Saturday, February 28, 2009

Stay Put Little Baby!

So, the bun-in-the-oven thinks she's done baking. I went into premature labor on Thursday night and have been in the hospital ever since. I'm only 31 weeks (and a few days) so she CANNOT come out right now. It's just too early.

Bed rest is pretty crappy. I've been on bed rest and some yucky medicine since last Tuesday trying to stop the contractions, but I was now I sit in the hospital all day staring at the ceiling. Good times.

I also have a pregnancy induced heart murmur (which they say is normal and will go away after I deliver), severe headaches (from the medicine), severe muscle aches (the medicine has made me shake pretty bad since Tuesday so my muscles are a bit tired), and a slew of other things that are making me miserable. It took 3 people and 5 "sticks" for them to get my IV in and they poked a valve so my arms are bruised and I feel pretty beaten up. The food is beyond horrible and they make me drink so much water that I have to get up every 15 minutes to pee (no exaggeration). I don't think "miserable" even begins to describe this situation. I miss being at home, seeing Jayda do her funny things throughout the day, and I miss a good nights sleep next to my wonderful hubby.

This pregnancy, like my pregnancy with Jayda, has been relatively sucky! I threw up at least 3 times a day for 5 months straight and now this? What is wrong with my body? As a woman, was I not divinely created to perform this exact task? This is ridiculous!

However, the say the baby looks healthy and they are doing everything they can to keep her inside. The end-goal, of having a healthy and happy baby, is the only thing that is important right now. This too shall pass. Who knew that my dreams of wanting a "few minutes to myself" where I don't have to work, or clean, or cook, or watch Jayda, or do laundry, etc would be answered this way? Be careful what you wish for, right?

Russ' mom, Rosemary, (the best mother-in-law in the entire world) will fly into town tomorrow to help take care of the family. She's so great and Jayda will be so happy to spend the time with her (and lets face it-Russ won't mind the meals cooked by his mama!)

My future little one better appreciate all this...but even if she doesn't I know that it will all be worth it the minute they place her in my arms.

Thanks to all of you for your help with Jayda (Heather, Julie, and Stephanie you guys are the best!) and prayers.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The sweetest sounds to mortals given are heard in Mother, Home, & Heaven!

Ahhhh my sweet mama. She came to stay for two weeks, but I held her hostage and she stayed for three! It was so nice to have help with Jayda, the house cleaning, the cooking, the shopping, the decorating, etc. It's was so great to have her here. We were all sad when she had to go home. Jayda cried the night she left and the following morning. I was bummed for days. Even Russ came home and said he missed seeing my mom here when he came home at night. We're so blessed to have family! She'll be back in about 8 weeks for the arrival of baby #2 and we'll be just as excited to see her then too!

She played in the mud with Jayda, ran around playing duck-duck-goose, and let Jayda do her hair (all things that this preggo mommy will have nothing to do with). Jayda was in absolute heaven.

When she wasn't watching my little one or helping take care of the house (by cleaning, organizing, etc) she was decorating the new nursery...and it's SOOOO CUTE!

Below are pictures of Jayda's room (Snow White mural) and the new nursery (garden theme). Its so nice to have her share her talents and help turn our rental house into a warm home.

Thanks for everything mom. We love you!

Jayda's Room @ our rental house in Fairfax, VA

Baby Girl #2 - Nursery Jayda's First Nursery @ our apartment in Fairfax, VA