Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Twins Birthday

Due to complication, we gave birth to the boys today. We welcome Evan Daniel (3lb 14oz 17in) and Sean Thomas (4lb 6oz 17in) to our family. They will both need to stay in the hospital for a few weeks while they mature enough to go home. Both Mom and the babies are doing ok... (I am too)

Here are some pictures


Monday, July 21, 2008


Weekends in the hospital are boring. Steve and Gretchen came Sunday morning but once they were gone, there wasn't much to do. I read three Us magazines, two Entertainment Weeklys, One Parents magazine and an InStyle. I also watched several New Detectives, a show I banned when I was pregnant with Gretchen. I used to love this show since it's about forensic science that helps solve crimes. I am fascinated by that kind of stuff. However I watched one when I was pregnant with Gretchen that showed the actual body of a deceased baby and I could not watch it again. So I guess I was desperate for entertainment since I watched three or four episodes back to back. I am still shocked and horrified over the crimes people commit. Yikes! Of course I feel asleep watching yesterday and luckily did not have any weird dreams.....

Today is better - there are work emails to read, the TV programming is different and the Internet is all abuzz about Dark Knight (which I have no idea when I will get to see it). If all goes well, I will be discharged on Wednesday! Joy! I still have to be on bed rest but at least I will be at home where Gretchen, Steve and the cats can entertain me!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Grateful and Calm finally

So I am finally dealing better with my maternity confinement. They moved me to a permanent room with a DVD player so I have caught up on all of my Netflix videos. Steve and Gretchen came to visit me today for a long time. It was really nice to have them here. Gretchen fell asleep in my lap and then I fell asleep too (whoops). My doctor is talking about perhaps letting me go home if there is no spotting for seven consecutive days. So far there hasn't been and it's day 3. I have got my fingers crossed! I appreciate all of the emails and offers to help. It's comforting to hear from you all and we appreciate your good wishes and prayers!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I should have seen it coming

My doctor is concerned that my symptoms for placenta previa are not clearing up so as a precaution he has me at Lake Forest Hospital for bed rest. I have watched enough birth/delivery/baby shows to know that bed rest in the hospital for placenta previa is not uncommon but the cases they show are always so dire. I checked into the hospital last night and have not had a restful experience. I have been bawling like a baby most of the time I am here. I am not dealing well with confinement. I miss Steve and Gretchen so much. I know it's for the best but emotionally it is not a great comfort. The doctor is saying minimum I would be here is two weeks and six weeks max. I am not liking those numbers but what can I do. I am desperately trying to man up here and act like a 36 yr old who understands the meaning of short term but it is so easy for your mind to get the better of you when you sit by yourself in a hospital room. And did I mention how much I miss Gretchen.

Oh well, I know in the future I will look back at these weeks and laugh about what a nut job I was crying in the hospital since it was just X amount of weeks in my life.

I will post to my blog occasionally because what else do I have to do? Thank goodness for the computer or may go out of my mind!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Be careful what you ask for....

Well, still on bed rest - doctor's visit went fine but my symptoms have not cleared up yet so I don't think I will be off of bed rest soon. My doctor is allowing me to work from home four hours a day so that is good. I was working anyway out of obligation and fear of losing touch. Now I have to work. Which is good.... it keeps me from watching shows like "Special Delivery" about high risk pregnancies and deliveries...