"He is there not only when we cry out from the burden of sin but also when we cry out for any other reason." -Bruce D. Porter

Thursday, June 5, 2008

It's just another day without you!

So I'm onto day five here at the lovely UVRMC hotel and spa! I mentioned I was crocheting. This is the ball of yarn that weighs a pound! Everyone who comes into my room always comments on it. Perhaps it will get smaller as I figure this blanket out, thanks to the help of Hailee. As you can tell, it's about as big as my mug!

The longer I am here, the easier it gets. The first two days were the hardest. I would way rather be home, but I'm finding ways to be productive and spend the time. I am free of my IV and the accompanying 6 foot friend that goes along with it. I only get monitored twice a day for twenty minutes right now (baby and contractions). Tomorrow that will change. I will be monitored constantly starting tomorrow. So I've had two days of freedom. Getting up to go to the bathroom is such a breeze! I also can wear "normal" clothes, which is kind of weird when you are in the hospital. But it sure helps you feel so much better. I'm almost done with the first book of the Twilight series. I like where the author is going with it so far. I've got about a third of the book left to finish reading, which I'm sure I can get done tonight. I find it an easy read, so I've been reading fairly fast. So, today I've watched TV, did some crocheting, played around on the computer, and now I think I'll watch a movie.

As I look out my window I can see the windows of some of the other delivery rooms. I always know when someone is having a baby because the blinds close on the windows. Then the next day there are open again! I guess they put the delivery rooms on the top floor because it is closest to heaven!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

All the names you'll need in life (stolen from Hailee's blog)

1. YOUR REAL NAME: Christina
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME (first 3 letters of real name plus izzle): Chrizzle
3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (fav coulour and fav animal): Blue Cat
4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (Middle name and current street name): Lynne 1630 West (that doesn't make a lot of sense, that's Utah!)
5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME (The first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name, last 3 letters of your mom's maiden name): Stachrow
6. YOUR SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favourite color, favorite drink): Red Milk
7. YOUR ARAB NAME: (2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, any letter of your middle name, 2nd letter of your moms maiden name, 3rd letter of your dads middle name, 1st letter of your siblings first name, last letter of your moms middle name): Hayrrtn
8. YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's middle name): Jean
9.YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, and the name of one your pets) Black Moses

Monday, June 2, 2008

I know this great place to take a vacation

Well, I suppose I could keep an update on what's going on around here at the hospital. Today is the third day of my stay. Pretty quiet around here. Makes me wish the kids were around. I'm sure they are loving their stay with Grandma and Grandpa. Not a whole lot to do. I read, watch tv, and get on the computer. I occasionally have visitors and get phone calls. You have a lot of time to think and stare out the window. I just read a cute book called Star Girl by Jerry Spinelli. It is a quick easy read. It was good. Now I have the first book of the Twilight series and I will get started with that tonight. Sharon, an old friend from high school, brought them by. She was a Christenson for any of you who remember (mostly us girls). It was good to see her. She has a little girl who was born at 27 weeks, named Eliza. She's so tiny and cute. She is 2 years old now. A couple of my friends from our ward came by and dropped off some yarn so I could crochet a blanket. I know the basics of crocheting, not all the technical terms the paper says to make it. But I think we'll get it figured out.

I'll be getting a steriod shot by the end of this week. This will help to mature the baby's lungs for delivery whenever it happens. They are hoping to take my IV out tonight as my bleeding has pretty much stopped. I've been getting antibiotics through the IV as well. I have to drag the IV pole with me everywhere, which basically is just the bathroom. I call him my six foot friend.