This is my life as it comes hurdling by....

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Still 26 weeks

and now on bed rest.

As you can tell, things weren't what I thought they would be at my doctor's appointment today. Not only has the hemorrhage not resolved itself but it has grown. It is now covering 5 inches of my placenta. My little man is in the 58% for his size and still none of the other symptoms are present but somehow this thing has grown. I go in for a level 2 sonogram on Tuesday as well as a follow up with my doctor. I know for sure I am on bed rest until next then but it could be even longer depending on what they see.

If at any time I start to bleed Jay is to take me directly to St. Mary's and they will deliver him. This is such a scary thought. He only weighs 2 lbs 6 oz right now and I will only be 27 weeks tomorrow. As excited as I am to meet him it is too early! I can only hope that bed rest will do it's part in keeping this baby healthy. He's got some more cooking to do until he is ready to come out of the oven!

On a side note: I wish I would have put up all our decorations last weekend when I really wanted to. My tradition of waiting until Thanksgiving weekend kept me from doing this and now it is too late. I will be barking orders at Jay from the couch on where and how I like things set up. Sounds fun huh? It will be interesting too because I got some new things on sale last year that even I don't know where to put. Poor Jay! He has to do EVERYTHING now. Yes, EVERYTHING. Pick up Caiden, bathe him, feed him, play with him, clean the house, grocery shop, cook. I don't have a clue what we will do about Christmas shopping. We might have to do that together online this year. Thank goodness he is such an understanding person, a wonderful husband and an awesome Dad. I know it will be a lot for him to take on but he is the kind of person that will do it with a smile and lots of humor.

I will also have to miss my final presentation for my Masters class. There is one thing left that I was supposed to do before completing this class and that was video tape myself teaching. I don't know how that is going to happen on bed rest. I am hoping I can turn in what I have and be done with it. It is my last class and at this point, I just want to be done. I would hate to see all my hard work from this semester go down the drain because of a 15 minute video.

I'm sure that you can tell I am completely stressed out and shocked by this news so I am going to quit typing for today. The more I type the more I realize how busy I was and how hard it is going to be to just stop everything without warning and veg out on the couch. I'm sure some of you are thinking I am really crazy to complain about this! I did make one quick trip to the library today to grab a Jodi Picoult book to keep me from driving myself crazy. Ironically, the only book they had in of hers was Handle with Care. Sort of fitting don't you think?

I will keep everyone posted on all the craziness that seems to be happening. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers and have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

Get rested up and be sure you stick to it. You can't risk anything right now. If you want i will come over and help put up your decorations. I can come and watch movies with you - whatever you need just let me know. I can get groceries and do shopping - just let me know. I will chat with you later. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Number Four said...

You are in my prayers Jenni, and baby boy Cummings too! Everything will work out. It always does. Don't let the holidays stress you too much. Take care and Take it easy. Big pat on the back to your super hero hubby!

Anonymous said...

You will rock this! Don't stress! In the long run the decorations wont matter and things can still be "new" next year when have two BOYS running around!
Let me know if you need something...for real! I would love to take Cadian and Sis to play, go pick up food, gifts,new library book, movies. Whatever you need. I am just a few miles away!

Dave said...

I read that too quickly and thought that you said you got a Jedi book! Boy was I disappointed when you said it was a Jodi book. Hang in there, girl. You'll have another little Jay soon.