Monday, November 3, 2014

grateful heart

My heart feels like it's being torn into a few different pieces.  But I have to do what's best for me and the babe....


I've had high blood pressure since my first pregnancy and my doc has been keeping a very close eye on me.  Last week I took my BP several times throughout the week and it was always very high, but not consistent.  On Wednesday I called my doc to talk to her about it, and she told me to come into her office first thing Thursday morning.  Right when I got there, they took my BP and within 5 minutes, I was headed to the hospital (across the street) for observation.  I was there for several hours, had several blood tests done and got a steroid shot.  Basically it felt like I was getting ready to have the babe right then.  I wasn't worried, I knew everyone was trying to make the best decisions for me and Judy, it just all happened so fast.  At the end of the appointment, I was told to go on complete bed rest...I can get up to go to the bathroom and take a quick shower.

It's been a whirlwind...I've had 2 more doc appt's since and have a couple more next week (makes it hard to REST!).  But my heart....even though I feel like it's being pulled in different directions...is full of gratefulness..

+ for Claire's 2 grandmas who've completely taken care of her since Wednesday
+ for my school and the sub they've found to cover my class
+ for my hubs who won't let me cheat on this whole bed rest gig
+ for all those praying for me and the babe
+ for my sisters who've spent lots of time hanging out with me
+  for friends who are constantly checking in
+ for the babe who's still inside and growing

This isn't how I would have planned for the last few weeks of pregnancy to go, but I know the Lord has it all in His control.  And for that, I am grateful.

Ember Grey's Grateful Heart Linkup

26 comments:

Mary-Keith Piasecki said...

Oh, Amy. How tough. yet at the same time it is best for you and Judy. I am glad you have such a positive attitude on this! I would have a negative out look! I am praying for you! for peace, and for safety.

ashortblonde said...

Praying for you Amy! It's scary to think how people stay on bed rest when they don't don't have support.

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you friend! It's definitely been a challenge, but I know it;s for the best. Looking forward to all the lessons the Lord is going to be teaching me the next few weeks!

Amy @ Set Free said...

I can't imagine doing this without my support system...it would be nearly impossible! Thank you for praying!!

Sarah @ 12 Twenty Seven said...

I've been keeping you and that sweet family of yours in my prayers. I consider it a gift from God that we are able to see the light in times of darkness and that's exactly what you have done here. I can't imagine how hard it must be for you to be on bed rest so I'm very glad to hear that your husband is keeping a watch on you and that you girl is being taken care of by her grandmothers--how sweet that must be! Love and hugs!

ashley said...

Having family & friends helping you along the way will def help you get through this! <3 You & baby are going to do awesome. Best rest may suck but you don't have much longer! & once baby gets here, you know already, a day spent in bed is a dream! Ha! :P I am here for ya mama. Love ya!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you!! It's so true, it does suck, but it is well worth it...rest will not be a common thing once the babe arrives, so I'm trying to soak it all up!! Hope you're feeling well!!

Melissa Camacho said...

Thinking of you and Judy, sweet lady! I'm grateful you have good doctors that are looking out for you and the baby. Even if that means you're stuck in bed. I can't wait to see pictures of the adorable baby!! He or she will be just as cute as Claire I'm sure! :) <3 I'm here if you want to chat, or text, or whatever. :) thoughts and prayers

Kendra Loisel said...

I can't imagine being on complete bed rest. Bless you! I will be praying for you and Judy!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Ah, thanks friend! Yes, I'm feeling good, just weird to be lying around all day...I know I should enjoy it while it lasts!! :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

Ah, thank you! Yes, it is hard, especially since I don;t feel "sick." But I know it's for good reason and soon enough I'll be wishing for more rest! :) Thank you for your prayers.

Anne @ Love the Here and Now said...

Thinking of you. I know it's hard to give in and rest but it's what's needed for yourself and Judy/ Let others take care of Claire and you take care of YOU!! Sending love your way!

Cassie Lee said...

So glad people are rallying around you to make things easier! It will allllll be worth it :)

Mary-Keith Piasecki said...

I am looking forward to reading about them!!

Whitney said...

Hang in there, hopefully the time will past quickly. Take advantage because you know when the baby gets here you won't be able to lay around for a loooong time :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you, friend. Yes, it's been hard, but I know soon enough there won't be much resting going on around here! Thankful for the opportunity to be healthy!

Amy @ Set Free said...

My tribe...they are amazing! Feeling overwhelmed and blessed!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Oh I know...I'll be like...remember when I sat around and did nothing?!? :)

Emily @ Ember Grey. said...

You and Judy are in my prayers, Amy!! I love that your hubs is taking such great care of you. I sure wish I lived closer, I'd just pop on by with a slushy or something and a movie, or magazines! It's very exciting though :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

Oooohhhh...a slushie...I need to call Steve and ask him to pick one up for me!! ;) Thank you for praying! That means so much.

Jamie Hudspeth said...

Praying for you and Judy sweet lady! I love that you have so much love and support surrounding you!! xo

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you so much for your prayers!! They mean so much!!

Elizabeth Spenner said...

Awww...take care of yourself!! I will definitely start saying prayers. It is amazing to see your great perspective in the midst of it all!!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Ahh, thank you Elizabeth! I am so encouraged by that! It's definitely been a challenge, but I know in the long run it will be well worth it.

TheAdventuresofBugandBoo said...

Hang in there mama!! You're doing what you need to do for you both. Your mom and mom in law are awesome for taking care of Claire and giving you the peace of mind that it will be done as well as you could do it yourself. Praying for you still and I won't stop !!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you sweet friend! It's been a challenge, but I can definitely see that it;s for the good. Judy is still cooking and my BP is more under control. And thank you for praying!! That mens more to me than you'll ever know!