Monday, December 22, 2008

8 Days and Counting

I am happy to say that I have been here at Spectrum for a week now. We have gained 8 days. I know this sounds like a small amount of time, but in reality for the triplets it is huge! We are happy for every day – and hope to have many more!

The best gift that I could receive for Christmas is to spend the day lying in bed! Honestly! That would make the babies 25 weeks. I count each day that they grow inside of me as a blessing, but each week added to their age is a huge milestone!

At this point, when I go into labor they will not give me any more medicine to stop it. Because I am dilated to a 5 they don’t believe that could stop the contractions fast enough once they truly start, especially given my fast delivery with Quin. They will try to prep me for a c-section as fast as possible instead.

I know many of you think that I am bored out of my mind – but that is the farthest from the truth. I am sure that if I continue on bed rest for many weeks, I won’t be able to say this. I knew that I would eventually be on bedrest, so I had started a pile of things that I could do while lying down. This has kept me very busy. I also know that this is exactly where I am supposed to be. The last few days I was home, Jason and I finished wrapping and organizing all our Christmas presents, I did some meal planning and Jason did the grocery shopping, I was able to organize about half of the drawers from the bathroom (that I have heard is completely gutted at this point – agh! I know they are working hard on it though). If I was home, I am sure that I would attempt to finish more.

The doctors, nurses and support staff here are amazing. I haven’t had one interaction that was negative. Now that I have been here for a week, I have started to see the same nurses. I love this. I feel like I am getting to know them and they are getting to know us – they really are cheerleaders. It is wonderful to have their support and experience.

By far - the hardest part about being here is being away from Quin! I miss my every day interactions with her. It was hard when I was home because I wasn’t able to take care of her the way that I was used to, but at the least I was able to read books with her, help feed her, laugh at her antics… I know she is being taken care of, but I do miss her! She is a hoot when she comes to visit, but it is not the same as being at home.

Jason has been fabulous! He has definitely found his niche as Mr. Mom! He called me this afternoon to let me know that he had finished all of the laundry, including putting it all away. He was in the process of picking out Quin’s clothes for the rest of the week. He has grocery shopped and cleaned the house. He also does a fabulous job with Quin – giving her baths, doing her hair, making sure she stays on her sleep schedule (most of you know me and my schedules!). I’m not sure that they even need me :) I’m not sure how I got so lucky – but I thank God every day for him!

Sorry for any typos! I am able to easily see the computer, but find it difficult to type in a reclined position!

If I am unable to post in the next few days, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I count each of you as blessings, and am so appreciative of your prayers!


lisa said...

Hey there Mrs. Sizemore!
So glad to hear that things are going well. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Aliyah saw this and was so excited to be able to see you on here! We hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!
love the Boeves

beautifulsue said...

All I can say Joelee is that I will keep praying for you and the babies! i am cheering for you and those babies! "stay in your mama a bit longer babies!" :)


uncledave said...

We are so happy that all is well. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your blog is so nice, even though we are 2000 miles away we feel a little closer. Will talk to you soon. Love, Aunt Ilonka and Uncle Dave

leah said...

Hi Joelee and Jason, thanks for the updates. It is so nice to keep up on how you are doing. You and your family are in my prayers. Hang in there Joelee and babies. :)
***Leah Solaita

Meagon said...

My dearest Joelee, you are amazing! Your faith, your attitude, everything. Praying for all of you every day. Looking forward to celebrating 25 on 25!!!

ab said...

It's your Golden Day! Your Champagne Week! 25 weeks on the 25th! And Christmas, no less! Merry Christmas, Jo. See you soon. Love you.

Love to Jason and Quin!