Yesterday marked 35 weeks!
Week 34 was my fourth week on bed rest, but my second week of partial bed rest. I was happy to see that as the week went on, I felt better and could do more. I'm still nauseated quite a bit, but I don't often feel like I over do it and physically pay for it, like I did in the first week of partial bed rest. Some days, I can get a few things done around here. Some days, like today, I get nothing done. But hey, that's an improvement from last week, so I'm happy! I can sit at the sewing machine longer too which thrills me since I'm nesting in a crazed type of way. :) Acid reflux has joined forces with the nausea, making eating harder than it already was. I'm sticking to my "if it goes in it must be healthy" plan, and my sweet husband cooks very healthy meals every night for dinner. My staples are snacking on edamame, Greek yogurt, hard boiled eggs, and sharp cheddar paired with popcorn. :) Arrow feels very high, so I'm assuming that's the reason behind the acid reflux and nausea. I don't expect him to drop before labor. Only Logan did.
One more week of partial bed rest and then I'm free......though I wonder if I'll have the energy to do much more anyways. :)
I don't have much to show for this week because I've been able to sew at the machine more which means I have a stack of projects half finished. I did finish up this little set though, for my niece's birthday. I have a "UFO box" (unfinished object box) that I've been picking away at on bed rest. I figure if I'm in bed, I might as well be working on birthday and Christmas presents. Anything I can make will save money. In that box I found this apron I started YEARS ago. I'm thinking 11 years ago!!! I stopped because it ended up really small, even though it was an adult pattern. All it needed were some ribbon ties. My niece had so much fun on her recent visit, playing in Lissy's kitchen. So I slapped some ribbons on the apron, and spent some time in bed hand sewing the felt food, and now she can have a little set of her own, just like Lissy's.
After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.