Cautious Optimism

Hey! So, high risk doc came and did a work up on the babes tonight. It seems they are small (and one of them very very small) BUT they are doing okay. The best part is they are sending me home tomorrow and I get to have Thanksgiving with my family. I come back for monitoring on Friday and then again on Monday and then next Thursday I will deliver these babies at 34 weeks. So, and I don’t want to jinx anything, God willing, my babies will be tiny but more mature than they would be at 32 weeks.

Bottom line, I get to watch the finale of The Bachelor, get another night of Ambien, eat a full hospital breakfast and get the hell out of here. It also means I can bring clean undies to my C-sec and perhaps save the myself the indignity of a hospital shave.

Yes, my girls will still spend a long time in the NICU but they will be okay!!!

Why don’t the nurses find it amusing when you tell them, “it’s time for my Percocet!”? I guess sense of humor isn’t part of the State Board exams.

Posted by Stefanie Wilder Taylor on November 20, 2007 3:54 amUncategorized18 comments  


  1. MereCat said,

    O happy happy! Great job momma!

    | November 20, 2007 @ 4:25 am

  2. kiwidebra said,

    That’s amazing news! I’m so happy for you. Fatten them babies up with turkey and stuffing!

    | November 20, 2007 @ 5:11 am

  3. Shannon said,

    Woot! Woot! So glad you get to go home. Hope you guys have an awesome Thanksgiving, especially with all you have to be thankful for this year. I know that was totally cheese-ball, but hey it is the time of year that does it to me.

    | November 20, 2007 @ 6:35 am

  4. cry it out! said,

    Great news indeed! (And who wouldn’t laugh at a drug joke in the hospital? Come on people!) Happy Thanksgiving — just please make sure the kids don’t steal your pumpkin pie.


    | November 20, 2007 @ 6:44 am

  5. momomax said,

    That’s huge news. You must be so relieved to go home. I’ve only taken ambien once and it just made me trip out. It’s the equivalent of viagra for my husband. The stuff maybe works differently on koreans? We look at it like a recreational kind of thing…ahem. I digress. inappropriately.

    Hospital shave? I guess they don’t dim the lights or play yanni for you while they do that. Not that I like Yanni. spa music always sounds like that to me.

    | November 20, 2007 @ 7:10 am

  6. Antique Mommy said,

    Very good news! Go home and sit and think fattening thoughts.

    | November 20, 2007 @ 12:53 pm

  7. Catwoman said,

    Hopefully the bachelor dumping both girls after getting them to put out didn’t put you into labor.

    I think I’ve lost my faith in true love after that episode.

    | November 20, 2007 @ 2:44 pm

  8. just4ofus said,

    I am a nurse, a critical care nurse.. we have A LOT of humor.
    WE have to (we are kinda a bunch of sickos).
    However, labor and delivery/ mother baby nurses are a different breed.
    They are like Mary Poppins meets the Sound of Music.
    Good Luck with the babies.

    | November 20, 2007 @ 4:31 pm

  9. Kate said,

    I remember when I was in the hospital with Alice when she was first born, I kept jokingly asking the nurse if it was time for me to take it “up the ass” ( I meant the gravol suppositories – she did not find it amusing).

    Hang in there lady. You’ve got a busload of crazy internet moms out there who are thinking of ya.

    | November 20, 2007 @ 4:51 pm

  10. katie said,


    The nurses are not laughing because it’s never going to be time for their Percoset and believe me, they’re the ones who need it most.

    | November 20, 2007 @ 5:59 pm

  11. Cheryl Lage said,

    Most excellent news, Stef!

    You get your ambien-tryptophan cocktail on, and enjoy!

    | November 20, 2007 @ 6:11 pm

  12. dana said,

    I’m so happy you get to be home for Thanksgiving. I’ll keep thinking about you and hoping all goes well!

    | November 20, 2007 @ 7:10 pm

  13. Tuesday Girl said,

    Maybe after the thanksgiving dinenr those babies will fatten up a little!
    Good luck.

    | November 20, 2007 @ 7:11 pm

  14. Laural Dawn said,

    I’m so happy for you!
    And, you have a great excuse to totally pig out on Thanksgiving and not cook or clean.
    You’re right about no sense of humour. Seriously. None!

    | November 21, 2007 @ 12:40 am

  15. BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said,

    So glad you get outta there for Turkey Day. That and clean undies and healthy babes is a lot to be thankful for.

    I clicked over from Y at Joy Unexpected. Good luck next week…I hope your baby girls don’t have to stay in the hospital too long.

    | November 21, 2007 @ 4:06 am

  16. b*babbler said,

    Oh how wonderful! Time at home and delivery at 34 weeks. Perhaps only a couple of weeks in the NICU?

    Good luck, and enjoy whatever rich and delicious food you’d like!

    | November 21, 2007 @ 7:33 pm

  17. Surcie said,

    I’m so glad you’re getting out! And the news about your girls is awesome. Happy Thanksgiving, Stefanie!

    | November 22, 2007 @ 4:09 am

  18. L.A. Daddy said,

    Good news! Glad all is well. Happy Thanksgiving!

    And, since they’re coming early… that means you’ll be coming to my party next month?

    Hmmmmm? 🙂

    Good luck, sweetie!

    | November 22, 2007 @ 5:13 pm

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