Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Two weeks down..
I have noticed a definite increase in the frequency of my contractions this week. I have to be super careful about how much I move around and how many trips I take to the bathroom. I'm still having under 10-12 contractions per day, but that is because I am lying on my side and not moving much for a lot of the day. Once Elijah and Dan get home, I usually get up a little bit more than I should.
One thing I have continued to do is put Elijah to bed at night. Dan does all of the lifting, but I do the fun parts: reading, snuggling, praying and talking. I would be a mess if I couldn't have that time with my little boy every day and I'm very thankful for it. It keeps me happy and feeling semi-normal.
We will see how my contractions are doing in the morning, but I'm still hoping to make it to Elijah's preschool classroom with him and Dan. I hope it works out. I very much want to be there.
The days are surprisingly passing pretty quickly on bed rest. Working from the couch in the mornings has helped. I am trying very hard not to think too far down the road, and that helps, too. It also helps having a sweet, spunky, funny little boy to spend time with.
Elijah's cough is getting much better and is hardly disturbing his sleep anymore. Although, he IS still waking up at ridiculously early hours every morning. It doesn't matter what we do with his bed time. We are finding that he is just naturally an early riser.
My cold, which turned into an ear infection, which I believe turned into a nasty sinus infection (my first!) is slowly improving. I am finally starting to be able to taste and smell again, and my ears are feeling less plugged every day.
Dan has been working a lot and doing a lot for Elijah and me in general. I am extremely thankful for him. A lot of the time I feel bad for burdening him, but I know he doesn't see it that way (thankfully). He is a (very tired) good husband and dad and we are lucky to have him caring for us!