep these babies cooking another week. Right now I'm 22 weeks and 3days. My doc hopes I can make it 9 weeks so they have a better chance at surviving. I'm shooting for 12 weeks. We will see what happens.
I did receive a blessing from my husband and dad on Thursday evening and that helped me be at peace with the whole situation. Then, I read my patriarchal blessing and that also gave me peace and hope. I know that the Lord has a plan for us and I know that He will take care of me and the babies. I was really sad at first but now I'm more optimistic and will do what I have to do for my baby boys so they can be healthy and strong.
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. Love y'all!