Monday, January 18, 2010

Waiting for Jovie.....

i'm 36 weeks today & i'm still here. unfortunately!! we've spent 3 nights so far & this is day 4. no change in our status. another doctor in my group came by this morning. his name is Dr King. he was a really sweet man, but didn't really provide any answers. so thats frustrating. basically, he said the plan is for me to stay in the hospital until i hit 37 weeks, and then we would deliver. which is a week from today. now, i know 7 days isn't normally a long time. but it is for us right now. thats 6 more days here away from our boy, no fun.

i had some blood work done early this morning (don't you love when they wake you at 6 a.m. to poke you with a needle?!) and the blood work came back looking good. so far, my BP still looks good. but, i'm still having these darn headaches. its so annoying. i feel so silly b/c i'm on bed rest at the hospital due to a headache. good grief. i mean i do have mild preeclampsia, but the headache is what worries them enough to not let me go home. i wonder if all the staff thinks i'm making this up?!

i asked Dr King if we could run another 24 hour urine test & he said it wasn't necessary b/c i wasn't showing any symptoms other than headache, so that is very frustrating. i also asked when i would be able to talk to Dr Williams & he said on Wednesday morning, when she is here making her rounds. so, we're just trying to make it until then. we are VERY ready to see her & talk about everything.

my IV was taken out today b/c it had been in since Friday afternoon & its only allowed to stay in for 72 hours. so the stinky thing is, i'll have to get another one in a few days before i have Jovie. OUCH! if you know me at all, you know this is a big deal for me. i am pretty much a pansy when it comes to needles & pain. i think the IV is the worst part!! the spinal that you get for surgery is a breeze compared to that dumb IV stick!

my ultrasound this morning went great. Jovie slept through most of it, but she did get another perfect score of 8!!! the highlight of my day is definitely seeing my kids, whether its Jovie on ultrasound or Jack visiting my room. they just brighten my day!

thats about all for now. i'm looking forward to seeing Jack this afternoon. i miss him so much. you can not imagine how grateful i am for my mom & mother-in-law who are loving on my sweet boy during this time. i think they love him as much as i do, well almost! and he just loves all 4 of his grandparents to pieces. i absolutely can not wait for Jovie to meet them. she will just have them wrapped around her finger, just like Jack!!

here are a few more prayer requests:

* Jovie's health. that she would continue to do well & be a healthy weight at birth, with no complications.

* Jack. that he would have so much fun visiting with grandparents & that he would be able to eat, sleep & play as normal.

* Ben. that he would be patient as we wait. i feel terrible that he is sitting up here day in & day out with me. i know its incredibly boring for him. i know he looks forward to getting out each day as he runs errands or goes home for a few hours. i have such an amazing husband and i appreciate how much he does for me & our kids.

* me. other than a constant dull annoying headache & mild Preeclampsia, i am feeling good. this is definitely hard for me though. i absolutely LOVE being a mom & taking care of Jack, so not being able to do so, is killing me. i won't tell you how many times i've cried b/c i can't be with him, but i know its only for a short period of time. please pray for my mommy heart!!

* Wednesday. this is when we will FINALLY get to talk to Dr Williams. its crazy how excited i am to see her. please pray that she will be able to provide us with more clear answers, shed some light & give us the day we can have Jovie. see, the plan is for Monday, the 25th. but Dr Williams wouldn't be able to deliver her that day b/c she would be doing rounds at Methodist. and it has been both her desire & ours to deliver Jovie. so, we're hoping she'll be the doctor making rounds here this weekend or that she will allow us to have her on Friday, when she is here at the hospital. she is a very understanding & wonderful doctor. she has said from the get go that if a situation arises, as long as i am 36 weeks, she would allow me to have Jovie. so we are desperately praying that it will happen on Friday. PLEASE pray this with us. that would mean we would go home on Sunday and back with our sweet boy. if we don't have her until Monday, then we won't be at home until that following Wednesday. and we just don't want it to be that long.

thank you again for praying for us. it is truly the only thing getting us through this waiting period. we love you all & we can't wait to show Jovie off to all of our family & friends!!!


Ashley Fisher :) said...

Praying for you Audrey!!! Love you!

Michael and Claire said...

I'm praying for you and your family. I can't imagine how hard it is to be away from Jack right now. Hang in there! I hope you get some real answers soon. At least, there are good tv shows on now. Take care!

Paige Tillman said...

We will definitely keep you guys in our thoughts and prayers.

Rachel said...

Just prayed for you and Ben and Jack and Jovie. I know it will all seem worth it when you see that perfect baby girl!

Shannon said...

Praying for you friend. Let me know if I can do anything for you. If you need an errand run or want something special let me know. I would be happy to do it.