Saturday, November 8, 2008

35 weeks & Bed Rest

Well, here I am at 35 weeks. I gotta say, I don't think it looks much different from my last picture at 28 weeks (although, I did get a hair cut!).

The main reason, I guess, for the lack of largess in this picture, is probably because Blessing is WAY DOWN! At my 34 week check up, when it was determined that I go on moderate bed rest, Blessing was measured at 32.5 cm. At this week's check up, Blessing was measured at 31 cm. My midwives aren't really holding out any hope that this baby will make it to term, but they really want me to make it to 37 weeks - that would be November 21. I'm still gunning for December.

So, for now, I'm on complete bed rest. I'm supposed to rest for 3 - 4 hours and be active for 20 - 30 minutes. By active, however, they mean that I'm not allowed to cook, clean, do any strenuous activity, or go up and down stairs. There are 31 stairs in my home, and the bathrooms are after that 31st stair! Oh, and I'm pregnant!!!! My house was not designed for a lady on bed rest.