Monday, September 6, 2010

No labor on labor day!

Bedrest Chronicles Day 34

Well another labor day has passed without any true labor on my part. Considering my position, I'll consider that a major achievement!

Current weight: +12 which means I lost a pound this week. No, I was not trying to do this. However, hospital food combined with me running out of fun-size milky ways did the trick. I am now restocked with peanut m&ms. Yum.

Baby status: getting gold stars on his non-stress tests (NSTs) and bio-physical profiles (BFP) this week AND he breathed everyday without making me suffer for thirty minutes on the blasted table. What a good boy! He has also reached the next milestone of 32 weeks which is a HUGE difference in premie world. My doc admitted to me that the night she saw me, she never thought we would make it this far. I'm so grateful for this!!!

Best foods of the week: peanut butter and jelly sandwich and cheetos! Having no chips for a month made the cheetos extra delicious.

Crying jags: One.

Activity of the week: hitting the balloon next to my bed over and over again.

Coolest things my hubby did: went to Target and bought a bunch of diapers since they are having a sale. My vision of him standing in the diaper aisle made me giggle. He also washed all of the baby clothes, sorted them, and started putting them away. :)

Score of the week: finding my video baby monitor 20% off at the above store. :)

Moment I'm not so proud of: getting irrationally angry after reading a post from a woman who did one IVF and got three kids (twins and singleton) out of fresh and frozen embryos--then complained about having to do IVF again to have her fourth. I hardly ever feel flat out pissed off because of my circumstances or those of others, but for some reason this time I wanted to kick her a@! (from my bedside of course).

Refreshing moment: hubby briefly mentioned to a work acquaintance (that he reconnected with up here) that I was in the hospital. He and his wife came to visit me with flowers, balloon, chocolate, and comfy socks. Even though we were strangers, it was nice to have someone go out of their way since I don't know anyone up here yet. My hubby said it "refreshed his faith in humanity" that someone would do something so unexpectedly nice.

Biggest news: my dad is feeling much better and is booked to come up to Anchorage on Saturday. This means I might break out of this joint in five days! I'm crossing my fingers on this!



  1. I learned long ago to never underestimate the deliciousness of the simple PB&J. ;)

    Congrats on 32 weeks and a report card chock full of soaring NST and BPP results! And I'm so happy to hear that your dad is on the mend and that you quite possibly have a get-out-of-jail-free card in your future!

  2. Yay for 32 weeks! HUGE milestone. Hope you get to get out of there for a while!

  3. one more week down, WHOOHOO! I can only picture what V looked like trying to figure out which one to buy. I know we've said it before, but wish we were closer!

  4. PB&J is a staple and official food of choice (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) in my house...yum.

    And hooray for hopefully going home soon! Yay!

  5. You gooooo girl! Thanks for the awesome update! You, baby and hubby are constantly in my thoughts and prayers! YAAAAY! for your dad coming to spring you! ;) You're doing an awesome job and before your know it, your little guy is going to be in your arms. Keep on keepin' on!

  6. Glad to hear you're doing so well, and I hope things stay calm in the coming weeks until that baby is ready to come! I agree with you on wanting to smack that lady--yes, IF is painful and IVF sucks no matter how many times you have to do it, but it does feel a little fair to hear someone complain when they were so obviously and fully blessed on only their first try at IVF. But then I think how sad am I that I look at people who just did a few IUI's or one IVF and think how easy they have it. The truth is, IF sucks and involves so much pain and anguish before even the first treatment. And when first treatments don't work, I'm so glad there are truly deserving people like you who eventually get their happy endings.

  7. I love reading your are getting so close.