|Train created for every Little Person figure in our house.|
|Wren pushing her boat around the block castle/farm. We also|
used the blocks as counting toys.
Week 18: Increase endurance while resting
Due to the great appointment today showing Asher and Eowyn looking awesome and being over 4 pounds and the fact that I am over 35 weeks pregnant, I was put on relaxed bedrest. My specialist's instructions were that I can move around, but don't go crazy and sign up for a Zumba class. God bless her for thinking I could even dream of taking Zumba with an extra almost 50 pounds on my body.
I was instructed to still rest, and I really don't have a choice. The added weight, the six weeks on bedrest, the overall physical craziness it is taking to continue this pregnancy have taken their toll. I have no endurance. I walked Sammy to sit in our special chair so he could deal with his big feelings after a tantrum a couple of days ago. The walk to and from the special chair convinced me that unless his big feelings led to someone bleeding, I wasn't making that walk again.
Sure, I can get around, but I feel it. I feel it majorly. My OB has warned me that c-section recovery will be more of a trial this time around because of the toll the bedrest has taken on my muscles. She's encouraged me to do as much as I can in a very limited way to try to build myself up to make it better later. Limited is the key word.
Seeing how bad I am at balance, this will take some work. I feel I will want to sleep all day or I will want to attempt to take up jogging. There has to be somewhere in between, and I need to find it. I will err on the side of caution and go slow and easy, mainly because I really have no other gear right now.
Here are some pics of today's awesomeness:
|35 weeks, 1 day|
Eventually, I will block the whole door.
|Asher, we think.|
|Eowyn, we're pretty sure.|