Sunday, April 25, 2010

March of Dimes

On May 22nd Spencer will be participating in the March of Dimes walk.
(I will be cheering for him from the couch.)

We thought it was special that the walk is scheduled on Sara Loraine's 1st Birthday.
(I can't believe it has almost been a year)

The March of Dimes widget has been added to our sidebar
(for those of you feeling generous that want to donate.)

Also, Spencer is looking for little walking buddies since his One and Only (Moi) won't be able to attend.

For more information about the March of Dimes CLICK HERE

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sara's BDO

My Big Day Out happens every Wednesday 
    (which also is the day we celebrate another completed week)

 Some things I did:
   -got dressed in more than a housecoat
   -did my hair/makeup
   -walked the 15 feet to the car
          (which oddly enough was sore on my constantly locking knees)
   - enjoyed the 80mile roundtrip drive to the U and the sunshine on my arms and face
   - felt awkward as Spence pushed me in a wheelchair to Labor and Delivery with not much of a pregnant pooch.
   - watched the little babe swim around as they measured his growth and reassured us that he is still a he.
   - heard good news (and more bedrest) from TBDITW
            (The Best Doctor In The World)
   - got a really painful betamethasone steroid shot 
             in the you know what 
                                 (and get the second half of the sequence (in the other cheek) today...)
   - stood up long enough to get a little picture
 (and was told by my loving husband not to look at the camera because it accentuates my double chin)

Friday, April 09, 2010


There isn't much to say when you haven't left your couch, except for doctor appointments, for over 29 days. I don't want this to turn in to one of those annoying blogs that is all about pregnancy but it's all I've got going on as of late. However I do have to say that I believe the bedrest is working. We reached the very important milestone of 24 weeks and hope to get to a couple more big milestones (28, 32, etc...) But everyday makes the chances of a healthy baby boy increase. I learned that one day in the womb is worth three days in the NICU. So I always reassure Spencer that I am saving us a lot of money in the long run in hopes of him buying me treats here and there.
I started 17p Progestrone shots (to stop preterm labor) a couple weeks ago and will continue on them until the little babe arrives (which is hopefully still not for a while) And next week we are looking forward to receiving corticosteroid shots to speed up the little guys lung development, just in case. I also have been taking this nice fatty pill for muscle relaxation which helps to keep my uterus nice and soft and free of contractions. But the medicine also relaxes other muscles too (like my heart) which lowers my blood pressure and sends me to dreamland-- with a big fat red face.
I have taken some tests at home which I have to admit is a lot less intimidating then walking into the BYU testing center. I will be happy when school is over so I can devote all my time to television and online shopping. Other things I have found enjoyable are watching the maintenance workers outside as the smell of fresh cut grass fills our home. Other exciting things include visitors. We have been so blessed (me in the aspect of not going crazy, and Spencer in the aspect that I'm not a basketcase when he gets home from school) Which is due to the high traffic of visitors - THANK YOU. People are so willing to help with cleaning, laundry and meals that I might just consider being on bedrest even after the little one arrives...

Monday, April 05, 2010


The best part of Easter weekend was spending time with Spencey Baby. With the semester coming to a close he has been putting in long hours at school, which means my hours spent on the couch seem never ending and lonely. So together we enjoyed watching conference (wasn't it great?) and eating Easter candy the whole weekend.