Friday, September 17, 2010

Thoughts Going Through My Mind (not quite a stream of consciousness post)

*  I tell my kids that watching TV or playing on the computer stimulates your brain and is the worst thing you can do right before bed or when you can't sleep.  And what am I doing at 3:30 a.m.?

*  The idea of my water breaking at school is a little disconcerning for me.  Family life will be starting a bit early in my classroom, I'm afraid.  Nothing like a real live lesson to get the discussion going...

*  I wrote a "labor plan" last night, for lack of a better term.  It has all of the important doctors' phone numbers, my drug allergies, medicines I take, and the plan of action if I do go into labor.  Obviously, Matt and I know what to do...but if I am at school and things are happening quickly, I want to be able to just hand them that paper and say that all of the information they need is on there.  Plus, it's much easier for even Matt and I to have all of the important numbers in one place.  I will make multiple copies of this to have at school, in my purse, in both cars, etc.  I put in bold print I need to deliver at UMD!!  Based on their track record, I'm a bit fearful that my local hospital will take too long to "assess the situation" and it will be too late for me to be medivaced.  We are really trying to avoid having Abigail and I in two different places, not to mention the concerns I have about them trying to intubate her.  I'm trying not to dwell on that because what will happen will happen.  Here's hoping Dr. S is on call and will take care of things for me!! 

*  I really love blogging.  It is my release.  When I have all of these notes in my binder from the various doctors and everything is swimming around in my head, blogging about the information helps to comprehend it better.  Kind of like coding the text?!?  (My kids would be so proud!)

*  Matt and I are so thankful for the love and support that is being shown to us.  We've gotten so many offers to help with Caleb and people just letting us know they are praying for us.  It's awesome! 

*  My nails are quite long and strong.  Thank you, copious amounts of vitamin D and calcium!!  (Interestingly enough, my kidney stones have been at bay.  I was a bit concerned that the increase of calcium would trigger more, but it hasn't!)  Yep, knocking on wood right now.

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