Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday update

I had to go get my weekly progesterone shot today and, me being me, had a slight complication with it. I have a few itchy bumps that surround the injection sites from the previous weeks injections, which turned out to be a mild case of hives. The doctors/nurses were very hesitant to continue giving me the shots. I pushed a little bit because I really feel my body needs all the help it can get with the contractions. They finally agreed to continue giving them to me as long as I take a dose of Benadryl before receiving each injection. Today's Benadryl dose knocked me out for two hours! So, I will continue with the shots (with Benadryl) and monitor the bumps closely.

I have really noticed these past few days that rest does my body good. When I am lying still, I hardly get a single contraction, but when I am up and about even a little bit the contractions start. I have to do what is best for the littlest member of our family and stay still, as hard as it is for me sometimes.

A quick, funny Elijah thing.. He has had a real problem with patience lately, so every time he gets antsy about something I remind him, "Patience, Elijah!" Now I have noticed that when he is waiting for something, he will repeatedly say to himself under his breath, "Patience! Patience! Patience!" It's super funny and cute and I'm proud of him for doing this instead of crying or whining about whatever he is waiting for.

Thanks for checking in on us and for the support! Have a great weekend, everyone.


The Smith's said...

I know this bed-rest must be so hard for you, but your fortitude and selflessness are such examples to so many people - including Elijah! He is one lucky boy to have a mama like you. We will pray for God to continue to lift your spirits and give you creativity in how you interact with Elijah. And for God to allow this baby boy to go full-term!

Heart hugs!

ThePicks said...

That is soooo cute how he repeats patience over and over; I can just picture it! What a great kid! Best wishes for a relaxing weekend!

The RA

Andrea said...

What a sweet boy you have! I will have to start saying that under my breath when I need to be patient with my kids! I'm glad that the bed rest is helping to minimize the contractions. Keep up the good resting!

Cecilia said...

Be good, stay in bed!

Elijah is such a smart little boy, he'll be a wonderful big brother.

Have a nice weekend!

Lee Family said...

Ok Elijah is just to cute. He is super smart :)

I am glad that you resting is helping the little one.

Stay on the couch or in bed :)

Have a good weekend!

Lucky10 said...

I came across your blog today. Sorry to hear you are having a rough pregnancy. Hope things get better for you soon.
Elijah sounds like a very smart little man. Love the whole "patience thing".
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I think blogs are a great way to get the word about about CHD’s and I commend you for what you’re doing.
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Thanks so much and we look forward to reading more on your blog!
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Tina:0) said...

Glad that they agreed to go ahead with the shots. If you get a nice nap in, its just a bonus! Good news that the contractions hold off when you rest. Now the hard part is resting for you Momma! Take care of yourself & give Elijah big hugs from us!

Anonymous said...

thinking of you often and praying the contractions remain at bay! Miss ya tons..........luv, Kendis