"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A lot of emotions flying around today!

Day 12 of bedrest
95 days left till my EDD (estimated due date)

Today has been a rollercoaster. Last night, my BP went up, up, up and I had a headache so I called Labor and Delivery. The nurse, who was the same nurse I had seen last Tuesday night, told me to take an extra tylenol, take a relaxing bath, focus on being relaxed and then take two BP readings and to call her back no matter what. I did all that and by 11:30 my BP had shot up to 169/109. Sigh. So I called in and of course I had to go into L&D. I got there and they hooked me up. My BP came down a little and the baby was doing okay. I had a different nurse then I'd spoken to on the phone and she was really rude. We were extremely unhappy with her. She essentially made me feel like it was my fault (despite the fact that I'm on very strict bedrest) and that I'd overreacted. Even Shane felt that way so that's not my crazy pregnancy hormones talking! Finally around 3 am, we were sent home.

Fast forward to about 4:30 am. My phone rings and it's the hospital!! Apparently, shortly before we left baby Ella's heart rate had dropped down to the high 70's and then went way way up and stayed there for 10 minutes. Somehow they hadn't seen this before sending me home and they wanted us to COME BACK IN. I can't even express to you how annoyed we were. We'd only been asleep for about 45 minutes and now we had to go back in, and even worse, bring Olivia with us. So we trudged back in and they hooked me up on the monitors to monitor baby Ella's heart rate. Olivia was super cranky so she ended up getting into the bed with me and we slept a few hours. Finally around 8:30 we were given the go ahead to go home. We'd slept about 3.5 hours and were super cranky and tired to say the least. Thankfully, this afternoon we all napped together and Olivia slept almost 2 hours so we all got a decent nap but we are completely exhausted, both physically and emotionally.

BUT, something super exciting happened today as well!! I was going potty (a very exciting event for a woman on strict bedrest in and of itself...) and Olivia came into the bathroom and wanted to go potty too. So, she pulled off her pants and diaper and sat on her potty.

AND SHE POOPED IN THE POTTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my gosh, I can't TELL you how excited I was...heck, I still am!!!! I was SO proud of her!! Her and Shane had to go to Costco today so I told him to let her pick out a new toy or book as a first time potty toy. We were so unbelievably proud of her that she pooped in the potty. I just wish she wasn't indicating she was ready to potty train when I'm on bedrest!

All in all, today was a crazy day. I had a blur of emotions. Lots of resentment, irritation, exhaustion and then, mainly, a ton of pride watching my beautiful little girl go potty in the potty seat today!


  1. way to go, O! you know, i was on bedrest for about 5 days before i had K and Maia was needing to use the potty all.the.time and taking forever. i had no choice but to take her, since i was home alone with her, so i had to take her often. i ended up just bringing a pillow and lying down on the floor in there, LOL :) i STILL can't believe she potty trained during that time (bedrest/Kieran's birth & hospitalization)

  2. I think I'll just bring the potty out here. Luckily, I have someone here most of the time. If she wants to potty train, all the power to her LOL. I'd MUCH rather not have two babies in diapers!!

  3. And of course today, anytime we asked Olivia if she wanted to go potty we received a BIG, LOUD, SNOTTY "NO!!!!!!!!!!!" lol