Friday, April 09, 2010

Update

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...

22 comments:

Meagan Cooper said...

hahaha, I love the exciting things you enjoy watching during the day... Glad you hit the 24 week mark, Imagine how special it will be when you finally get to hold your baby!!!

Aaron and Stacey Salmon said...

Karen looks like a pro!! Love you tons. Can't wait to meet baby Orton!
SS

Jason and Shannon Salmon said...

Love the picture of Karen. :) Glad you are doing good. Let me know if I can do anything!!!

MB said...

Ooh shots in the bottom. that sounds awesome. Maybe I have a fear of needles. perhaps.

just think of how many times throughout your son's life when you will get to say, "I spent (insert amount of time here) on my back and that is why you can't go (insert sketchy activity here)!!"

Rachelle said...

Yay, I'm glad someone else has nothing to do in the evenings except watch Dr. Phil!

Lu and Bran Muffin said...

i love your posts. you make me laugh so hard. I'm proud of you, you're so freakin positive. I just whine my entire pregnancy when I shouldn't. I hope our little boys are best friends. i wish i could be one of your visitors.

Jenna said...

I am so glad that everything is going okay :) only a FEW more weeks! i would totally come visit you if i loved there. let me know if you have Skype! We can chat or type or whatever youhave time for!
my sn is jenna.gray

Kathryn said...

Thinking about you guys. Wish we could come out and visit. Keep your chin up! You are so awesome
love ya
Kathryn

Haylee said...

Hey this is Haylee, Spencer's cousin and Jena's sister. I know i've talked to you a couple of times but I read your blog all the time. You are such an amazing women and strong. You will be a great mom (even though you already are!!)

Courtney Bartlett Morris said...

lol. you have a cute red face. I love all of the things you watch to keep yourself busy. I wish I could have stayed and hung out for like a week!

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness your face is so red!!! Haha. But beautiful of course :)

US WEEKLY said...

I LIKE your cute red cheeks too! how could spencer not just wanna pinch those. I hope everything keeps going as planned! you are always in my thought, xo

Bonnie said...

I love your blog! Believe me it is not one of those boring pregnancy "i'm the first person in the world to ever have a baby" type blogs!! the whole johnston clan was talking about how funny you write and sending you all the best! still wish I was there to be one of your supporters! keep up the good work! You too spencer!

Kay said...

24 weeks- you are getting close to some magical numbers! I promise there will be a time after the baby comes that you will wish that someone would put you on bedrest : ) We cannot wait to meet this little guy!

Jena said...

yay 24!!!!!

I am so happy that you've hit the mark. Now just a couple more to go. YOU CAN DO IT!!

I want to come visit REAL bad. Movie night? yes?

Jena said...

yay 24!!!!!

I am so happy that you've hit the mark. Now just a couple more to go. YOU CAN DO IT!!

I want to come visit REAL bad. Movie night? yes?

Heather said...

sara, i love your positive attitude. i'm sure its not like that all the time, but would i find it hard to believe that its not unsual to see you happily "relaxing" on the couch. I am SO glad things seem to be working well. I can only imagine the relief. And nice tip about the 3 days/NICU fact, I'll have to remember that!
i'm glad you keep up with our blog (so that i don't seem so creepy in keeping up with yours). :-)
Enjoy your time once school gets out. Let me know if you're interested in some good books...I've read quite a bit since having James.

Blake and Kim said...

Sara! It saddens me to hear that you are hurting and are forced to be a couch potato! But I am sure it will all be worth it when you have your precious baby. We hope you are doing well and let us know if you need anything :D

Erin said...

That's a special aunt/niece relationsip that can withstand a bum shot. Good for you guys.

And good for you for having a good attitude. Seriously.

HeaTheR & ChRiS said...

Congrats on making it to 24 weeks! I'm so excited for you! I love your posts too, you're a good writer and funny :)

likeschocolate said...

Hang in there Miss Sarah! Our prayers are with you and the wee little one. Can't wait to see the cutie!

Jeni said...

Sarah you are my hero. Seriously such a champ. Champ is a lame word I know, but you rock.
I am so happy that baby is healthy and bedrest is working!
And your red cheeks are beautiful!