At least I can admit it!
I’ve come to the realization that I absolutely, positively hate being away from my husband. In fact, I honestly and truly need my husband. Of course, I realized this a long time ago. We are never away from each other for more than a few days (when I am visiting family and friends in Toronto or Montreal, taking students on field trips all over Ontario and Quebec…or when he’s traveling for something work related or attending conferences off-island). Junior and I made it another week. 27 weeks and 4 days, baby! Our first week on hospital bed rest at Mt. Sinai went by faster than I thought it would. Thank you to my friends and family who have come by to visit and keep me company. You are the best! Thanks also to my bloggy friends! You’ve made the days go by faster as well! Canine, I hope you’re not sick of me yet! 😉
I wasn’t going to post any hospital photos, because I look really icky. Hubby was pretty tired too from the driving back and forth to visit Junior and yours truly. Don’t you just love the sexy hospital gown? 🙂 It gets better! I’ve been prescribed some compression stockings! Nice, eh? Though I have absolutely no signs of swelling, this is precautionary since pregnant women on bed rest can get blood clots. Blood clots = no good, hence the stockings. Oh, how sexy will I look dressed in a hospital gown and compression stockings!?!?!
(Image of my sexy compression stockings found here)
I didn’t realize it would be so hard to be apart from Hubby like this. Again, for the most part I am fine. The baby is healthy, strong and doing great! It’s just the worry that I may deliver any day or week! How do we know this?
1. The cervix is already effaced.
2. Baby has turned in head down position (though I realize he or she can flip around still, but for the most part, he or she has stayed in the head down position for a while now). Does this mean Baby is getting “ready”?
3. In the past two days (and sorry if I’m grossing you guys out with TMI) I’ve noticed mucus. Icky. I freaked out in the bathroom, thinking I had lost my mucus plug! Again, sorry for totally grossing you guys out! ;p
Ummm…Signs of labour there!? Scary! I just hope that if I do go into early labour, Hubby will be able to make it in time for the birth of our first baby. Remember, the Island is 6 hours by car from Toronto!
Anyway, like Fancy Pantsy was telling me when she visited me the other day, “Just take things one day and one week at a time”. Of course, with all of these things happening way earlier than they are supposed to, naturally I feel a bit scared and overwhelmed. Okay, “a bit” would be an understatement. I’m scared out of my mind. My only consolation is that Junior is healthy, strong and developing well and I am in one of the best places in the world for dealing with high risk pregnancies like the one I have.
Apart from my husband, I also need…a nail clipper! Not to sound gross, but my talons need some filing down! Seriously, it’s quite disturbing. I would love a pedicure! Hubby, if you’re reading this, could you please bring me a nail clipper when you come visit us next? Thanks! ;p