Wednesday, March 15, 2006

4.5 weeks.

That's 4.5 weeks left in the vertical world. At 20 weeks I will become part of the horizontal world. Strict bed rest. Only up to pee and shower. I bet I notice things about this apartment I never noticed before.

I wish I could figure out how to post a damn picture...I have to work on that. Once I figure it out how, I'll post where I've been hiding lately. It's pure paradise and it's killing me that for 20 long weeks I will not be able to go there.

I promised you guys the plan so here it is:
• Cerclage placed at 14 weeks. This all went smoothly. A little intense being in an operating room WIDE AWAKE, but all in all it was fine. The spinal wasn't so bad either. I guess nothing will compare to the spinal/epidural nightmare when I delivered T&O. I'm sure that won't happen again. My new doc is incredible...a real mama bear in that hospital. I'm glad she's on my side.
• TEN 10oz glasses of water a day plus Gatorade. Trust me, it's a lot.
• Dr. visits weekly from 14-? weeks. We're playing this one week by week. That ole lazy cervix of mine will not have much time to sleep on the job.
• Work from home starting at 14 weeks.
• Bed rest starting at 20 weeks. That means me horizontal, flat, in bed for 20 weeks/140 days/5 months. However you add it up, it seems like forever. Haven't fully processed this as of yet. But I am starting to think of apt. modifications that will help me from going crazy or having to get up more than absolutely necessary.

***GOAL***
One beautiful big fat bouncing baby. Alive and kicking. Born at 40 weeks. Sept 3.
***GOAL with extra points***
Same as above with no stay in the hospital, a quick, easy, complication-free delivery and both MaMa and baby home with Daddy within 48 hours.

5 Comments:

Blogger Tertia said...

For bed rest tips, just ask me ;-)

Good luck, you are doing the right thing

xx

1:14 PM  
Anonymous jeniigirl said...

hey sista!
prescription for the bed rest:
i best mate coming to give you a couple days of friendship bliss coupled with lots of tivo... will send my request of tivo watching with you!
can't wait to spend time with you... ONE BIG SLUMBER PARTY!
missing you
xoxoxo

6:05 AM  
Anonymous Tommy Himself said...

Slumber party sounds cool! I won't go, 'cuz I'm a boy, but maybe I know a gal who'd dig it.

I'm voting for the Goal + Extra Points. OK?

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think these are the times that DVDs of TV shows were made for. we have a bunch, so if you feel like you never quite caught up with Scrubs or all four seasons of Felicity, I'm your girl.

oh,and what's your favorite ice cream flavor? i'll be bringing some over.
xo
jacks

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Netflix! Loads of TV shows on DVD to watch.

Plus, you've got my number, I'll entertain you as best I can. ;)

C'mon Sept 3rd!

XOXOXO
Melissa

2:45 PM  

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