Friday, January 29, 2010

At least I will be well rested?

So I am now on bed rest... Full and complete, only a five minute shower a day, you really shouldn't be getting up for anything except to pee bed rest.

I am not really sick or anything but my blood pressure has just been higher than what the doc wants (but not that high) so it is preventive bed rest, but most likely until she is born :( but I feel fine... And!!! my blood pressure is fine when I am at home, it is just when I go into the doctors office that I get nervous and it goes up! grrr.

to go to
the doctor's twice a week
for check-ups


the hospital once a week
for monitoring for a couple hours!
The labor and delivery nurses are going to know me real well before this little girl comes out!

Currently (if you look at my sidebar widget pregnancy counter thingy) we are at 33 weeks. The doctor warned us that we might have to get her out of there sooner than her due date if things don't clear up, so I am just hoping and praying that everything will be fine (it was for the monitoring at the hospital today, go me!) and that we can at least make it to 37 weeks (the end of Feb) so that she is considered full term and won't have to go to the NICU.

Pray that we can figure out a schedule, Kyle is going to try working from home so he can be here to help me. He is also going to have to take care of all the housework and errands since I am not allowed to do any of it. Also that I will be able to be "good" and stay in bed and let others do things for me. That baby and I will stay healthy and that I can carry her to full term. We are trying to figure out all that we will need, help-wise and baby preparedness-wise so we can get help from friends.

I know God has a reason behind all of this, and I am trying to look for that. I think I have found a few... I really need to learn to let go and let others take care of things, and not try to take it all on myself to do. I need to lean on God for my strength. I need to remember that he will never give me more than I can handle. That's what I have so far, and I am sure much more will come out of this as the weeks go by...


Mama Mote said...

I wish I was there to help you out, Carrie. Will pray for your time and for Kyle as he takes up more responsibility. But, as you know, it will all be worth it to see your healthy little girl in the end. Thanks for keeping us updated. love and hugs to all three of you

Kristen Borland said...

oh girl... i will be praying for you! i know how hard this is! but it WILL be okay!

i really hope you have a laptop. that was a lifesaver for me!!

Priscilla said...

Oh, my, Carrie. Praying for you, sweetie! Yay, Kyle! You are such a good husband and daddy-to-be!! I know your family and new church family/friends will be lovin' on you too! Hang in there, my friend and you can get lots of knitting done :)

Rachel Slagle said...

hi carrie... i've been a lurker for a while and just wanted to let you know that i have been praying for you little baby girl... and your husband too :) hang in there and and like you said God is in control.