Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Moving Day(s) and a Big 4 birthday!

Jan. 30th, 2012
WOW!  My first born is 4 today... seems like just yesterday he was born, and here I am awaiting the arrival of our 3rd boy - AMAZING!

Happy 4th Birthday to my sweet and loving Gavin!!! 
- you mean everything to me!  I love you to the moon and back <3

 - Jan 30, 2008 - God made me this perfect little man's Mommie -
I'm so blessed!
Four years in the blink of an eye and a handsome boy he has become that makes me so proud, daily!

Waking up this morning without being able to be at home with the birthday boy was hard, but little did I know that I was in for a surprise.

I know the doctor's have been talking about transfering me to another hospital, so that I can be back under the care of my Doctor - but I had no idea how that 'plan' would work out.

Last time, when I was on bedrest with Greyson, I was given transfer papers, my husband came up packed me up and drove me straight to the other hospital - sounds logical right, and you would think that this transfer would be the same way but SO did NOT work out that way...

What ended up happening this time, was at 4pm no one could get the 'plan' together so it was decided to just discharge me COMPLETELY!!!  Of course the orders stated that immediately after discharge I was to go straight to my doctors office for evaluation/ readmittance from his office to the new hospital.

Well that sounded logical enough except for the fact that I did not my discharge papers until 4 pm and well ?!?!?!? my doctor's office closes at 4:30 pm.  Which there was NO way that I could get packed up, and from my current hospital to my doctors office.

After a quick 'urgent' phone call to my doctor, the decision was made to follow the discharge papers, go home for the night and come into his office tomorrow for evaluation... WhAt?!?!  Go home?  For one night?  Well okay :o)

And of all days for this to happen - it is actually my baby's birthday!  AMAZING!!!

So we did just that - packed up and headed home:

One last picture of me and Grant at BUMC, sonogram from this morning and a quick belly pic prior to packing:

So of course, by the time that my boys got up to the room, to pick me up - it was dinner time... Dinner time on my Gavin's birthday!!  So we decided to do a 'mini' celebration. 

We were all in the car, my first time in a car in a month, and we headed back towards the house, only to stop off at Chili's for a small birthday dinner celebration.

It was such a blessing to be at the same table as my boys eating dinner!  We ate dinner, and the staff brough the birthday boy out a piece of chocolate cake and ice cream and sang happy birthday to him.  His face lite up and he was SO excited!  He loves attention!!

After dinner - the best part was coming...  I got to go home and be with my boys at home, snuggle in my bed with my babies and kiss them good night!  I can't even begin to explain the sheer elation that I felt during the evening.  It was pure bliss!!

 The evening and nights sleep in my own bed was awesome, but then I had to wake up to reality, again...

Jan. 31st, 2012

Woke up this morning to my oldest, who is usually over the moon excited to go to school, in tears to go because he knew Mommie wasn't going to be home when he got home - <tears>!!!  So I promised him that I would be here and I would not go back into the hospital until I got to see him again.

I didn't know how I was going to accomplish that but I did.  I was able to make my 'evaluation' appointment for after his school pick up.  YEAH, problem diverted!

So now with him off to school, baby down for a nap, it was time for me to 'look around'.  I ended up going into what is going to be the nursery and freaked a bit at what all needs to be done.

But with the help of my wonderful husband, sis in law and brother in law I was able to sit and watch the room come to shape.   I am getting so excited about it now that it is getting started.

Here is a peek at what is going on:

After that was 'done' with what currently could be done, I looked at the clock and the day was getting away from me.  It was time to get in the shower, and then go and pick up Gavin so that we could all go to my evaluation appointment.  WOW that time went fast... but on a side note:  my shower was a awesome!  So much better than the hospital shower.

Got dressed, we all got in the car, picked up Gavin, who was SUPER excited that I kept my promise, got something to eat (drive thru Chick Fil A) and went to the doctor.

WOW - that was a long appointment.  And the outcome was exactly what we thought it would be - I am to be readmitted at least until 34 weeks.   One awesome part of the appointment was I was given the oppurtunity to do a 4d sono with the boys so that they can see their little brother, Grant Kollins.  He is so handsome!!!

28 weeks - Grant Kollins

28 weeks - Grant Kollins

But soon enough, the appointment was over, we were all piled back in the car, heading back to the hospital.  I was so not ready to say goodbye to my boys again, but knew deep in my heart, it was for a short time, and the best thing for my lil Grant.

While I would like to say it was an easy check in, it wasn't.  I had to go through the entire admittance process starting in L & D and transfering to antepartum.  It took forever to get checked in and 'situated' - it was getting late, the kids were getting cranky and I, myself, I wasn't happy.  My unhappiness was probably written all over my face and was not helping my kids, so I sent my babies home, and cried the night to a close.  I can't believe that after being home for about 12 hours that I am back in a hospital bed.

Here's to getting to spend that wonderful evening at home with my boys, and to fast days until Grant's arrival.

Until next time, squeeze your MoNkEyS tight!

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