The Irony

posted on: 4.10.2011


The irony of my "it couldn't get any worse post"- read previous post if you're lost, is that it kind of did. I totally jinxed myself. Saturday afternoon I was admitted to labor and delivery from signs of pre-term labor. Contractions, some spotting, and unbeknownst to me, I was/am almost completely effaced and dialated to a one. I'm 29 weeks.
The babies have gotten steroid shots, in case they decide to make an early early arrival, but we're all hoping they'll stay put. A couple weeks would be great. They seem to be doing fine in there, and although they haven't been able to stop the contractions completely like they'd hoped, it's not really progressing either. Each week now will be a blessing to have them inside. I'm SO glad that they didn't decide to come yesterday, with Wyatt driving cross country moving our stuff home. He got in around 6pm tonight, poor guy hardly stopped driving, but I'm so so grateful that I don't have to be here alone anymore.
They don't know yet whether or not I'll be sent home on bed rest, or "living" here at the hospital on bed rest... but either way, it's gotten serious, and I'm completely out of commission. Technically bed rest with bathroom privileges is what I've been ordered. I get to go pee by myself, you mean?! yes. I figured it would happen at some point. Usually does with twins, I guess I was just hoping we'd at least be moved in first. I do have to say we have rockstar families that got all our boxes moved for us Saturday morning. I feel lucky that I can call for help, and have loads of family show up- even though neither me or Wyatt were able to help. Thanks for all your calls, emails and messages. You have no idea how much they help!

I'll keep posting when I can, and with all the free time I have to sit on my arse here, you may be hearing from me more than you'd like.
xoxo

31 comments:

  1. Oh chels, dang it. I'm so sorry. This brings back all those hospital memories for me. I hope they send that arse of yours home, but if not, I will bring you a few things to help you survive. I watched every season of greys anatomy and it was so entertaining to watch while being in a hospital setting. Kept me busy and happy for 4 weeks! Don't forget to take advantage of the ambien at your disposal,too. I had one every night and never would have slept through the night there without one. ill be thinking of you.

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  2. Chelsey I know you have lots of family but I can help since I am in Utah! Do you need help with Tate? I can bring you things in the hospital! Ect... Let me know how I can help I would be more then glad to!

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  4. Wow, that is serious stuff and lots on your plate :( Luckily you are back by your family and with husband. Hopeful things will work out for you and wish you good luck!!!

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  5. Oh Chels! Please let me know if you need anything! ANYTHING! Let me know when you want me to come grab miss Taters.

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  6. Sending all my baby cooking juju your way Chels. Love you.

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  7. I'm so sorry Chels! Twins are scary but it's so great they got those shots. They will be totally fine! Just take it easy! I wish I would've gone on bedrest because they longer they are in there the better. How far along are you? I will keep you in my prayers!! xoxo

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  8. Sheesh! Looks like now all you have to do is keep cooking those babies--see, your to-do list just got like 10,000x shorter. Right?? Right.

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  9. ahhh chels! i'm so sorry. i got pat's text last night saying what was going on and was dying. i wish i were there! not that i could do anything but maybe babysit tate and help unpack but i hate being away with all of this going on! not to be selfish but i'm coming on the 29th, so if they could make it that long i would really appreciate it :) i need to be there for their big arrival. we'll be sending you texas prayers! love you sis.

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  10. Chels...I have been thinking about you ALL day. I am so glad that you got back to Utah for this to happen! At least you know you are in very good hands and family and friends are there. So glad you got the steriod shots on board already. That is a must! Take it easy and remember lots of people are keeping you in their prayers...including me! If you have the chance call me I'd love to talk:) Good luck! Have Wyatt go get you a big fat shake from Iceberge down the street to cheer you up!

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  11. Call me back as soon as you can.

    I love you mucho!!

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  12. oh friend I am so sorry! we're thinking about you & hoping those cute babes do stay put for awhile. good luck, wish we could be there to help!

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  13. Chels,
    Sorry to hear you're going through this, especially when life seemed stressful enough. You're in my prayers for healthy happy babies that stay put for a while longer. Use this time to catch up on your blog reading and tv watching. Keep your spirits up.

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  14. Chelsea,
    So sorry to hear about this, but so happy that all are safe and sound in the hospital...looks like those cute little boys just can't wait to come out and meet their family! You are going to be off bed-rest before you know it will have your hands full (literally) with beautiful baby boys. Praying for peace for the next few weeks...and lots of things to keep you occupied! Love you,
    N

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  15. Oh Chelsea, I am so sorry to hear this! At least you are in Utah now and have lots of friends and family nearby to help out. Best of all you have a good attitude, so everything WILL be okay!!! Not to mention you still look gorgeous, even on bed rest :)
    Best of luck to you and your adorable family!

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  16. I teared up reading this. I'm praying for you and those two littles ones. At least you look beautiful sitting in the hospital gown!

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  17. bless your heart....im so your on bed rest! so glad your home where your mom and family can help you. hang in there and follow those dr's orders!!!

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  18. Chels- darnit. We thought it would be happening at some point, but still. I wish you could have gotten into your house a little beforehand. Life is so good at throwing these curve balls, isn't it?

    I actually remember enjoying my first week or so of bedrest. We had SO much going on at that time (kinda like you guys!) and I was so tired. It was almost a blessing to be able to say, "Well shoot- I guess I just have to sit here." And yes, eventually everything gets done. You just have to be a bit more patient.

    I am flying into town on the 27th. I will come visit right away... Hang in there- Love you!

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  19. chelsea!!!! oh my goodness... well the silver lining is you're back in utah with family there to care for tate, wyatt and you'll have loads of visitors while you're in the hospital. what an ordeal though. i will be keeping you in my prayers. how do you stay looking so gorgeous with all that is going on?

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  20. why do you look so good in that picture while you're at the hospital? only you could pull that off! i'm sorry chels! this sucks. we're all here to help with tate or whatever else you need. love you lots. don't hesitate to call!!!

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  21. Awhhh Chels!! What a bummer! I'm so sorry that you've been put out of commission. I ended up on bathroom-only bedrest for 3 weeks with Leah and then delivered at 37wks. It was the longest 3 weeks of my life... I feel your pain! But it's worth it in the end! And try to enjoy people waiting on you hand and foot. THAT certainly doesn't last long enough! :)
    xox

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  22. Agh!!!! I'm sorry Chels but so so glad you went home when you did. We'll be thinking of you and hoping those boys can hang a little longer. And milk that call button while you can! Also, if you could message me your address that would be great I have something to send you.

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  23. This is totally random because you don't know me... but we have some mutual friends and I had to comment on your post b/c I'm going through the exact same thing!

    I'm just about 29 weeks with twin boys as well, on bed rest b/c of a thinning cervix. I've been down for about 11 days (after the steroid shots) and it's definitely tough, especially when it comes out of left field.

    I freaked out at first, but I've calmed down and realized these babies will come when they're ready. Hoping we can both make it another month!

    Hang in there, your babies will be just fine. We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers... hope that's not weird since I'm a bit of a stranger ;). Good luck!

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  24. wow...i think you're being very brave. <3 best of luck--i'll pray that your babes aren't overanxious!

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  25. Ugh, the food. There is nothing worse. It literally made me break into sobs every now and then I hated it so much.

    At the beginning I ate their food most of the time, but by the last 2 or 3 weeks I refused. Breakfast was the worst, because no one ever was there to bring me something that early. I kept bagels in my room (not the healthiest, but they were easiest) and just asked the nurses to bring me cream cheese in the morning. I did the same thing with cereal. Kept my own in the room, just asked for milk. I also requested my own breakfast a lot of the time and would just ask for yogurt, granola and fruit and it was okay.

    My Mom visited me nearly every day and brought lunch that often and G brought me dinner each night. When my Mom didn't bring lunch I would just request my own customized meal. I found that it was pretty hard for them to ruin cold sandwiches. I just asked for wheat bread, turkey, cheese, lettuce, etc... and some fruit. Like I said, hard to mess up.

    Which hospital are you at? I was at University and we went over to the Huntsman center to eat every now and then. The restaurant over there actually has really good food and I was allowed to go as long as I went in a wheel chair.

    Ugh, terrible memories. Seriously, I will bring you meals!! It must be done-I'll volunteer to take a shift each week! Keep me updated on where you are and what they have decided.

    xoxo

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  26. Man, that sucks! We'll be thinking of you and hoping all goes well.

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  27. Man oh man, Chels! I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope they stay put for a few more weeks. You'll be in my thoughts. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I'm only a street away so I'd be happy to help with moving things in.

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  28. Dang it Chelsea! I guess it was all that walking around IKEA that did you in. :) They were just so excited for the awesome bounty you found for them. I hope all goes well these next few weeks. I will keep checking your blog for updates.

    It was great to run in to you last week.

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  29. Chels....oh my! Potty only bedrest...not fun! So happy and lucky for you to be back here though and not stuck in Michigan. Is there anything we can do? Tate is welcome to play anytime. Londyn would love to have her over. Let me know. I hope those babies stay put for at least 5 more weeks. We'll be thinking of you keep us posted.

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  30. ah chelsea, i'm just now seeing this!!! a) you look beautiful despite the fact that you're in the hospital givin the thumbs down b) im praying those little boys stay in a little while longer c) thinking of the three horsleys so far and that all of you are keeping your heads w/ all this craziness!!!!!

    it sucks but YOU WILL GET THROUGH IT!

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  31. Ah, all the excitement! I'm so glad the bubs are still inside though. I've had two friends with singletons deliver now before 24 weeks, and it was terrifying for everybody.

    You're probably like me and want to do everything yourself, but I'm trying to learn how to point my finger and make countless requests, so you can too!

    Here's hoping the timer doesn't ring again until both boys are really cooked :)

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