I've been doing next to nothing these past few days, staying on or near the couch or my bed and keeping my feet up as much as possible. I'm not sure this is what Dr. So-Cal was asking me to do, but there is no way in hell that I'm taking any chances with this baby/pregnancy until I know that everything is o.k.. T has asked me to stay off our stairs as much as possible, and while I've assured him that it's fine for me to go up and down them, I am trying not to use them if I don't need to.
Our house has definitely suffered for my lack of cleaning it, but T and my amazingly wonderful SIL have both pitched in and helped out a lot. We brought my MIL's Sh*rk vacuum back with us from CA in my suitcase, which is incrediby light, so I've been able to push that around and get at all the crumbs and dust in the house. A couple of times though, I noticed I felt a bit more crampy than usual after vacuuming, so I stop if I start feeling like I'm doing too much.
The Shookie stayed the night at my SIL's on Saturday and they brought him to church (and then brought me lunch afterwards!), and went over there to play again this afternoon. He still doesn't know that I'm pg, and seems to accept my explanation of "the doctor told me to rest a lot" without too many questions. I was resting in bed this morning, and he crawled under the covers with me, laying his head on my tummy. "Why are you putting your head on my tummy?", I asked (wondering if he would say that he was saying hi to the baby or something along those lines.) "Because I love you". We cuddled and I got many more hugs and kisses before he went back upstairs. Have I mentioned that I have the sweetest little boy in the world? He melts my heart each and every day, I swear.
I haven't had any more spotting, which is good, I hope. I learned last week that it's more dangerous that the blood clot is above the baby/placenta. It's possible that b/c the clot is a on top, I'm more at risk for miscarriage than if it was underneath. Makes sense. I've also wondered if the gestational sac is "blocking" any blood or whatever from coming out (sorry, TMI).
I'm definitely counting down the minutes until my OB appointment tomorrow morning (at 10:15). I'm looking forward to seeing Dr. R again, but I'm a bit nervous about what we'll find when we do an u/s. I am really praying that the clot has shrunk or gone away, though ultimately I guess I just want to know that the pregnancy and baby are going to be o.k. I'll say it again ... I'll stay on bedrest for the next 7 months if I have to! I'll let you know what we find out as soon as I can.
Anyhow, hope all of you are doing well. Anyone do anything fun over the weekend? It's been raaaiiining like crazy over here ... what's the weather been like "in your neck of the woods"?
Be back soon!