Im now official on week 36 of my pregnancy. Back around four weeks ago, it seemed unlikely that Id make it this far. As I mentioned before, I was in the hospital the first two weeks after which I released to bed rest until this week. Im going off my medicine tonight so itll be interesting to see if anything happens. My doctor implied she has had cases of preterm labor before where they managed to stop the labor and then later had to induce labor because the baby decided it didnt want to come out after all.
Other than the constant stress of uncertainty, nothing particularly interesting has happened recently. My normal routine is to work a couple of hours each day (I can do much of my work remotely). Then I work on whatever other projects need to be done such as trying to help our local academy pick out their own library system, shopping online for stuff we still need for Calvin, and other small projects. Somehow this manages to fill up most the day until Jaeger gets home from work.
Just this week, I handed in my summary of the library software options our academy has and have finished buying almost everything I need for Calvin. This has left me with a little more free time than normal which Ive used reading, watching TV online, and napping. Im getting big enough now that it has become tricky to sleep at night. I think one of my problems is I havent quite figured out the knack to using multiple pillows. Most nights, Im still down to one for my head. Jaeger can work very well as a pregnancy pillow but has the annoying habit of moving around too much at night (On the other hand, Im afraid my tossing and turning is reducing his sleep as hes waking up by himself at bizarrely early hours these days.)
Last night, I went to the second infant care class I had signed Jaeger and I up for. Last week was the first session and I had been unable to attend due to bed rest. However, I figured last night was close enough to 36 weeks that I could probably risk it. I dont think I really learned much new that I hadnt already learned from either books or videos. I found this pretty comforting as perhaps it means Im not quite as clueless as I feel.
Today, I ventured out by myself to the store to pick up some baking supplies. Its been driving me nuts being unable to bake for so long. Come to think of it, that might be why I wasnt gaining enough weight (a little over a week ago my doctor was very distressed to learn that I hadnt gained any weight for about 6 weeks). Since coming home, Ive been trying to eat more (Jaeger went out of his way to buy me high calorie food including dark chocolate covered almonds ) and I am once more gaining a good amount of weight each week. I have plans to make Almond Toffee today and possibly Sweet Rolls for Saturday morning if I manage to avoid labor for that long.
My plan for this coming week is to continue taking it pretty easy. My doctor told me I shouldnt attempt to go back to work and instead should make sure I stay well rested. If Calvin has decided to avoid making an appearance by next Thursday, I think Ill start up my normal exercise routine again. The weather is so nice right now I really want to go out walking but I have been on bed rest so long I doubt I could get very far.
I havent yet decided what my plan is if Calvin hasnt shown up after week 37. It would be ironic yet somehow appropriate if Calvin has changed his mind and decided he doesnt want to venture out into the world after all.