Tuesday, February 28, 2012

18 Weeks

I don't have much to update about. I'm feeling good, but I'm still not sleeping well at night. I've just decided to come to terms with it. My doctor gave me a good idea of when hospital bed rest will start. I'm not nearly as worried about it now that I have a general time frame and know I'll have a private room. It makes me sad to be away from home for that long, but you do what you have to, right?
This weekend Reid and I made a quick trip to Little Rock for my first shower. The hostesses made it so special and I loved getting to see friends and family (pictures to come). My SIL, Cori, and her mom drove in from Cincinnati for the weekend to celebrate with us. It was so incredibly thoughtful of them and I loved getting to see her again before the babies arrive.
I had planned to stay in LR a few extra days and drive back to DFW by myself this week. My doctor nixed that idea for safety reasons and also put a ban on travel for the duration of the pregnancy. What is really crazy is that Reid and I might not get to go back to LR for a year. It will all depend on RSV season and how strict our pediatrician will want us to be with our preemies. I'm hoping to at least make a quick day trip by myself in early fall to see my mom. This will be the longest I've ever gone without seeing her and saying "goodbye" on Sunday was just awful. We spent some time with her on Saturday and Sunday and took some really sweet pictures.

My dad wanted her to feel my belly. Her whole demeanor changed when we put her hand on it. Such a sweet moment and I'm so thankful Reid got a few pictures.

 Sunday morning she was a little out of it but we had to get pictures with the monogrammed burp cloths I got as a shower gift. ;)

 The Grandparents: Mally and PawPaw

And nothing like a belly pic after an exhausting weekend!

17 weeks, 6 days


Elizabeth French Cooper said...

Thinking about you. This must have been really hard. I'm so sorry but will be praying for peace for you. You look great!

kate said...

Oh, I'm in tears, Mary Virginia, for several reasons. What a beautiful mother you already are, and what beautiful pictures you have of that moment with your own mother. I'll be praying for your peace and comfort for the duration of the pregnancy, and I SO wish I could come help with those sweet girls in the early fall while you go to LR...but that probably won't work with a newborn. :) So glad you had a great shower and am looking forward to seeing pictures!

Julee said...

Oh goodness! Those pics with your mom are just precious! I have thought about her and how I know how much you will miss her once the babies are born!
Your shower was so cute and I am so glad you are doing well!

Matthew Smith said...

I don't know how I found your blog, but this post has made me want to comment. I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now. I'm a mother to triplets so I know a little about multiples. When I saw your pictures of your mother I looked back on your blog to see what condition she has. My mother has dementia, not Alzheimer's, but just as bad. My heart is so sad for you to not have your mother "with" you during this process. I wish my mother was able to "be" with me and my kids all the time. My mom is still at home with caregivers during the day and my dad takes care of her at night. She has been dealing with this for 10 years and just turned 70, so she was young too.
It looks like you are having a great pregnancy. I had a pretty rough pregnancy, but I have 3 healthy children. My prayers are for you to have a safe pregnancy and your family are also in my prayers. God bless & good luck.
Jennifer Smith

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