This won't be too long or too eloquent but all of the sudden I felt like maybe I could post on the blog and so I just grabbed the laptop.
Telfer and Cate and Henry and Elizabeth all flew to Seattle and then drove to Olympia yesterday as planned. Without me. Where am I? Well. It looks like I'll be here in the hospital in New York until Jane is born.
I was diagnosed with complete placenta previa at twenty weeks (the placenta covers the cervix instead of attaching itself on the side of the uterus). All last week I had a little spotting but nothing major until Sunday morning when I woke to a lot of bleeding. We called an ambulance and I have been at Columbia Presbyterian (Telfer's former place of employment) since then.
For the most part, I am pretty stable at this point. Not quite 27 weeks. We got three physician opinions on Monday and they all said the same thing: do not travel. That advice was difficult to take at first but Telfer and I are both at peace with this decision. One of the doctors said to imagine the history of our family and three months and a healthy baby will seem like a small investment.
There are so many things to be thankful for though. Most importantly, we have such supportive, loving families. Telfer's parents and my parents and Elizabeth are all in Olympia at the moment helping Telfer with our new old house and with Cate. Elizabeth was planning to stay with us this summer and is now obviously really planning to stay. Mendy is also available. Eleanor is here in New York. I have other friends, including Telfer's former colleagues, checking in with me. God continues to be gracious and good.
We covet your prayers. Pray for a smooth transition to Olympia for my little family. Pray for our families, specifically Mendy and Elizabeth as they take care of Cate. Pray for baby Jane that she makes it until at least 34 weeks. I am emotionally better today than I have been since Sunday. It's difficult to make the mental transition from moving and motherhood and house renovating to bedrest for three months. But here I am.
On a lighter note, I really want a private room. And a different nurse than I had today. And better food. I know I am a little bit of a food snob but oh my goodness. I should take some pictures of this food. You really cannot fathom how bad it is. Thankfully, I have some suppliers on the outside. More later.