Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Bed Rest Continues

I am happy to say that the bed rest continues not because I am liking it but because it means Addison is still inside me growing and maturing. I have had 2 doctor appointments this week and both of the doctors said the same thing. They don't think it will be long until I deliver due to the fact that this all started so early in my pregnancy but they also admitted that they could be wrong. Pre-eclampsia is nothing if not unpredictable and I can either let that drive me crazy or I could just hope that the unpredictability works in my favor and both doctors are not predicting correctly. The perinatologist also told me to be prepared to go back to the hospital at any time. The thing that encourages me throughout all of this is that God already knows what is going to happen and He is going to get us through this. I don't know. Doctors don't know but we are in His hands.

So far I have been able to take things a day at a time. I pray that God will give me the strength to continue that. I am not getting caught up in the "what if's". I will not lie, my emotions get the best of me from time to time. I want to tuck the boys in at night. I want to swing them on the swings and take them on walks. I want to take some of the burden of all this off of Jared. I wanted a normal delivery of a full term baby but that is not what I am having and that is o.k. I have to look back at all that we have been brought through and know that we will make it through this also.

We have an amazing support system. I have friends and family watching the boys all day, cooking us meals, grocery shopping and taking me to doctor's appointments, among other things. We are definitely being taken care of. Please keep us in your prayers. Despite the odds I am specifically praying for 34 weeks which is 10 1/2 more. It is a long shot but I like to aim high. If you'd like to join me in praying for that many weeks I'd love to hear about it. Leave a comment. It will encourage me a bit. Thanks!


LauraC said...

Becky I will be praying for you and hoping you make it PAST 34 weeks. I hope you get that full term baby. I prayed for 36 weeks for myself and that is exactly when Alex's water broke so I am going to AIM HIGH for you!!

Janna said...

This is Janna (from 500in2010 challenge) and I am praying fervently for your Addison! Hang in there. I wish I had something great to say that was more encouraging, but I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and praying for all of you!

Liz said...

I am certainly praying for you! Aim high! Aim high!

Kelly said...

I'll be praying for 10 and a half more weeks. And that you can relax while on bedrest, I can only imagine.

KJ said...

We will definitely pray for you in that! The Lord knows exactly when little Addision will make her debut and you can rest knowing that! Press on in Him!

Megan said...

Hi Becky! I am a friend of LauraC's. I just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you! I was on bed rest for both of my pregnancies! With my second, I sat for 10 weeks (week 27-week 37) and the little stinker didn't come until week 40! :) You can do it! I am a firm believer that bedrest works! I also know how hard, hard, hard it can be. One day at a time, one day at a time.

Anonymous said...

"Moin" Becky, I found my way to your blog via Laura's ;-) as did many others. Now the result is that positive vibes and similar-to-praying-thoughts from Germany are added to the many good wishes here. All the best to you! Sunny from *freedominside @ LiveJournal*

HeatherV said...

Real life friend of Laura C in NC. Sending you huge, huge thoughts and hopes to grow this baby as long as she will stay inside. Glad to hear you have a much needed support system in place.

Crazy About My Boys said...

Hey Becky!

You amaze me with how incredibly strong you are thoughout this whole situation! I know you have your moments (and who wouldn't!), but you get yourself right back on track placing all of your trust in your Savior! What an inspiration you are to not only women in the same situation but also to others in general!!

34 is a great number and I am committing to pray for sweet Addison to stay put for another 10 1/2 weeks!! We are all praying for you and happy to help in any way we can.

Stay strong, Sister!! You are doing a great job taking care of your little princess!! The boys are going to do just fine too!!

I will be praying for you all!!

See you soon!

Stephanie said...

You are both in our thoughts and prayers. Addison is a very lucky lady. She is in a wonderful family. We love you so much. Continue to be strong. Our God is amazing and He is watching out for your sweet baby. I love that you already have a special relationship with her. Mommy daughter talks are the best. This is the beginning of many, many special moments with her. Love you guys. Have a good week! Steph