New Digs

We are officially living the high life.

Well, as close to the high life as we can be while stuck on bed rest in the hospital with three babies on the way.

When Missy was readmitted to the hospital this past Thursday, the only room available for her in the Treatment and Triage unit was a cramped outpatient observation room with a view reminiscent of Budapest circa 1965.  After a not-so-brief 36 hour stint, we were finally upgraded to a full-size inpatient room.  And lord…what a difference it has made.  Missy’s primary nurse over the past two days was even able to pull some strings and arrange for us to have one of the larger rooms on the floor…corner suite, baby!

Missy is certainly feeling a little better, despite being confined to her bed.

Muching on a popsicle to ease the acid reflux.

The room also has some pretty spectacular views of east Des Moines and the capital building, which has definitely been a welcomed change.

Yet, perhaps the best part about our new room is that it has plenty of space for visitors.

Friends and family hanging out with us in room 3106!

Yes, we’ve had a pretty steady stream of friends and family in and out today, which has been a blessing.  It has truly helped pass the time while Missy and I continue to count down the hours until the girls arrive.

As for Missy, she’s had a pretty quiet day health-wise.  After an interesting morning with some steady, intense contractions, things calmed down quite significantly and returned to almost-normal.  Although still uncomfortable, her new bed has helped the situation a lot…and her eight pillows (seriously) certainly don’t hurt either.  The babies continue to do very well with no problems to report.  Things have finally settled down for the night, and I’m hoping that Missy can get another full nights rest.  She continues to have acid reflux at night before bed, so her nurse brought in some Maalox (which she begrudgingly choked down) to help calm her system.

I will continue to keep the updates coming both here and over at the triplet blog.  Please continue to pray for Missy and the girls…the countdown has begun!

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About Tom Hardinge

Loving husband to my wife Missy, loving father to my four daughters Sienna, Rowan, Jovie, and Lola. I'm a chronic over-packer who loves good coffee, good music, running, waffle tee's, fleece pants, and Jesus Christ!

5 thoughts on “New Digs

  1. Seeing pictures helps a lot w/the homesickness for our kids. Sweet dreams little Mommy. You too, Big Daddy!

  2. Missy looks so happy for someone about to give birth to triplets…I’m sure in reality she is very uncomfortable, but she is still glowing! I’m so excited for you guys!

  3. Missy you look beautiful ! Tommy I love your stories. I was talking with Carol Brashears this morning and she told me that 4.4 pounds was Kevins birth weight…just thought I’d share that. You will be wonderful parents, you are, in fact, that already endless love, mom

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  5. oh man, we missed the party! brady and i will be hanging out with Missy on Tuesday, hopefully helping the time to pass more quickly!

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