Friday, June 26, 2009

Yesterday and Today


Yesterday marked exactly one week since my water broke. I am thrilled to still be hanging in here! My first goal is to make it to Monday, which will be 26 weeks, then to make it to Thursday when I can get another round of steroids. My day yesterday started with me being forced to drink a bottle of sugary orange drink at 6:00 AM for my 1-hour glucose tolerance test. After that I had all my usual doctor visits and scans and everything looked great. I was excited to receive an awesome Edible Arrangement from my L&L girls - look at all that gorgeous fruit! It was a nice surprise. I also had a nice visit from my friend Kim and her mom. Joe was busy at home yesterday so he came to the hospital around dinner time and hung out all evening. That was a nice change of pace. He brought us yummy tortellini that his mom made for dinner and rented us Confessions of a Shopaholic which we watched while snacking on our fruit. Since neither of us like honeydew we gave those skewers to my technician and made her evening. When she came in to take my temperature at 2:00 AM last night she was still crowing about the delicious fruit.

So far so good today. After seeing me this morning my doctor wrote orders stating that on Sunday I am allowed to go down to the hospital coffee shop in a wheelchair for a change of scenery. I think I made him feel bad when I told him that my shower was one of the highlights of my day ;) Oh - and I passed the 1-hour glucose test!! Hooray!!! The resident woke me up to tell me at 6:00 AM this morning, announcing "You FINALLY caught a break on something!" About time!! This afternoon Lauren, Colleen and Jenn are coming for lunch so I'm looking forward to some girl time! I also have my favorite nurse and favorite tech assigned to me today, which is nice. In fact, I gave poor Joe a minor heart attack by ignoring his call on my cell phone because the three of us were busy looking at the tech's engagement party pictures. Whoops.

So another weekend is approaching and I hope to spent it (and many more) right here in this hospital bed with the babies safe and sound.

Oh, and thanks to Carlos, my friend Kristin's fiance, for the awesome job he did installing a door in our upstairs bedroom yesterday. Joe brought me a video of his work and it's great!

8 comments:

Marcie said...

I'm really glad to hear that everything is going well-I guess all the bump prayers are working.

Jade said...

I'm glad to hear that things are going well. You are in my thoughts.

Claire said...

I've always wanted one of those edible arrangements things! It looks great. So glad to hear that things are going as well as you could ask for. Hope they continue that way!

Mom2Be said...

glad you caught a break with something! you deserve it! : )

Amanda said...

Glad you enjoyed the fruit!!!!

Christi said...

Yeah! Another day, hopefully you will be like me...sitting there getting bored after a while! baking vibes....

Katrina said...

Wow. I haven't checked in for about a week and a lot has happened! Good to know you're in the right place, being taken care of for those babies sake! Keep on. Consider some prayers from my direction.

Little Wonders said...

I am so proud of you, Brooke, you are doing the hardest work there is. When our babies were in the NICU and I was chatting with one of the nurses about how I wished I could do more for them, she said to me: "Are you kidding? You saved their lives!" I truly believe you'll look back at this nightmarish experience of laying in the hospital wishing for the days to go by so your babies had a chance of being born stronger - you'll look back and you'll know deep in your heart that what you did saved their lives.