I have 6 more days until my next ultrasound, and I. Can't. Wait. Not only will I be far enough along to *hopefully* find out the baby's gender, but we will also be able to see how things have progressed in the healing department. I am really hoping that things will be healthy enough to warrant at least a partial lift of the bed rest. At least enough that I can pick up Calvin and maybe run the vacuum cleaner now and then.
I have been fairly good at following the Dr.'s instructions if you ask me. I keep my feet up most of the time, and don't walk around or stay on my feet for long periods of time. I haven't picked up the kids, or done laundry, or bent over to load the dishwasher. But there was just NO way I was going to make it through another week in the actual bed. So I kinda took my bed rest on the fly: sometimes on the living room couch or propped up in a lawn chair. At least that way, I've been able to feel like I'm still a part of the every day world and enjoy a little sun shine.
However, I'm still more than ready to see the end of bed rest, so I'm hoping that after the ultrasound Dr. Bowen will just tell me to take it easy. I don't mind being banned from doing the laundry for a few more weeks, but I need to be able to pick up the baby. Plus, I really want to go grocery shopping. I ALWAYS do the grocery shopping. Not because the hubs is in any way incompetent, but because I LIKE to the shopping. I like looking at things and buying things and cooking dinner. The most depressing day of this last week was when I didn't get to go do the grocery shopping. I actually contemplated calling the Dr. and asking if I could go. Tim said I should have went and used one of the power chair things they have available for the elderly and such. I was tempted. You have no idea how tempted.
In other news, Nadia got the rest of her shots needed to attend Kindergarten this week. She still refuses to take off the band-aids for fear that her "blood will come out." It's been 3 days. I'm thinking of snatching them off while she sleeps tonight. I also decided that she is through with pre-school for the summer. I'm still not sure it was the BEST decision, but I'm okay with it.
What have you all been up to?