I don’t have much advice

I don’t have much advice other than you need to take it easy and think of your health and your unborn baby. I too, am pregnant, 24 weeks and spent 11 days in the hospital due to pneumonia from July 1 – July 11.

I spent the 4th of July, my birthday and missed a trip that I was supposed to take (paid for already) to Texas. All I can say is it wasn’t easy (still isn’t) but, people kept telling me it was for a short time and once the baby comes I could worry about all the other stuff. I have 3 other children and DH got to see what my life is like for a change. It was really hard on him getting them presentable each evening to come visit me in the hospital.

He also had to feed them and keep up the laundry and before I came home, he got everyone to help him pick up the house for me. I was told the same thing about taking it easy, not put on bed rest thankfully, but can’t do much. This has caused problems believe me, but I have to keep telling myself that it is worth it. One thing I might suggest is to rely on friends and your church family if you have one.

They cooked dinner for us for an entire week and I have to say that was a miracle in itself. I wish I were close to you so I could help, but I have piles of laundry waiting on me anyway. Take a deep breath and remember that this too will pass and until then try to relax.

I had to be in bed for almost 7 months with a pregnancy. One thing that helped was having things handy I could do with the other kids. There were three at the time. The youngest, 4, wanted to spend time with me so we kept books, flashcards and other quiet activities within my reach. Keep your mind busy too so you dont think too much. Make to do lists, journal, write to friends etc…

A good friend of mine makes homeade bread, very hearty and healthy. I kept some of that and stuff to drink in my room so I could avoid getting up for a snack.

best of luck, Lisa Il