I am 35 weeks today – only five more weeks to go and probably less with the way things are going. Yesterday I had another check-up and my midwife has put me on partial bed rest. Essentially, I will be on bed rest every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and every night until the baby comes. Since this decision was made on a Wednesday, this week I will be on bed rest Friday – Sunday. The bed rest is mostly because I am so swollen and we can’t seem to get the swelling to go down. My feet look like Fred Flintstone’s – yabba, dabba, do! They hope that by me lying down with my feet elevated as much as possible will help minimize the swelling.
My type A personality is not thrilled about this, but I am glad it is just partial and I can work four days a week. It was hard last night having Matthew get everything and do everything for me, but I did okay. He is so patient and sweet, but firm and determined to keep me from being on my feet and busy.
My parents are driving down to Nashville as I type, and I hate that I won’t get to be very involved in everything that they will be doing while they are here. They don’t care though. lol. They want Eli and I to be healthy – so I will probably have three people scolding me to elevate my feet, instead of just Matthew.
I’ve been trying to think of things I can do while on bed rest. Here is what I have come up with:
- finish my thank you cards from my last two showers
- write that darn birth plan
- read some of those parenting books I ordered
- update my pregnancy journal (I am behind)
- rest (that is the point, isn’t it?)
Any other ideas?
Matthew and I also just set up a blog for Elias, which we will write from his perspective. I think it is so cute. Check it out. This will mostly be for our family and loved ones who are scattered across the country.
PS – Check out the sweet letter Matthew wrote to Elias.