I lost that battle on Tuesday. I had been having contractions since last Saturday, insane back pain and a host of other issues. I avoided it as long as I could and then I had to go in.
At my last appt with my doctor I was told my cervix length was in the "low range" of normal. It was a 2.8 when it should have been a 3-3.5. So I knew that there was a chance I could be dilating from this whole deal or that my cervix was thinning more. Both things are bad when you are but 29 weeks pregnant, so I went in.
|The best part about being in L&D is getting to hear the baby's heartbeat for so long! The best sound.|
I made a little post about it, just letting people know (it is just easier than calling family individually) and holy cow, I have been so humbled by the outpouring of support and love. I am not supposed to clean or do laundry--things that are physically taxing. It's only till my appointment on Wednesday. (I am hopeful my doctor will take me off it.) I feel bad that so many people are offering to help and bringing us dinner and messages of support. It's not as if I am on strict bed rest where the baby is in danger or something. I guess I just don't feel like it's that serious and that I am usurping their care & attention away from things/people that really need it? I don't know. I have a big issue accepting help from people, especially when I don't think I need it specifically.
|Our neighbor that I have only met once brought us two meals, knitted socks for me and Gracie and carrot cake. I mean, how freaking nice!!|
So, for now, I am just taking it easy. Gracie is looooving it because it means that she gets to watch a movie or two each day so I can lay down for a bit when I need to.
There is a post wide baby shower thing I registered for way back in September (The Air Force Key Spouse Family Readiness throws a big shower for the pregnant women on the base (that are affiliated with the military) every quarter. It's awesome and a chance to meet more mommy's that are due around the same time you are.) that I am really hoping to be able to go to on Monday. I figure I am just going to sit in a chair and eat food...I should be okay, right? Especially if I take it easy this weekend?
I don't know, we will see how I feel on Monday, I guess!
See ya back here tomorrow for the bumpdate! (I swear, one day it will be on time and be posted on Saturday LOL)