Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Day of Rest

(getting started)

I'm lying on the couch in the quiet, thinking of how thankful I am.  Thankful that yesterday's procedure went well.  Thankful that it's over and now I can concentrate on growing a baby.  Thankful for a husband who walks this road with me and takes care of me.  Thankful for Grandparents willing to keep our munchkins for the Whole weekend so I can really rest.

For the most part things went very smoothly yesterday.  My spinal didn't quite take enough effect so they put me to sleep instead.  Honestly, I was so glad.  Although the whole thing took less than 20 minutes, it's not a fun experience to remember.  Instead I had the best sleep I've had in 5 years!!  It might have only been 15 minutes but I woke up feeling so rested!!  

My doctor thought I was crazy for saying this... she just doesn't know how true it is.  

I had two doctors in there to perform the procedure...  made me feel pretty special!  When it was over she told me she was glad they did it now.  She said my cervix is short.  Not sure what that means at this point except that we don't want it to change!

I took Cow with me for the day.  Mostly for Josiah's sake, he'll think it's fun to see cow on the blog!  Cow does have sentimental value for me as well.  He's been near by for all of the most stressful events in my life.  This is actually the real cow's twin... J has the real one in TN.

I go to the office for ultrasounds every 2 weeks for the rest of the pregnancy.  She told us it could be every week depending on how things go.

We are optimistic and excited to carry this new baby to term.  That is our prayer.  If we can make it to June that will be excellent!!  Our due date is July 5th.


None of this has felt real (except the nausea/vomiting) until now.

Patrick and I will continue to enjoy our little vacation together, feeling like newlyweds in our very quiet house.  We miss our children a lot and look forward to getting them back on Monday.  They are having too much fun to miss us.