12 days on bedrest and Zoe is still where she is supposed to be. The contractions had finally eased up about 4 days ago, but then I got up to go to my OB appointment Tuesday. Between that and the fact that I’ve managed to come down with the flu -complete with marathon coughing fits – they have now resumed once again. Only about once an hour at this point, but when they do hit they last up to six minutes and are strong enough that there is no talking through them. So we will see if lots of bed rest will work again to get them to stop.
Zoe looks like she is doing very well though. The ultrasound technician guesstimated that she is between 6 lbs 4 oz and 6 lbs 12oz at this point. I know these predictions can vary quite a bit from reality, but it was still comforting to hear. She is head down and turned to one side. Her heart rate was good at 134 beats per minute.
It looks like we can go home tomorrow! I won’t be able to help much with resettling the house if just walking into a doctor’s appointment, sitting around there for a little over an hour and then going straight home had such an effect on me earlier in the week. Thankfully I have a great husband and also offers of help from others as well.