22 Weeks Preggo!

I told you about scary tuesday.  Well, turns out I had scary thursday, friday, saturday…. you get the picture.  Doc put me on bedrest until today depending on what happens with the spotting and cramping.  Waiting for her to call me back, but since both are still occurring I fear I may be seeing more of this comfy new bed than I planned.

I’m dealing with feelings of fear, anger, sadness, shame and disappointment and trying to combat them with feelings of hope and love but it’s hard.  I feel trapped and ineffective, and anxious.  Deep down, I am certain Embry is OK, and if I have to stay horizontal for 40million years to ensure his health that’s what I’ll gladly do, but the worry monster is on my back.  My job situation is a big factor, I run a small office.  I am set up to work from home but there’s a lot I need to do in person as well. A financial hit would not be good right now.  I’m just hopeful that this ends very soon and I can get back to normal functioning.

How Far Along? 22 Weeks!!! 18 (ish) to go!  (1/29/12)

Symptoms: I don’t wanna talk about it.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Same 8lbs as last week.

Maternity Clothes: Same sitch. Still looking for a maternity coat.

Stretch Marks: Not yet, still fighting stretchmarks as best I can.

Sleep: Horrendous.  Just horrendous.

Food Cravings: Peanut butter and jelly.  Fake strawberry shortcake (take a slice of entenmanns all butter loaf, put sliced strawberries on it, cover with whip cream, shove it in your mouth, mmmmmm)

Best Moment This Week: ….I’ll get back to you on that.  Might have been eating my fake strawberry shortcakes lol

Movement: Loads.  This little guy is so active.  John feels him a lot and they have little conversations.  “Do you think the giants will win? Kick once for yes”

Labor Signs: ::sigh::

Belly Button In Or Out?  Yeah, I need to just delete this question. You won’t be seeing this next week.

What I Miss:  Ummm not bleeding and not cramping.

What I Am Looking Forward To: Doc saying no more bed.

Milestones: We can see Embry moving from the outside now.  It’s sooo alienish. I love it.

Weekly Wisdom:  It’s ok to take it easy without feeling guilty.

Any advice for me at this stage in pregnancy? Did you have to go on bedrest of any sort during your pregnancy?

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  1. says

    Oh honey so sorry you’re going through this. Is there a possibility there is a hematoma that they are missing? Is there no medication your doc is willing to prescribe for the friable cervix. Sucks to be going through this. Breathe and try not to stress. Praying for you guys.

  2. Faith says

    i am so sorry to hear that you are going through this. i cannot even begin to imagine what you are feeling or how you are feeling. sending you all tons of prayers and positive thoughts.

  3. Ju-Ju Bee says

    Hey Dani & Embry & John! It’ll all be fine! You’ll see when big head Embry is ready to finally make his debut two weeks past your due date :) By then your octomom stretch marks, double wide nose, a she-penis navel will be all worth it. O Worry Wart about Work everything will take it’s course, there are no road blocks just detours to guide ya’ll to greater financial success. Peace, Hugs, & lot’s of organic ice cream.

  4. says

    Dani, I’m really sorry to read that you are having such a horrible time.

    Try not to think about your job, money, any of that other stuff. I know it’s hard but in the grand scheme of things it really doesn’t matter. All that matters is you and your family.

    I know it’s not the same thing but before I had my operation to remove my fibroids I was worried sick about not working for months (I am self employed). In the end I had to stop thinking about it and bite the bullet and miss out on 3 months pay. I’ve just had another operation and that means about another month of pay missed, but you know what – I feel so much better for having had the operation.

    Just put your feet up and let people run around after you. They will be more than willing to do so and won’t think you’re lazy or anything like that.

    Take care of you and that little man you’re cooking away in there and everything else will work itself out.

    I’m sure everything will be just fine with you, Embry, John and your friable cervix.

    Hang on in there…


  5. Ky G says

    Kepping you in my prayers!!!!!!! I’m 37 ekes pregnant now and had the bleeding scare at 14 weeks so I can definitely relate. Take it easy and stay in prayer!

  6. says

    Love the pic! You look cute!
    I pray that everything will be fine. In the meantime enjoy the time off your feet, before you know it you will wonder what “rest” means. ;) xo

  7. says

    Oh Dani, so sorry you have to go through this. I know someone who was on bedrest from week 14 and gave birth at 34 weeks to a perfectly healthy baby. I am sending lots of positive vibes and prayers your way. I think that it’s ok to have the fear and anxiety, we are only human maybe try (if at all possible) to not let it ruin your good humor and excitement you’ve had about this pregnancy all along. Good luck and looking forward to more Embry update.

  8. says

    Keeping you in my prayers. As for advice, just take it easy, and try to minimize the worry. Don’t want to talk about what stress could do a baby during pregnancy.

    But I have a feeling everything will work out just fine. Enjoy the rest off your feet, because once Embry comes, you’ll be wishing to sit down! :-)

  9. says

    You are soo cute! Look at that sweet belly of yours. I love reading about your cravings. Yea whole foods is way overpiced and the source of their food is questionable. I get my organic food from our local food coop who source the produce from farms in n.j, p.a. and upstate ny. We do have some food that comes from over seas but it’s clearly indicated.

  10. says

    Seriously have you on my daily prayer list. I know you can’t help but worry… but try to focus on the good all the bed rest you’re getting is doing for Embry! :)
    You seriously look great for 22 weeks! As for sleep… try an air mattress… for real!! I started last night and got my first full night of real pre-preggo sleep!

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