30 June 2011

Getting Ready for the Possibility of Bed Rest

I have my next appointment with the perinatologists next Tuesday. At my last appointment (two weeks ago), I was told that I need to come to my appointments prepared for the possibility that I will be admitted to the hospital for bed rest and won't be going home until we have our new baby. So, I am trying to make a list of what I need to pack that will make a multiple month hospital stay easier and more comfortable. I want to have my bag packed to take with us on Tuesday just in case. I am trying to get things organized here at the house (which is hard from a horizontal position in bed, but Devon is so helpful with that) so Chris can deal with things a bit easier. When we get home from the appointment (I am trying to keep VERY positive), we will have another two weeks at home, barring any emergencies, and will make the very best of it, since it will be my birthday on the 9th.

Summertime.... And the Living's Easy

Casper has had a great summer so far. He went canoing for the first time, went to a real working farm and saw goats, chickens, cows, and other animals the other day, took swimming lessons, and gets to go to the "big pool" with his daddy. I'm sad that I can't participate in nay of it, but we'll just have to make the fall, winter, and next year even better to make up for it!

13 June 2011

It's Been a Long Time

It has been a VERY long time since I wrote in this blog. Lots has happened that just made this less of a priority, like moving from Hawaii to Northern Virginia, finding new jobs, buying a house, finding a good nanny for Casper (she's a sweetie), dealing with a pretty horrible winter, Casper turning two, finding out we are pregnant with our second baby (it's a boy!!!), and getting put on bed rest last week. But, now that I am on bed rest, I have all sorts of time on my hands, and will be able to write so much here that people are probably going to get soooooo sick of hearing from me!
So, in April 2010, we decided we needed to move to the mainland to be closer to family. A mere 4 weeks later, we were packed up and at the Honolulu International Airport to start our adventure. Our household goods and my car were on their way to Baltimore, and we were on our way to New Mexico to celebrate Casper's 1st birthday with my family. A few days later we were in Maryland and then off to Ohio for a few days to see everyone there.
Finally, over the course of the summer, we found jobs in DC and bought a house in Virginia. Fast forward to March, and we found out we were expecting a baby! Casper's 2nd birthday was in April, and I was out on bed rest last week, May 7. We are due November 6, but will have the baby by scheduled c-section in mid-October, at around 37 weeks, because of complications following Casper's birth. That is a very long time from now and I really hope we make it that far.
That's what has been going on here for the past year. Now I am going to eat some lunch and rest in bed a little.