Tuesday, February 8, 2011

UPDATE: Bed Rest - Day Cinco

 A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside... when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.

Sorry if this seems all scattered.  I write as I remember things!

Laying in bed has been the best time for Elliot and I to bond (ie. let her kick the snot out of me)!  I've even found different positions that make her kick me, and others that highly suggest she stop!

As of today, my contractions have become fewer, but they are still just as strong.  I've finished my antibiotic, and there hasn't been much of a change since then.  My hormone pills seem to be working, but just in the sense that I haven't been getting sick since I've started taking them...This is a big change from the all day morning sickness I've had since I was 4 weeks pregnant!  I might request she leave me on those for a while ;)  Tomorrow I'll call the doc and see if we can get on some different contraction medicine.

Here of some things I dream of if/when I get off bed rest:
1. Going outside
2. Walking
3. Doing laundry (scary, right?!)
4. Driving
5. Grocery shopping (I know...it's THAT bad!)
6. Date night with Jarrod
7. Going out to eat
8. Not have some one wait on me hand and foot (although, it is nice at times!)

On a more positive note, the nice thing about being on bed rest is I don't have to go out in this awful weather, and I get to stay in my sweats all day!

Until later...


Sorry if the belly picture weirds you out..this is a picture of Elliot mid-contraction!  To put it into perspective, my stomach is still normally pretty flat(ish) when I lay down.  

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jill..it's Amanda hubbs...that picture is freaky but also amazing with what it looks like during a contraction. I am praying your symptoms will decrease and you are allowed to move more. I am currently 6 wks prego with our second. Motherhood is such a wonderful gift and these few months stuck in bed will seem like days once she is here. hopefully it will go by fast for you and you will be allowed to move more soon! Keep us updated on your condition!