The bed rest has not been as miserable as I thought it would be. The first few days were hard since I am not used to sitting and sitting and sitting. . . I have played lots of games which has thrilled my kids.
This photo was taken by a four year old, so it is not the best quality. :-)
I have spent some of my "bed rest" relaxing in the sun while planning homeschool lessons.
I have had a wonderful helper
in my younger sister. She has even been kind enough to do everything the way I like it. What am I going to do when she leaves?! I am very grateful to have a mother and sisters who are willing to drop everything to help me!
Here is another shot for all of you that love these photos. I currently weigh my heaviest - 161 and have a 44 inch waist. I am longing for the days when I can wear a size 8 again!
You had no clue that GBS had a line of maternity clothing
, did you?! :-)
Now the rest of the story (and trying to do the short version of it). . .
We have run into a few complications, and things are progressing much faster than planned. An amniocentesis was done today, and we should get the results early tomorrow morning. If the lungs look fine, a C-section will follow Wednesday or Thursday. There is a slight possibility that I will have to undergo a hysterectomy along with the C-section, so the doctors are taking extra precautions. The baby has been on several monitors and so far is excelling. We do know it is already 7 lbs and 5 oz. and has hair!! Today I was told that with the extra procedures that will be taking place, I will be put "completely under" for the surgery. I am so glad I did not find out what the baby is, so I have a HUGE surprise awaiting my "coming back to earth!" Please keep me in your prayers. I am trying not to dwell on all the "what could happens." I can assure you that with all the complications, this baby's heartbeat has come to be one of the most precious sounds to me, and when I finally get it in my arms. . .I might cry for a few hours!
We will be posting pictures and stats soon. Any guesses as to the baby? :-) I have tended to think it is a girl, but that is because the pregnancy has been so different. Can't wait to find out!