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Sunday, June 7, 2009

34 weeks and in the hospital

So I am 34 weeks today but am now posting from my hospital bed. Yesterday my contractions really picked up so I was admitted to Labor and Delivery. They administered a dose of steroids for the baby's lungs and have been trying to hold off my labor long enough to get the second dose in today. So far things are going okay, I'm contracting about every 5 minutes now and am 1 cm dialated but the doctor said the baby's head is at zero station so things could change at any time.

The kids are all doing pretty well. The babies have no idea what is going on but seem to be adjusting to the different faces coming in and out of the house. Ashlyn is hanging in there but I know this brings back lots of memories for her of the last time I was in the hospital and it just breaks my heart. She is a toughy though and I know she will keep being strong and we will have a fun summer vacation to enjoy together very soon. Many thanks to Uncle Brett, Aunt Marianne and Nana and Papa for taking shifts the last two days to get us through all of this craziness!

Please keep our family in your thoughts. 34 weeks is a great place to be but we would still like to go much longer. Unfortunately, losing a child has taken away that "everything will be fine" feeling that should be getting me through right now. Being back in the hospital brings back many memories of our last delivery and has just made me miss our little girl so much more. I will be so happy when the day comes that this new little baby is safe and sound in our arms.

Thanks to everyone for all of your support,
Jessica

12 comments:

Nan said...

Sweetie, you hang in there, you have done such a good job. Keep your chin up and know that everyone is praying for you! Deep breaths. Love, Nan xo

Natasha said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers! You are so right, that "all shall be OK" is gone... {{{hug}}} every hour counts now. Just breathe {{{hug}}}

The Ander's Family said...

You made it to 34 weeks!! That is such an accomplishment and something you worked very hard for. Be proud of yourself and try to find some enjoyment. Just know you have lots of prayers, love and support surrounding you!! Hugs - Rebecca

Liz said...

Jessica,

34 weeks is fantastic! I would have done a total happy dance to have made it there with my trio. :)However, I know that you of course are hoping for as long as possible so I am sending you lots of positive thoughts and prayers for a few more weeks!

Elizabeth :)

P.S. Thanks for your comment the other day on my blog. :)

Marianne said...

Hang in there Jessica and keep lots of positive thoughts. The kids are doing great and will be happy when you and their healthy baby brother or sister are home with them.
Aunt Marianne

Proud parents of FOUR! said...

Yay for 34 weeks! I'm a week behind on my card! It's headed out tomorrow! I hate that you are back in the hospital it's so hard being away from family. Hang in there and know we are all there for you on FB. I'm so proud of you for getting this far! Just a little bit longer.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there! I hope you are doing okay and everything is going well. I am thinking of you in Chicago. Can't wait to come home and see you and the babies! Good luck on everything : )
Love you,
Caitlin Riney xo

Nana said...

Can't remember how to originate a post, so...hope everyone finds this in the comments. The newest little Watson arrived:
Sawyer Mark Watson
5# 2 ozs.
Born at 9:06 am on 6/9/09
He is doing wonderful. Jessica gave us a HUGE scare and I think we'll all be recovering from that for a long time...as of today, all seems to be well. We ask that you keep the whole family in your thoughts.

Proud parents of FOUR! said...

Thank you so much Nana for updating us. Congratulations on your new grand baby. I will be praying for Jessica!

I know a lot of us have been glued to the comuter worried to death about Jessica and Baby Sawyer. We are glad to know thing are looking up. Let Jessica know that all her friends from FT said congratulations on her new addition!

Heather said...

Thank you, thank you for the update Nana!! Welcome Sawyer and congrats Mark and Jessica!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jessica, so glad Sawyer is here and you are too. Praying for you both.

Debi

Liz said...

Congratulations! Can't wait for your next update! :)

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