Today was actually a fairly normal Saturday for us. Which has been pretty unusual lately.
My wonderful husband was able to get the yard mostly cleaned up and it looks so much better. He took our old dead Christmas tree, which has resided in the front yard under a large mound of snow all winter, to the dump. The town is supposed to do a Christmas tree pickup the first or second week of January but they never showed up. (Not unusual for our town, they’re not very reliable. Love to see our tax dollars at work!)
I’ve had to be careful today. We’ve had a lot going on lately and I’ve over done it. I was extremely exhausted yesterday and just did not fell well. I was able to rest and mostly stay off my feet today which was good and I am feeling better. However, I had some spotting (not bleeding thankfully) this afternoon and again this evening, so I need to be even more careful.
I haven’t called my doctor because it is fairly minimal and not continual, but if it does continue tomorrow I will give them a call. This is my 3rd baby, so I’m not freaking out, but I am a little nervous. I know that spotting can mean many things – nothing, just over doing it, or possibly the beginning of preterm labor.
It was just about this time when I had a preterm labor scare with Emily. I ended up in the hospital one night when I was having regular contractions every 5 minutes. Even with lots of fluids and staying off my feet, they could not get my contractions to slow down or stop. They finally had to start me on medications. My doctor put me on partial bedrest and I had to go on medication for a couple months to calm things down. Thankfully the contractions didn’t actually do anything and it was determined that I probably just had an irritable uterus, but regardless regular contractions are not something to mess with.
I am really hoping to avoid that this time.
I already deal with quite a few contractions everyday, thankfully they are not usually very regular and are spaced apart. It’s just something I have to be careful of.
It’s hard to stay off my feet when I have 2 other children and many things I’d still like to get done. But for the sake of my littlest one, I know I need to be careful and watch out for myself.
The last thing I need right now is to be put on bedrest. I don’t know what I would do if that were to happen. But I’m not going to stress about it – I’m giving that to the Lord. He will take care of me and my little Joshua. However, I do know that I need to do my part in not overdoing it and keeping stressful situations to a minimum. I have a busy week coming up – with Nate going out of town again Mon-Fri, friends coming over, Mom to Mom at church, maybe visiting another friend, doctor appointments on Friday, and possibly some other things happening later on.
I’m giving this to Him.
“…Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”-Joshua 1:9