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standing on your head

imagine your bed was tilted backwards by 7 or 8 degrees, and you shouldn’t get out of it, or even sit up, for a week.

or two weeks. or eight. or twelve.

these are the measures that my courageous wife is undergoing in order to stay pregnant. after two weeks of strict at-home bedrest, we continued to have complications that would lead to her delivering early, so she was transported and admitted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. she will stay at DHMC until the baby is born.

the nurses there (who are awesome, btw) call this backwards-tilt position “standing on your head.”

current status

  • today marks 25 weeks, 4 days
  • carrie and edgar are both fine
  • edgar is measuring correctly for this gestational age, no anomalies detected
  • the tilt position seems to have stabilized the situation, but there are no guarantees

we’re taking it one day at a time.

posted in minutiae by mike, on May 5, 2009

5 responses to “standing on your head”

Peter R. Wood says:

Wow… sorry to hear about that. Hoping that she gets the best of care. Hoping that they have wifi. 🙂

posted on May 5, 2009

Marc says:

Good to hear that things are proper with the wee one so far (no anomalies, etc.)!

posted on May 5, 2009

leanne says:

Glad the baby is looking good. My thoughts are with you and Carrie.

posted on May 5, 2009

Carrie says:

Sad to say but I did ask, before I was even transported here, if they had wifi. 😛 Not like I had a choice in whether or not I came here!

posted on May 5, 2009

heidi says:

My thoughts are with you guys. Every day is a victory. Can’t wait to meet the little guy.

posted on May 6, 2009