This week I really jinxed myself with the bed rest comment. My doctor did indeed order me to bed rest yesterday at my weekly appointment. Up until now, he had been telling me to avoid "unnecessary activities."So, I wasn't really surprised to hear this. I guess I was hoping he would say, "Let's just do a C-Section tomorrow." My hands have been really swollen this week, and my blood pressure is creeping up just slightly higher than it had been. I'm really okay with the bed rest, but the big question seems to always come back to "what exactly is considered bed rest?"
So today is my first full day of bed rest and it's only 1:00 p.m. I'm really not doing much differently than I've been doing when I'm at home - moving between my bedroom and my office. I could do this for another couple weeks without too much complaining. The only problem is I love getting out of the house at least once a day.
I was a little disappointed to find that my effacement and dilation hadn't changed at all since my appointment last week. With all the cramps and pains I've been feeling, I was sure something more was happening. The doctor figures another 10 days or so, but my family is famous for late births. I'm talking two weeks late to the point where induction is necessary (according to the doctors). I'm hoping to be the exception to the rule.
I'm confident, though, that labor will begin next weekend, when my doctor is
taking three days off for his son's wedding, my in-laws are moving, and my
nephew is having a birthday party. That would be the logical time for this
to happen - I think our child will have my husband's sense of humor, so that
would be most appropriate!