I am sorry for neglecting you my beautiful blog friends!
My weekend and week have been just crazy. I can hardly believe it is already Thursday, I feel like it should be Monday still. I have been up and out of my house every day by 6:30 am, running all day and falling into bed at night, exhausted. My poor belly has been all tight and achy and sore. My eyes can barely focus on anything, especially not my computer screen. Living on lattes when you are six months pregnant is probably not a good thing.
So today I am taking it easy. I told my dh last night that I am staying in bed all day. I woke up with him at 6 and then I went back to sleep until after 9:30. I got up and fed some kids, including the one I am incubating, and now I am sitting in my super comfy bed with my computer.
I am going to stay away from coffee today, take some naps and read stories with my kids. I am also hoping to catch up with all of you. I have been checking my blog reader everyday and trying to visit a couple of you, but I am falling further and further behind.
If I am not going to caffeinate with coffee today, I may need a few pots of tea. Tea has way less caffeine. That way I can have more!
I saw my obstetrician for the first time yesterday. She was terrific, very young, but wonderful. She explained everything to me in a very matter-of-fact, scientific way that I really appreciated. She didn't tell me what I wanted to hear, but I am fine with that. It seems that I will be having a beginning of August baby as opposed to a beginning of September baby though. Unless God sees fit to have my uterus move that placenta out of the way before then.
They will do amnio at 36 weeks to determine baby's lung maturity, and if it looks good they will do the cesarean soon after. I may try to talk to them about putting that off a bit. I have never gone into labour on my own before, (this is what they want to avoid, because a dilating cervix would mean placental separation and bleeding) so I think it would be safe to push back the delivery to at least 37 + weeks. I guess we will see how things go.
She also told me that I am not to do any traveling unless my ultrasound shows that my placenta is clear of my cervix by 2 cm. So it is looking more and more like I will not be able to go to the lake with my family and Shay's like we have planned all year. Sucks. We had to cancel our ski trip this winter and now I may still not get to see them. All I can do about that is pray. My ultrasound is on the 11th, so that is d-day for my trip.
I will be very disappointed, but I am also okay with doing what is best for baby and I. Shay said she will come and see me after baby comes, so that will make up for a multitude of disappointments, for me anyway. I will feel pretty guilty about all the extra work for Shay if my dh and kids all go to the lake and she is the only mommy there. Yikes. But at least our kids will all be happy. They adore each other and miss each other terribly.
Okay, I'd better get off of here for a minute and get my kids going on their day. And then make my bloggy rounds.