March 17, 2009

Restless

It's still 2 more weeks until the "official" due date, so you'd think I'd be able to just put everything behind me and go back to my resolution from after our first trip to the hospital--just pretend the baby isn't coming until April and move on with our regular plans! Unfortunately, that's easier said than done. After yesterday's exhausting routine, I'm as listless and restless as ever. Ted took today off as well, since we kind of figured something would be happening. I had some bloody show this morning with what looked to be the mucous plug (which I thought I had already lost?! But this looked much more mucous-y and plug-gy!!), but aside from that and a few random contractions, there has been absolutely no sign of activity.

I went for a walk early this morning, about 1 1/2 miles, and later in the morning I walked to a nearby park that Ted had driven the kids to, so I have walked over 2 1/2 miles today, not that it did anything! It was good to get out of the house on such a beautiful day, and the kids enjoyed running around.

After we got home, around 11:30ish, I lay down in bed and napped off and on for nearly 2 hours. I was surprised by how tired I felt, when I had had such a great night of sleep last night. Guess I'm catching up.

The rest of the afternoon has been spent in my office, prepping projects for my stamp club, which is supposed to meet Friday, and wandering aimlessly around the house! I sent Ted to bed for a nap...who knows, but it would be just our luck for me to go into hard labor in the middle of the night! He was so tired when we were at the hospital last night that I was telling myself, "He's not going to be any help at all!" and I was rather relieved when we realized that we were headed home for some rest. I need an alert labor coach!!

Now the older kids are playing at the neighbors' house, so it's pretty quiet around here. I think I'll go drink some more water and read with Kenna a bit. I'm planning to attend my ladies' Bible study tonight so I can get out of the house and focus on something different. Our Bible study evenings always lift my spirits, and I'm in need of that for sure!!

4 comments:

Joy said...

Wow, you are having quite a time this time around, aren't you? I'll make sure to be praying for you! I remember that restless stage and it's not any fun! Love you!

the Pools said...

Thinking of you today...

Anonymous said...

You are in my prayers for God's peace to surround you. Hope your feeling better today!

Blessings,
Sue Armstrong

Megan R. said...

I hope you both go into labor rested. I have never gotten any sleep before going into labor (always go into labor shortly before or after going to bed for the night). And I can never seem to get any rest, let alone sleep, in the hospital, so it's just brutal until we come home and are in our own bed again.