Monday, January 01, 2007

Change of scenery

Dana: Happy New Year! I certainly am enjoying my first day of the new year...AT HOME! Yesterday morning the doc agreed to send me home, realizing that I was just a few days shy of 34 weeks and recognizing my desperation to be home with Walker for the New Year. By 1:30pm Walker and our friend, Jason, were packing up the room. I was amazed by how much stuff I had accumulated in 18 days, though Walker said he was not surprised since he was the one lugging it here every evening!

Quickly we pulled together a few friends for a New Years dinner party (with Walker doing all the work of course!) and by 7:00pm I was soaking up all the laughter and love that surrounded me. Not to worry, everyone made sure I was being very good about laying down and a few laughs were shared the few times I tried to "walk" to the bathroom. It certainly has become a ridiculous sight.

So the plan now is to contain myself to strict bed rest at home, similar to the limitations I had in the hospital. I will be going to the doc’s office twice a week to observe any changes. At this point they say that they would not do anything to stop it if I went into labor, which sends Walker and I both closer to the point of a mild state of panic (are we really ready for this!?). Of course we are still shooting for the 36-week mark, to be certain they will be avoiding time in the NICU.

A few folks have asked me how I made it through my days in the hospital without going insane. The answer, without question, is the help of my friends, family and Walker. I didn't even have time to think about boredom, let alone a moment to aimlessly ponder my situation. People have been incredible about calling, emailing, stopping by and filling those 18 days with one of my favorite past times...connecting with those I love. I am blessed to have such a wonderful support. It only confirms for me the amount of support we can look forward to while raising our children. Thank you.

2007 will truly be an amazing year.

Posted by Walker Lockhart @ 1:12 PM

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happy new year! i am so glad to know you are now in the comfort of your home with walker and the doggies. it must feel like heaven. you are getting so close and i wouldn't be surprised if you easily make it to 36 weeks. you've got folks here in austin thinking about you and sending you super positive energy!

Posted by Blogger J + T Silverman @ Thursday, January 04, 2007 7:09:00 AM #
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