Saturday, May 23, 2009

just checking in...

just wanted to let you know in case you're checking...no baby yet. still haven't felt any contractions like the ones i was having on monday. today they've been a little more achey, but i hate to think too far into things because my due date is still over 2 weeks away.

saw my doctor on thursday who guesstimated that i'd deliver this month instead of in june! also had another leg x-ray on friday, which showed that my tibia has healed so well around the rod that i have permission to bear 100% of my weight on my leg again! that being said, its a totally different matter telling my brain that its okay to do so. i've practiced walking and find that no matter how hard i try to tell myself NOT to limp, i just can't help it. it still feels sore when i put all of my weight on it. i'm also going to try to begin using a cane soon instead of the walker. but for now, the thought of my weak leg giving out, causing me to fall on my baby bump horrifies me, so i'm thinking i'll mainly use the walker until he is born and just keep practicing walking without it in the safety of my own home. as for the other bone that was broken, my fibula, it hasn't even begun to meet back together yet! the space where the fracture happened is huge and my orthopedic doctor told me that there is a good chance it won't ever heal. however, since the rod will stay in my leg, and the fibula is only responsible for bearing 8% of my body weight, i will be able to walk normally even if it never heals. the 2 screws in my ankle have really been bothering me lately and he told me that in about 6 months they can be removed if they still hurt. i really wish i had a copy of the x-ray to post on here, my leg looks like it belongs to a robot or something with all the metalwork going on in there!

been having wireless issues lately, so the computer is upstairs now, making it more difficult for me to get online. i will, however try to post something before we head down to the hospital so you all know what's going on. failing that, i'll just get josh to post something on my facebook status. after the false alarm on monday, we are both much more anxious to meet our littlest boy. we've also been savoring the last days we have with tristan as our only child. tonight we had ice cream and popcorn while watching "monsters inc." together all snuggled up on the couch. we have the infant seat strapped in the car and the bassinet is all clean and ready in our room. tristan now can see where baby sam will sit and sleep. still, when we ask him exactly where baby sam is, instead of pulling up his shirt and pointing to his own tummy like he used to, he now says "doctor's teebee" which means the ultrasound monitor where i have my non-stress tests done. and, just in case you remember the post where i mentioned that we would be calling the baby ONLY by his full name samuel, i have to say that it didn't take long for samuel to turn into sam, since that is what tristan has decided to call him :)

6 comments:

Shannon said...

funny how kids have a habit of deciding things-- and I bet after hearing Tristan say "sam" a few times, it grew on you.

getting excited for baby!

Grandma J. said...

Thanks for the update Heidi, sounds like you are enjoying these last few peaceful days before the upheaval of a newborn. I think Tristan will adjust easily to his little brother. I'm excited for you. XO

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Ah...that is so sweet. Wonder if Sam will return the favor and big call his bro 'Stan.

Stan and Sam. Sounds like two boys everyone would want on their team.

Are you going to be able to get some physical therapy for your leg to help you with you walking etc?

heidi said...

jill: yes, i've been in physical therapy ever since the accident, so i'm hoping that will lead to no limping eventually!

sarah_dickenson said...

Looking forward to news about Sam's arrival! I'm checking in daily :-)

Heather said...

I don't comment very often but wanted to let you know I am reading - and can't wait to "meet" this newest little Stew. I hope that you are enjoying these last couple weeks!

And I had to laugh at the "olive on a stick" comment you left for me - oh so true :)