Thursday, August 13, 2009

Imprisoned!

Well, the fetal fibronectin test was negative, so I've got at least two more weeks.

BUT

I'm on strict bed rest until at least 34 - 35 weeks. So for the next month, I'm only allowed to get up to use the bathroom and shower. Prison! Bleh. But, of course, I'll do anything to keep Declan healthy and growing and inside me. No matter how much he jabs my right lung with his bony knees.

That means no camping at Knox for me. Sad.

I'm also starting to process the possibility that Declan will be born earlier than expected - my doctor thinks I'll progress pretty quickly after being taken off bed rest, so we're looking at mid- to late September rather than mid-October.

I had planned to have my baby shower on September 19th, so that Becky could be there... but Declan might be there, too. I'm going to keep that date, and if he's here, he's here. I've been advised that all I'll really need for the first couple weeks is a car seat, some clothes, and my boobs. Although I'd really like to be more prepared for his arrival. We'll see. Maybe my body will decide to get a clue and I'll be able to hold out until October.

3 comments:

beckers0413 said...

well thank you for keeping the date, and I am pretty sure you can hit jessica up for her baby clothes in storage! So really, you will be a-ok!

love, love, love you and can't wait to be home!

Becky

keely said...

so sad knox is not happening but im happy that you and declan are doing swell! another time! oh and here is my new address so that i hopefully will be invited to the shower!!

Keely Troetschel
1800 Holleman Dr. Apt # 1203a
College Station, TX 77840

Natalie said...

Of course you will be invited! I'm working on getting those out right now. Thanks for your address.