bedrest :(

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bedrest :(

Went to the doctor today and I have to start steroid shots next week and she has been having me take it easy but she said take it super easy now! Camden may be here before May. Just having some contractions and dilated 1 already and she said my cervix is softening. He is still measuring ahead 2 weeks so my due date could be off a bit so for precaution she wants me to take shots to make sure his lungs are strong just in case he comes early. With my original due date of may 17 i would be 36 weeks on April 19. I'm 32 weeks now he is measuring at 34 weeks. I have to take it easier then I have been. I can get out to go to the doctor and she said she will let me go to church other than that I need to stay put at the house and not do nothing else! I have to start going every week now.

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Ugh I feel your pain. I have been on bed rest since week 12 and I can honestly say it's extremely hard BUT if you have to do it you have to do it!! I cannot wait to be able to just get back to normal. I never thought doing laundry would sound so tempting, how sad is that.

We are almost there!

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Oh wow since 12 weeks! I couldn't imagine! I'm already about to go crazy this morning! My mom and sister has been helping me with housework. I'm tempted to go tackle the dishes but I know I need to just sit in the recliner and watch cartoons with my little man! My mom told me she would come help wash dishes for me after she picks up my oldest son from school.. About all I have done today is fix something quick for breakfast and now lunch for me and Cooper to eat. Other than that just been sitting here.

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Yeah most of it has been lifted at this point. I'm really uncomfortable and was just told today by OB she isn't taking stitches out till 37 weeks, when I was expecting 36 weeks. She thinks baby will be big based on measurements of my belly. I go for a growth scan next week to see how baby is.

I'm ready! Sad I've gained a RIDICULOUS amount of weight. Between bed rest and progesterone shots, and food it's been just eye opening. I'm actually really upset today after being weighed. Sad UGH, I hate this. Sorry to hijack your thread.

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its ok!! You can hijack it! I wish there was more posting going on on this board!

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yeah i agree. i think over all these boards have been slow. we barely even got to know each other and share our pregnancies on here. it's sad.

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Good luck with bedrest, Nichole! It sounds like we are in similar situations. I know my contractions are stress-triggered, so I'm really trying to cut back at work, but it's hard sometimes. This past week has been much better though, so that is good. I've been on weekly doctor visits since 31 weeks and think it actually makes it go by quicker for some reason. Hope you're able to get some rest and take it easy!

Marisol, I'm not sure how you did bedrest from 12 weeks, especially with another one at home already. It's driving me crazy and I'm only 3 weeks in (and not really abiding by the rules!).

Hope everyone is doing well. I can't believe we are just days away from April!

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Good luck ladies and just know every additional day with the baby cooking is a good thing. I had a cerclage placed at 21 weeks and went on bedrest. We only made it to 26 weeks and 3 days before I had to have my son back in August 2012.

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I'm sorry I haven't been on ladies. I see how slow the board is. I'm not really certain why all the boards got so slow. They were booming in 2007 and 2009

Good luck to you all. We're almost there!