In the afternoon I visited my midwife. I learned I'd gained 4 pounds in the last 3 weeks on bed rest, am 1 cm dilated, and Arrow is high, just like I thought. I've been struggling with nausea and was convinced he was squishing my stomach because I could feel that he was high. I was right. Logan is my only baby to have dropped before labor started and though I'm hoping for my stomach's sake that Arrow will drop, I'm not getting my hopes up. I was the last patient of the day and my midwife sat around talking to Zac, the kids, and I for quite a while, just about life. I LOVE my midwives. Oh, and bed rest was lifted! Yay!
So, what did I do on my first day free from bed rest? Well, I stayed in bed. Yep, I woke up with a raging head cold and nausea worse than normal. I'm hoping this passes quickly because I have a special quilt to finish before Mr. Arrow arrives.
In other news, the kids and I were out early one morning trying to catch our runaway (again) bunny who was helping herself to the crabgrass in the veggie garden (at least she chose the nasty weed over the failing veggies). While out there, Logan picked up a fallen, dried sunflower head and was amazed by the dark black seeds that came raining off it. Together we clipped a few more dried sunflowers and took them inside. All 3 kids got to work harvesting the seeds for next year's garden. I was very happy about this because I have not been able to go out and work in the garden at all. Seeds have not been harvested, and calendula has gone unpicked. Papa had requested sunflower seeds from our garden so I'm glad we at least have those now for him.
And while Logan and I clipped Sunflowers, my two little ones picked this beautiful bouquet for our table.
I've missed my garden!