So today is officially the 5th day of bed rest and I am already bored out of my mind. I didn't expect it this soon. Aside from the daily house cleaning and the occasional time out for my daughter, my day hasn't really changed much. But I'm still going nuts! Ha ha.
My husband has stepped up to the plate mega load. He is one of those men who expects the house to be clean and dinner to be done when he gets off from work. And truthfully, it has never bothered me. I like running a nice clean and tight house. But the bed rest thing has me a little worried as his house isn't getting cleaned and dinner gets done as soon as he gets up to make it. Be he amazes me. He has done all of our laundry and dishes, he has been cooking this week with a smile on his face. And he takes care of Hannah while he is home. We have a routine and he has broken it. He really wants this baby :)
I went in for my second HCG testing yesterday and go in again Monday. My levels are jumping which is great. Although I am sorely disappointed. I'm barely, BARELY pregnant. Like 2 weeks pregnant, maybe, maybe 3. It makes me feel a little foolish. I go in to the actual doctor's appointment on Thursday. I'm doing so good it's unbelievable. I'm taking lots of advice, like Justine's for example. I am drinking no kool-aid, no coffee and no tea. I've cut out all my soda even the root beer and non caffeinated sodas. Cutting out all the bad stuff right away especially the sugar.
Abel put us on the prayer chain at church and we have a handful of our close friends (those who know I'm pregnant) praying for us too. And I know some of you out there are praying for us as well. The notes and messages I have gotten from you have all touched my heart so much. I want to thank everyone for the awesome words of encouragement and for the prayers. It means so much to me that special people out there who barely know me would go so far in helping me out. I want you to know how I treasure you all! And you know who you are! I found an awesome verse in Jeremiah last night while reading my Bible and it gives me hope and faith so I know I'll come to it often in prayer: "Blessed is the man who trust in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out it's roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; it's leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought, and never fails to bear fruit." Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV) Gives me faith and I know I have to trust in God. The doctor's can do all that they can but it all lays in God's hands.
We also got some news that is a semi good, semi bad thing. Abel may be getting a new and better job! He applied for a job on the railroad and my dad is pulling some strings to help get him on. Right now Abel builds log homes and has no benefits whatsoever. And we are a bit broke. A lot. So if he gets this job, his yearly income will pretty much triple, we will all be covered my medical insurance and when he retires we both will get a monthly check until we die. Too great to turn down for sure. The downside is that we will have to move. To North Dakota. I'm a Montanian through and through. Born here and lived here most of my life. So it will be a drastic change. I've lived in North Dakota for four years back in high school so I know what it's like and am used to it already but leave Montana??? Sadness!! But I know we have to sacrifice to do better and it isn't like I won't ever come back. Oh I'll be back! For sure! Until then....Well I'll just get used to it.
Let's see what else....I got a wonderful surprise the other day in a form of a special package from sweet Tracey! I got to put up my first magnets on my fridge! Tracey was offering these awesome magnets of a vampire and I think it's totally neat looking so I asked if she wouldn't mind passing one my way. She sent along 2 others as well! I was over joyed I put them up right away and stood there staring. My husband is a little creeped out but what does he know? Haha. Until that day, I have been sticky taping everything to my fridge. Awful I know. I don't have a clue why I never pick up magnets but I will be now. And looking for a few neat ones to pass back to Tracey just because I have weird taste and her fridge needs to be weirded out, hehehe. (Check your mail Tracey, I sent your Christmas card out yesterday btw!)
I think that's it for now everyone. I'm starting to get a wee nauseas, which is a great sign. I've never had morning sickness except for when I was pregnant with Hannah. So I've been praying that I get sick with this one. The more symptoms I have and the stronger the sickness, the more hormones are flowing in us and the better the chances of keeping it! Come on vomit! Haha. (My apologies Stephanie!) So I'm going to get back into my Laz-E boy chair that I live in now and eat soem soup. I send out my love to everyone and your families! And thank you again for being so sweet and for the prayers! And I will update you after my doctor's appt. Until then, have a wonderful weekend! And remember: 13 more days until Christmas!! (And me still needing to Christmas shop! Eeek!)