Friday, January 6, 2012

it's been quite the month!

A month ago today I was happily and busily bustling around getting things organized, making Christmas presents, and planning fun activities for the holidays. Two days later we were in the hospital for a night because I was having lots of contractions, and then I was promptly put on bedrest because my body was threatening to go into labor at 30 weeks. At the time I thought to myself "OK, I can do bedrest for two weeks until my next appointment and then they will tell me everything is fine again and I'll be back up." But the contractions never stopped completely. Most of the time they are only 2 or 3 an hour, but sometimes they get as close together as 3-5 minutes, especially if I get up and walk around for more than a few minutes at a time. So I have been relegated to bedrest until 37 weeks.

I've been on bedrest for 4 weeks now, right through Christmas, our 3rd anniversary, and New Year's. We were planning to fly to Oregon for Christmas with Thomas's family, but we had to cancel those plans, sadly. But Thomas found ways to make each event fun and special even though we couldn't go anywhere. Unfortunately there are no pictures of him because he's good at avoiding the camera.

We made a gingerbread house on Christmas Eve.

Happy to be sitting up for a little while :)

Our little Christmas tree.

On Christmas morning, Thomas made this delicious raspberry french toast casserole.

I gave it a thumbs-up (please ignore the messy hair).

For Christmas dinner Thomas made steaks and roasted veggies.

It was amazing!

Reading one of my Christmas presents from Thomas :)

A few days later, a Christmas package from my family in South Africa arrived... so we had a second Christmas :)

The 28th of December was our 3rd anniversary, and since we couldn't go out on a date, Thomas brought home dinner and roses :)

On New Year's Eve we stayed up and celebrated with sparkling apple cider and banana pudding (a random craving of mine).

I took a little break from bedrest to get a baby bump picture at 32.5 weeks. 
Baby boy is getting huge!

I'm now 34 weeks, and both my midwives and doctor have said that they will be shocked if I make it to 40 weeks. They think my due date is off, too, because baby is measuring over a week ahead. If I go into labor after January 18th, they won't stop it. So we could potentially have a baby in less than two weeks. Yikes! They want me to stay on bedrest until the 24th, just to be safe.

In other big news, we are moving on the 28th! Yay! I'll be 37 weeks pregnant (or possibly have a tiny new baby). Not so yay. But we really need to move and I love the new apartment that we finally decided on. It's about twice the size of the one we're in right now, which is completely overtaken with baby stuff. Haha.
I'm not allowed to to any packing or moving, so it will all be up to Thomas and some wonderful friends who have volunteered to help.

As boring as bedrest can be, the past 4 weeks have actually gone relatively quickly. Time is starting to drag a little more now that we are closer to the end, though.
But the baby will be here before we know it, and with moving and everything else going on, the next few weeks (especially after I get off of bedrest) are going to be busy and exciting.

1 comment:

  1. Hang in there sweet Sarah! We are praying for you both...(all 3 of you!)
    I didn't know you were moving! Is it in the same complex?


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