Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lazy Sunday

Day 83 of bed rest

"Bang Bang Daddy -- you're dead" "Bang Bang JP" " Ohhh I dead"...nothing like the boys making guns out of blocks.  They were just cracking me up running around crazy and shooting each other. Then, the blocks turned into airplanes, spaceships, suitcases & a birthday cake.   JP is definitely getting really good with his imagination.  I hafta say some of the guns he came up w/were really creative HAHA! I was just working on little girl's present of course all day.   My fingers are sore today because there was some really tight needlework -- blah but that part is finished WOOHOO!  I was planning on packing my bag for the hospital this morning, but Ray hadn't got my dirty laundry washed yet.  That will be done tomorrow morning!  I just want it ready to go, so I don't have to fart around at the last minute whenever the time is.  I got a reminder that it needs to be done now rather than later when I saw in my SMO cycling group that fellow surro Kristina delivered the twins this morning (we have the same due date & both on bed rest well now just me LOL).  Congrats to you and your IPs-- you did an amazing job!!  Once again the boys should be up from their naps any minute...

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Such a big boy

Day 82 of bed rest

After breakfast, the boys headed out to the mall so daddy could get his haircut.  I was just busy working on little girl's present when he called.  I had mentioned awhile ago that it would be so cute if JP had a backpack for school (don't know if he really needs one for Pre-K).  Well, I guess the AE kids store just opened, and JP found his backpack.  Ray said he wouldn't take it off LOL They were also giving away scratch offs, so he got 15% off entire purchase -- not bad! It's black w/this giant skull on it -- very pirate flag.  It's soo JP and daddy for that matter HAHA...I'm currently waiting for them to both wake up from their naps.  I guess all the backpack excitement really wore them out.  Well they should be waking up any second...

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Thursday, July 28, 2011

It's a sweep!

Day 80 of bed rest

Happy to say that the Brew Crew swept the Cubs!!  It was a great way to spend the afternoon watching the game and working on little girl's present -- made great progress.  Also happy to say, Ray finally picked up my red velvet ice cream!! OMG -- AMAZING!!! If you haven't tried it...DO IT!  I will say this week my appetite has really stepped up!  I am all about sweet & salty.  Usually, I'm one or the other.  Well just a nice quiet day!

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bunch of calls

Day 79 of bed rest

Today was pretty much just spent on the phone.  Between talking w/my family, comcast & JP's daycare it was already 3pm!  Well, I did wake up later ;-)  I also researched on SMO about shipping breast milk.  Another thing checked off the "list."  Today, I didn't get much done on little girl's project, so I'm really going to have to focus tomorrow to make up for the lost time today.  On another positive note, BREWERS WON!!  I can't wait to watch the game tomorrow afternoon :)  Well the boys are home...

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

34 weeks!!

Day 78 of bed rest

78 days ago when I was first put on bed rest, our first "goal" was 24 weeks.  I knew that wasn't the "goal"...I knew deep down in my heart I could carry these babies to 34 weeks.  I know S & B would have never believed me if I had told them all those weeks ago because they were just focused on each day.  A lot of people have told me what an amazing thing I'm doing, but I have to step in & say that I would not still be pregnant with out the unbelievable support/love from Ray & JP.  There really is a reason that husbands/boyfriends/significant others sign that contract.  They have really held down the fort, so that I could remain calm, cool & collected without the stress.  Not to mention, all the time we spent apart.  I love them so much and am so thankful! They deserve all the thank yous as well.  Now, I feel like I'm probably going to go into labor around JP's birthday or on his birthday LOL

My mfm appt went great this morning.  I was in and out.  Dr. Henderson did a quick scan w/the ultrasound -- BOTH still head down and did my retest for Group B strep.  When I got back home, I quick ate lunch and crawled back in bed.  I got a really nice 3 hour nap in before starting up on little girl's present.  Well the Brewers Cubs game is about to start...GO BREWERS!!!

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Monday, July 25, 2011


11 weeks of bed rest

I slept in nice and late this morning.  I did make sure to remember though to give the doctor's office a call to see if they had any cancellations this week.  I didn't "officially" have an appt for friday and didn't want us to be stuck waiting around all day for a quick 10 minute appt.  Luckily, they had a cancellation for tomorrow -- 930. 

It was a very quiet day.  It was really nice though that it rained most of the afternoon.  It just makes me feel more cozy/relaxed.  I just spent the day working on lil girl's present. Ray called a little bit ago...he's like guess what I saw drive past JP's daycare.  I was like "I don't know"....he saw the HGTV truck!!!  OMG!!  I wonder what they're doing in howard county?!?!!?  I wonder what show it is!?!?  Well the boys, should be walking in the door any second...

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Just made it!

Day 76 of bed rest

I'm happy to announce that I "finished" little man's present today!  Talk about cutting my schedule close LOL -- I did make a good start on little girl's, so that definitely helps with the impending time crunch. 

We told JP that Uncle D is excited!  A lot of the excitement is JP knowing he gets to go pick him up at the airport.  I know he's ready for the next 2 weeks to fly by, so he can just go crazy w/his uncle. He's also ready for his birthday.  For the past couple days, JP's been talking about his party, cake, and presents.  He also wants to be 5 not 3.  We're just going to do a small family "party" w/cake & balloons because any time around his bday will be prime twinkie time (36+ weeks).  We've been bouncing ideas about what all we want to get him, but still aren't sure. 

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hot hot hot!

Day 75 of bed rest

Today was just too darn hot!  103 was just the temp w/out humidity.  I know JP wanted to go outside and play w/daddy but it was just too hot.  They ran some errands this morning -- fyi all Borders are going out of business.  Ray just found out because he needed to pick up some books.  I was happy about the extra savings :)  I was just worked like a mad woman on the present all day.  S called before she went into work.  They're going to wait for "the call" and both fly down.  Then after the babies are born, B will fly back up to get the car w/everything & drive back down.  I'm glad they have their plan of attack ready!  The final countdown is really on!! 

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Friday, July 22, 2011

My 1/2 of the plan

Day 74 of bed rest

Well, today was pretty much spent on the phone w/my family back in WI.  Lauren text me last night saying she forgot that back in March she promised a family friend she would dog/house sit 7th-16th. At that time I'll be 36 weeks into 37 weeks, which could potentially be me going into labor.  My main concern is that someone will be here to watch JP if something happens at night because I'm going to need Ray's support.  After a bunch of calls between my mom, dad, and brother to figure out how they'd work my mom's jury duty & watching their dog, my brother will be coming out the 8th-14th.  Then, Marie (Lauren's mom) will have her phone ready on her night stand to cover the rest.  So that's my 1/2 of the August plan of attack.  My mom is still thinking about coming out after her jury duty (was talking about it earlier this week) for JP's "birthday." She would obviously miss it w/her jury duty because his is the 18th.  She just wants to see her little man :)   We'll probably figure that out tomorrow when everyone is home at their house LOL  The other 1/2 of the plan is S&B's...if they're going to come down at 36/37 weeks & wait or if they'll just wait for "the call."  S was working today, so we'll talk about it tomorrow. 

On an awesome side note...Ray picked up cheesecake factory for dinner!!!  It was my idea ;-) It was just too hot today for him to turn on the stove.  Oh, my cobb salad was amazing & my red velvet cheesecake was heavenly!!!

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Day 73 of bed rest

I am ALMOST done with little man's present.  My knuckles are all cracked out LOL As I type, I'm still trying to crack my knuckles.  

JP was too funny tonight!!  He asked me to read him a story, so I started.  Then, he grabs the book and starts "reading."  He then ends in "was his name-o".  I was like ahhh they must have sang BINGO at daycare today.  I literally sang/clapped w/him for 10 minutes straight. I just wish Ray woulda got a quick video -- too busy laughing. He is still singing "was his name-o" as they walk upstairs for a shower LOL 

Omgosh, SYTYCD last night -- MELANIE is the best!  She has been my favorite since auditions.  Her and Pasha were just floating on that stage :)  Ahh time for the results show!!!

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

All Good

Day 72 of bed rest

Today's appointments went great. Lauren really got a kick out of my NST. She couldn't believe how my stomach was moving all over. I was able to grab her hand quick enough so she could feel little girl's foot. The machine was "older" but "fancier" than what I was having before. It had this extra feature which basically acted like a seisometer for every movement they made. Of course, it was going like crazy because that's just how these babies are. Everyone in the MFM office was happy to see me. It felt great just being in the office. I'm up 1lb so 161 -- watch out Ray 3lbs till I catch you ;-) I saw Dr. S. She just asked how I was doing & did a quick ultrasound. They're still BOTH head down (believe me I can feel it LOL). I'm still carrying high aka all feet in ribs. That was pretty much it. We went over to Osler (was weird giving the security guard my ID to get the pass). My fave nurse was on today, so we just chat chitted for a bit. Then, it was on to see Kelly.  It was great catching up -- we still text a lot :)  I'm just waiting for her text saying she's in labor.  I told her next Friday Ray and I will stop by after my appts.  I have the big 34 week growth scan, nst & MFM appt on the 29th.  Well it's that time...SYTYCD!!!!

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

33 weeks

Day 71 of bed rest

Today was just a quiet day.  I just worked on little man's present and watched tv.  I have my appointments tomorrow morning :)  My NST is at 8am and MFM at 830am.  It'll be a quick morning.  I'm just not looking forward to getting up that early LOL I've really been loving the sleeping in :)  Well nothing else to report... Ray should be home w/JP any minute!

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Monday, July 18, 2011


10 weeks of bedrest total as of today!

I felt so good after REALLY sleeping in today -- thanks to Ray :)  I went to bed about 10pm last night, hubs came home/hopped in bed about 730am, and I slept till 11am!!  I guess all the nights of being woken up every 4 hours, etc finally caught up with me. I guess I was "crazy" sprawled w/snoogle across the bed, so he had to tell me to move over before he could even get in LOL! 

I just spent the day watching the "Property Brothers" marathon on HGTV while working on "little man's" present.  Pending on what time I wake up tomorrow, I might be able to finish it otherwise Wednesday his should be done.  I just need to make sure I get the "little miss' " present started by the end of the week. 

When Ray picked up JP at school today, the teachers told him about the hero party on Friday.  I guess to "kick off" the party, the teachers went around asking each child who there hero was.  One kid said his pet fish, a girl said her mommy because she bakes cookies, and JP said... "my daddy because he really works!"  Ray just laughed when they told him ;-)  Ah I love my boys! 

Well it's almost time for "The Bacholerette!!"

finally the uploader stretch mark LOL

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Rock w/Mickey

Day 69 of bed rest

JP was all about mommy reading his "Rock with Mickey" book today.  I lost count but loved every minute.  Ray finished one of the townhouses on his lego street. The boys were just hanging out w/mommy in the living room.  Today JP's nap went MUCH better, and he actually got good sleep.  Our neighbors behind us are cutting up some trees.  I'm hoping they're done soon because I'm ready for bed :)

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney Watts

Saturday, July 16, 2011

There was $**t everywhere

Day 68 of bed rest

JP was so cute this morning.  After he woke up & went potty w/daddy, he climbed in our bed and slept for another 2 hours. It's not going to be too much longer before he's too big to snuggle w/mommy and daddy. 

The boys went to get haircuts today.  I was happy JP just got another trim because his 3yr old pictures will be coming up soon.  All JP cared about was his strawberry/nana smovie (smoothie).  He was so excited to show me it when they got home.  They also brought wetzel pretzels home for lunch :)  That was a very pleasant surprise.  While they were gone, I was just catching up on shows while working the twinks' presents.  Then, it was time for JP's nap.  Ray LOVES legos and got a new set a while ago.  Obviously, he hasn't had any time since I've been in the hospital.  Well, he brought it up and started sorting out all the massive pieces on the living room floor.  We were both being "crafty" this afternoon.  It was nice just spending that time together while I'm on the couch.  Well since JP didn't go down until 2pm, Ray got the grill ready before he went go check on him.  That's when all hell broke loose.  JP didn't say he needed to go potty...he got poop ALL OVER!  Ray said he got it on the carpet, walls, that he tried changing himself & got poop in 4 different pairs of undies.  Yea, JP was in BIG trouble.  Daddy was NOT a happy camper about the mess he had to clean up.  Now JP's undie privileges have been taken away until he goes poop in the potty again.  JP I think was more upset about that because he loves wearing his big boy undies.  Needless to say, JP was in time out for a very long time. 

*pic uploader still doesn't work*

until tomorrow,

whitney & the twinkies

Friday, July 15, 2011

Pizza & a Movie - great friday night!!

Day 67 of bed rest (recalculated now from the beginning)

Yesterday, I was going to start watching "game of thrones."  For some reason though my media player was acting up, so I only got 10 minutes in to the 1st episode.  Then, I remembered that I wanted to watch "The Voice."  Well, I finished the entire season this afternoon -- WOW!  That's such a great show :)  I really like Dia just because of how she thinks about reinventing songs.  It's great though that Javier won because he needs it for his family. 

Ray went grocery shopping today -- WOOHOO!!  I had a peanut butter/banana sandwich for lunch.  It was heavenly.  It's so great having all this fresh food.  I ate a whole pineapple today  ;-)  It was just fun when he called from Safeway and was asking what I wanted!  For dinner, he popped in a frozen pizza and Kung Fu panda in the dvd player.  It was wonderful just enjoying our old friday night family traditions of movie night!

Uh once again my uploader isn't working, so the stretch mark pic will have to wait now until tomorrow LOL

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Last night HAHA

Day 3 of home bed rest

#1 Omgosh Jesse needs to be a permanent judge on SYTYCD!!  He's freaking hilarious : braille on my arm, straight man crush on Sonya, etc.  I can't wait to watch the result show tonight :)  Of course my faves melanie/marko were amazing AGAIN!!  I'm so sad they're gonna be broken up next week.  Melanie has been my favorite since the auditions, so I'm excited to see which all star she'll be matched w/next week.  They got my vote like always! 

#2 I was thinking to myself in the shower last night that man I'm really thankful for the skin genes passed down from my grandmother & mother.  I was about to put my belly balm on, and I was this little red mark.  I was like jeez did I scratch myself?  Then it hit me, the little miss gave me a "welcome home" present.  Literally it must have been the night I got home while I was sleeping.  She gave me a stretch mark!  I really think she just kicked/punched out my stomach in that spot because it's so random LOL  Pic tomorrow...

#3 Ray's schedule was crazy yesterday.  He was able to come home early last night.  It was great when he got snuggled in bed.  He wrapped his arms around me and kissed me goodnight.  Well sometime between my dreams, I could hear him talking in his sleep about having to go back in.  I really could have sworn he was texting on his phone.  Then, I heard him snoring.  He then turned away from me and farted.  I was like yup I'm home LOL  I told him about it this morning, and he denied everything of course except for passing gas. 

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies


32 week belly shots :) 

B and I about to head out the doors!

 Almost home!

My first real meal -- thanks to our amazing neighbors!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Home Sweet Home!

Ok time to recalculate bed rest...

Yesterday was Day 55 of hospital bed rest

Now Day 2 of home bed rest :)

I know I know I was going to update yesterday.  I guess my laptop freaked out when I had hi-speed internet again because it wouldn't even connect : Go figure!  So here are the pics first :) Well scratch that...we can't figure out why my upload speed stinks right now.  Whenever it's fixed I'll just do a post for the pics.

So yesterday...
I was pretty much up after the early morning little rounding resident came in.  Dr. Graham (attending on for the week) & Dr. Birshner (4 yr resident) came in about 8am for the regular rounds.  Immediately, I was like when is Dr. E coming?!?  They already knew the plan & Dr. B said she would give him a ring.  In the mean time, I was waiting for B to text to say he was there :)  Well Dr. B let me know about 930am that Dr. E was doing some off site high risk consulting at Bayview and that he would be back at Hopkins main campus to check me after lunch.  I was soo happy I finally had a "time".  About that time, B had called & said he found Northeast market.  He picked us up some breakfast! He got up to my room about 11ish.  I told him I hope your eyes are ready (he hasn't seen the belly in person since 24w).  He couldn't believe how big I am especially that I'm all front LOL  He got me scrambled eggs w/cheese, a waffle, & bacon -- Delish!!! So we just caught up & waited for Dr. E.  At 1pm, one of the girls from the nurses station had got my wheelchair to take me down to group.  I was like uhhh has anyone heard if Dr. E is on his way or close? She said No...wait here he is!!  B scooted out of the room after a quick introduction, so we could get the "show" on the road.  Andi (one of the nurses I love) was the chaperone since he's a male doctor.  He checked and said yea you're the same!  I just started screaming/crying all at once.  I gave Andi a hug.  Dr. E was like this is why you have a chaperone w/you because who would have known what was going on if they had walked by HAHA.  My friend, Kelly, said she heard me through the wall and was like yea Whitney's going home.  Dr. E went out to talk to B, so I quick got dressed & started spreading the amazing news that my cervix made no change!!  When he came back in, we talked about future appts (weekly w/NSTs), told me good job, & bed rest will be the same as it was before at home.  He's such a great doctor!  B came back in after a bit.  I was like have you heard back from S yet???  But we both knew she was probably SUPER busy & didn't have her phone on her LOL  I told him it was a good thing he changed his flight to 630pm!  We just breathed a sigh of relief :)  When my nurse Val came in, I asked how long would it take to do the discharge. She said they had a couple post partum women w/babies to do but it shouldn't take that long.   On that note, B started getting all my stuff together to take down to the car.  It was so funny. I had all my toiletries in biohazard ziploc bags HAHA  One of my fave janitors actually hooked him up with a cart, so he only had to make one trip.  Dr. B called on the in house phone and told me congratulations :) She said she was very happy to be typing in my discharge order from Dr. E & said another resident would be by shortly to go over my at home bed rest.  That was at about 230pm.  Well the other doctor came in at 3pm and went over everything.  B and I were like great this is it, but we still had to wait for the paperwork.  Val FINALLY came in at 4pm w/my paperwork.  It states everything that I'm to do like obviously pelvic rest, no more than 60 min of walking max per day (which I don't even know how I would be physically able to walk that much), modified bed rest, and what meds I'm to take (vag progesterone till 36 weeks).  After I signed, I had her cut my bracelet -- I was really going home!

It was great being in B's rental car.  His GPS gave us this weird roundabout way home vs the standard 295.  That was interesting LOL, but it was just great seeing outside.   When we almost got to my house, I opened up the window and stuck out my hand to enjoy the fresh breeze (even though it was blazing hot out).  I will admit I started getting teary eyed when we made the final turn on to my street.  It was surreal walking back in.  Ray was sleeping all day, so he didn't know I was home.  I plopped myself on the couch and B brought in all my stuff.  He was able to quick run to the grocery store to pick me up a few things before he had to head to the airport.  Ray walked down the stairs at 5pm.  I just waved at him :) , and he gave me a big kiss!  That's when B walked in the door w/the groceries.  They said a quick Hi as they both had to head out the door (Ray had to get JP & B headed to the airport). It was so amazing watching our nice big screen tvHGTV all day today).  When the boys came home, JP couldn't see me on the couch.  I just said "Hi JP!".  He said "MOMMY!!" & gave me the best hug ever.  Then, he quick took off his sandals and just laid w/me.  He just kept saying "mommy, mommy, mommy" over and over.  Our amazing neighbors brought over dinner & dessert : steak, grilled corn on the cob, grilled potatoes & lemon bars.  I literally cleaned my plate in 5 seconds.  It was such a wonderful way to be welcomed back home.  After we ate, the boys came and laid w/me as we all watched Iron Chef :)  

They went upstairs to take a shower, as I was getting ready to watch Rickie Weeks & Prince Fielder kick butt in the All Star Game.  I heard JP getting all upset as he was putting on his "sleep" clothes (he still refuses to wear jammies).  He now doesn't want to wear pull ups at night and just wants undies.  Ovay!  Ray brought him down so I could kiss him goodnight :)  Then, he had to head to work.  

Today :  My bed has never felt so comfy!  I had Lauren whip me up a instant breakfast shake for breakfast, fill my water bottle, cut up the fresh pineapple B picked up yesterday (just ate some for lunch!!)  & put it in the fridge.  JP was so happy to see me this morning once again on the couch.  He gave me tons of hugs.  Ray came home quickly changed and both boys gave me a kiss as they headed back out the door. When they left, I texted w/ S & Kelly for a bit :)  Then, I scheduled my appt w/Dr. E & NST for next wednesday.  That was really weird but felt good ;-)  Micah came home and was like "Hey stranger!!" It was great timing because he helped fix my internet & got my lunch (fresh pineapple ahhhh soo good).  Well, I'm looking forward to catching up on all my shows I've missed now LOL  

Thanks to everyone for all the great support when I was in the hospital :)

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Monday, July 11, 2011

24 hours...

Day 54 of hospital bed rest

Tomorrow I will be 32 weeks pregnant! I can't wait to see Dr. E tomorrow :)  Despite me working on the surprise all day, it still was a long day.  I'm just glad it's almost time for the "Bachelorette" & bed time.  Well the boys are about to call....

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Sunday, July 10, 2011

48 hours until our next goal!

Day 53 of hospital bed rest

That's a pretty great title -- 48 hours/2 days until we are at 32 weeks!  If you haven't "noticed" the baby ticker on the page is UNDER 60 days which is till my actual due date of 9/6.  Never EVER underestimate the power of a positive attitude! 

The boys surprised me this morning a little before 10am.  I have a bad habit of calling them early while they're still sleeping.  I fought the urge this morning because I was occupied working on the "surprise."  The weather was beautiful this morning outside.  JP is really getting good at pushing mommy.  Whenever anyone sees him doing it, they all just let out a collective "aww."  Kelly and her mom actually joined us outside as well.  JP then of course had to put on an extra "special" show for them -- such a show off!  We all just sat and talked while JP was running around trying to make us laugh.  After a bit, we went our separate ways.  They went back to their room, and we headed down to the cafeteria for lunch.  JP was saying that he wanted pizza as soon as we hit the down button in the elevator. The twinks and I had another nacho plate from bajafresh, and ray grabbed subway.  I noticed on the tv that "Tangled" was about to start.  ( I wasn't able to watch it last night because didn't download right)  We ate quick & made it back to my room in time to watch where it had left off for me.  They left early because today is SUPER important they both take naps since Ray's back to work tonight.  I just snuggled in w/snoogle and watched.  What a great movie!  I'm glad I finally got to watch it. 

S text me this afternoon and let me know that B will be here on Tuesday!!  She has some work things she has to take care of, but I'm happy B can make it :) I told her that I hope his eyes are ready to see the belly.  He hasn't been down here since I got admitted back at 24w. 

Well here's to hoping tomorrow goes by fast HAHA...

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Quiet on the home front

Day 52 of hospital bed rest

The boys came bright and early at 10 this morning!  That's always my favorite.  JP brought his hammer "Pat" from Handy Manny.  I guess he just wanted to fix some things while he was here.  Ray brought my fresh laundry. He mentioned the other day that he bought some new laundry detergent-- boy do my PJs smell amazing :)  & all the rest. 

JP got mommy's wheel chair already to go and pushed me out the door.  We went outside for a bit, so I could get my extra vitamin D & "fresh" air.  We got lunch afterwards -- Ray ran over to Popeye's across the street.  The Twinkies and I loved it.  I can't even remember the last time I ate Popeye's, but I saw a commercial the other day.  It got me "thinking" LOL.  He's been amazing this whole time -- always taking care :)  We did go back outside in the downstairs terrace.  There was another family out there w/2 little girls.  JP was all about them.  It was too funny watching him watch them.  Quickly after we got out there though, I had to go pee, so up to the room we went.  JP ate the lemon ice I ordered for him while Ray and I got some snuggle time in just watching tv on the bed.  He actually fell asleep -- so cute.  He's definitely been tired being "Super" dad.  When my nurse came in at 1pm to do vitals and meds, he actually got JP all set to take a nap with us.  Alas, being at the end of the hallway its just too loud for him to fall asleep.  It would have been wonderful but they ended up leaving around 130pm.  The rest of the afternoon I just talked with my family & worked on the "surprise."  Well, I'm about to watch "Tangled" finally -- Ray even loved it & downloaded it for me...

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Friday, July 8, 2011

Dragon's Breath

Day 51 of hospital bed rest

Well I guess my big nose has finally been over come :(  For all of my life, smell has been a really big part of me.  Pretty much anything I smell I remember and can bring up memories from a long time ago.  Obviously, when I'm pregnant it's even more "on point."  Since, I've been pregnant with the twinkies, I swear my nose is like a tracking dog's LOL which can be good and bad.  After 7 weeks of eating hospital food, whenever I smell the plates that the food is brought on I just want to vomit now.  I just can't take that smell anymore - YUCK!  It's getting harder and harder to keep things down. Thank goodness for zofran because that's been helping me eat.  When the boys came tonight, we went down to the cafeteria to grab dinner.  I was doing great of course because those plates are NO where to be found.  I told Ray about "that" smell.  He said "Oh I know that! We called it dragon's breath on the ship.  We had the same thing because it's from the machines the plates are washed in that's called the dragon."  He said it took him about a year to get "used" to it.  Thank goodness it's the weekend though and have the boys to "save" me.  This will be brought up to Dr. E if I don't get to go home this coming week. I just don't know if there's anything they can do to solve that issue because it's extremely important I keep up my appetite. We'll just have to wait and see...

Until Tomorrow

Whitney & The Twinkies

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Day 50 of hospital bed rest

I'm watching SNL - Best of Christopher Walken.  Laughing really is such good medicine.  I have a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell -- maybe we've been going about bed rest the wrong way and just need more cowbell HAHA.  I really hope this pop up thunderstorm hits the road ASAP because this poor directTV is no match.  It keeps cutting in and out.  Hopefully, I won't have any issues during the SYTYCD results show because then I might just freak out! 

My NST this morning was great once again -- good heart beats and no contractions!  I spent most of the morning catching up with my fave nurse, Karen, who's been MIA for the past 2 weeks on vacation.  I'm happy she's on my service again tomorrow :)  Kelly and her boyfriend, James, were kind enough to share their papa john's with me at lunch.  Ahhh real food -- never doubt the power of that as well! Uhhh side note-- stupid tv is still out!!!  Well I'm going to check the weather and see what's going on...

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

In the Zone!!

7 weeks of hospital bed rest

I had a very specific mission today... I finished both monkey bibs!! 

Today starts the 1 week countdown until possible discharge again :) so we shall see what the doctors say next Wednesday!  Tomorrow, I am excited to start the presents for the twins -- just something special from me.  Well it's about that time for SYTYCD!!

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

31 weeks!!

Day 48 of hospital bed rest

The twinkies and I are still going strong :)  One week until our next goal of 32 weeks!! 

This morning, I got an early start on the frog bib.  It took me a good hour to get used to wearing the thimble & using it.  What a difference it makes now that I have the hang of it.  I actually finished it today! 

S got me another pack with a monkey pattern.  I am almost finished with the body outline of the monkey on the first bib, so I'm guessing that I'll have both monkey bibs finished tomorrow.  That's good because my "final" projects will take a considerable amount of time and need to be started ASAP!  I will say that the frog pattern also came in a 2-pack.  The first one I tried had to get tossed in the garbage. We'll just say it was my practice piece LOL  It was just hard coming off of cross stitch to embroidery stitches.  Well, it's almost time for my vitals & meds...

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Day 47 of hospital bed rest

I'm proud to say the bear is FINISHED!!  It took me about 2 hours to finish up the last of the outlining.  It really did take up a good chunk of the last few weeks :)  I'm very thankful Ray taught me how to cross stitch! I really love it now!!

I went through JP's Pre-K school paperwork this afternoon.  Being the mom (like most of you know), it's my job to fill everything out.  I still can't believe he's gonna be 3 next month and starting school in September.  Then, I started on the first bib pack S got.  I got a good chunk started and maybe will finish it tomorrow.  It took a little bit to get used to the different needle since it's actually pointy & hurts vs. my blunt needle that I used on the bear.  At 5pm, I was suprised when the boys walked through the door!  They made it here in 15 minutes even on the holiday!  Ray brought me a bunch of goodies including a thimble (YAY for my poor index finger), Mio fruit punch (he just thought I would like it because he loves it -- it is GREAT), & some other "secret" things for me to make for the babies ;-) After he showed me everything, we went straight down to the cafeteria because we were all hungry!  I actually saw a guy wearing a Milwaukee Brewers shirt!!  He never got close enough, so I could talk to him about it.  I did see his girlfriend walk out of the bathroom on our way up to the garden, so I just asked her LOL!  He was from Muskego HAHA which isn't far from my hometown of Kenosha.  I told her to tell him a lady from Kenosha says HI and GO BREWERS!!  When we got up to garden it was just us.  We were just talking, etc.  Then, I see this worker from the hospital (w/my mom hawk eyes) come outside and bring this "thing" up to his mouth.  Immediately, I knew he was SMOKING! On the door to the courtyard it is CLEARLY written NO smoking.  I was just staring at him waiting for him to look me in the eyes.  Then, I went off on him!  This is what I said... " Excuse me!  Yea I see you smoking over there.  I am pregnant and have a 3 year old with me so please kill yourself on your on time. Not to mention the door clearly reads NO SMOKING.  If I ever see you again you will lose your job!" Immediately he stomped it out and ran inside.  You mess w/JP and the twins you will get the horns from this mama bull! Ray told JP that's why you don't mess w/mommy!  Then, we just continued talking while I was enjoying being outdoors for a bit longer.  I was really hoping they were going to stay for the fireworks tonight but alas, JP took no nap.  They did look so cute in their american flag shirts & camo shorts -- twins AGAIN!  I was just happy they were able to come up to see me.  Well it's almost time to get wheeled upstairs w/the other ante partum ladies to see the fireworks.....

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twins

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Day 46 of hospital bed rest

I'm not kidding when I write that since 830am till 730pm I have been stitching!  I really thought today I would finish.  I am SO close!!!  I just have a few outline details to finish which WILL be done tomorrow before the boys get here tomorrow evening for dinner/fireworks.  My next projects that should only take a couple days are these really cute bibs that S picked up :)  Fingers are sore, so this is why this is a short post -- need to save them for 2morrow! 

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Day 45 of hospital bed rest

I was out like a light last night.  Well, I had a new resident for my early morning rounds -- 630ish (Dr. Duke's last day of rotation was yesterday).  She's new and still talks LOUD.  If I have her tomorrow, I'm going to say hey can we take it down a notch.  I thought the boys were going to be here at 10am, so I was up just talking to my parents on the phone.  They ended up sleeping in, and YES JP changed AGAIN last night.  They got here about 1145am.  I knew Ray had got a "new" shirt that was a surprise. He wore it today and JP matched him...

Introducing Captain America and Captain America Jr.  That's SO them.  It definitely brightened up my day just that fact HAHA!  I was saying for JP's bday in August, we should get him some Captain America toys.  Ray was like yea so I can play w/them.  Any who, I wasn't hungry yet.  They got their lunch on the way at Wendy's (I ate A LOT of kringle this morning).  After they were done eating, out to the garden we "rolled."  I proceeded to ask Ray about the Captain America comic -- have no clue about any marvel comic book backgrounds just LOVE all the movies :)  I just laugh how men never really grow up, so I was giggling to myself as he was explaining it to me.  We weren't out for too long because it was hot.  We went down to the cafeteria to quick grab my burger and went back up to my room.  As we watched Ax Men on the history channel, we all just snuggled in bed -- it was great :) My snoogle still smells like them -- I might have Ray bring his cologne on Monday.  Back when he was gone on the ship a lot, I would spray his cologne on the sheets.  It always made me sleep/feel better. They left about 230ish, and I wanted to get my linens changed.  Nevertheless, the front desk failed again (I always call a ton).  I ended up just passing out waiting for the nurse to come.  When I woke up, it was 5 minutes to 5.  I knew my nurse was coming in for vitals, meds, and the babies heart beats.  I brought up the linen change.  Sure enough, the desk didn't even tell her -- uhh!  She felt really bad and changed them right away.  Kelly did come over after dinner (yum - papa john leftovers).  We played Scrabble again -- I won :)  Yikes, I didn't notice the time...nurse should be here any sec!! 

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies

Friday, July 1, 2011

Pizza Pizza!

Day 44 of hospital bed rest

I just want to say YES JP changed again last night.  This time only his shorts, but he did keep his pull up on -- OVAY!

 Anyways, I was so happy to see my boys tonight!  They came after JP's nap, because Ray went with some friends to see Transformers 3 this morning.  Of course, I wanted to hear all about it but not.  I LOVE Transformers especially Optimus Prime ;-)  The minute he called after they got out of the theatre, he said "OMG just amazing!" He gave me bits and pieces, so it won't be ruined whenever I get to see it.  Like usual, when they get here they always grab a wheelchair.  I swear we have NEVER seen the size of wheelchair that I had today.  We all 3 could seriously fit in it.  JP sat w/me and said weeeee.  It was adorable as we rode out to the garden.  Even people in the hall were like wow that's some wheelchair LOL.  On the way back to my room, I saw one of my ante partum friends in the hall, Mrs. Pennington.  She's NOT ante partum now but post partum!  She had her twins on Wednesday after she got admitted Monday for signs of Pre-E.  At 33 weeks and change they are both doing wonderful.  She said they just expect a couple more days in the NICU mostly for observation.  After a quick chat, Ray ordered Papa John's.  Ray and I invited Kelly over for the "pizza party."  We all just talked and enjoyed the pizza especially Kelly and me. The pizza here is just horrendous.  After this many weeks of hospital food, Papa John's tastes like 5 star dining LOL.  I am looking forward to my leftovers tomorrow night for dinner!!  Kelly stayed for awhile after the boys left.  She just needed to vent about some things.  I was all ears.  Today was just a great day. I can't wait to see them tomorrow morning!!

Until Tomorrow,

Whitney & The Twinkies