Bedrest, in reality, sucks mightily. My mom and dad, and of course Dave, and of course, many neighbors are helping out. But here are a few surprising things:
*Daytime TV is worthless. In one day, you can catch up on the marathon America's next top model or the Law & Order: SUV special abusive car victim's marathon of freaking you out and you're pretty much done with daytime TV. I am actually finding work to be a delightful distraction from any daytime TV.
*Many women have to lie on their side the whole time. I get to recline and can more easily use my computer. It still sucks. My lower back is not amused. My knees are achey. And my calves notice the lack of exercise in any form.
*And to be all day in bed and then to "go to bed" really, really, sucks.
So enough of the whinging on. The babies are doing great. I'm having a few contractions and a few more Braxton-Hicks. No bleeding though and the swelling in my legs has gone completely down. They even look skinny right now! (You know they must have looked fat if I now think they look skinny)
The best news of all is that although they have it written down as complete placenta previa on my hospital chart, the official doctor's report is marginal placenta previa. This is GREAT news. The chances of my bleeding out or Peanut dying are much, much less with marginal instead of complete previa. (The placenta only touches the cervix; it doesn't cover it)
So yeah, the worrisome parts are looking better now. It's just the lying here that's going to be tough. Fortunatetly, I have papers to grade, a book chatper to write, and a few things to review to keep me busy. I would like to get the papers and the chapter done so I can read more fun things and take a few naps. All this lying down is actually tiring.
More on some new remodel drama later. We're still moving from Point A to Point B, it is just not even close to a straight line.