Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Two Months and Counting Grayden is doing well and I am finally adjusting to my stay in the hospital. The nurses and doctors are the best around. We are in good hands. A little sad tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I will not be home...but I have many things to be thankful for. We are shooting to make it to 32 weeks around Jan 22 but if we can make it longer I am ok with that. A huge thank you to all my family and friends who have come to visit, you make the time go by fast. Happy Turkey Day to all. Hugs.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Bed Rest Just Got Worse!

I had my follow up appointment with my doctor last Wednesday and they decided to admit me into Sutter Memorial. My cerclage did not hold and they say I am about 1-2 centimeters dilated. I was scared out of my mind knowing that I am having to spend the remainder of my pregnancy in a hospital bed laying in the Trendelenberg position...not comfortable! Gravity will now help baby Grayden stay inside and bake for a little longer. I miss being at home in my own bed and snuggling with my pups and hubby but time will pass before I know it and we will have a little infant to take care of. I better take advantage of this time I have now. I am trying to stay positive everyday. Thanks to everyone and the well wishes. It's getting a little hard to type will post some more later. Hugs.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What is a girl to do?

Hello friends. I decided to start a blog. I'm not one for writing but thought this would be a great way to let my creative juices flow and to help other mommies-to-be who are on bed rest.

Let's see it's been almost 4 weeks since I had a cervical cerclage. For those of you who do not know what a cerclage is, it's when a women has a shortened cervix therefore they pretty much sew you up (they describe it like a purse string) to prevent preterm labor. I was crossing my fingers that the doctor would approve me to go back to work after a week but that was not the case...I am out for the count until March 2010.

So what is a girl to do? I see myself as a pretty active person prior to this diagnosis...exercising, cooking, cleaning, running errands etc, you know what most people do on a daily basis plus more. Now I am limited to showers, making small meals and using the restroom. I can't even leave my house for the holidays. My response was.." Doc, you're not serious...right?" But I received the lecture that if I do not follow these instructions I could risk the health of the baby! So what the heck it's time to find my inner creative juices...thinking this is a great way to express my thoughts and share ideas on how to survive bed rest. It can't be that bad...right? We'll just see. Stay tuned for more.