I’m well into the second week of being on moderately reduced activity and I’ve hit 26 weeks! It’s both easier and much harder all at the same time. I’ve been feeling markedly better this week which is awesome and reassuring. I’ve had far less contractions and no cramping at all. It makes me really hopeful that I’ll go well into the 30’s (weeks) before delivering. So in those ways it’s easier – feeling better makes life easier!
It’s also harder because I feel better. The better I feel the more I want to do. I want to cook, clean, run errands, lift my kid, move my couch and find those lost toys – all the things. My brain registers that I’m feeling better because I’m resting and if I don’t rest I won’t feel better. My heart cries for normalcy and independence. It’s a constant battle.
Yesterday I had an ultrasound and doctor’s appointment. Thankfully everything is stable and there’s nothing to be very concerned about right now. My doctor classifies me as being on “auto pilot” for the time being and has told me to keep doing what I’m doing. After the appointment I ended up running some errands and doing a bit more than I should have and ended up with some contractions – nothing major but a definite confirmation that I need to be persistent with rest. Thankfully my mom is here to scold me when I lift Ezekiel, or am on my feet too much – it would be a much different story if she was not.
Christmas is such a hard time to be confined to a couch but I’m so loving this time of year. The lights, the baking, the gift giving – I love it all and I love watching Ezekiel experience it with a whole new level of understanding.
Merry Christmas to you and your family! I’m wishing you a time of peace, love and joy during this season.