I am super excited to announce that I am not on bedrest anymore. Bedrest was so tough for me. I am normally a busy body and love to get things done around the house and outside of the house. Even though I am off of bedrest I am going to keep my activities as light as possible. To read about why I was placed on bedrest CLICK HERE.
If you follow me on instagram, you’ll notice that I’ve picked back up an old hobby, crocheting. My Nana taught me and my sisters how to crochet when we were younger. Now that I am settling into my pregnancy and resting much more, I’ve decided to start crocheting again. I recently finished a super soft baby blanket and now I am starting a new baby blanket.
I don’t ever want to have to be on bedrest again so I’m doing my best to stay homebound. No more grocery shopping, no more cooking, and no more deep cleaning around the house. I order our groceries, I’ve hired a person to help deep clean, and we order meal prep meals for the week. I will no longer be going back and forth to the airport to pick up family/guests. Uber and Lyft can handle those problems. Thank God for new technology and innovations.
Braxton Hicks & Constipation
I believe my Braxton Hicks are contributed to my constipation. At night time when I experience multiple Braxton Hicks, its always followed by an upset stomach. My upset stomach then sends me straight to the bathroom for a bowl movement. After I take a bowel movement the Braxton Hicks go away. Now that I know this, I keep prune juice and cranberry juice waiting on me in the fridge. So that if I don’t have a bowel movement in two whole days, I’ll start my natural home remedy. This might be TMI but its an update so I’m sharing it all and it could possibly help someone else dealing with this issue.
Since being off bedrest, my body has returned to its normal state. I still believe I am measuring small this time. But then I have to remind myself that I am carrying a singleton and not twins this go round. All in all, I am feeling much better about this pregnancy now that I’ve finally made it to my halfway point. I will be 21 weeks Tuesday. In addition, I am feeling our baby more and more each day as he/she grows. Also, hubby has finally got to feel the baby kicks outside of my womb too. PRASIE BE!