"Begin today and write in it your goings and comings, your deepest thoughts, your achievements and your failures, your associations and your triumphs, your impressions and your testimonies. I promise you that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to you, each other, your children, your grand-children and others throughout the generations. Remember, the Savior chastised those who failed to record important events." --President Spencer W. Kimball

September 17, 2011

Friday September 16

Friday I got woken up bright and early for my vitals and for my blood to be drawn...I've been having a hard time staying asleep through the night, so once they woke me up, there was no going back to sleep.  They came in around 8am to take me to maternal fetal medicine to do the daily testing.  I'm actually starting to really look forward to that trip.....I'd much rather go there than to labor and delivery!  Her heart beat was as strong as ever and they/we were really happy for that, but my amniotic fluid index (AFI) went down again.  The first time the nurse checked it she only measured a 6.5, but then another nurse came in and had her do it again and it went up to a 8.4.....8.4 is way better than 6.5, but it's still too low :(  I was on the monitor for about an hour and they let me come back to my room.

I had a few visitors on Friday, which I loved!  Staying in the hospital on strict bedrest can eat at you, so having visitors come and take your mind of things helps a lot!  Thanks to my friend Dianna being next door to me, a lot of her visitors stopped by to visit me!  :)  Thanks for sharing Dianna....hahaha  Priscilla Falatea, Betsy Lao and Oto Tuiaki came by and visited for a little bit....and then a little later Klarah Motuliki stopped in to visit.  Tea came by with my kids again, that's a part of my day I look forward to....having my little ones walk in and immediately start eating everything in sight...hitting up the snack room and stealing all the shortbread cookies....running around making so much noise and dancing to the music on Ova's phone.  They always put a smile on my face!  I really need to start taking pictures while I'm here so my blog doesn't turn into all words.....pictures spice it up so much, I think!

My nurse came in to do my vitals after Tea left with the kids and I asked her if I could go and visit Dianna in her room.  I was so sure she would say yes, since it was just a couple doors down....but she actually shot me down :(  She said she reviewed my orders and I didn't have permission to walk or even ride in a wheelchair....total bummer!  A little bit later Dianna came to my room and kept me company for an hour or so.  I really love her.  She's such a good friend and funny thing is that the only reason we even know each other is through our blogs.....another reason why I love blogging!!  She was in here talking to me and then my nurse showed up to my door with a wheelchair....she said "I have good news for you"....you have permission to go on 1 wheelchair ride a day, but I can't be gone longer than an hour!  Yay!!  I was ecstatic that I actually get to leave my bed!  She left the wheelchair with me and I continued chatting w/ Dianna.  George Sekona came by to visit us too.  His wife went into pre-term labor at 34 weeks and their baby was in the NICU, they come everyday to feed him...he visited with Ova for a little while....then Dianna had to go feed her baby and George took off too.  At that time it was like 11pm and I still wanted to go for my wheelchair ride, so I got into the wheelchair and Ova pushed me through the hospital.  We went and got snicker milkshakes from the cafeteria and I just enjoyed being out of the room. 

Today was a good day.  I'm hanging in there, but more importantly my precious baby A is hanging in there!  Until tomorrow...


Klarah said...

I'm glad you life having company! I didn't know for sure if you wanted alone time or not but I'm glad I came by :) You are strong and I hope that one day my faith and strength will be as strong as yours. Love ya..


I love you more Monica, You are so optimistic and I love that you know your baby is a fighter, how could she not be, she came from you :) Much love, can't wait to visit again!