Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I must have misunderstood....

So, after a rough day of thinking these silly contractions were all in my head or would miraculously just go away, I decided to go in to Metro. I wanted to go by myself instead of dealing with getting the boys all situated and yada yada then just turn around a few hours later and be home. Andy wasn't keen on the idea "they will think I'm a jerk for letting you go in by yourself, I'll never hear the end of it!"....."Honey, the game's on"...."Oh, well, you'll call if anything happens right?"..."Yes, dear". So off I go to Metro.

I happen to love Metro. I have for 10 years, the staff are wonderful and the wait time is non-existent.

Up to the floor I go. I get hooked up and my nurse admits she is rushing and wants to go home. She looks at the monitors and says I am contracting every 3 minutes. I ask her to let me know if she thinks something is going to happen tonight if she could let me know earlier than later because it will take Andy about 30-45 mins to get here. She says okay and off she goes to tend to other patients.
A few minutes later she comes in and "checks"me....not a picnic people, not a picnic. "You should call your husband and arrange childcare because we are going to do your c-section tonight." "Really?" "Oh yes, we don't like our repeat c-sections to contract as much as this." "Okay, thanks, I'll call him now".
I call him and break the wonderful, long awaited, honey, you no longer have to do the laundry news!

Not 15 minutes later the new shift of RN's and Dr's come on and I am again evaluated and checked.
"When is your next Dr appt?" "Ummm....thursday." "Let's see how you are doing then." "Ummmm....the other nurse said to call who i needed to call and arrange childcare because I was getting this kid out tonight."
DEAD SILENCE....nervous looking at each other...."ummm.....we'll be right back."
So, I am sitting there confused and getting a little annoyed when they come back in. "We talked to that RN and she was rushing and misspoke, she shouldn't have told you that, we are sorry. You must have misunderstood." There are times to speak and there are times to plaster a fake smile on your face and nod.
This was definitely one of those times not to speak. I called Andy and he was already almost here and no reason to turn around. I could hear the deflation in his voice and it mirrored my feelings.
Over the next couple hours I was checked a total of 6 times (did I mention how not a picnic it is?!) and then told to get dressed and to make sure I keep my Thursday appt. AHHHH.....I want this baby out!
I know that she will make her appearance when God decides He's heard enough whining from me!
We are so grateful for the wonderful care at Metro that we have received and will continue to receive and don't hold it against them for the "misunderstanding".

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas day with your families!
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


I ordered my Christmas cards from Shutterfly and even paid extra for the shipping to get here quicker....they are 3 days late! I tracked them online and apparently UPS can't find our house! I've lived here 5 years and Andy has lived here 10! Mama is mad!
Had a dr appt today and everything looks great. Blood pressure is right on track and I am no longer spilling proteins in my pee....all good things except if you want to get the baby out! Have another Non-stress test today and then work.
Tomorrow we are putting the boys big Christmas gift together....a train table. I am so excited! I will post pictures after it's done.
Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The boys are 2!

Well, we made it! Yesterday the boys turned 2. When "they say" time flies you don't really grasp that concept until you wake up and the boys you were just staring at in an isolet in the NICU are now 2. We have been so blessed with wonderful health and happy kids. Our daughter Reese Marion is set to make her appearance on Jan 10 but the doctor says "any day now".....maybe today!

I started this blog today to give my family and friends a peek into our life that are out of town and can't just pop in for a visit. I hope you stop by often!