Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Three weeks down

I think I'm finally emerging from my week 2 slump. Part of it is that I haven't had a mag bolus in several days (keep your fingers crossed for a quiet uterus!), part of it is that I've finally been granted shower privileges for every other day (much better than once a week!), and part of it is that I just found out my mom is flying in for the weekend! She wanted to see me before her surgery (which is scheduled for the day after Thanksgiving) and I am so thrilled—especially since she has promised to give me a little pedicure while she is here (I haven't been able to reach my toenails in a while and, well, let's just say that I could be considered armed and dangerous).

The babies continue to look strong on the daily ultrasounds—although my next measuring session isn't due for another week, it's clear that people are growing in there! This is reassuring in light of the fact that I haven't gained any weight since coming into the hospital (prior to my hospitalization, I'd been gaining 2 to 5 pounds a week). The doctor is considering ordering protein shakes for me and, since I expressed some boredom with the cafeteria offerings, he has advised me to acquire outside food as often as possible. I've taken to watching a lot of the Food Channel and dreaming about all the things I'll make once I'm outta here (or once the kids are out of the house!).

It's still hard to think about being here 2, 4, or 6 more weeks, but I am trying to just take it one day at a time. I couldn't do it without all of you, my faithful cheerleaders!


Autumn Meeker said...

Oh, Suzy, I'm so glad you shared your blog with me. I'm all caught up now and anxious to see what happens next in this saga!

Oh, and my name suggestion: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme.

Jon said...

^ Thyme Thompson sounds like someone FAMOUS.

Cheerleading from a grey and lonely space in the office. ;-) Hope to actually SEE you soon enough - and with some good eats in tow.

Christine said...

It's obvious the babies are still growing from your Belly Watch pictures. YOWZA! :-)

I'm so glad your mom is coming - I'm sure you're desperate to see her.


Tiffany said...

Did you find out your mom was coming after I left? Exciting! And... I could have fixed a meal for you. Why didn't you tell me when I asked? What sounds good? What is your favorite? Let me know before next week!

Caroline Chedid said...

I pass by here daily to see the latest news... I'm glad you are keeping them safe and warm in there! Keep us updated! You're constantly on our prayers...

(My niece, who was expected for up to Jan. 3rd, will probably be born tonight. Felipe's wife's blood pressure has gone up way too much and her GO, decided to wait no longer. So, we are also praying for a small, but healthy baby!!!)

Molly said...

I love reading your updates! I think I still kind of can't believe you have quatro babies in your tummy. Didn't God make our bodies pretty amazing?

You should write a book while you are there! I bet you could bust one out. ;) Either that or develop your own personal guide to daytime TV.

Aunt Becky said...

It's so nice your mom is on her way to share a couple of days with you. I know she'll take good care of you while she's there. Give the little ones an extra love pat from Aunt Becky.

Lori said...

You're doing such a great job of hanging in there!! I'm sure having your mom be there will just make the time seem so much easier. :-) Hope her surgery goes well. Hope Ted is able to hunt down some good turkey and stuffing for you on Thursday!! I can't imagine the cafeteria quite measuring up to a good 'old fashioned Thanksgiving meal. :-)

The Murray Crew said...

Happy 29 weeks, Suzy! Cook, Babies, Cook!

Sonia Ellis said...

Dear Suzy,
I have just found out tonight about your pregnancy and am in TOTAL SHOCK!! What a brave woman you are...and how beautiful you look, hospital and all.... you are in my prayers and I wish you all the best... will keep watching for the updates... all my love & hugs, Sonia
please say hi to your family too! :)

Gabriele said...

Hi Suzy!
I've been reading all your entries and am very happy that you and the babies are doing so well!

I bet you had a wonderful time with your mom! The next time she stops by (hoping for no sooner than end of dec), there might be just a few more feet to take care of. :)

I hope that you and Ted can have a small Thanksgiving celebration even though you're in the hospital.

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."

You are in my prayers!


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