Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sprung

Well, I'm home.

For now.

This morning at 8 am, my cervix measured 2 cm. I immediately became frantic that they weren't going to let me out. I consulted with my specialist -- Dr. Google -- and read as many articles from reputable sources as I could find. I decided one thing: I was going home today.

The main reason is that I am not showing other signs of preterm labor. No dilation, contractions are infrequent, blood pressure spot-on, no pain or bleeding or swelling, and the boys have the perfect amount of fluid. I can pop pills and grow hair on my legs just as effectively at home as I can in the hospital. If they weren't going to do anything else to help my babies (and I knew they couldn't, seeing as there is nothing else to treat), then I would be taking myself right out the door. Along with the body wash from the shower and juice from the mini-fridge.

Fortunately I didn't have to lay down the law break down in sobs for the doctor. When she came in a couple of hours later, she was feeling good about the results and immediately told me I could go home, as long as I really follow the guidelines of strict bedrest. She seemed to think I was caring for Bean when I was home on bedrest earlier in the week, which I absolutely wasn't, but I didn't argue because, Hey! I'm not an idiot and I want to go home.

(And to repeat: If there was anything they could do for the babies in the hospital better than I could do from home, of course I would stay.)

So now I am looking at my own walls again, with my son and pooch thrilled to have mama back. I wish I could say the same for DH, but I can tell that I am already driving him crazy with my nagging loving, gentle reminders that he needs to sort the mail, wash Bean's clothes, go grocery shopping, and return library books. Oh, and I could use a refill on my water. Thanks.

I need to call first thing on Monday to make an additional appointment with the OB as soon as they can fit me in. Hopefully I will be home until then, barring any more scary episodes.

I also need to catch up on emails and your blogs. I have no idea how I was on hospital bedrest for four days and still managed to accrue 110 unread posts in my Google Reader. I hope to find out lots of good news that you've been sharing!

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20 comments:

Sarah said...

Welcome home Sunny!!! I'm glad you were able to be in the comfort of your own home again! Take it easy and give the hubs love from us. It's difficult for him too, but you know he's happy to make sure his family is in tip top shape! -Sarah

Kymberli said...

I hope and pray that you'll be able to stay home safely for a while longer, Sunny. A LONG while longer. (((hugs))) I'm keeping you and the babes in my thoughts and prayers.

Kristina P. said...

I am so glad you're home! Yay!

Kristi said...

This is such great news. I just caught up on all the scariness of the past week, and I'm thrilled that you and the little ones are healthy and safe. Now, get some rest, mama!

K said...

Glad to hear you're home and that hubby is helping out (with ahem, gentle reminders :)). I can't imagine the stress of all of this but I am hoping that when you get to the other side this will all be a distant memory.

Michelle said...

Well I am happy to hear that you got to come home! I hope that you get to stay there with no more scary episodes!

Coffeegrl said...

Yay! Home again, home again jiggetty jig!

Also, I found those help and support coordinating websites I was thinking of:
http://caregiversupport.suite101.com/article.cfm/carecalendar_to_help_family_and_friends_in_need

http://www.whatfriendsdo.com/

Seriously. This kind of thing sounds so helpful! Think about it....

Coffeegrl said...

Nevermind that first link - it isn't as useful as this one:
http://www.carecalendar.org/

Michele said...

I was on bedrest (that got stricter and stricter) at home for 9 weeks, then hospital bedrest for 7 weeks, with Bobby and Maya. They were born at 27w5d or I would have been there even longer! It's rough, but so very worth it.

Glad you are doing better! Come on, cervix!

Jen said...

Yay for being out! Hopefully it stays that way. And your mom will be here today, which I'm sure will help everybody out.

Mrs. Spit said...

I think it can just be very good for your comfort level, for your sanity to simply be at home around your own things.

So glad you got to go home.

Kate said...

Welcome home!!! It must be great to be in your own bed. I am sure that Bean is so happy to see you, and that DH is doing a great job taking care of you. Get some rest!!

Lisa said...

That's awesome that you are home! I wish I could send you a cyber roasted meal for the family!

LC said...

So glad to hear you're home. I know this is an incredibly difficult time, but I believe that it's going to be followed by a truly joyous and wonderful time in your life. Hang in there!

jingle said...

there is nothing more comfortable than home,

joyful news,
admirable mood.

:) :) :)
cheers.

lisawitt said...

Yay! Home again, home again!! I bet Bean was especially excited to see you as you were him! Take it easy and will be keeping you in our prayer still!

WiseGuy said...

Am so happy that you are home and all is well!

I only hope and pray it should remain this way!

To April!!! Good Luck!

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Eve said...

Soooooooooo ecstatic to hear that you are home and doing well! I've got an annoyed hubby here myself...maybe they should commiserate together? They could start a blog called, "Sux to be hub with a wife on bedrest". I know it DOES stink for them...but hey, it ain't not walk the park for us either!!!!!

Hollyween said...

Okay. Bed rest totally SUCKS, but I'm so glad you're home instead of at the hosptital cuz we both know that would suck more.

Also, please watch as much trash tv as possible. This will make your cervix stay nice and UNdilated because the excitement to see the NEXT episode is enough to make anyone want to stay in bed and wait. Right?


Lots of Love to YOU!!!