10 June 2006

Deep breath in, deep breath out

That's what is going on here. No, not panic (quite yet). Or hyperventilation. Just lots and lots of practice! Breathing, labor positions and kegels, oh my!

Today is my last day of bedrest. The hospital bag is packed. The carpet has been steam cleaned (thanks honey). I have lots of cute burp cloths! Lol. But it is anybody's guess when Sasha will arrive. When I reached this point in my pregnancy with Drew (getting out of bed), I slowly and steadily dilated to 6cm over the course of 3 weeks when he was finally born (at 38 1/2 weeks gestation).

My plans for this week are to regain some strength and stamina, first of all. At this moment, I begin to contract the minute I get out of bed in the morning. I am exhausted by the time I've showered, had breakfast and said good morning to my children. So I have a ways to go before I'll be hopping to meet 4 childrens' demands. Then I would like to get the nursery in order. It is still green and blue! If I can get these two things accomplished this week, I will be happy to surrender to nature's course. But I want my week of normalcy first!

I'll check in here and there, but serious blogging isn't a top priority right now. Keep checking in, though! I might still have some random good thoughts for ya. :)

9 comments:

Valarie said...

Lei, I'm so excited for you! This is a serious accomplishment. Once again, you show how much more abitious you are in trying to return to top form before she arrives.

Morning Glory said...

I don't know when your due date is, but I wish you all the best. I love the name you've chosen. It's just so pretty!

QueenMeadow said...

I'm so happy that bedrest is over for you, woohoo!! Here's hoping you get a week (or more) to prepare for the little princess' arrival!

Lee said...

Wow, I can't believe you are so close! I hope you can get all you want done. If I was there I would come help you!!

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

I can appreciate what you're going through, and you are a marvel of strength. Happy Pushing To You!

Gina said...

Good luck! I think we all understand that feeling of "I have a million things to do, but who knows how much time I have to do it"... babies have their own plans and my bug certainly put a alot on hold ready or not!

I can't wait to hear your birth story of Sasha!

sheri said...

I'm so excited for you, too!!!! Yay for no more bedrest. But don't get too crazy over there :) I can't wait to hear about the birth! (and see pics, of course. of baby Sasha, not you giving birth)

Char said...

YAY! You made it!

Zoe said...

Hi Lei! I finally made it home . . . without a wheelchair! Thank goodness!!!
I am so happy for you. It is time!!!!!! Yeeeee haaaaaa! I cannot wait . . . I am soooo excited for you. I love ya!