Motherhood = going crazy one day at a time!

Friday, May 1, 2009


So I've been in hospital since Wednesday afternoon.  I went to the doctor's that morning and like so many other times he didn't like my PIH symptoms.  He thought it best to get to the hospital to get some steroids on board for the girls and to do a 24 hour urine collection and to be generally monitored.  It's not a fun vacation  like I thought it would be.  You really are trapped in a bed, in a small room with only privileges to get up and pee.  Other than that you are stuck in bed with monitors on and people coming and going taking various medications, vitals, fluids...

Well I thought that I may deliver the girls today, but instead today I think that he is going to send me home, empty handed.  I've been trying to find a way that will convince him to deliver me.  I haven't succeeded.  In fact this morning my BP was actually too low.  I'm telling you I'm all over the board.  I am happy that the girls got the medication needed to develop their lungs, but I wish that he The contractions all day, every day aren't fun, I HATE BED REST, and I'm just overall uncomfortable.  My sisters blog had a post this week about not being a negative and wining.  Well folks, that was her blog, not mine.  If you don't like what you are reading, stop reading.  I'm just saying... maybe I shouldn't be writing a post when I'm in the middle of it.  It always seems to be worse when you are in the middle of something.  A little time on my side and it won't seem so bad.  After all I get to go home today to my mom who has no doubt been cooking, cleaning, looking after my child and husband and will be of utmost help.  Thanks mom, your the best!


Melissa said...

Oh Brooke that sucks man.
Those girls must be better in than out at the moment though.
I know that doesn't help with how crappy you feel.
Thank goodness for your mother helping you out. What a champion.
Keep us updated on how things are.
You'll look back and it won't seem so bad.
I vaugley remember being absolutley missrable with Yuki the last 4 days. And now I"m doing it again LOL

Laura said...

Hi! I am Melissa's Friend :) I keep following your blog and your progress. I can only imagine how you must be feeling but I pray and hope for you to find some much needed rest before the real work starts. Your mom is AWESOME for helping out... Best of luck in the coming weeks! (BTW- your look great in your pics and your belly is so stinkin' cute!)

Kristin said...

nah, whining is good. better to have the negative thoughts out than in. I'm about to abandon all attempts to conform, on my blog, that is, in real time, I'm still trying to be a good example to the kids... good luck. we're praying for you.

Leslie said...

Had you delivered today (or anytime in the immediate future) you'd be going home empty handed, steroids or not. And as for being confined to a bed with limited pee breaks etc...Welcome to BED REST! Hate to be the party pooper, I feel for you believe me I do, but it's not about you. It's about getting the girls here and giving them the best possible start in life, all the while preventing you from stroking out or some other such misfortune. I hope having your mom there keeps you a little more occupied. Keep whining if it makes you feel better, like Kristin said, we're all praying for you guys.

Darci said...

I am so sorry to hear that things are so crazy for you right now! I guess I should stop complaining about my aching back and my ever-stretching belly! You just have to have confidence in your doctor and remember that most of this stuff is out of your hands. I thought my little one would come early but my due date is Friday and I think I'm going to go over it:( I guess PATIENCE is what we both need to pray for!!!! Keep smiling, Brooke, before you know it you will be a mother of 3!