Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Early Childhood Intervention

While we have been really lucky so far with Penny's development, her rough birth qualifies her to be followed by a physical therapist just to be sure she continues hitting her milestones.
October:Tummy time with
the big cloth diaper booty.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

One week to go!

So, we've made it to 33 weeks! My C-section is already scheduled for next week. Orange is the New Black had it right when Lorna (the crazy stalker) says "It's like the less time you got, the slower it goes." I was really bored yesterday, so what is going to happen for the next week?! So grateful for HGTV (although my Pinterest boards and conversations have centered on hardwood floors and DIY lately.)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

31 weeks

Well, here we are! We have officially scheduled the C-section (still breech!) for 34 weeks. Only 3 weeks left! The ease of counting down also means I am getting way more antsy.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

30 weeks, hell yeah!

Excited to announce we have made it to 30 weeks and one day, exactly 7 weeks since my water broke! To quote a pregnancy week-by-week email update, "30 weeks, hell yeah!"
Unfortunately, there are still 4 weeks to go... I've done almost twice as much time already, but the fact that I can count on one hand how much longer I have seems to make it that much harder, but also that much more AWESOME.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Surviving the boredom of hospital bed rest

I'm currently completing my 6th week of hospital bed rest after my water broke early at 23 weeks.
The big question is, what are you supposed to DO all day?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hitting the wall

Well, I'm done. It's hard to stay motivated when your short/long term goal has been met. 28 week is a great "out of the danger zone" time period. Unfortunately, I have also lost all interest in being here, so I keep thinking, "if she comes now, it'll be fine!" Which only makes life more frustrating.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Guest Post: Surviving hospital bed rest

I was asked to do a guest post to distinguish between home and hospital bed rest by Lizzy of Minnesota Night. She was on home bed rest for the same condition, but has graduated to "light activity!" Yay! She is also much further along than I am, so I am praying her journey from birth to going home is a short one.

It was fun to write! Update: open bottle of nail polish was tried this week and I survived.

Read my survival tips and tricks here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Researching local NICUs

Well, it's week 26. Bleeding has pretty much stopped, however I am still losing amniotic fluid. The doctor said the chances of my rupture re-sealing are slim, so no plans to go home before Penny is born. On the bright side, I am looking pregnant again, and not because of my constipation, because I finally pooped Monday! However, my AFI is lower, down to 5.6, but I think this is because she moved last week. Still breech, just laying the OTHER way now. Silly girl.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Week 25!

Well, a lot of good news came out of some sketchy things today.

Let's start out with how awesome my nurses were to request no vitals between 11 and 7 from the on call doc yesterday. I slept from 11 to 5 uninterrupted. My son usually wakes us around 5, so it is still kind of ingrained in me to wake up then.

Unfortunately, my morning trip to the bathroom involved new symptoms: blood. I immediately alerted the nurses.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

We have made it to 24 weeks!

Today is our official "aging up" day. Penelope is now 24 weeks. How much she weighs will determine her exact increase in chances of survival, but on average, babies born this week have a 59% chance of survival. It may sound low, but I like to think anything over 50% is awesome.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

pPROM at 23 weeks

pPROM... nope, not "pregnant prom," unfortunately, although I don't know if that would be as entertaining as it sounds... lol