Tuesday, July 14, 2009

7/14/09 waiting


I've been here for a week now, and still waiting. I'm in Irving with Robs aunt and uncle. We are so thankful that they've opened their home up for us. They tell me all the time that it's no problem at all and they don't mind a bit. They are just worried about this baby, as everyone else is. I still feel bad that we've interrupted their lives. That's just how i am though. I can't wait to be in the hospital, and then the Ronald McDonald house, so i feel like I'm taking care of myself.

Right now I'm still having contractions and am really not able to do much, which sucks! I sit all day everyday, because that's the doctors instructions. I just don't know how much of doing nothing and having nobody i can do. It's getting really hard. Ya who would ever think that doing nothing would be so hard.?

I'm missing my little boy Ty so bad! It is very hard having other people taking care of him while I'm out of town. I've always been there with him. The good thing is that at least he still gets to stay at home. Rob takes him to my dads before he goes to work every morning, and picks him up after work everyday. Ty is fine, but i know he must feel abandon by me. I mean he's only 3, he doesn't understand the situation. He is so excited about his baby brother though. I didn't think he would be so excited about the baby, but he has been the whole time. He knows the baby is going to be sick and I've actually showed him some pictures of babies that are all hooked up to the vents and everything. I did this so he wouldn't be so shocked when he gets to see him. Now when he sees a picture of a cdh baby on one of my blogs that i read, he just says "awwwww that baby is so precious". Now on to Rob. I miss him sooooo bad! I know it's going to be hard once i have the baby and he has to go back to work. He is so great to me and Ty and i love him so much for that. I get to see him on Sundays, but then he has to leave that night to get home for work the next day. So all and all we're all doing good, just all on edge. Thanks again for the prayers and help everyone is giving us.

Love Candice


  1. Candace,
    I know it's really hard being away and having to leave Ty, I can totally relate. We have never left Jared in all of his 6 yrs of life until we had Jaime. (My sister helps us take care of him.) It's a strange feeling, I know! It's also weird just to be away from home, I haven't been home in 15 weeks. I also know exactly how you feel about being on bed rest, I was on it for nearly 3 months...YUCK! Get a good book and try to rest, that's my only advice! Sorry!
    We hope and pray everyday that Jackson will beat the odds. Jaime had a 20% chance of survival and he's 90 days old today...miracles DO happen!
    God Bless,

  2. Praying for you guys!! Claire just landed in Florida where we will be delivering Max. We know how you are feeling.

  3. I am thinking about you! If you ever want to talk, you can email me marionacord@hotmail.com.

  4. I was also on bedrest for 2 months b/c Carter thought he wanted to make his grand appearance early - not a good thing for a CDH Baby! Try to enjoy the rest now b/c you won't get any when you bring that baby HOME! :)

    Thinking of you and hoping all is well.