Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bed rest: day one.

Although I've technically been "taking it easy" for a few weeks now, today was what I'm considering "day one". I've been hibernating on the couch the past few days, but today I decided it's best I stay in bed. When I'm on the couch, I'm too tempted to get up and do things.

I was set up with the home contraction monitor today and i'll be hooked up to it for one hour twice per day. The nurse who came to set it up was so sweet & nurturing; I really appreciated her kind spirit. The results from today looked great and didn't show any contractions. Of course, about 5 minutes after we took it off, my uterus tightened up. I don't even know how many braxton hicks I had today, not enough for me to worry. Please pray that I stop feeling all contractions and my cervix stays long!

Thanks for all your love and support. Not knowing why Coy was so early, I was hoping/praying that it would not be repeated and was some sort of "fluke". Unfortunately, it is pretty clear to me that undiagnosed preterm labor was most likely the cause. Hopefully this time we can get a stop to it and make it another 12 weeks at least!

14 comments:

The Blowey Bunch said...

Ann MArie, I have to say i am so blessed to see what a lover of Jesus Christ you are and to see your faith in His plans and purpose for your family is really amazing. I have seen you go through so much together from a distace in the past year and I have been praying for you all and or your son and you and your husband and my heart goes out to you in his time as well. I want to encourage you that fear is no longer something that controls you, worry is no longer your hiding place becuase Christ says 'there is no fear in Christ jesus" there is no reason to worry because we don't know what tomorrow holds. Matt.6 Sometimes what we think is bad news is what God uses to show Himself and His power and your family has shown that full well, He has brought you throug hte storm before, rest assured He will do it again. blessings girl
Keri

Allison said...

Hang in there Ann Marie! I will continue to pray for you and your little girl.

The Barfuss Family said...

AnnMarie - let me know if you need anything! Would love to bring something by for you or come help with Coy if needed! Praying for you...Missy

August said...

Ree I am so sorry that this is happening to you all to soon again! Hold on, stay strong!! Love you!!

Lauren said...

Hi AnnMarie, Your story hits very close to home. I will keep you in my prayers. Keep thinking positive thoughts... you'll get to 28+ weeks!

Lauren

The Silva's said...

Ree, let us know if you need anything!!! We are praying for you!!!

Hilary said...

Saying a prayer for you and your baby right now...stay safely tucked in your Mommy baby girl..grow....

Life in the Kerlee Household said...

Sending you all my prayers and wishes! You can do it, I know you can. This is no easy task...I know first hand as well but stay positive and take one day at a time. Twelve weeks sound like a long time away but it's just around the corner. Make goals...it helps you get through the days, weeks, months...etc. If you need someone to talk with or ask questions, please don't hesitate to email me or even call. Having gone through it the second pregnancy as well, it's not easy. Take care

Life in the Kerlee Household said...

do you have a ticker for your pregnancy on your blog? I can't find it. How many weeks are you now?

A Writer's World-Melissa Williams said...

We're praying for you sweetie. Hang in there and get your rest. God's watching over you and your little one (s). Love you.

aMaysingfam said...

oh sweetie, I am praying for you to stay preg. and not have to do the NICU thing again. As much as we loved you up there, we just as well see you under different reasons.

Lauren said...

I know the bed rest is so HARD, so if you ever need any encouragement, just send me an email, and I'll be happy to help... anytime.

Mindy said...

I read Amanda's blog and she had mentioned to pray for you and your family. My husband and I would be honored to pray for your guys. We hope that all goes well and I will continue to look for updates.

Jennifer said...

Hi AnnMarie. I've read your blog for awhile but have only commented once before. I was so bummed to see your most recent posts about issues you've been having. It sounds like you have a great attitude and lots of help so that's great! I will pray that you make it as far as possible. Someone recently told me that God has already determined the perfect time when your child will be born...something I hadn't really thought about much but it reminded me again that my life and my babies lives are all part of his plan.

Take care, Jennifer