Monday, October 25, 2010

Baby #2: 19 weeks and resting.....

Today I am 19 weeks....which means we have at a minimum 18 more weeks until he is full term....that is a LONG TIME!

This week has been interesting and full of ups and downs. I left the appointment on Tuesday, excited and happy that everything checked out fine and then woke up Wednesday frustrated and again in pain. I didn't do very much at all on Wednesday and by lunch I was in so much pain I couldn't even sleep during Peyton's nap. So, I tried again on Thursday to see how much I could do and after just getting Peyton out the door to school, me resting and then getting my haircut the same end result. Finally, I came up with a plan for the weekend, John was off Friday so I only got up to make myself food, go to the bathroom and that was about it. Result...pain. Saturday, I rested all day then pushed myself to attend a baby shower that I was co hosting and of course by the time I got home I was in intense pain (about a 8 out of 10). So, here we are today and I am at my mom's house on complete bed rest and my pain is about a 1...there but not too bad. Interesting......the reason for my experiment was so I can call my doctor and ask for some more answers/second opinion/something because I can not handle pain for another 18 weeks!

Other baby news.....we (more like John and a friend as I am completely useless) will be painting the nursery hopefully this week and then putting in the furniture. My mom finished the curtains and we have a couple more sewing projects but we are making some great strides. I have so much stuff bought and we just need to start installing. I also bought a frame to make a bible verse for his room, some shelves to paint which hopefully will give me some low key crafts to do and feel like I am contributing. My mom bought some canvases for some paintings she will be doing for him and again I am so lucky to have an artist in my family! I can't wait to see his room come together and the biggest decision left is lighting! I know it sounds silly but I am having such a hard time picking out lamps for him.

As for his name....we are pretty set but waiting on confirmation from John that I can start telling everyone!

All in all and as frustrating as this week has been in regards to the unexplainable pain and not being able to interact with Peyton as much as I want, I am thankful that little baby boy is healthy, kicking me and I am not having any more complications. I am praying for some relief and some answers this week as to why I am in so much pain. Also, please pray as I adjust to not being able to do whatever I want when I want with Peyton. I wasn't able to go to church for the second week in a row, missed a Halloween party today, will not be able to be as involved in carving the pumpkin this week, won't be able to go trick or treating. It is just hard and makes me really down.

I just realized that this post is really down....sorry....but I am just frustrated and trying to hang in there.


Stori said...

Oh man, of course. We will pray for you as a family tonight. I know its hard and scary, but what a sweet little miracle this little boy will be!!! I wondered after I had Isla how anyone could get excited about second babies because the first were just so wonderful and engrossing, but I am SO excited about your little boy, and I think that you only have 18 weeks of bad times, then 18 blissful years of being his Mommy!

PS I can't wait to hear the name.

PPS Still want 4? :)

Sarah said...

If you need any help painting, assembling, sewing, etc, just let us know! We are right around the corner!

hotmessmomma said...

Hang in there, hon! I am so sorry that you are in so much pain. Hopefully, a doctor can figure it out soon and end the suffering! I know that baby boy is going to be so precious and excited to meet all three of you! :)