Saturday, January 30, 2010


Just a quick funny story for those of you not in FL.

The other night Jimi and I were really missing Luca and decided to have her stay the night in hospital with us. Well Jimi didn't want to bring the pack&play cause he thought it would take up to much space and so he decided that he and Luca would sleep on his fold out cot. now Jimis cot is a lil couch that folds out into a twin size bed with a mattress from about 1973. I felt this was a bad idea but hey its his rest right? I remember in the middle of night getting up to use the bathroom and seeing Luca comfortably sprawled out on the bed and poor lil Jim clinging to the bottom corner of the mattress curled up so small I almost got them confused! Hilarious! Well the next morning I heard sad lil girl crys and when I looked over it was Jimi. apparently Luca had woken up taken off her diaper went back to sleep and wet the bed! when I say wet the bed, I mean wet Jimi since they were sleeping so close! Poor Jimi Storey...
If Luca stays from now on she will be sleeping in the Pack&play.

well Monday is officially 25 weeks! I will have been here for... almost 16 days at that point! 16 days sitting in the same bed, not leaving the same room, starring at the same wall, and being away form my baby. This is how people go insane... The Dr. said I can get wheeled outside at 30wks... thats 5 weeks away. OMG!

A Better note is that Embry(if thats his real name) is looking good. No signs of stress, infection, or loss of more fluid. We'll be able to tell a bit better when I have my next ultrasound. But for now hes being a good lil fighter. Please continue to pray that he stays in there until at least 30wks, is healthy, strong, smart, normal and can come home soon after deliver.(wherever home might be by then!)

I really want to keep thanking everyone for all your thoughts, prayers, food, packages, donations, cards, flowers, and help with Luca. We're so lucky to have friends and family like you guys : )

Well the exciting part of my day is about to begin... SHOWER! it is what a look forward to most of all. i get to stand for like 5 minutes! and im in a different room! granite its within the same room im always in but hey its a different wall in front of me for a few minutes!

My dear friend Tonya is flying down from PA tonight for a few days so that should be a lovely change of pace!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


As of 2am this morning Ive been here for 10days... OMG. I can not believe it. 39 days to go for goal #1.

Last night my nurse said that I may just have a leak and not totally ruptured. This can be good because the hole or tear can heal itself and I could possible carry to full term or close to it. There is no real way to tell and in either case I still need to be in hospital on bed rest, but the news made me not terrified of my own body today! Jimi spent the conversation texting, while Louis asked tons of important questions than I didn't even think of! Hilarious! Way to step up Godfather! And his dream of a girlfriend made me my fav pasta salad so I will actually eat lunch this week. The hospital food is so bad here that I lost weight this week. Dont worry ill be gaining it all back as I eat a lb. of pasta this afternoon!

I have a nice weekend to look forward to. Thanks to my dreamy inlaws Jenny&Tracy, and generous church, Emily is starting her drive down this afternoon to nanny for Luca while Im in here. It makes me feel so much better to know she will be on a nice routine and not be juggled around or in day care. I feel so incredible blessed to have such amazing family in my life. If there is anything I am seeing while in here, it is that God always provides in abundance for my family. I have seen it over and over again in my life, but when it comes to my daughter it just brings it to a new level.

Thank you all for the cards, flowers, and packages this week. My dear friend Abby sent me a book that I am excited to get back into this afternoon, and my dad, Jason&Dana and my church sent cards and flowers. So much cheer in this dismal hospital room.

Well I have to go send Luca off with Jenn for the day.
Please keep the prayers coming our way, and a safe drive for Emily.

Monday, January 25, 2010


happy 24 weeks to me!
this is a big deal. one more week to 25!
everything is looking good. Im done with my antibiotics and steroids... unfortunately I am still in hospital... its just so hard to be away from Luca. and when she is here she doesn't want to be, because shes a baby I know, but its just so hard.
I think I just need to sleep today.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


well I had some encouraging dates last night. My old boss sent his friend in who works at the NICU unit in this hospital and told me it would be so great if i can get to 30 wks! easier to wrap my mind around. so my new goal is march 7th! now of coarse it'd be best and id love to make it to 32 or 34 wks but 30 is in sight for now, and once I reach that one I can go day to day.
so mark your calenders and start praying for March 5th to be the soonest this lil man arrives. that is 43 days away! a lot better than 80 or whatever I was thinking before. My exhausted, scared, and hormonal math skills should be ashamed of themselves.

well today is the first day that Jimi has spent the entire day with me in the room and you would think hes been here for a month. Every time he complains, I can not help but wanna kill him. i mean come on ive been here for a week straight while hes been here for a few hours. boys! but really he has been so amazing, sleeping on the worst foldout I have ever seen every night and then having to work and take care of Luca. I married well above what I deserved : )

Luca is having a party at her friend Gavin's house this weekend. Jimi forgot to pact her clothes so shes been a tomboy for once! she probable loves it. so over all the dresses I make her wear day and night!

Well today has not been to bad. Its so nice to have company.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

23-4 i think

I need to be asking a Dr. about this whole time thing. I think im 23-4 and I have until April 5 at least, but I may be alil off since I am so mentally out of it.
anyway as of now another day down 74 to go. at least... maybe I shouldn't ask a Dr. because even 1 more day to that count is overwhelming...

No infection showing up today and no contraction. oh and I finally got the most amazing nurse to take out my iv! It may be the best thing to happen to me since this started! I can at least sleep now and i dont taste medicine in my mouth all the time. They did however start me on steroid shots to try and speed up the babys lung development, so dont worry im not getting off to easy. I feel like I got punched in the butt, and considering all I do in lay on my butt, well lets just say it blows. Its like being affrraid of your own body with this mess. Every time i feel him move im scared, everytime i pee im scared. im just scared

I got beautiful flowers today from Deon and Erica. so lovely. its amazing how getting a package cheers the entire day up. my first day here my dear friend Shanda sent me flowers when I had only been in the room for about 4 hours. by day 2 Bethany got my a netflix subscription, flowers and birthday balloons from John and Jenn, hair products from Luvi and birthday gifts from Jenny and Tracy(Jimis parents), plus we've had dinner delivered almost every night : ) I feel so blessed to have so much support. most of all thank you all who are taking care of my baby. Angela has been taking her in the day, she sleeps at Lou and Kristens every night, and everyone else has either taken her for a bit this week or has plans to take her soon. I feel like I am half assing it as a mom because im stuck here trying to take care of Embree( should we spell it Embree or Embry?) and cant take care of my daughter who is here now. walking around needing her mama... impossible hard.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Well im not very good at journaling but I thought in this circumstance it might be time to give it a go…

Im on day 4 of my hospital stay here in Orlando fl. Let me do a quick recap.

Sunday morning around 1 am I woke up soaking wet and knew something wasn’t right. Jimi suggested I peed the bed of coarse he thought it was sooo funny and wantd to tell everyone. After calling my Dr. back in PA we rushed to the hospital where after hours of bad news after bad news about what the likely outcome would be, I was admitted on strict bed rest in the perinatal high risk unit until I have the baby. What happened was my water broke at only 23 weeks. Until a baby is 25 weeks its considered more cruel and dangerous to try and save it than to just let nature take its coarse. Well like I said Im at day 4 today. 12 days left until I get to the official 25 week marker. Im on about 9 trillion antibiotics iv drips and get visited by all the special Dr at least once a day as well as my normal Dr., residents, and nurses doing constant checks on me, my uterus, and the baby ( whos name I believe to be Embree)

As of right now the biggest scare is in the next 2 weeks. Please pray that no infection in the uterus occurs or I go into pre-term labor.

Jimi has been a rock dealing with everything so I can focus in on going crazy in a hospital bed! Luca is staying just about 3 min away with Kristen and Louis. We are overwhelmed at all the help we've been offered and received with Luca. She is of corse our main concern. We'll need to hire someone to watch her on more full time bases soon but for now our basses are pretty much covered.

Thank you all so much for the Food, flowers, support, child care, and prayer . It is unbelievable how much support we feel around us. I'm especially touched considering this isn't even my home town.

My goal in life right now is to not deliver until about April 5 at the least. Thats about 75 days... OMG ahhhh....

A few People have asked where we are so heres my new address.

Florida Hospital Orlando

Naomi Storey

601 E Rollins

Orlando Fl 32803

room 2505

One last thing for now because I have some Dr. coming in...