Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. It has been brought to my attention by more than one kind soul that I've neglected my blog for too long. But I do have good reason: my family is here! Sunday, despite orders to be on bed rest, I went with them to the beach. I figure I can lay around there just as easily as I can lay around here. My dad drove me back home yesterday for my doctor's appointment. If I'm still feeling well tomorrow then me, my dad, and Jared (who has been teaching this week and so stayed home) will drive back to the beach until Saturday morning. For any concerned parties out there, it's actually been very relaxing to have my family take care of everything and to lounge about the beach or pool. In fact, I think I had fewer contractions than normal while there. I will be sure to post some fun pictures next week.
Today my dad has been helping get things more organized around here and is right now on his way to Home Depot and Target to pick up a few things. I love dads!
As for the update on my rebellious tenant.... He has definitely grown recently. I even gained 5 pounds in just two weeks! I am still around 3 or so cm dilated and now about 80% effaced with Asher as -2 station. He's in a great position for birth, so when the time comes I shouldn't have any issues there. He is still very active and doing well.
Because he is a boy, and preemie boys tend to have a harder time, my doctor would still like to see me go at least a couple more weeks. But even if he came now, there is a very good chance he wouldn't have an extended hospital stay, especially since I had the steroids last month to help his lungs mature. My OB was actually on call last night, and we joked about just having the baby then, but I'm happy to keep him in there a couple weeks longer. My goal since this all started has been 36 weeks; that is now just 11 days away.