My Place of Refuge

For the last few weeks I’ve been soaking in my parents’ hot tub. They got it a long time ago but Janeil and I are the only ones who really use it when we are in town.  We turned off the heater – so that it’s cool – just like a swimming pool (which my doctors said it was okay to be in it if it was cool).  I like it because I can float and my hips can get a break. No joke – I probably spend about 10 hours a day there. When my contractions are really bad and my lower back is killing me –  it seems like the jets help me calm down. Most of the time I get in late at night. It’s not uncommon to find me there at 2am. 

Because my contractions are lasting all day – I’ve been wanting to go in the daytime but it’s been too hot outside. BUT I have a very resourceful husband! He got a canopy to block out the sun, I have two box fans that face me, and he freezes bottles of water so I always have something ice cold to drink. I have a big pink cannon gun that I use as my “bell”. When I need something or want to get out – I simply spray the upstairs window and someone comes to see what I need!

 Janeil has checked his email out there before but I am a little nervous about having my computer so close to the water!! HOWEVER – This past week Jose hooked up a TV so I wouldn’t be so bored when I was out there! Is he amazing or what? 

I have been really sick the last few days – taking more contraction pills than ever before. I’m still in and out of the hospital but when given the choice of going home or staying – I always choose to go home so that I can find comfort in my little oasis outback. It’s the only thing that’s providing any sort of physical comfort. 

I see the doctor tomorrow. 


5 responses to “My Place of Refuge”

  1. LOVE IT! Seriously Jose deserves a medal or something…maybe two healthy boys. 🙂 That is so great!!

  2. Where are the pictures of you relaxing in the tub, if you can call it relaxing? Our prayers are with you.

  3. You can pay to see Shamu at Sea World! No pictures of this whale in water!! 🙂

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