Between my husband and my mom, I’m hooked up. Well, technically this is my stepdad’s laptop, but he’s used it maybe 5 times since my mom gave it over to him. I think he’ll be okay with me using it for a while. I’m on dialup, but even with dialup, I’m online, dangit! Woot!
Oh, wait, y’all probably wanna hear about Ace. Well, he’s grounded and mean. He kicked me really hard on Tuesday, and I stood up and started… well, flowing. I’m blaming this solidly on him. As much as I love him, he is in so much trouble, as soon as he gets home.
I’m off the IV (yay!), off the constant fetal heart rate monitoring (down to only 30 minutes per nurse’s shift), and can move in bed as much as I doggone well please. The doctor on call said I could get up to go to the bathroom and shower (oh, sweet, sweet precious joy). I took a shower today, and by George, I have never felt better. Bedpans, sponge baths, and having to maneuver myself over the side of the bed so my mom could wash and dry my hair was NOT FUN.
I will be here till I deliver a baby. Crazy, right? My doctor said she won’t let me stay pregnant after 34 weeks because it’s just bad for the baby to be up in there without any fluid, but the nurses are saying that I’ll probably deliver before then. I’ll most likely be able to deliver vaginally because his head is down right now. He’ll have to stay in the NICU for a little while, which is okay, because they are an incredible team of people. Met ‘em today.
Despite everything, I am absolutely blessed. I have a husband that’s willing to work a bedpan for me, sponge bathe me, jump up in the middle of the night to bring me water, get me crawfish po-boys when the food around here gets a little tense… I have a mom that’s willing to wash and dry my hair, spend the night in the hospital with her daughter, and cup her hands over my stomach and yell at her grandson when he’s not doing what he should… I have a sister willing to drive 6 hours and spend the night (but she couldn’t, since she’s around lots of sick folk) and another sister who came up to visit me today and wants to come up Tuesday on her day off. I have a best friend willing to drive 6 hours to see me for 5 hours. I have friends and family willing to pray for me constantly, visit me, call me, help Drew set up the baby’s room, send me things. My baby has remained safely inside me, with no amniotic fluid to drink, breathe, or pee. He is growing as he should, moving as he should, and running away from fetal heart monitors as much as he possibly can. Who wouldn’t feel blessed and happy in my situation?
I’m gonna get my COPS on now, and continue to acquaint myself to daytime television. Thank you all so, so much for all of your prayers, they helped me out so much. God is keeping me patient and my baby safe. Keep ‘em up, if you don’t mind.
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