Monday, April 14, 2008

Ugh

You know how I just said in my post below from this morning that I needed to blog more? Looks like I'm going to have lots of time to do just that. Seeing as how I'm now offically on bedrest.

Good grief, I'm still in shock and can't believe it. I guess when you have a blood pressure reading of 170/100 and protein in your urine, it makes people a little on edge... Luckily I'm just shy of 3 weeks away from full-term (37 weeks), so hopefully I don't languish here too long.

The toughest thing, for sure, will be getting my wildly overactive 3 year old to understand why I can't do everything that I used to do. Between when I got home and when she went to bed, a whopping 5 hours elapsed -- but that didn't stop me from needing to explain and re-explain the concept to her at least a dozen times. Should be interesting.

19 comments:

E said...

Oh chickie - I'm so sorry! At least you made it this far, but no matter what, bedrest can't be fun. Ugh. Hang on just a couple more weeks, Spidey!!!!!!

Shelby said...

Oh crap! Thankfully you're close to full term! Let me know if you need anything! I'm home!

In and Out of Luck said...

Oh, bedrest. Until you deliver, or until the BP goes down? I'm sorry about your ex-boyfriend. That must be absolutely chilling. I have an ex-husband (alcoholic, but allegedly sober) whose numerous crimes (though as far as I know not violent ones, or not yet) I found out about during and after our divorce. His own mother told me 'thank God you got out, he's a sociopath.' And I second you that Al-anon is a lifesaver if you're in that situation.

Fertilized said...

Oh Girlfriend- Take care of yourself. Just get a tape recorder and play the same message to yur 3 yr old! ;)

B said...

Blluurrgghhh!! But if it means you have more time to blog then great!!

The challenge of convincing yr daughter sounds an interesting one.....bet you'll feel like you need a rest after a week!

Take it easy.

Tam said...

Oh no Chicken, I'm sorry that your bedrest has started so soon but i'm glad that you only have 3 weeks to go!!!

I hope that it goes fast and that little spidey arrives here healthy before you know it!!

Much love xxx

Delenn said...

Ouch! I am so sorry about the bedrest! That's what happened to me with my first--and it was tough. I can't imagine with a lively 3 year old. Is there a neighbor or friend that she could go "visit" for a bit? Maybe have a sleep over or two with a friend?

TeamWinks said...

Tough having a 3 year old. The concept of bedrest is a bit lost on them I'm sure. I hope you get up and about again soon!

Oh, and can I get your home address again? I have managed to misplace it in the move!

armsforanangel@yahoo.com

Becky

JJ said...

I'm sure you aren't too thrilled, my friend--I'm sorry. Wish I could come keep you company!
(ps-im so sorry about your ex's parents...so scary)

The Town Criers said...

Oy--bedrest is awful. I can't imagine how to do it with a child already in the house. Can the TOOTPU come over and bother you? Bring you damp brownies? Damp with saliva, I mean.

Meghan said...

ugg is right. Sorry about the BP and the bedrest. And I third Shelby and Mel, let us know what TOOTPU can do...movies, food, lively conversation...we really are the whole package

feel better!

Rho said...

ugh!! I hope that you got some good news this AM at the Dr! Let me know if you need me to borrow Megan, no promises on bringing her back though.

Jendeis said...

Ugh, sorry about the bedrest news. Let us TOOTPU girls know if we can do anything! 4 days till chocolate-covered matzah!!

deanna said...

Oh, that suuucckks...... But, it's true---look how far along you made it! And, just THINK of all the blogging you can do!

Kristen said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry about the bedrest. Just a few weeks. I hope they go by quickly. XOXO

LJ said...

Oh my goodness! Bedrest? Looks like the next meeting is gonna be at your place, chickie.

If you need company, just let me know. I can work anywhere with an internet connection.

Grad3 said...

Yikes! Hang in there hun- spidey too!

Kami said...

Ug, sorry about the bedrest. At least you are close to the end and planning a cesarean birth anyway. I can't believe it. Isn't it less likely with a subsequent pregnancy?

Karen said...

Well, shit, Leah. Well, if there's anyone who can sympathize, it's me! I spent 3 1/2 months on bedrest with a really pissed off almost-four year old at home! What can I do for you??