There’s the butterbean, a whole 7 weeks old. I meant to update y’all sooner, but my internet has been fickle. I had a doctor’s visit and ultrasound on Monday and everything appears fine. The doctor said if I “wanted” I could be put back on bedrest for 3 to 4 weeks, but that I could go to work if I wanted. There is still a slight chance I could miscarry, but he said it wouldn’t be because I went back to work at the library, it would be because there was something already wrong with the baby or the placenta. However, he did say I need to take it easy, which means:
- Not getting stressed at work — I go to work, do my job and leave. No freaking out or stressing.
- When I come home, I chill on the couch — normally I do laundry, clean a bit, start dinner, etc…. Now, I spend an hour or two being a vegetable.
- If I don’t feel like it, it doesn’t get done — the house isn’t as clean as I like, laundry is heaped, and tonight we had fast food for dinner.
- No lugging things — part of the reason the laundry isn’t done is that I have to haul it to the end of the apartment complex. Sam is our sole laundry doer.
What sucks is that I can’t exercise right now, it is terrible because I feel hugely fat and bloated and I think a brisk walk for a mile or two would make me feel better. Also, I don’t like asking for help with the house and Hope and other things. Perhaps I’ll think of this as a character exercise: be patient, let go, breathe, chill out.
A technician is coming out tomorrow to check out my wireless to see why it is jacked. Until then I’m using “Charles S.’s” wireless. I don’t know you Charles S., but I’m appreciating your wireless right now. Alright, I’m off to watch some Dark Shadows with Hope. Peace!