Maybe most people don't rejoice to be on bed rest; but let me tell ya--I LOVE IT. I went to sleep smiling last night because of all these wonderful things:
-- No more IV
-- I have not needed meds for contractions for 3 days now.
-- My contractions have been so well behaved and the baby has had such a strong, steady heart beat that I am only hooked up to a monitor twice a day for an hour. That means no nurses doing vitals in the middle of the night, no monitors to accidentally knock out of place when I make the slightest move, and no chords/straps/tubes to keep out of the toilet when I sit down!
-- I am not bored at all! In fact, I've had such a backlog of computer work and phone calls I've needed to make that I'm feeling quite productive and busy.
-- I am able to take time to do girlie stuff that I would NEVER do otherwise (thanks, Rosie for the pink toe polish and stickers!):
-- I can wear my own clothes now instead of those sexy backless gowns--which means when friends come to visit, we can be a colorful bunch (thanks, Lori and Rosie for the visit--and the treats!):
-- Okay, so she has a bug bite, a scratch on her nose, and very messy hair--but who wouldn't love getting see this face every day on bed rest?
--My belly is the biggest it's ever been and with any luck will continue to get bigger (excuse the no make-up day):
--I have the comfort of knowing Brynn is in good hands while I'm not available--thanks to Auntie Heather:
So overall, what do I have to complain about? Bed rest isn't bad at all. And I'm convinced that anyone who'd been in the NICU for four months would agree!
SO Happy to still be pregnant,
Noah's 5th Birthday
2 months ago