2 Mommies and a Baby
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
a little longer
Not exactly ready for the child birth part, but ready for bed rest to be over.
And if pushing the child out sooner rather than later ends the bed rest, then I think she’ll embrace the child birth.
She has joined some Yahoo! Groups that involve bed rest and other pregnancy complications.
We know how lucky we are that she has only been on bed rest for 6 weeks so far and that everything seems to be looking good for the baby so far.
We know how lucky we are that we made it this far – we’ll be 34 weeks tomorrow.
But she is uncomfortable, miserable about missing very simple daily activities, tired of TV, achy due to the cot in the living room, the muscles have atrophied and Lois has actually lost weight (probably from losing all that muscle).
We went on full alert on November 22nd that this kid could come any minute. We are ecstatic that he’s stayed put as long as he has.
I am pushing for 3 more weeks, Lois is thinking that at the 35 week mark, she’s getting up and doing some sort of exercise that involves jumping jacks or a trampoline.
He did get the steroid shots, so we should be in fairly good shape at this point. He should be over 5 lbs.
We have the orientation at the pediatrician’s office tomorrow night and Lois is determined to go. She’s been so good this far, that I want to have her come with me.
Then, Salina (our pregnancy buddy) is having her baby shower on January 13th. We’ll be over 35 weeks then and Lois thinks it’s imperative that we make it to that.
When I heard our OB say she’ll lighten up on the strict bed rest at 36 weeks, Lois seemed to hear her say “35 weeks.”
I am estimating this little guy will be born on January 26th (my mother’s birthday).
Actually, after all of this drama, I’m thinking he’ll come past his due date. Lois will kill me for saying that.
Lois is convinced he is coming this weekend. I don’t know why, but she’s convinced of it. I think she’s just wishing it.
No, the room hasn’t been touched. No, we still don’t have a crib. No, we have not gotten the car seat yet. We should get it on Thursday night, then Lois’ brother, who is a cop, will have his buddy who is certified come over and install it for us.
Hang in there a few more weeks, Lo.
Andrew needs just a little more time. Hell, we need a little more time too!