February 14, 2009

Bed Rest: Redefined

Just when I thought I was on strict bed rest, it got worse. My bed
rest "privledges" that I had before are now a thing of the past. I
called the on-call doctor this evening, because I was having some
cramping. Due to all my recent complications, they told me to come in
to get checked out. I got an ultrasound, and the babies look great.
They all weigh between 12-13 oz. and their fluids are good. My cervix
on the other hand is shrinking. I am now admitted to TGH for most
likely the remainder of my pregnancy, AND I have to lay slightly
inverted to relieve the pressure on my cervix.

As I lay here with my feet elevated above my head, I can feel my nose
getting stuffed up, and the crackers and chocolate milk that I just
ate, not settling well. I'm also contemplating how I will go to the
bathroom and eat. This is really going to be tough, and I am just
about at my breaking point.

I'm going to try and get some rest now. What a fun way to spend
Valentine's Day!

Lauren Green
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  1. Lauren~ I've been following your blog from the "Walker Fore" blog and just wanted to tell you I'm praying for you. Also, keep your chin up and focus on the goals you've set to have healthy babies. As a Labor & Delivery Nurse that's taken care of quite a few multiples moms in for long-term care, the best way I've seen this conquered is those with great friends/family, movie time, magazines, pedis/manis at the hospital, nice dinners set up by the nutritionist, etc...and just remember there is a light at the end. I have faith in you, you will do great, if not for your faith for the love you've already shown for your babies.
    God bless you!
    Amy RN (Texas)

  2. You can do this!
    Although I was only pregnant with twins, I ended up on massively strict bedrest from 14 weeks on and made it to 35 weeks and brought my babies home from the hospital with me.
    It sucks and it's really hard, but you can do it!
    Lots of prayers and strength!

  3. Lauren, if anyone can do this, it's you. This will all be a distant memory soon when you have your three, beautiful babies. Keep your thoughts positive even though it will be very tough at times. Just remember that you have friends and family that are here for you in any way. I love you guys!

  4. Sorry! That last comment was from Allison. I didn't realize that Mike was still logged in.

  5. Lo,
    You can do this for those sweet babes.Praying for you all.

  6. I know this must be tough Lauren, but I have faith in you girl. Hang in there! We're all cheering for you!

  7. Hey Lauren! I've been thinking about, and praying for, you, Josh, and the babies. I wanted to come by when you were home but I came down with strep throat, then a bad cold and didn't want to infect you and the babies.

    You know that if you guys need anything we would love to help out. Jay and I have complete faith that before you know it you'll be sleep deprived and enjoying those babies! :)

    You guys will remain at the forefront of our prayers. We love you!

    Holly and Jay

  8. Hon, I am so sorry!!! Before you know it you this will be a distant dream and you'll be kissing healthy babes! I am praying for you!!!

  9. Hang in there. I'll be thinking of you! (I used to live in Tampa and be a TBAMoM.)

  10. It doesn't sound like you're having fun ... but just think what next Valentine's Day will look like. You'll be hunting for a babysitter!

    Our first two Valentine's Days, my husband was in Iraq. Today he's in Korea. It's bittersweet, but all the more precious for the things we go through together. Bedrest will be one of those things that, in retrospect, makes you stronger as a couple.

  11. Lauren, just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about you and Josh and the babies. The best prayers I know are being said for you tonight.

    Keep you positive attitude and stay strong!

    Love from KS,


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