I am going to remember Sept. 26th as the day that changed the answer to every one's favorite question - "How is the pregnancy going?" My typical answer is "Baby and I are doing great. No complaints."
Now my response is "Baby is doing great! I, on the other hand, broke my elbow and have to have surgery on Friday." Yup, you read that correctly broken elbow!!
On Sunday after an awesome weekend, I decided to go for a long walk due to the incredible cooling temperatures that hit OKC. As I walked down the steps of our porch, I missed a step and fell to the ground. After I recovered from the fall and had a very hard cry, Mark drove me to the ER. I was so fortunate because due to being pregnant I was taken to a room with in 5 minutes. Fortunately, we were comforted by BPs heartbeat and the knowledge that I had not fell on my belly. BP also moved frequently during our stay at the ER to demonstrate to worried parents that everything was ok.
Unfortunately, my left arm did not do as well. I broke the joint that connects the upper bone in my arm to my lower two bones. Fortunately, I have a great team of doctors that are going to help. My surgeon (elbow specialist), my anesthesiologist (who works with OB/gyn) consulted with my doctor to come up with a plan that is best for me and baby.
Mark has been AMAZING!! He has waited on me hand and foot. He also is ensuring the best care for me. As many of you know, I am incredible independent, but I could not have survived the past few days with out him! I think it has made us an even better team which will be a benefit to BP.
Mark and I are SO thankful because my mom is coming up today!! Mark had to go back to work today, so my mom is going to take care of me! I am still fairly limited in my activities because they did not set my elbow. We will update the blog after surgery.
Thank you to all that have called, emailed or stopped by to see me!