One Month Down

Besides being my first Mother’s Day, today marks another milestone for us – it has been exactly one month since I was first admitted to the hospital in Champaign. Four long weeks have passed since we last stepped foot in our house, played with our pups or even drove our own vehicles. If we’d known that day before these things were coming…we would probably have done a lot of things different…you know, prepared a little bit. Unfortunately, these situations don’t really come with a “heads up.”

This week was not nearly as exciting as last week since all but one day we have been back in confinement. But keeping with the spirit of tradition, I thought I’d share some snapshots of Week 4…

This was our last day of freedom…in fact, it was just hours before we headed into the hospital for our last check-in of this pregnancy. We were stopped at a crosswalk and I thought it would be fun to get a "from where I stand" perspective. I am defintely round, but look…it's my feet!!

This was our last day of freedom…in fact, it was just hours before we headed back to the hospital for our last check-in of this pregnancy. We were stopped at a crosswalk and I thought it would be fun to get a “from where I stand” perspective. I am defintely round, but look…it’s my feet!!

 

We have been so fortunate to have extended "family" taking care of us during our time here. In this box was the BEST pizza I have ever had in my life…delivered right to our hospital room about three days into our stay. It was like a burger on top of a pizza. If you're ever in Chicagoland just trust me….hit up Roots Handmade Pizza. Thanks Leo!!!

We have been so fortunate to have extended “family” taking care of us during our time here. In this box was the BEST pizza I have ever had in my life…delivered right to our hospital room about three days into our stay. It was like a burger on top of a pizza. If you’re ever in Chicagoland, just trust me….hit up Roots Handmade Pizza. Thanks Leo!!!

 

My sister-in-law's mom stopped by on Friday and brought us several bags full of our favorite treats and fresh lilacs from her yard. Seriously, it's things like this that save our sanity and make us feel a little less "hospitalized." Love you Jan!

My sister-in-law’s mom stopped by on Friday and brought us several bags full of our favorite treats and fresh lilacs from her yard. Seriously, it’s things like this that save our sanity and make us feel a little less “hospitalized.” Love you Jan!

 

Late Friday night my mama flew in to spend the duration of the pregnancy with us. Today, we got to celebrate Mother's Day together for the first time with me as a mama. It was so special. My husband spoiled me with the beautiful flowers in the bottom left...and something shiny tied to a "Happy Mother's Day" balloon. My beautiful "twin ring" - one band of diamonds on either side for each of the girls. It will stack on top of my wedding band and forever be a reminder of this precious gift. We also tried to to spoil Nana a little bit with flowers and gift certificate for a manicure while she is here. We love you Nana!

Late Friday night my mama flew in to spend the duration of the pregnancy with us. Today, we got to celebrate Mother’s Day together for the first time with me as a mama. It was so special. My husband spoiled me with the beautiful flowers in the bottom left…and something shiny tied to a “Happy Mother’s Day” balloon. My beautiful “twin ring” – one band of diamonds on either side for each of the girls. It will stack on top of my wedding band and forever be a reminder of this precious gift. We also tried to to spoil Nana a little bit with flowers and gift certificate for a manicure while she is here. We love you Nana!

This week had a lot of ups and downs, but it was also filled with more blessings than we deserve. Thank you to everyone who continues to pour out love and support. Every message, comment, e-mail, text and phone call means so much to us.

With Grace,

Jen

 

2 thoughts on “One Month Down

  1. Jen and Kade,
    You and your girls are in our prayers daily. Tom and I enjoy reading your updates and are so amazed by your attitude. Happy Mother’s Day!
    Blessings,
    Julie and Tom Saathoff

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  2. Thinking about you all and saying prayers. Stay strong – so glad your faith is your solid foundation! Happy Mothers Day!

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