Tuesday, December 18, 2007

And the verdict is in....

At my appointment this morning, it was confirmed that I will officially be on bed rest for sure the next 3 weeks, and more than likely until Brody is born. The contractions aren't getting much better, and a couple of other things are going on that we need to keep under control so that our sweet baby boy is not born sooner than desired. I am 31 weeks and 1 day, as of Tuesday, Dec 18. In 3 weeks when we re-evaluate the situation, I will be 34 weeks. She says after that point, it may not be as crucial for me to be on such strict orders and we may increase activity. If he was born after 34 weeks, things would be a lot better for him as far as development and how long he would have to stay in the hospital. But hopefully, he will stay in longer than even that...every week he stays cookin, the stronger he'll be.

So I'm doing exactly as told. I don't want to take any chances that could potentially be harmful to little Brody. She put me on medication to stop the contractions so hopefully that will help as well.

And big news...because of all this...I'm officially done with work! We stopped by after the appt to talk to my boss and explain everything and he is the most amazing person ever. He is so willing to do whatever he needs to do as far as my maternity leave and benefits, etc. I'm taking my last 7 weeks of maternity leave starting now and then I'll get a few more weeks of disability to make sure we're covered by the amazing insurance, until our new insurance kicks in. Even though I'm quitting to be a stay-at-home-mommy, they are still paying me for 7 or more weeks and I get all the benefits. It is such a blessing! More than likely, Brody may be born within these 7 weeks..and he'd be 38 weeks by then so that will be perfectly fine. But even if he wasn't, they are going to let me stay on as long as I need to, to make sure we're covered. How awesome is that?

So this is where I'll be for the next 3 weeks and possibly more...on my couch, with my Bible, laptop, books, tv remote, lots of snacks, and movies (that i'm not allowed to get up and put in the dvd player...but probably will anyways). I'm trying to be positive because I know this time is very important and I don't want to risk anything. But I'm such a "busy" person and like to get things done around my house..especially this time of year!

Which reminds me...I forgot to mention that the dr won't allow us to drive 3 hours to my parents this weekend for Christmas or to Montgomery on Christmas Eve to be with Matt's family for Christmas. So we're really bummed about that. But of course, our families are amazing and are working out ways to come to us for Christmas.

Who knew this would be the most relaxing holiday season ever?


  1. Looks like we will have to come to your house to watch White Christmas.

    Let's make a date soon.

    Please let us know if we can do anything for you guys.

    Larra, let me know if I can bring you anything.


  2. Yeah, are we doing White Christmas this week? And I'm more than happy to help with whatever you need before I leave town on the 23rd. Just let me know. Can't wait to hang out at lunch Friday!

  3. What a blessing! You work for some amazing people! Hang in there! As long as you do what the doctor says, you and Little Man will be just fine! God has you and Brody wrapped in His hands. Just know that you have so many people praying for you and where 2 or more are gathered know the rest! I love you so much!

  4. Larra,
    Hey girl! I know we don't know each other that well but I would love to come keep you company if you need it! I'm sure our amazing church family has you covered for the rest of the week, and if not I'm free- But, I was thinking sometime after the new year when we were back in town I could come hang out with you!

    Just know that all three of you are in our prayers and the Lord will take care of this precious creation He has made!

    Hopefully I'll be seeing you soon!


  5. I love you precious friend!

    I see the Lord weaving this whole entire story beginning to end and taking care of you guys from start to finish. He has already done so much by providing and I know He has you and sweet Brody in His hands.

    PLEASE let us know if you need anything. Do not hesitate to ask. That is what we are all here for.

    Love ya!
    p.s. I'm thinking maternity pictures on the couch would be a nice touch, don't you? We will have to get creative on these. I still want you to have belly shots.

  6. Haha Lyns you are so funny! Preggo pics on the couch. That would be hilarious!

    You ALL are so sweet. Thank you for your encouragement and willingness to help and keep me company. You all have busy lives with husbands and your own children to take care of. You are so sweet to offer to visit and help us out!


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