Friday, April 24, 2009

6 1/2 weeks...

...since the accident. and 6 1/2 weeks until my due date. think little samuel can hold out that long? since tristan was born 2 weeks early, and since samuel is already measuring a little larger than average, i'm of the mind frame that he will be born somewhat early. my dear husband, on the other hand, insists that not only will he be born in june, but that he will be born specifically on june 10th. that is TWO whole days past my due date. seriously. you want to know the reason? i'll tell you as i roll my eyes...josh's gramps' birthday is on june 12th, josh's dad's birthday is on june 14th and josh's birthday is on june 16th. something about having his son's birthday fall in line with the other men's birthdays in his family appeals to josh. i suppose i should be thankful that he isn't insistent that i keep the baby inside of me until june 18th! of course i'd prefer to have this baby early, for many reasons, not the least of which has to do with the fact that i don't want to deliver a 10 lb baby. may is also my favorite month of the year, which makes having a may baby seem perfect in my mind. so we shall see who "wins"....

i saw my orthopedic dr. on monday and had an x-ray to see how my leg is healing. the bones on either side of the rod have begun meeting again, though the fracture line is still very apparent. i am, however "allowed" to begin bearing weight on my leg, which scares me a little! i don't have a specific time frame in which i have to be walking; my doctor was very kind and told me just to take it at my own pace, especially since i'm pregnant. so i've been testing it out little bit by little bit while still using my walker. it feels so strange! it feels sort of tingly at first and then a bit painful and distinctly odd because my right leg is so much weaker than my left at this point ( i have NO calf muscle left!) so i'm glad i'm easing into it slowly. of course, there is motivation for me to become more mobile, what with a new baby to tend to soon, but the lack of pain medication is making me a little more timid than i might be otherwise. still, the light at the end of the tunnel is growing stronger every day.

4 comments:

Ginny said...

I think you should be thankful that he didn't ask you to hold Tristan in until June! That would have made for a large baby.

monk:s said...

If Samuel decides to come before that third week in May, Wade & Jenn will get to meet him! I'd be thoroughly jealous. Glad to hear you're "on your feet" again as strange as it feels.
-TL (monk:s' wife)

Jennifer said...

I'm finding out that I can do more than I know if only I'm willing to test myself.
One day in the future I picture you leg pressing 120 lbs like me.

xoxxox

sarah_dickenson said...

June 10th is a good day, that's Ray's birthday :-)
Glad to hear you are healing & that your baby is staying put for now!