by MomTimesThree (580 Posts), Sat Apr 06, 2013 07:46 pm
Ay, my post disappeared into the internet abyss.
Hats off to you for making it 5 weeks! You're an amazing momma to all your children. I can only imagine how difficult it has been being away and missing so many important events. I'm doubly sorry you're not finding the support you need and deserve from your family and friends. For what its worth I think sometimes even the most well meaning and close friends and family really have no idea what to do and so sadly do nothing. So many people are naieve as to what hospital bedrest means... if visitors are even allowed. It's ok to ask for what you need and want from them and to be specific. The worst people can say is no, and the best is that you'll find a few friends and family who will go above and beyond.
Might there be someone at some of the kids' events with a smart phone or Skype cabable device that could maybe Skype you in? Or at least be the picture designated person to take and send them to you the same day.
I also second Julija's idea to check in with the social work or behavior health departments- put the hospital to work for you... and do please keep posted. We're rooting you on!
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w