Making it the first week on hospital bedrest

The next day, the doctor who does rounds decides that unfortunately I’m not allowed to shower for another 24 hours and he also decided that I need to continue the medicine that makes me so dizzy and nauseous for another 24 hours (making it 72 hours instead of the promised 48). The doctor is older with a full beard and nice eyes and when he explains that this medicine will help my baby’s brain development I know that I would and will do whatever it takes for my baby....more

A no good ultrasound

During my first pregnancy I was diagnosed with preeclampsia (which again nobody told me until my 6 weeks checkup after the birth of my son). That time I felt sick to my stomach, had blurred vision, felt dizzy and feverish and my blood pressure sky rocketed once checked at the hospital. I now remind my doctor of all of this, realizing that I try to convince her that my symptoms after that leak were so different that this leak can obviously not have been the water breaking....more

Surviving Bed Rest

A dear friend of mine was recently put on bed rest and as I was writing her an email with ideas and tips and it brought me back to my own stint on bed rest 5+ years ago...  I was on strict bed rest at home for 5 weeks and hospital bed rest for about 3 weeks.  For my friend and all of you out there on bed rest, I'm sorry this is what you're dealing with, I know its not how you pictured your pregnancy.  But if you're on bed rest it's for a reason; I promise you that you will not regret following your doctors orders and sticking to bed rest.....more

bed rest boogie

Iwent to my doctor this week, Tuesday actually. Everything is fine with the baby, he is healthy and doing good.Me? Well, I am still contracting and still in pain. Good news is the hospital was able to stop whatever was happening. Still in pain but at least he is ok.  I was still placed on bed rest and have to make it to 36 weeks....more

The Hell of Bed Rest: Helping Out a Stuck Mama-to-Be

As I visit Moms of Multiples and other pregnancy/mom forums, one question I see a lot is, "What can I do to pass the time during bedrest?" Another one is, "My best friend/sister/colleague is on bedrest. What can I do or bring her to help her feel a bit more normal?" Let me tell you a bit about my story. I was done with work at 31 weeks of pregnancy....more
As trite as it sounds, I just kept reminding myself that bedrest was easier than having a baby ...more

Seven weeks and already on bed rest

Let me start by saying I am new at blogging, so please be patient with me.  ...more

The Hardest Thing I hope I ever write- part 2 of 3

Day 2 of a temporary break in my self depricating humor and blaming the worlds woes on celebrities and gravity. Today I am going to let you in to one of the most personal issues of my life. It’s a long post and probably not funny to anyone. I don’t apologize. If you haven't read part 1, you probably should do that first. OK so remember in Part 1 where I said this entire post /  thread would probably be controversial?  We are officially entering that part. This is where I try to explain a lot in a short post, I will fail.  ...more

Surviving Bed Rest During Pregnancy

Since we received news from our OB-GYN last week that "Junior" may be born very prematur ...more

Causes of preterm labor?

I am entering week 3 of successful bed rest following a week's vacay in the high-risk perinatal unit for preterm labor. Baby's in good shape, as we hit 36 weeks this week. Meanwhile, I have been snuggled up to my laptop, obsessively reading labor and delivery nurse blogs like this one, soaking up their stories about birth and preterm labor. Specifically, I'm interested in how I ended up here. ...more