Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Brrrrr...

Jo Ann and I have been hoping to move for the past several months, so that we would be closer to work, friends, church and all that. We relocated last night to the corner of Governor's Dr. and California St. Our building says Women & Children on the front of it. We had our Monday appointment and Jo Ann's blood pressure was a tad high, plus we're 32 weeks Wednesday. At Dr. Conrad's office, we did our monthly measurements along with the ultrasound. The babies all seemed to be doing fine. However, Jo Ann's BP was 154/93, so Dr. Conrad decided to admit her. When we got here, she was checked again and this time BP was 164/91. By this morning (Tuesday), the nursing staff had managed to get it down to a much safer level, so for now, delivery is no longer imminent. Your guess is as good as ours when the babies might be delivered. Our Dr. doesn't even have a guestimation. Visitors are welcome, right now we're in room 205 of the Antepartum wing. But be prepared. Jo Ann is having either one long hot flash or a successive series of back-to-back flashes. It's freezing in here. I've got the 'boggan, insulated coveralls and mittens, feel like the only thing missing is a deer rifle and face paint. They've got a great fold-out couch here with a crack right down the middle, and I love it. Love it! Last night while I was asleep I dreamed I was an Eskimo in the hospital being treated for hypothermia. Really not that bad, I just like to run with it sometimes. But I would wear sleeves. Jo Ann is doing well now, we monitor the babies 2 to 3 times daily, so for the time being we're just holding what we got. I hope I'm not betraying the Nelson family's privacy here, but our dear friend Lori was in a car wreck Monday and sustained a pretty bad concussion. She's having some problems with dizziness and nausea, so please pray for her and her family as you continue to pray for us.

7 comments:

Misty said...

COngrats on getting to 32 weeks! That is amazing! My husband would sympathize with you on the cold room. I froze up our a/c twice and he lived in sweaters! We were in Phz, AZ!
Keeping you in my prayers! Ya'll are doing great!
Take care,
Misty
MOM to gggg quads

Alan said...

Benjy, I think we almost talked to each other on the phone today. Glad to know you guys are situated and ready for the inevitable. Lori is back home and sleeping like a baby (just one though). Later.
Alan

Robby said...

Hey! This is Robby and I stumbled upon this blog trying to figure out if she delivered or not. I am very happy for you all and glad to hear that everything is running smoothly. I will continue to pray for you all and that everything continues to go as planned and that God will bless the procedure. I miss everyone at the office and hope everyone is doing great! Oh, and let Dr. Crim know that I am awfully tempted to drive up to Huntsville to see her and deliver her some mayo, strawberry biscuits, and a tomato in a bag! Haha...take care and God Bless,
Robby, P.S. (Personal Shopper)

jag said...

I am so excited for you! 32 weeks is amazing! You should be very proud. I will continue to pray for all six of you and Lori too. Keep us posted when you can.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see your sweet babies! Joanne and Benjy, I am so proud of you for the way you have handled this pregnancy. It has been a long journey for you, and your babies will be here soon! Thank you for praying for me. I am recovering rapidly.
Benjy, stay warm...Joanne, keep cool...
I love you guys so much! Lori

Anonymous said...

Well, we're still waiting for the big event....our bags are ready to be packed, the car is gassed up(barbara stays gassed up),and we're lookin' at the phone, hoping it rings soon.

SPAM King! said...

We are all waiting to light up the phone lines and tell each other that the babies are here- so make sure you call and let someone know!

If y'all are not laboring Friday afternoon we will try to get up to see you.

Anthony & Sheri