October 21, 2014

Hospital Bedrest Day 7

First of all, THANK YOU, to everyone who called, texted, emailed, left a note on here or Facebook to encourage me when I didn't have such a great day yesterday.  I still have more good days than bad and today was, once again, much better.

When the dietician was here yesterday she told me that I could order an "off menu" plain yogurt, frozen fruit, and protein powder smoothie (supposedly it was unsweetened, but I'm not completely convinced of that).  I didn't understand why the only thing she and I could agree might be healthy was off menu, but then I saw how it showed up on my meal order.  Apparently only people who need tube feedings qualify for real food....


October 20, 2014

Hospital Bedrest Day 6


Today is my first *milestone* day in the antepartum unit.  In addition to being the end of my first week here, I am also 24 weeks now.  Still hoping to be pregnant for quite some time here, but as the nurses are constantly telling me every day counts.  You can see where the previous resident of this particular room marked off her *every day*.  From marks on the previous page, she was in hospital for 3-4 weeks total.

October 19, 2014

Hospital Bedrest Day 5

This picture is actually from yesterday, but this is my first hospital *finished* project.  This is a collaboration between myself and Kylee.  She did almost 30 feet of finger knitting, I crocheted along the sides and then used a jelly roll quilt design to turn it into stripes and added a border.  I am not a crochet expert so this was a bit of a labor of love.  It is just the right size for her American Girl which is what she wanted.  I'm also working on finishing a sweater I started FOREVER ago (1 sleeve left) and my nurse told me that they could use some donations of cute boy hats.  Apparently lots of people donate cute girly hats but not cute boy hats.  I already told Tim where to find a small stash of some boy yarn for me :)

October 18, 2014

Hospital Bedrest Day 4


Medically uninteresting 24 hours.  I was really achy and sore last night after having the kids visit and I ended up taking some tylenol to help and then I slept the best I have since I got here.  A few nights ago, I wrote about the book I have been reading at night, Trusting God with St. Therese.  I thought today I'd show you some of the artwork that has come to decorate my walls.

October 17, 2014

Hospital Bedrest Day 3


Silly selfie with my chocolate cake faced princess.  Today was Tim's birthday so the whole crew came for a visit together.

Work & Play 10/17

We only had one *real* day of school this week, but I wanted to share it anyways.  I do have some school work set up for the kids to do independently, but probably no one will photograph it for me so these should be the end of these posts for a bit.

October 16, 2014

Trusting God With St. Therese... at 4:00 AM

Sleep hasn't been coming particularly easy for me in the past many weeks.  I often wake up and am unable to go back to sleep for several hours.  This is even harder in the hospital on bedrest than it was at home.  I have discovered, however, that this is a good time for quiet reading and prayer and I'm able to focus better at this hour than I am during the business of the day.  I have had Trusting God With St. Therese on my to-read list since long before all of this madness started but just never picked it up.

I'm honestly thinking that there was a reason for that because right now I have been benefitting from this book in ways that I would not have if I read it straight from new release.