i'm well, sage, thanks for askin'
you're not supposed lie on your back when you're sleeping, your left side is best for circulation for baby and you... so,
if you are on bedrest... should you be lying on your left side during the day, too? i mean, i am in bed propped sitting half up with pillows, and i am not on my left side, i am like half on my butt and half on my back. is that ok? or should i really be on my left side, lying flat, etc? another issue is the tv is on the right side of the room, and i can't see it unless i am on my right side or on my back. so... what do you think? trivial? not trivial? am i restricting blood flow to the placenta if i am on my back/half sitting up all day? or is it only when you are flat on your back?
i am so psyched that this is the week we are finding out the sex! husband can't be there so i am going to have them put a picture or just the word in an envelope and open it later on when we are together. my mom's coming with instead. i don't think she's ever been to an u/s scan- they didn't have them when she was having kids (can you imagine?! hahahahaha) so i think she will really enjoy seeing her grandbaby. i hope everything is ok in there.
i've been feeling pretty good, like, i have been more bored than worried, which i guess is a good thing?! baby is always there on the doppler. i am 16wk3d today.
i am so sorry that you have the same thing sage is having. are you on bedrest now?
something my mom told me about having babies in the 'olden' days. so, no u/s or home pregnancy tests. doctor would see you when you missed 2 periods! then, they calculated the due date, and saw you very infrequently. unless you had spotting or another complication. in which case the only thing they did was 'put you in bed'. bedrest for everything! there was so much less technology, so way less interventions at birth. lots of forceps deliveries. and no one knew what the sex was, so all the babies were surprises! and, no dads in the room when baby was born. my dad didn't see any of his 5 kids births... they offered with my little sister (1978) but he declined because it was such a 'new thing'. then, my grandmother!! she was put under general anesthesia for vaginal births!! can you imagine? also, her 3rd child, her only son, died at birth, and she never even saw him, she was 'under' when he was born, and back then, they doctors encouraged the family to forget about the baby that died, not to name him/her, and to get on with their lives as fast as possible. can you imagine? so my mom's little brother never was held by his mother, never even seen, and my mom never knew if her mom and dad gave him a name or not. he is buried next to his father, who died a few years later of tb.
anyway, it just had me thinking of how much things have changed, for good and of course for bad, too. i could take it for granted that i have this little doppler that can tell me the baby is alive, and the high tech u/s machine that diagnosed the sch and explained at least why i was bleeding. they can't DO anything about any of this of course, but knowledge is helpful, at least for me, in my situation and circumstances.
so, i have been really lazy about keeping my mind occupied in any kind of admirable ways... i could be reading the classics, catching up on great films,
writing letters to old friends, journaling... but no. i am on the computer reading about angelina jolie's babies and what 'name experts' think of the names they picked out. i have a pile of bills and other paper-chores to do and i am totally ignoring all of it. i think i am in mid-bedrest crisis. not knowing how much longer this will last, i don't know how 'into' it i need to be getting. i am really hiping my scan on friday will yield a 100% sch free result! hahahahaha! you never know!
chesapeakeborn, are you going to be getting any more active now that you know baby is on track growth-wise and sch is getting harder? or do you have to stay on bedrest because of other things? or stay on it just to be on the safe side? i guess its tricky because they never know what is causing the bleeding, and whether it is healed or not... the sch could be getting smaller, but the initial bleeding area could just be in remission so to speak...
have they ever told you why they think you started bleeding?