Monday, May 14, 2007

Life on Bedrest

Tomorrow I will be 23 weeks---only 11 weeks left until the 34 week goal! It is hard to believe that I have been in Arizona for 5 weeks.

After being released from the hospital, I was put on strict bedrest. This means that I am allowed to go to the bathroom and sit at the table for meals, but otherwise I am supposed to lay down. Not the most exciting lifestyle, but much better than being in the hospital! It seems to be working so far---at my doctor's appointment on Friday everything looked great! The babies are all still healthy and kicking and thanks to the surgery, my cervix is looking good as well.

My mom (see picture below) was in town this week, which definitely helped to make life on bedrest more interesting. Even though I was stuck on the couch, we had a great time visiting. She also ran errands for me, did my laundry, helped take care of Kaiya, and hopefully gave my Aunt Jeanie a little bit of a break. Her visit was way too short and I am looking forward to the end of June when she is coming out to stay until after the babies are born. My father-in-law was also in town for a couple of days on a business trip, so I have really been blessed with visitors this week.

We have also had a little bit of media coverage in the last week. On Wednesday a reporter called to interview my aunt and I for an article in the community section (distributed to the local community of Gilbert, AZ) of the Arizona Republic. The article came out in Thursday's newspaper. The online version can be found at:

Today we were interviewed and photographed for an article that is supposed to come out in the main section of the Arizona Republic. It is kind of fun to be newsworthy. For some reason, no one ever wanted to do a story on me when I was just a carpool-driving mom of two!



Anonymous said...

23 weeks, WOW that's terrific and you look "fabulous darling" ! All that lying around is paying off so keep it up. No matter how old one gets it's wonderful to have your mom around in times of stress and joy. I know you can't wait for her return in June.

auntie V and Uncle K

Melissa said...

You look great! Bed rest can sure be boring, I've been there! I tried to learn how to knit...didn't go so well! LOL

Becky said...

Good luck with everything!

Lana said...

I met your father-in-law last week while he was sitting at the airport trying to make his way back to Colorado. I just wanted you to know that he is so proud of you and cannot wait for the additions to your family.

I think babies are wonderful and wish you nothing but the best, especially over the next couple of months.

Stay strong and I too will keep you in my prayers!
Best wishes.
PS -- thanks for sharing your story with the world -- I'm new to the Phoenix valley and cannot wait for your updates!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rachelle,

I finally had a chance to read your blog and see the website. You look awesome and we are all praying for you. We missed Kaiya at the dance recital yesterday, but the girls did great. Take care of yourself.

Natalie (Gracie's mom)

The Matsens said...

Hey Rachelle,
It was so fun talking on the phone with you today...hope you have a great visit with Jennie. I read through your website and blog sites, all I can say is..if anyone can do this...ITS YOU!!! So happy for you...hopefully I will get a chance to come see you in AZ. Take care Karen (Player) Matsen

Lyndsee Bates said...

I am so proud of you Rachelle. It is great to see a photo of you. You look really good!!!! Just think some people gain 100lbs just having 1 baby!!! You're doing great! Can't wait to see more pictures!

MamaGuymon said...

You look amazing Rachelle! We have been keeping you and your family in our prayers.