Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Program Note

Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 8.01.31 AM Just a quick note to say I was admitted to the hospital yesterday morning after experiencing symptoms over the previous night and afternoon that felt like the kidney infections I had when I was pregnant with Jackson. With him, I was hospitalized twice for several days each time and even went into preterm labor at 26 weeks during an especially bad infection. So, I was nervous yesterday when I started feeling contractions. I had a fever of 103 and the baby’s heart rate was very high. But, fortunately, the fever broke, the contractions stopped, baby’s heart rate is now normal and I’m showing no signs of preterm labor, thank God (I’m only 30 weeks, so not ready for baby yet). I do have a kidney infection and a small kidney stone, neither of which is a walk in the park, but the percocet they’re giving me at the hospital is a dream.

Anyway, I’m not sure when I’ll be discharged. I’m keeping fingers crossed for later today, but realistically I don’t think it will be that soon. In the meantime, Drew’s holding down the fort at home, with the help of some great friends and our amazing babysitter who pitched in to watch Jackson yesterday during all the madness.

Posting will be very light until I’m recovered and no longer high on prescription painkillers. Thanks for understanding, and thanks for the well wishes!

Oh, and good news: I think we solved the problem of people getting redirected to other sites. Thanks for your details — it helped my developer narrow down the issue and hopefully take care of it, but please let me know if you’re still experiencing issues.

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    ktfran May 14, 2015, 7:39 am

    Feel better Wendy! I’m happy you and the baby are going to be ok!

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  • Raccoon eyes

    Raccoon eyes May 14, 2015, 7:42 am

    Wendy- you and your lovely family are in my thoughts. Hope you are back on your feet and feeling better soon!!!

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    Jane63 May 14, 2015, 7:55 am

    Glad everything is under control! Hope you feel better soon. Best of luck.

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    Hannanas May 14, 2015, 8:04 am

    Take care Wendy! Hope you feel better soon!

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    absurdfiction May 14, 2015, 8:07 am

    Get well soon, Wendy!

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  • becboo84

    becboo84 May 14, 2015, 8:32 am

    Glad to hear you’re slowly on the mend!

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    Ani Nani May 14, 2015, 8:33 am

    Glad to hear that you and the baby are okay! Hopefully, the kidney infection clears up soon without any more complications.

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  • juliecatharine

    juliecatharine May 14, 2015, 8:35 am

    Thanks for letting us know Wendy, feel better soon! I’m glad you and the baby are doing ok!

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    Dear Wendy May 14, 2015, 8:37 am

    Thanks, everyone.
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    I feel bad for poor Jackson. He’s confused by all this and not really understanding why I’m in the hospital and why we don’t know when I’m coming home and why there isn’t a baby yet. We’ve been prepping him that when it’s time for the baby to come, i’ll have to be in the hospital for a couple days, so naturally, he thinks he should be meeting his baby sister now and he’s not very happy he has to wait for that AND mommy isn’t at home.

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    • Skyblossom

      Skyblossom May 14, 2015, 8:48 am

      Poor Jackson. I’m glad that you and the baby are both doing fine and that you haven’t had a sudden delivery. We are so lucky to live in a time and place with excellent medical care.

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    • something random

      something random May 14, 2015, 9:18 am

      This sucks, but to echo Skyblossom, I’m glad you and the baby are safe and you have some decent pain-killers. From what you have said about your nanny, Drew, and your friends, I’m sure Jackson is being well-cared for and kept busy. It’s so hard not to worry, but you do such a good job picking choosing good, supportive peoples that I’m sure the fort is being held.

      So sorry for the stress of this on you and Drew and Jack. Although I don’t know you personally, I feel genuine regard for you and your family and I’m sending you all the best vibes I have. Rest up and take care.

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      • Skyblossom

        Skyblossom May 14, 2015, 9:36 am

        This so highlights the importance of choosing a good spouse and good friends and a good nanny. Obviously, Wendy is doing a lot of things right.

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      Sunshine Brite May 14, 2015, 11:25 am

      Feel better!
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      Jackson’s pretty smart, I think he’ll catch on quick that people go to the hospital for lots of reasons and while you thought it was going to meet baby sister next, that the doctors needed to take care of something else.

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      jlyfsh May 14, 2015, 12:21 pm

      Poor guy! I’m sure he’ll adjust. At least he’s surrounded by a lot of great people right now. Hope the pain medicine keeps working and you’re feeling better soon!

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    rocketgirl May 14, 2015, 8:44 am

    Poor you and poor Jackson. Glad you and the baby are doing better. I have a client who gets kidney stones regularly and he has collapsed from the pain so sounds like you are a champ! Hope you get home soon!

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  • Diablo

    Diablo May 14, 2015, 8:52 am

    Be well, Wendy and little Wendylet. I had a “little kidneystone” once and it was the exact opposite of fun. You are clearly tough as nails.

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      Deni May 14, 2015, 7:24 pm

      I love “Wendylet.” Is that new or was it coined awhile ago? I must confess I haven’t been able to read the site as thoroughly as I used too. Best wishes, Wendy, to you and your family!!

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    ChelsBells May 14, 2015, 9:10 am

    Feel better Wendy!

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    Sandy May 14, 2015, 9:20 am

    -sends swift healing juju your way- I hope things continue to improve and am happy to read that you and the baby are doing ok.

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  • Addie Pray

    Addie Pray May 14, 2015, 9:29 am

    I’m glad you’re on the mend, Wendy!

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    jbk886 May 14, 2015, 9:37 am

    Feel better soon! I’m glad to hear the baby decided to stay put!

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  • Classic

    Classic May 14, 2015, 9:43 am

    I am sorry this happened. It is good to hear you are doing better and baby is fine! Please rest and be careful and get all better soon.

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    Samba May 14, 2015, 9:47 am

    Hope you are back to 100% very soon Wendy, and feel well through the rest of the pregnancy. You are one tough cookie!

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  • Addie Pray

    Addie Pray May 14, 2015, 9:56 am

    Wendy, to cheer you up, I have a joke for you. Ready?
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    Now are you ready?
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    Q: How do you drown a hipster?

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    • Addie Pray

      Addie Pray May 14, 2015, 9:57 am

      A: You throw him into the mainstream. <– Kinda funny?

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    Addie Pray May 14, 2015, 10:11 am

    Ok, ok, here’s another one:
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    Ready?
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    Q: Why did the hipster burn his tongue?
    A: He drank low fat non whip frapp before it was cool.

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    • mrmidtwenties

      mrmidtwenties May 14, 2015, 10:16 am

      bahahaha, this one was good

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    • Moneypenny

      Moneypenny May 14, 2015, 11:47 am

      Omigosh these are funny! 😀

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray May 14, 2015, 11:49 am

        Thanks, I came up with them myself! (No I didn’t.)

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  • SweetAnnie

    SweetAnnie May 14, 2015, 10:14 am

    Feel better soon Wendy!

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  • Addie Pray

    Addie Pray May 14, 2015, 10:15 am

    Yes, stop harassing me, I’ll tell you JUST ONE MORE. And, sorry, it’s “make fun of hipsters” day, apparently. The good news is that no one could feel insulted by a hipster joke because no one identifies as being a hipster, especially hipsters.
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    Q: Who was the First Hipster?
    A: You’ve probably never heard of him.

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  • Addie Pray

    Addie Pray May 14, 2015, 10:19 am

    Ok, but this is the last one. I like this one because it combines my love of farts with my love of making fun of hipsters.
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    It goes like this: “I farted in a room of hipsters and I watched them fight each other over who heard it first.” Bwhahahahaha

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    • Addie Pray

      Addie Pray May 14, 2015, 10:20 am

      ^ That’s the last one, Wendy. I have GOT to go work. No, I can’t tell you anymore hipster jokes.

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      • Dear Wendy

        Dear Wendy May 14, 2015, 10:46 am

        Hahaha! Thanks for laugh, as always, AP.

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    • Diablo

      Diablo May 14, 2015, 4:02 pm

      From the late great Douglas Adams: “I’m so hip I can barely see over my pelvis.”

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    Vathena May 14, 2015, 10:37 am

    Sending positive thoughts your way, Wendy! Let’s hope you are home and feeling better soon, and that it’s smooth sailing from here. Big hugs to you and your family!

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  • Nookie

    Nookie May 14, 2015, 10:52 am

    Oh, I’m glad you’re on the mend and having some excellent painkillers! Get home soon, it sounds like poor little Jackson is a little confused – and rightly so!

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  • Eljay

    Eljay May 14, 2015, 11:14 am

    I was worried about you Wendy! Glad you and the baby are better. Think happy thoughts and we’ll send you all the internet hugs and good juju we can. 🙂

    P.S. Is anyone else curious as to what Wendy’s advice would be all hopped up and loopy on Percocet?? Gold.

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    K May 14, 2015, 11:17 am

    Feel better soon!

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    Jennylou May 14, 2015, 11:36 am

    Glad you and baby are both okay! Sending lots of positive thoughts your way for a quick recovery! 🙂

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  • Moneypenny

    Moneypenny May 14, 2015, 11:46 am

    Feel better soon Wendy! Glad you’re on the mend.

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  • Just Max

    Just Max May 14, 2015, 12:45 pm

    Feel better soon Wendy!

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    FireStar May 14, 2015, 12:48 pm

    I don’t know why my comment yesterday didn’t post but feel better soon Wendy! Here is hoping you are back to 100% and Jackson gets his mommy back at home. Pregnancy really does a number on you (plural you). I have to get my gallbladder removed next month and apparently it is related to my pregnancy but didn’t become a problem until after giving birth. Who knew?

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      Dear Wendy May 14, 2015, 1:19 pm

      Oh, that happened to my SIL — she had to get her gallbladder removed a few weeks after giving birth. No fun. Hope your surgery goes well. And, yes, pregnancy an childbirth can really do a number on you! I am eager to have this stage of my life done for good!

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray May 14, 2015, 1:54 pm

        It really makes me wonder how Michelle Dugger does it. I mean, for someone who has had 19 babies, how is she still walking around, without everything falling out, looking as good, happy, and healthy as she does?!?!

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        sturk May 14, 2015, 7:11 pm

        I have often wondered how she does it! When I was pregnant with my third I was MISERABLE. I mean, everything was swollen, everything hurt, it was awful, and a lot of that was because he and my younger daughter are 20 months apart (when the OBGYN says take the pill at the same time every day it is NOT A JOKE). I can’t imagine basically spending my adult life like that.

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        RedRoverRedRover May 15, 2015, 6:53 am

        She’s just lucky. It affects different people differently. Some women have easy pregnancies, some don’t. Although mine was relatively easy and I still think it sucked. Maybe believing that you’re doing it to get into heaven makes it a bit easier? No idea.

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray May 15, 2015, 8:58 am

        haha, yes, luck and that.

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        RedRoverRedRover May 15, 2015, 6:51 am

        Gallbladder removal is pretty common after childbirth. Especially if you’re blonde. I was warned beforehand that it might happen. It did happen to my sister. The rule of thumb is “fair, fat, and forty” for gallbladder problems. I’m not fat, but I’m fair and almost forty. And yes I have gallstones. 🙁

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      • something random

        something random May 15, 2015, 8:08 am

        Huh, I always pictured you Red.

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        RedRoverRedRover May 15, 2015, 2:16 pm

        Lol. 🙂 Yeah, I guess that’s to be expected. But nope, I thought of trying red once, but I never did. Way too lazy to bother with any kind of hair dye upkeep.

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  • mylaray

    mylaray May 14, 2015, 3:24 pm

    It must be scary to have complications like this when you’re pregnant. I hope you feel better soon!

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    d2 May 14, 2015, 6:22 pm

    Be well soon! Be home soon!

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  • Dear Wendy

    Dear Wendy May 15, 2015, 6:33 am

    Spent a second night in the hospital. I was moved to a smaller room with no TV, but the bed was much better and since the baby is doing great (thank God), they took off all the tight fetal monitors and such so I was more comfortable and actually able to sleep last night. And my pain went away. I haven’t asked for percocet in 15 hours and I’m feeling much better, so I am hoping the doctors will take note and let me go home today. I’m especially wanting to go home because the labor and delivery floor is full and I have just been moved to another room and this one SUCKS. There isn’t even a sink in the bathroom and the whole room is tiny and as if it wasn’t already difficult enough to wheel my IV pole to the bathroom and piss in a ped pan and then strain my urine through a strainer to see if I’ve passed a kidney stone, now I have to try to maneuver all that in a really small space and then wheel my IV pole across the cramped room to the sink to wash up afterward. Good God, I cannot wait to drink a margarita come end of July.

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      SasLinna May 15, 2015, 6:44 am

      That margarita will be a well deserved one! Glad to hear you’re feeling better.

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      RedRoverRedRover May 15, 2015, 6:54 am

      Good luck, hope you’re home soon!

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      • something random

        something random May 15, 2015, 8:09 am

        God this sounds so awful. Like everyone else said, get better and go home soon.

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      snoopy128 May 15, 2015, 11:14 am

      Pretend you are a gold miner straining your pee for gold!
      Kidding.
      That all sounds like quite an ordeal. I hope you are out of there and home with your family soon!
      Sending good vibes.

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    Bfly May 15, 2015, 7:44 am

    Glad to hear that your baby is doing ok. Wishing you well and praying for you and your baby. Hope you are able to go home soon!

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  • Skyblossom

    Skyblossom May 15, 2015, 7:45 am

    Hope you make it home this morning!

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    Laura Hope May 15, 2015, 8:28 am

    Wishing you a speedy and full recovery! So glad to hear the baby is well.

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    KMJ May 15, 2015, 8:44 am

    Hope you’re feeling better soon!

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    MsMisery May 15, 2015, 11:24 am

    Hope you feel better soon! I had *no idea* pregnant women could take painkillers like percs! But I am glad you can!! No one wants to white-knuckle and infection and a kidney stone.

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  • Dear Wendy

    Dear Wendy May 15, 2015, 11:42 am

    I’m going home, I’m going home!!!

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  • something random

    something random May 15, 2015, 1:26 pm

    Yay! Enjoy your weekend home with your men.

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