Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day and a Birthday.

Photo on 2011-06-19 at 10.27
Today we are spending Father's Day and Andy's 29th birthday in a teeny little hospital room. I've been here since Tuesday, after being admitted for preterm labor. After a few days on some not-so-nice drugs (which I don't remember much of), it seems like labor has slowed down enough for us to hopefully go home tomorrow. The girls are doing fabulously, and they are so strong...it's just their "house" that doesn't seem to understand that it isn't time for them to come out yet.

But Andy has been here the whole time, taking days off from work and sleeping here, so much so that one night nurse commented, "Well, I hear that you just do everything for her!" And he does, making me feel loved and safe even when circumstances leave us scared and worried, and even when he might go crazy from boredom after being in a hospital room for almost a week straight. He woke up this morning from his narrow bench next to my hospital bed without a card or a special gift or surprise; I could only tell him how much I appreciated his presence and was thankful beyond words that he is our new little family's provider and protector.

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6 comments:

  1. Tear, tear. Seriously. You guys are beautiful. Can't wait to meet those girls.

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  2. We're so glad everything seems to be OK for the three of you! We've been really thinking about you guys all the way on this side of the world, wondering how you are doing. Hugs to you both...
    -e+m

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  3. PS and by "three" i meant you and the girls... glad everything's ok for Andy too after too long sleeping on a bench! :D

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  4. I have SO been there with the preterm labor and nasty drugs...you will pull through great! It has been 12yrs but please ask if you have any questions!

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  5. Thank you Dana and Elena! We're still here but only 13 more days until I can go home...unless the girls come before then.
    Thanks Kim, ug, aren't they the worst?!? Did you end up carrying to full term? I have no idea what's going to happen, I don't have a gut feeling or anything...

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  6. Hey Megan! It was with Christian, I started dilating at 23wks, spent a week in the hospital, diagnosis was incompetent cervix, had a cerclage (cervical stitch) and spent the rest of my days home on bedrest. I did make it to 38wks, ended up being induced (long story but probably would have gone to 40wks fine, that started my long journey into more natural out of hospital childbirth).
    How many weeks are you? There is a great organization called Sidelines (sidelines.org) that does support for women on bedrest.

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