Friday, February 5, 2010

1 week down

only 5.5 more weeks to go...

So far bed rest has been going okay so far. Still working on keeping comfortable on the couch, it is a fabulous squishy couch, but you just sink down too far when you are on your side, so my hips have been hurting from all the pressure that is put on them. I have started putting pillows at the areas where my hips are, but if you have to readjust at all you have to move EVERYTHING! yikes. I am trying not to do my bed rest actually IN BED so that way when I go to bed at night it's like a respite, and for sleeping only, and I try to not nap during the day so that I can actually sleep at night, and I have been sleeping really well at night! thank goodness!

A friend brought over a collection of Rogers and Hammerstein movies for me to borrow, those will keep me entertained for the next few afternoons. Watched the King and I yesterday and am watching Oklahoma today! Another friend who has an extensive DVD collection has offered to bring me a bunch of movies to borrow as well, plus I have been getting stuff on Netflix.

Kyle has set up the laptop out here in the living room on some boxes so it is at the right level next to the couch so I don't have to get up to use it.

I just wish that I could be a little more mobile so that I could do productive things while I am stuck here, like cutting out quilt pieces, or knitting (it's hard to knit when you are supposed to stay on your side, even in a reclining position), or working on the crib bumper and skirt, or sanding and painting the nursery furniture. *sigh* it's really hard to stay on bed rest when you are in full blown nesting mode and in your last month and half of pregnancy!

We are still waiting to hear if Kyle can work from home and how that will all work out. My mom has started a meals calendar for us, so there will be a little bit less for him to do when he gets home from work some days, because dinner will be waiting for him! yay! My mom has also been able to come over a couple of afternoons this week and just hang out so I am not completely alone and she has done a little bit of housework for us, which helps Kyle out a bunch too. Poor man, he is getting a whirlwind education in what it's like to be a wife and mother and housekeeper all at once, while still having to be husband and breadwinner.

We had another ultrasound on Monday just to make sure Baby Girl wasn't having any issues from my high BP before. She is looking really really healthy and already 5lbs 6oz! We got to see her full face, it looks like she has the Anderson/Svindal (my mom's side of the family) chin, and she has the cutest chubby looking cheeks! I want to squeeze and kiss them so much! We only have 2.5 more weeks until we are full term and then anything can happen... but if we can go 40 weeks full term that will be good.

Until next time... I will still be here.


Mama Mote said...

Good for you, Carrie. Keep doing what you need to do. It'll be worth it in the end, as you probably already know. Good for your mom and your meals. I'd send one to you, too, but I'm afraid it wouldn't do well in the mail. Hope you can stay comfortable for the next 5+ weeks. love and hugs And praying for Kyle, too, as he takes on more than he expected. hugs to him

Kristen Borland said...

you can make it!! i remember being sooo uncomfortable, even lying down on my side constantly. just imagine how good it will feel when the baby is out and in your arms and you can be comfortable again! so nice!!