Tuesday, March 23, 2010


So it's official now, I'm on bedrest. We spent this past Saturday at the hospital. My blood pressure spiked and I started to feel the pain in my chest. We called my mother at 3:00am to come over so we could go down to the hospital. After being monitored for several hours and having my blood work come back clean my doctor felt comfortable letting me come home. He said that he thinks I might visit the hospital a few more times before baby girl comes. I'm hoping to stay home as long as possible. Ben had a very hard time when he woke and we weren't here. I feel so conflicted wanted to be there for Ben and knowing I need to do what's best for me and baby at the same time.

To make matters worst this week, Ben has ended up getting sick and spent the evening at the after hours clinic with my husband. He came home on antibiotics, breathing treatments, and benadrly.

My wonderful MIL has stayed with me during the day to help with Ben. This too has been an adjustment. I'm not one for sitting and watching, plus I start to freak out if things are done differently then I usually do them. (I know I need to work on that!) I feel completely guilty watching her do my laundry and wash my dishes. My mother is coming over for Thursday and Friday and I think it might be easier to tell her how to do things.

I'm not sure how much time I'm going to have to blog before the baby comes but I will try to keep it updated as best as I can.

Please keep us in your prayers!! :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

laying low

I'm so sorry for being so slack with my blog lately. It's been more difficult to keep up with than I thought while I was pregnant. I had a appt. yesterday and my BP was high. I have been officially put on low activity at home. So far all my labs have come back good and I get good BPs at home but when I've gone into the doctor's office the last two days they haven't been so good. I'm very lucky to have my mother and MIL near by to help with anything and everything. I have no idea how I'm going to do this low activity with a two year old but I guess we'll figure it out. Please keep me in your prayers if you can. Baby Ellie needs a few more weeks in there!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Baby Shower

I had my baby shower this past weekend. It was wonderful!!! My MIL hosted it and did a fabulous job!! She had it at the restaurant Grace 17.20 and the food was amazing. It was so fancy that they had little menus for each person printed with my name on them! I got a ton of beautiful clothes. Two of my favorites were a vintage Polly Flinders dress from my SIL and monogrammed bloomers and bib from a close family friend.

I was just so excited to make it the shower this time. I miss all three of my showers with Ben because I had him so early.