Friday, March 14, 2008

The Rest of Bed Rest

Today is the last day of bed rest. I will be officially free from my bed around 3pm this afternoon. I am ready for a change of scenery. Both this time and last time I thought I would have trouble sleeping at night after lying in bed all day long. But quite the opposite has happened-I sleep like the dead and have trouble waking up in the morning. It must be the progesterone.

Other than the sleepiness, the only other side effect I've had from the progesterone is facial flushing from time to time. I first noticed it Tuesday afternoon. The skin on my face got really hot and flushed. I felt like my head was a light bulb. It happened again Wednesday morning, but when they took my vitals prior to the transfer, my temperature was normal. Yesterday afternoon, the nurse called to let me know that all my blood work from Wednesday looked great. My E2 was 462 (should be higher than 300) and my P4 was 10.6 (should be higher than 6). I was pretty relieved because I was worried if my P4 was too low, they would want me to add a PIO shot to the supps. The nurse also confirmed that the facial flushing was likely a side effect of the prom.etrium.

Today's tune is one that I associate with sleep and dreams. I used to listen to this album on my walkman (yes, a walkman) in college while napping in the student union in between classes (if I was lucky enough to score one of the big leather couches).

Back to the bed rest theme and speaking of beds, I can't tell you how many doggie beds we bought for Scout over the years. She looked so incredibly cute curled up in one of those little dog beds like a little doggie donut. The problem was, the second we would leave her alone with the bed, she would shred it to pieces. Not just chew on it a little, but actually destroy it like it was the ENEMY. We finally learned our lesson and stopped buying her doggie beds. So she decided to move on to the couch cushions. We took a picture of the aftermath of one of these destruction sessions. She was just lying there calmly among the innards of the cushion as if to say "my work here is done."

12 comments:

Meg said...

That is hilarious! She looks quite proud of herself and poses well for the camera...

I used to listen to Deep Forest to fall asleep in college too! I actually have not popped the CD in for ages so this was a sweet memory lane walk. Thanks!

Hope you are feeling good. Keep busy for the next two weeks. You know the drill, it will be rough but at least it may be nice out so you can get out for distractions!

Jen said...

She looks so very proud. I mean, I couldn't chew up a doggie bed with my teeth if I tried!

Glad to hear your levels are great and that you'll be off bedrest this afternoon!

Enjoy being vertical!

Ahuva Batya said...

I have several pictures just like that with Dade proudly sitting in the middle of the carnage. I know the challenge of the 2WW, but I'll be checking in with you to keep you company.

annacyclopedia said...

Hooray for verticality! I'm sending very sticky thoughts your way, and also wishing you some peace for the next 2 weeks. I know it won't likely surround you all the time, but hopefully you'll have a few moments in there when you feel all is well in your world.

Melanie said...

In a few short hours, you'll be up and about, required bedrest under your belt. I'm very much hoping that you have some precocious embryos nestling away under your belt too! Hope all is well, you're relaxed and feeling good.

And the picture cracked me up. I hope you billed the hound for the damage!

Optimistic said...

I haven't been on in a couple days so I just had to catch up on your last three posts. So glad the transfer went well, I hope they are getting settled for the next 9 months!

As far as symptoms, I wasn't sure if mine were pregnacy symptoms or if they were from the PIO, I had continuous cramping like I was going to start my period anyday and my boobs were really sore. But that could have been the PIO.

nancy said...

First of all, YIPEE on the great blood results. You are ~so~ PUPO. In two weeks, I'm thinking about how I could be walking around with someone who is still smiling from the great news she's received. It makes me smile.

The way you explained scout shredding the beds was hilarious. "like it was the ENEMY" and "my work here is done". Your poor couch and scout's poor dog beds. She sure takes her job seriously though, doesn't she?!

I'm still unsure what I'll do for my own bedrest. 4 1/2 days. Too ridiculous.

nancy said...

First of all, YIPEE on the great blood results. You are ~so~ PUPO. In two weeks, I'm thinking about how I could be walking around with someone who is still smiling from the great news she's received. It makes me smile.

The way you explained scout shredding the beds was hilarious. "like it was the ENEMY" and "my work here is done". Your poor couch and scout's poor dog beds. She sure takes her job seriously though, doesn't she?!

I'm still unsure what I'll do for my own bedrest. 4 1/2 days. Too ridiculous.

Maria said...

OMG, bad dog!! LOL, she's mighty pleased with herself.

YAY for being done with bed rest and for great blood results!

beautycourage said...

That is a hilarious picture! Congrats on getting up from bedrest (and on the transfer, I haven't logged on in a while). Hang in there during the dreaded 2WW!

shinejil said...

You can just see her thinking, "I've really exceeded myself here. Anything for my art!" I love it.

I'm glad you're up and at 'em again. Let us know if you'd like us to distract you with something these next 2 weeks. Sordid tales? Off-color jokes? Song-and-dance routines?

Alison said...

Yay for no more bedrest. Crossing my fingers that those bebeies stuck! And good news about your levels! I'll be sitting here holding my breath.