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I'm a 36yr old, wife, wannabe mom, horticulturalist, halfass knitter, and sometimes runner, searching for my grace

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Last Week

Yesterday began my last official week of bed rest. Thank the Lord! We are now 35weeks and 1 day pregnant. No one ever thought we'd make it this far. I've been promoted to moderate bed rest last week and so I have been doing light housekeeping and I go up and down stairs once a day. Next week I will go back to work. What? Yes next week I'm going back to work. I haven't driven a car in 15 weeks or stood up/ sat up for longer than 2 hours in 15 weeks and now I am going to work an 8 hour day and drive 30 minutes to and from work. I am crazy but that's how I roll. This week I am planning a massive grocery store trip after my doctor appointment Wed. and then trying to cook and freeze some meals for while I'm working and after Faith arrives. We have been living off food prepared by our church and meals my DH cooks. Bless his heart he has done a fabulous job, and I want to help out while I can. I have a feeling work will be hard on me and I won't want to cook when I get home.

We have our last u/s on Wed. A growth scan to see how ginormous Faith will be. I have read that these late u/s can be off as much as 2lbs either way. My hospital bag is packed. The car seat is in the car, we have diapers, wipes, blankets and clothes. I don't have breast pump or bottles yet, but I'm not worried about that. I'm still scared something will go horribly wrong but I'm trying hard to be prepared for things to go right.


Good Timing said...

Wow!! Yay for 3 weeks, that is so awesome! I am glad you beat the odds and surprised everyone by making it this far! Have fun back at work, although I am sure you won't be there for long! :) Happy cooking!

Birdie said...

Wow!! So happy for you that you are now 35 weeks!!! And you sound so on top of things...already got your bag packed & working on meals. That's great! I'm now 37 weeks. I finally got my bag packed this past week and got her nursery mostly ready. Now I finally feel like I can relax a little! It's a good feeling to feel that you are somewhat prepared! I don't have everything needed for pumping yet either. But at our breastfeeding class, the lactation consultant recommended not pumping until the baby is 5 weeks old anyway, so I feel like we have some time for that. I'm so happy for you!! :)

Sue said...

Congrats on making it this far - hope it's all smooth sailing from now until Faith arrives!

Panamahat said...

Whooo hooo!!!

Stacey said...

35 weeks! Amazing. I'm so glad your bed rest is over and that you were able to get so much done regardless. I'm anxiously awaiting the post that will introduce us to your long-awaited daughter!