Saturday, February 17, 2007

Strict Bedrest

I am now undertaking one of the hardest things I have ever done... strict (and restricted) bedrest. I am on bedrest and have to lay on my left side most of the time. How hard can that be right? UGH... You try it for a day. I admire women who have to do this more than the 5 weeks I have been given.

Why do I have this? Is she just lazy? Was it a bet? Nope... Drs. orders. Our little girl Wondertwin, Jayna seems to have some restricted growth. She only measured as weighing 2 lbs. 11 oz last Tuesday. A full pound less than her brother. They are hoping by laying on my left side most of the day more nutrients and blood flow will get to her... and cause her to grow more.

In addition, I now go into the dr. 2 times a week for Non-stress testing. This is where I get strapped into all different kinds of belts and lay in a lazy boy with a trigger button on hand. The straps are hooked to a monitor that is checking the babies heart fluctuations and any contractions I might be having. The button is for my own enjoyment. I get to push it any time I feel movement... which is quite often with twins! Anyway, as long as they keep passing these we will be able to make it to our 35 week scheduled c-section.

The great thing is... This is all DEFINATELY worth it! At the finish line I will be holding my two sweet little Wondertwins. I will know that I did a good job of baking them. This time spent pondering makes me closer to them and makes having them so much more precious. I am so lucky!


Mike said...

A friend of mine's wife had strict bedrest for a month or two with their first kid and over seven months for the second. Yep, she really had to stay pretty much 100% in bed for that long. You'll be fine. Just read a ton of blogs on a laptop.

Good luck with keeping the sanity. Take care of those babies.

mommygoingcrazy said...

bed rest sucks! but in the end it truly is worth it! hang in there and all the missery will be over soon, and pure joy begins!

Melissa said...

Your outlook is admirable. You are handling this very well. I hope Jayna will gain the weight the doctors want her to. You are getting so close!

Take care of the 3 of you.


Miss 1999 said...

Bless your heart! I can only imagine how hard that is, having to stay in the bed, and on your left side, no less- but you're right, it is all definitely worth it :0)

KikayC said...

My doctor also told me to sleep on my left side but heck, it's so uncomfortable so I had to buy lots of pillows to make it well, more comfy. I still wake up on my right side though.

Wes & Rae Leytham said...

I am praying for you!! I did it for 5 days and I admire you for it!! It is tough! Just check out my blog and look at pretty pictures of people you don't know. That will pass a little bit of time! :-) Hugs to you!

Ladiebug said...

I hope all is well and the babies are growing growing growing while you rest up!!! Enjoy the rest now :0)