Bedrest Sucks

And I say this as probably one of the laziest people I know. I thought I’d be able to get around it by sitting and writing, but no. My OB was VERY specific, she wants me horizontal for a minimum of four and preferably six hours per day in addition to how ever many hours I sleep per night. Old girl was so exact in her instructions I wonder if she was a social worker in a previous life. But here’s the thing, and shame on me for not thinking about it a long time ago, I doubt they’re going to take me off bedrest. I mean, if staying horizontal keeps my uterus nice and full of fluid, why on earth would they have me stop doing it? My neo is stone-cold gangsta and I suspect this is going to be very much a Star Chamber situation. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Then again, maybe I’m just pessimistic. Whit said he thinks she’ll just tell me to take it easy. Uh no. Nobody goes from telling me to be “horizontal six hours per day,” to “just take it easy.” Especially not this chick. Lisa just laughed at me, because I was too dense to realize what was going on.

So I’m remaining horizontal six hours a day and drinking 100 ounces of water daily. I do manage to cook a few meals per week, and I’m somehow keeping up with the laundry. Otherwise my house is a freaking mink slide.

Today is not going very well for the most part. The baby was very active all day yesterday. I woke up early this morning to go to the bathroom. Usually if I have trouble going to sleep I’ll just put my hand on my belly and feel him moving around and that usually lulls me back to sleep. This morning he wasn’t moving. After lying there for an hour in increasing panic I finally got up. I’ve been holding back tears for most of the morning, but he’s finally starting to move around a bit. It’s still scary because I ate a cookie yesterday and I have been avoiding sugar like crazy. My glucose levels were good, but it’s simply not worth the risk. If nothing else this will teach me to follow my diet no matter what. It’s just too scary when I don’t.

I mentioned in a previous post that I really want a rocker recliner for when the baby comes. Well Friday we went to the Lazboy store and got this one. It’s so very comfy and I can’t wait until it’s delivered. I think I’ll probably start sleeping in it soon. For some reason sleeping in my bed makes my hips hurt. Normally I’m a tummy sleeper and sleeping on my sides is very hard. I’m hoping it’ll be better in the recliner.

 

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3 thoughts on “Bedrest Sucks

  1. Ros…I’m sorry it’s so been so rough today. I hope it’s not too bad the rest of the time.

    Since you have to spend time flat on your back, have you thought about dictating your writing and then having someone else type it up for you? If that works for you, it might keep you from going totally stir crazy.

  2. Hey Roz, Oh my gosh, I’ve been away for so long! Yes yes, please stay horizontal. I know it’s not easy, but it will be such a blessed pay off 🙂

    Everything is going to be just FINE! And um, can I be a cyber God mother?

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