Thursday, September 04, 2008

Home.

I am home after a little over 24 hours at the hospital and on bedrest- which ironically doesn't make one feel rested at all! I think I managed to get a total of about 3 hours of sleep. Between the beeps of the monitors I was wearing, and the cords that got in the way of moving around and then the newborn cries comin from the room next to me, it all added up to a long night. I have to say that the comfort-factor of the bed was not near where it should be for an expectant mother, and it may have been just low enough to talk me into a home birth. =) Although Chip is a hard-sell on that idea, so I doubt it will happen.
I'm not complaining though. I had wireless and Panera Tomato-Basil soup {ala Chip too...thanks, sweetie!} and my kids all were very well-cared for in my absence. In fact I'm concerned that they didn't miss me enough!
It feels so good to be home and I am hoping for a little catnap today, just to get a bit of my energy back. I'm on normal activity/diet per my doctor...and so now we just wait and do laundry. =) Thanks for your prayers...I can only imagine how lumpy the bed would have felt had you NOT been sending some of them up for me! As for the baby, everything looks great and tomorrow we hit the 37-week {full-term mark}, so the major concerns are nearly behind us. Or maybe they are just beginning. Perspective is everything.

24 comments:

Hillary said...

YAY....I'm glad that are home...bummed that there is no baby yet. :) Get going on all that housework/loads of laundry, etc so that hopefully the little guy will make an appearance soon. :)

Still praying for you guys...

jackie said...

Jody,
So glad you're home, Sweetie.
Take care & rest when you can.
Can't wait to hear "new" news that your little guy has arrived.
Love,
Jackie Carl (Marion,IN)

Nichole said...

so glad you are home.. SOrry for the bedrest...I had 5 1/2 weeks in those lumpy beds...be happy you are home on rest.

Glad the little one is ok too.

AJ said...

Glad you made it home! Happy 37 weeks :)

Melanie said...

This is exciting Jody! I love your blog and think you are an amazing person. Can't wait to meet the newest Ferlaak. Take it easy if you can:)

Cyndi said...

Glad to hear all is well! Sending good thoughts your way for a speedy and safe delivery of your newest bundle of joy!!

heidi said...

so happy for you that all is well. soon you'll be holding that sweet boy. don't overdo it...rest. enjoy all the love your family is giving to you. what a thoughtful husband. blessings

{ME} said...

You got it right sister...Perspective is everything.

Holly T. said...

Glad everything is looking good! :)
Praying for a safe delivery in God's time.
Blessings,
Holly

walkingbyfaith said...

I'm so glad you're home and that you and baby are ok. :)

I haven't tried Panera yet, although they just built one not too far from my house. I love tomato-basil soup, and now you've got me wanting to try theirs. :P

Deb said...

Good Luck Jody! I've been following your blog for awhile, but have never gotten the hang of the whole blog thing until my teenage son taught/helped me! I have 5 kids too (and I'm adding to it by way of my daughters getting married...two this yr.yikes!) and know all the joys and sometimes frustrations that brings...always though, the good far outweighs the bad and good memories are made! That and just think how bored we'd be without the laudry!..keep smiling and keep the faith! God bless

angela said...

you made me smile with those last two sentences! so glad everything is ok.

bnovacek said...

thinking of you sweets!

Mama said...

I came upon your blog through the story of Audrey Caroline. I have read through most of your blog and I must say you are such a BLESSING! I am glad to read you are home "trying to relax". We will continue to pray for you and yours.

Blessings,
Holly

Lisa D :) said...

Glad you're home, resting. Can't wait to hear the good news of your new little guy's arrival! Sending up lots of prayers for you all.

maxandmimasmummy said...

Glad you're home safe and sound although I was hoping it might have been with Bubba. Oh well, not long to go now and then we all cluck over him.

Hope you manage to get some rest.

KatieButler said...

Wishes for an eventful time until baby makes his arrival!

saner4 said...

I'm so glad that everything is ok with the baby. I can't wait to see a picture of him (and find out what you and Chip decided to name him :)
Many Blessings!

Kaye said...

Dear Jody,
Very thankful you are home and things are great for you and your baby. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Psalm 46:10
Isaiah 41:10
Matthew 21:22
With His Amazing Love,
Kaye

Holly T. said...

Blogged about your blog today! :)
My 4 year old was belting out one of the worship songs from your blog and I blogged about it. Hope you are feeling good.
Blessings,
Holly T.

today is the present said...

Where is my white Oprah? Now I'm addicted to your blog...a complete stranger here...and worried, no, concerned, about you. Hope all is well :)

Jill said...

Jody,

So glad you are home now. I'm sure not resting as one might think. There really is NO place like home!

Praying that all goes well with the birth and everyone at home waiting is happy until Mommy comes home!

Love in Him,
Jill

Erin Merryn said...

I predict you'll have your new baby boy September 18th!

Anonymous said...

What a faith-filled and grace-filled story and experience you are living! Thank you for sharing, and blessing on your beautiful family!
cari