hospital. again.

well. I wanted to give a little update.

Friday afternoon I was admitted to the hospital. Late late Friday night they were able to stop  labor and I will remain on the meds that prevent contractions. (I will continue to take those every 6 hours.)

For some reason the meds that I am on have been giving me awful headaches so I have mostly been sleeping since I got here.
I am 33 weeks today (Sunday) and they will most likely keep me here until we make it atleast to 34 weeks. Everything is a bit up on the air right now, but it looks like atleast a week hospital stay.

I am super sad to be away from the babies!!!! Ah, tears! I really can’t put in words how my heart feels about being away from them. So so sad. But also thankful that we are taking care of our sweet Apple. They have been able to come up and hangout here some which has been really great  
& we have done lots of facetime on the computer! A huge thank you to both our families for all the help as well!! 
Aiden keeps hugging on the computer screen and telling me to come home which is just about too much for my heart to handle.

I could not be any more grateful for Chris, he is so sweet and has just been so great through all this. He never ceases to amaze me.

If anything changes I will update! Thank you soooo so much for all the sweet tweets and emails- we feel the love and it means everything.

Our hope is to be able to keep Apple put past 36 weeks, we will see!




July 29, 2012


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  1. Amanda

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Oh my dear I am so sorry. Praying for you and Apple and the rest of your family. I can't imagine how hard it is to be away from them all! Hugs and prayers.

  2. Emily Kazmierski

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I'm praying for you and yours, Casey!

  3. Mrs. Baker

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    hopefully she stays put for a while longer! feel better!

  4. Koda

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Sending good thoughts your way. Keep that baby in there! πŸ™‚

  5. carina@a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Hang in there, sweet girl! Prayers coming your way.
    About to leave my babies for 2 weeks while I pick up our new adopted baby. So bittersweet… The reason to leave is beautiful, but being away makes my heart ache like crazy!

  6. Julie

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I'm praying for you, sweet baby Apple, and the rest of your family a healthy and relaxing week with this pregnancy! I know it's hard to be away from your little ones. Wishing you luck, girl! πŸ™‚

  7. Joanna

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Even though I don't know you personally, I read your blog all the time and feel like I know you! πŸ™‚ I will pray for you and your sweet little Apple, for your protection, strength, and peace, and for your little ones at home that are missing you. I am so sorry you are going through all of this πŸ™ Just know you are loved and prayed for by many!

  8. Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Thinking of you and your family….sending you good vibes and keeping you in my prayers. Take care.

  9. Alyssa Lentsch

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    So sorry you have to be in the hospital and away from your babies, but so thankful things are under control for now. Still praying for you and Apple..and the rest of the fam! Hang in there lovely lady…sending you lots of hugs!

  10. Lindsey

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Love love love. To you and sweet little Apple.

  11. Pamela

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Hang in there, Apple!! You can do it!!! Hugs to you, Chris and that precious little family of yours!

  12. ilene @ muchloveilly

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    will be praying for you, sweet friend! love you!

  13. Anonymous

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Happened to come across this post on FB! Prayers to you! I am 31 weeks today and have been here in the hospital on bedrest for 6 weeks. I know how hard it is to be away from those babies, but you are doing the best for that little babe! Keep up the great work!

  14. Jennifer Dawn

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Sending prayers your way! For you and Apple!

  15. Hanna

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Praying for you my sweet friend and that sweet baby. PRAYERS!!!!!! Looks like they got an 18 gauge Iv in your hand though. THat's good news:)(Sorry nurse talk)BLESS YOU and your family!

  16. Erin

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    praying for you! must be so hard to be away from your babies, but you are such a good momma πŸ™‚ love and hugs!!

  17. Kasey March

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Praying for your sweet family and especially you and little Apple. You are braver and stronger then you know.

  18. Kasey March

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Praying for your sweet family, you and little Apple in particular. You are brave and stronger than you know.

  19. amy72

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    hope you make it to 34 weeks hun! but those steroids & extra weeks you have managed to keep her in there would have made such a huge difference. you are pretty much in the same situation now that i was in – hospital at 33 weeks hoping to induce at 34. (i made it to 33+6)…. i'm thinking of you & hope that sweet little apple stays put for now. often the drugs to stop labour don't work, so be thankful that they have. πŸ™‚

    if you need to talk to someone who has been in that same situation recently, feel free. x

  20. Kami

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    My heart and prayers are with you and your family and your sweet baby apple. Prayers for 36 weeks.

  21. Jenna E

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Thinking of you guys!!! Staaaay put little babe xoxo

  22. Franchesca

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Oh I know how those weeks of hospital stays can go! And the meds are no fun :/ Sending prayers and lots of love sweet friend. Hoping Apple can stay put til that 36 week mark. Xoxoxo

  23. Cindy

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I hold my breath everytime I click on the link to your blog…Hoping with all my heart that Apple stays put for a bit longer. It's so difficult when you are missing your babies. Take care.

  24. Anonymous

    July 29th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Oh honey, I'm sure everything will be ok and she will stay in there for a while longer! Praying for you πŸ™‚

  25. Rachel

    July 30th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Praying, sweet mommy.

  26. Nora Spaulding

    July 30th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    lots of prayers and love to you and the lil one!:)

  27. Rachel

    July 30th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Praying, sweet mommy.

  28. katie michelle

    July 30th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    praying for you and your sweet baby girl!!!

  29. The Maxell's

    July 30th, 2012 at 12:04 am

    We will keep you in our prayers! You are so close!!

  30. Sharen

    July 30th, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I'm a fairly new follower of yours and have been reading along throughout your pregnancy. will keep you, little Apple and the rest of your family in my prayers.

  31. Liv

    July 30th, 2012 at 12:10 am

    It is beautiful what you are willing to do for your children. You set such a wonderful example of selflessness as a mother.

  32. raechelmary

    July 30th, 2012 at 12:44 am

    sending good thoughts your way! xo.

  33. brittany

    July 30th, 2012 at 12:48 am

    continuing to pray for you and sweet apple. and chris and your other 2 babies as well. *hugs*

  34. saturated canary

    July 30th, 2012 at 12:54 am

    God bless!! Will keep you in our family prayers…be safe and don't worry about your babies:). Take care.


  35. Julie Ann

    July 30th, 2012 at 12:55 am

    I've been thinking about you all weekend! xo JA

  36. Tiffany

    July 30th, 2012 at 1:19 am

    I am praying for your little one and your heart πŸ™‚

  37. Monique.N

    July 30th, 2012 at 1:19 am

    You are the Giver of life and You designed Casey's womb as the safest most nurturing place for Apple to grow and develop. We ask that You would calm Casey's contractions so You can continue to knit this baby together until she is fully ready, in Your perfect timing, to enter our atmosphere. Thank You for the medical care they are receiving…please guide the physicians that are caring for them. May You give Chris and Casey Your supernatural peace during this time of transition, and grant a smooth arrival for Apple into their waiting arms. Be with their family as they adjust to a new little person, and may Apple bring a whole new measure of love and joy to their family. For His glory…Amen

  38. Leesh

    July 30th, 2012 at 1:21 am

    You, your family and baby Apple are in my thoughts. Hoping for all the best during this time. You are loved so much by your family, friends and readers.

  39. Megan

    July 30th, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Praying for you, sweet baby apple, your babies at home, and that baby will stay put till at least 36 weeks.

  40. Joanna

    July 30th, 2012 at 1:39 am

    I just started following your blog. Prayers going out for you!

  41. Jen

    July 30th, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Oh Casey, I'm so sorry to hear that you are in the hospital. I know just from reading your stories from the past that pregnancy has been filled with the unexpected for you. Just remember that God may be making you face these challenges because He will use it to help you speak into someone else's life. The best gifts in life come at the end of the hardest roads. Praying for you all!

  42. Christa

    July 30th, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Good luck and PRAYING!

  43. Emily

    July 30th, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Sending prayers your way! I went into pre-term labor at 33.5 weeks, was hospitalized, magnesium push to stop labor, terbutaline (sp?) every 6 hours and had a c-section to a healthy 8 lb 1 oz baby at 39 weeks. Praying that baby Apple stays put as long as she can! She just cannot wait to join such an amazing family!!

  44. MJW

    July 30th, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Praying for your sweet family!

  45. The Cantelmo Family

    July 30th, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Oh I hope she makes it to 36 weeks and you get to go home asap! I couldn't imagine how hard that would be for you! Love you lots, Melanie

  46. vanessa aleji

    July 30th, 2012 at 3:37 am

    Prayers and love!

  47. Flor

    July 30th, 2012 at 3:49 am

    oh no! i'm so sorr to hear that!
    sending prayers your way.

  48. Tammy Sizemore

    July 30th, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Oh, God love! It's so hard being away from little one's at home. Praying the little one inside stays there for a couple of more weeks!

  49. Heidi

    July 30th, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Thinking of you and hoping she stays put!!

  50. Anonymous

    July 30th, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Oh this must be so hard for you Casey…Sending lots of love your way. I pray Apple hibernates for another 3 weeks. Please stay put little one!!! I hope the meds work and you get through this. My thoughts are always with you & Chris and Aiden & Ain's at home. Blessings to you, just take it easy, and rest, rest, rest dear one! xo

  51. andrea grace

    July 30th, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Hospital stay sucks but it's for the best. I was showing signs of preterm labor and went 3 days past due date! Good luck and hope baby stays in til 36 weeks!

  52. Merylu

    July 30th, 2012 at 7:25 am

    A big, big, big hug to you! Take care!

  53. Anonymous

    July 30th, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Better to be safe than sorry my friend! Get lots of rest…you'll need it when Apple gets here!


  54. Martie @ Spunkyrella

    July 30th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Seems like baby Apple canΒ΄t wait to finally meet her family πŸ™‚ We all pray for her – youΒ΄ll be safe, girl.DonΒ΄t worry!


  55. MJ

    July 30th, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I hope Apple stays inside a little longer! I had those meds, every 6 hours.. and I also felt it's side effects. It works though, my contractions went from being 3min apart to stopping & giving my baby another 5 days inside. That meant alot for a 27wkr. Good are close to the end, everything will be okay x

  56. Kathy Schneider

    July 30th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Hugs and prayers

  57. Therese

    July 30th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Praying for strength and endurance, and a longer baking time!

  58. Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny

    July 30th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Thinking of you friend!! Wishing you ALL the best!!! xoxo

  59. mrjasperson

    July 30th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Stay in there, Apple!!
    As a NICU parent-every day she stays in there is a great day. πŸ™‚ I know you feel the same.
    Prayers, Megan

  60. mrjasperson

    July 30th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Oh- (just left a post) forgot to ask– is the med they are giving you magnesium? I hated how that made me feel, as well. Prayers, Megan

  61. Jess @ Colorful Ones

    July 30th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Oh my goodness… you, your little Apple, and your entire family are in my prayers!

  62. Jess @ Colorful Ones

    July 30th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Oh my goodness – thanks for the update! You, your little Apple, and your entire family are on my prayer list!!!

  63. Chelsea

    July 30th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Sending some prayers up for you and your sweet family!

  64. The Ivys

    July 30th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Oh, Casey. I know it's so hard to be away from your babies – I am also a mommy that does not welcome the separation.

    Just remember…
    This. Is. Temporary.

    You'll be back home as a family of 5 before you know.

    Praying that God uses this time to grow you as a wife, a mother and as His daughter. Hang in there, sweet girl.

    James 1:2-4
    Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

  65. Sandra

    July 30th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Praying everything goes smoothly and you stay strong!

  66. Anonymous

    July 30th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    BIG HUGE HUGS & KISSES & THOUGHTS & PRAYERS going out to you and your sweet family Casey. xo Lissa

  67. his little lady

    July 30th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    continuing to pray for you and baby Apple. fingers crossed you can keep her put for a few more weeks.
    xo TJ

  68. Priya

    July 30th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I hate that you have to be in the hospital and away from your kids! Wish things were easier for you Casey. In my prayers!!

    perfectly priya

  69. Southern Girl's Kitchen

    July 30th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I was admitted at 32 weeks and had my daughter at 34 weeks..Praying for you and your family! xoxo Erika

  70. pakosta

    July 30th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I am so sorry you are away from your babies, my heart hurts from you because I KNOW how I would feel in this situation. even though mine are 12 and 11 now, I STILL have a hard time being away from them! I worry constantly even if I am just out for an hour….try to just rest and keep yourself as busy as you can, maybe write in journals or draw them some pictures/love notes to send home for them when someone comes to visit! much love and hugs! can't wait to see the new baby!

  71. Michaela {au naturel design}

    July 30th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Just found your blog and to hear your speak on faith is overwhelmingly powerful. Stay strong and I'll will be praying for your growing family.

  72. Annelise @ Aunie Sauce

    July 30th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    I pray for you EVERYDAY. For you, for your family, for baby Apple, for Chris, for the kids @ home… all of you. Sending loves β™₯

  73. Lottie

    July 30th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    thinking of you and sending you lots of positive thoughts.

    just a few more weeks baby apple, hang in there.

  74. Jen

    July 30th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Praying for you and sweet Apple! Hopefully she will stay put a few more weeks : )

  75. Sarai McDowell

    July 30th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I am praying, praying, praying.


  76. Kacee

    July 30th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Hi Casey,
    I just wanted to let you know I am thinking and praying for you and your family. This hard time will be soooo worth it when Apple blesses you with her presence. (HUGS) I also sent you a personal email.

  77. coach-daddy

    July 30th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    You're on our minds for sure! Maybe you're just hooked on hospital food and tiny TVs …

  78. Ruthie Hart

    July 30th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    oh Casesy I am so sorry girl!! The Lord has great plans for little Apple and this will be good time for you to rest before her arrival. I bet it is SO hard to leave your babies all week but thank god for modern technology!!!!!!! Keep us posted!

  79. ginanorma

    July 30th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    WE and Jesus are holding you!!!

  80. Nicole Buckingham

    July 30th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    hugs to you today!!! just really big huge hugs.


  81. Shug in Boots

    July 30th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    bless your heart, i can't imagine. i don't remember now, but i thought i read before that you have been through this with your other children as well? may god give you peace and keep you and apple in his tender care until the time is right. πŸ™‚

  82. Miss Emily K.

    July 30th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    praying for you and baby apple!

  83. Taylor

    July 31st, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Sending you lots of prayers!!!

  84. Kerry Louise

    July 31st, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Praying for you. Hope Apple stays put for a few more weeks!

  85. the world so sweet

    July 31st, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Gosh Casey! Im so glad that they were able to stop the labor. I know its so hard to be away from the other 2. Ive been there. Saying a prayer for you today. Praying that you would feel the peace that surpasses all understanding. Peace because this IS Apple's story. This is you and your husbands story, this is where the Lord has you. That always gives me some comfort- even in the hard moments. Sometimes none of it make sense but it does to Him and one day- when we see him face to face, it will to us too πŸ™‚

  86. Joyeful

    July 31st, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Wow, tears! I just couldn't take being away from my babies that long either! Praying for your little ones–they'll be just fine πŸ™‚ And for Apple to be delivered at just the right time–God's timing.

  87. Leah

    July 31st, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Keeping you and your loved ones in my prayers.

  88. Meghan

    July 31st, 2012 at 4:39 am

    sending all my love mommacita.

    praying for you daily.

  89. Danielle

    July 31st, 2012 at 5:39 am

    Keeping you in my thoughts sweet girl! It will all be worth it once Apple is here but I can't imagine how difficult it is to be away from your kids!

  90. Tiffany Martinkus

    July 31st, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    You poor thing! I'm sorry you have to go through all that. But what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. And you're an incredibly strong, beautiful woman! Hang in there!

  91. Anonymous

    July 31st, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Praying for you and your family! Being away from the babies is hard I can imagine. Hang in there! I don't know if I've told you this, but I love the name you chose. I first heard it a few years ago when Gwyneth Paltrow named her daughter that and I've always wanted an Apple since then. When I saw your name pick, I was like, no way! So rare and so beautiful. πŸ™‚

  92. Sir Jackson Peaks

    July 31st, 2012 at 10:57 pm


    We hope you and Apple are doing well. We have just returned from Dallas and were thinking of you as we checked here for updates/news. We are farm from the D but please never hesitate if there is anything we can do for you or your sweet family.

    Love from Denver,
    Jordan & Emily

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