Saturday, 27 September 2008

Bedrest

I've put myself on bedrest for the weekend. I've had a few more terrible nights of back pain, nausea and no sleep. I thought if I stay still during the day and don't move around too much that it might help me sleep at night. We'll see. My doctor said I'm making progress towards labor--2cm dilated on Friday, and I've started having contractions, and I have a few other tell tale signs that labor is most likely approaching soon. I'll be so happy if the little bundle decides to come a few days early! My uncle painted the painting you see above. It's at my mom's house. I love it. I think it's a copy of something, but I'm not sure what. Last night I thought of it when I was struggling to get comfortable. I turned on the ambient sounds on my iPhone to try to help me sleep. There's a birds option, but I chose crickets last night. I laid there thinking of this painting. I also tried to remind myself to be grateful--grateful for the baby to come, for the 6 pillows I have to help me get comfortable (I love pillows and they make such a big difference to my pregnant belly!), for the fact that I don't have to work right now, and for the husband who will rub my back and bring me anything (he even put the baby monitor next to me so I could ask for things from the baby room, where I've been staying, so that I don't have to get up). I thought about so many pregnant women, especially single moms to be, who may not have these things. I finally fell asleep at about 7AM today.

5 comments:

Pretty Jane said...

I truly expected to be put on bedrest last week when I was having slight contractions at 34 weeks--instead, they sent me home with our new baby! Hard to believe I was so worried about a little bedrest inconvenience, and in the end we could've had a horrible scare. Enjoy this last time to dream for your baby, and I know we'll all be excited for you when you're no longer pregnant, but holding your little one! Bedrest is funner when your baby shares it with you, I'm finding... :)

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh sweet girl, I'm so sorry you're not sleeping good...this is such a hard time in pregnancy...five times for this ol' gal!!! What was I thinking?? But I so love my boys.....You are such a sweetheart for thinking of others and their pregnancies...all I can say is just rest as much as you can, WHEN you can....so you'll be ready for the birth of your sweet angel ~ xxoo, Dawn

msaims said...

oh yes... bleck! uncomfortable. i'm sure it just the body trying to prepare you for the lack of sleep soon to come but it's still a yucky feeling. i remember for the last week at home the only place i was comfy was in the bath!

i am getting just a wee bit excited don't you know?

Country French Antiques said...

Oh, but so worth it all in the end!
Hope you feel better and best of luck to you and your baby!

Michelle said...

Oh no, I am so sorry you can't sleep! How terrible, but how wonderful to have Andrew to help you, I know he is being so considerate and great to you now, you are a lucky, lucky girl. I can't wait to meet he new Metcalf.