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The Bed Rest Begins...

Posted Sep 11 2009 4:58pm
This week marks the half way point of my pregnancy! I'm glad to have made it this far with no complications, but I foresee the next 14 - 18 weeks being more difficult, as I spend more and more days in bed.

I'm getting a good glimpse at what bed rest is going to be like today. All night last night, I had bad cramping and my stomach was really hard. The first thing I did this morning was call the on-call physician to tell him what was happening. He said that is was probably just Braxton Hicks, and that I'm OK. All the cramping that I am experiencing is triggered by activity. The second I stand up my abdomen hardens. What I am feeling is my uterus literally growing by the minute! To avoid the discomfort from getting worse, I need to stay off my feet today and drink lots of water.

Usually, I enjoy my mornings because that is when I have the most energy and can get a lot done around the house. Today is a different story. I've been parked on my living room couch, watching movies. My plans for the rest of the day consist of eating and napping... fun, fun! Once I feel better, I plan to go to the fabric store to get a pattern to make some huge maternity nightgowns. When I am in the hospital and so huge that nothing else will fit, that's what I'll be wearing.

Josh, my parents, and I are all looking forward to going to my doctor's appointment tomorrow. The doctors will be doing a full anatomy scan of each baby and we'll be finding out the sexes! I'm so excited! I will be sure to post what we find out when I get home tomorrow evening! Please say a prayer for the babies - that they are all continuing to grow and develop normally, and that I will have positive results to share with everyone.

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