Hello, lovely friends!
I’ve been a little off the grid the past few days, although some of you probably already saw that I have been put on bed rest until further notice. I’ll jsut start from the beginning. Grab a cup of coffee, because it’s gonna be a long one.
It all started last week – one of the most stressful weeks I’ve had in all of pregnancy so far. In fact, I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said it was the most stressful week of pregnancy ever. Work was a mess. I was actually going to post something on Friday about what is up with my job, since I never really talk about it. One of my coworkers quit and a lot of other stuff was going on.
My husband was also on a business trip & we had a major miscommunication that week. So between those two things, being alone most the week, not getting any good sleep, and just being generally exhausted from pregnancy, I was stressed to the max.
My husband got home really late Friday. Saturday, we decided to go shopping for him (although we bought nothing!), so I was up and moving a lot that day. I realize that the baby dropped Saturday. I had tons of pelvic, hip, & back pressure/pain from her sitting so low. I kept telling my husband that it feels like she wants to come out. It was the weirdest feeling!
Then I woke up Sunday to totally random bleeding. I called labor & delivery, and of course, they wanted me to come in. It turns out that I have an infection, am starting to dilate, and was having some contractions. The baby looked great though, and they just wouldn’t stop saying how she looked so good according to the monitor. The whole experience at the hospital was actually really good. I felt totally calm (thanks to Hypnobabies, I’m sure). But I did get a little freaked out at the thought that we could be having a baby. Now!
my view from the couch
They said that at 34 weeks and on, they don’t try to stop labor since babies are usually fine after that point. Boy, was that was news to me! Anyway, I didn’t dilate anymore so they figured the contractions weren’t strong enough to be doing anything and sent me home. They ordered bed rest for me to make sure that labor doesn’t have the chance to start up again.
To say I am relieved is an understatement. For those of you who read my bumpdates, I have been subtly mentioning how ready I am to be done with work. If you asked me last week if I was overdoing it, I’d probably say, “Eh, maybe sometimes, but I am just doing my job and I have so much to do!” But looking back, I have totally been overdoing it. My stress levels are so high. I get Braxton Hicks every day at work from moving around too much. Because my work is busy & I’m so involved at times, I have been unable to see that I’ve been over doing it & not taking the best care of myself.
I’m definitely going to be on bedrest for this whole week. I’m not sure if it will be lifted if things start to look better. I told my doctor that my intuition this whole pregnancy is that she would come early. She said, “Yeah, I really don’t see you making it to full term at this point.” My mom also agrees. I have to say, that’s a lot intuition on my side for an early baby, which is crazy! I of course want the healthiest baby possible, but also wouldn’t mind meeting her soon if she is ready. 😉
Hubby has already been taking amazing care of me. He grocery shopped for us after we left the hospital, picked up a prescription for me, and made me a great chicken sandwich. It definitely gives me confidence that he’ll take wonderful care of me in labor and after our daughter arrives.
Although the weekend was a little crazy, I am thankful for God’s literal answer to my prayers for rest and the opportunity to be home & not stressed in these final weeks.
Questions for You:
- Gimme your dute date guesses! April 17th is my “due date” as of now.
- Who do you love to take care of you when you need it?