Awww...if I make it to 36 weeks without hospital bedrest what then?!
If I make it to 36 weeks I plan to spend a day pampering myself...hair, nails, toes, the works. I may even get a massage. I'm seriously considering cutting my hair short again unless someone can talk me out of it. The idea of maintaining long (frizzy, unruly) locks with 2 little boys running around just doesn't sound too appealing. I want to feel beautiful again.
If I make it to 36 weeks I plan to beg the doctor to remove the cerclage since he hasn't officially decided when he plans to remove it...36 weeks or during delivery at 39 weeks.
If I make it to 36 weeks I want to spend the last 2-3 weeks of my pregnancy (if I make it 2-3 more weeks) working on the nursery. It's no where near completion. In fact completion of the nursery is still so far away it's like looking through a dark tunnel. I still need to lay the floor in that room. Sometimes I wish I had a few little elves to come complete that room for me, but, alas, it will wait. But since I'm dreaming...someone come do a room makeover for my little boy and surprise me!
If I make it to 36 weeks I want to spend a few days organizing my house. We moved into our house and I was put on bedrest just a few short weeks later, so we still have 50% or more of our belongings in boxes. I'd love to at least get my kitchen put together.
If I make it to 36 weeks I want to thoroughly clean my house so it's ready when we bring Evan home.
If I make it to 36 weeks I plan to take Ryan to the zoo...and walk! The new Children's Zoo is opening in a couple weeks and while right now I can go on brief outings I will need to remain in a wheelchair while my crazy little boy runs around. Of course if this dream happens I better make sure it's a day when I'd be happy and comfortable to go into labor too!
If I make it to 36 weeks I want to take Ryan down to the lake and walk around, exploring the nature around our house.
If I make it to 36 weeks I want to go shopping and buy those much needed/wanted baby items that we're going to need including buying a cute "going home" outfit for Evan and something new for Ryan too.
If I make it to 36 weeks I plan to enjoy it!
If I make it to 36 weeks I find myself dreaming of all the things I'd do, but in reality with 6 months of bedrest behind me I may only have the strength and energy to do one thing...lay around and enjoy my sweet little boy...only wishing that I had as much energy as he does.
Finally, if I make it to 36 weeks I had probably better stop having all these contractions now. I've had plenty of uterine irritability this past week and while for the several days post-17P shots I usually have no contractions, this week I've stayed pretty consistent with 1-2 contractions an hour on most days.