I don't know what you believe but today I am grateful for a Heavenly Father who loved each one of us so much that He let His Son die for us. What a blessing it is to know that we can be forgiven of our sins and live with Them someday. Not only are our sins forgiven but we will be resurrected as Christ was and our imperfect bodies will be perfect, all of the ailments we suffer from during this life will be taken away and we will be made whole.
I know that I tend to stick to scrapbooking things, light-hearted things here but today I am feeling especially grateful...grateful to a family who loves me and grateful to all of the many others who have shown love and support over the past weeks as I have laid in bed in the hospital not knowing what was going to happen or when this little baby would have to be born. I had been hoping that my condition would improve to the point that I could go home but I am now resolved to the fact that I will be here until after this baby is delivered.
Today is day #12 in the hospital on bedrest, I am at 33 weeks and 4 days. We hope that I can make it until the baby is 34 weeks along and I am confident in the decisions my doctors are making in regards to my care. The lab results continue to increase, which I have mentioned they expected to happen. My blood work continues to stay about the same and my blood pressure so far doesn't seem to be affecting the baby in a negative way. She had a bad case of the hiccups this morning when I was being monitored but she eventually settled down and all is well. I am having more contractions and some spotting, perhaps my body is helping to prepare for an early delivery.
While it is hard for me to be away from my family while they participate in egg hunts, egg dyeing, seeing my girls in their fancy new dresses to Church (thank goodness I'd already bought for Sarah and Aimee and Hailey is being so grown-up about the fact that I hadn't been able to get hers before I came to the hospital- we'll go shopping after I get home), bunny pancakes for breakfast (yes, my girls have the best dad- I know that he is exhausted physically and emotionally and he is doing so much in my absence) I know that I am where I need to be to receive the best care. I just received my hospital lunch- ham and potatoes and some thumbprint cookies with bright blue something in the center :) and I am going to make the best of this day.
If all goes well today I will be able to leave the hospital for a few hours to have Easter dinner with my family...what a welcome thing it will be to feel "normal" for a little while before settling back into my bed here.
Happy Easter, everyone. I hope it is a wonderful day for you.