The adjustment to bed rest has been quite difficult, but I have been lucky to have a very supportive family who have all helped out immensely. The boys seem to understand that something is up and have adjusted to all of the extra attention from our extended family, so they don't miss not having as much of mom's attention.
Fortunately, I only had to do 4 full days of bed rest at home. At my appointment with the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Day Unit (aka High Risk unit) at the Civic Hospital on Tuesday, I was informed that the leak in the amniotic sac was probably high and was able to seal itself as I was no longer leaking fluid. Also, during the ultrasound that same morning they were able to measure adequate amniotic fluid around baby, so that was all great news. The only bad news that we did receive was, during the ultrasound, they found that the baby has an enlarged kidney, which he/she may grow out of if he/she continues to develop in utero. As the baby's structures are so small, just a small blockage in the ureter could cause the build up of urine in the kidney. There is nothing medical that they can do at this point except to monitor the kidney and hope that it can be resolved before the baby is born.
I was told that I was being discharged from High Risk and could continue following my own doctors for the rest of the pregnancy unless something else came up. Since I was no longer with high risk I was told that I could do modified bed rest, which is essentially house arrest with the ability to visit the outside world on an as needed basis. This was great news to my ears, but I do realize that I still have to be very careful as to not go into pre-term labour. I'm going to bring it up with my OB, but I am hoping that this means that our original plan of having the baby at 37 weeks is still on the table, but I will find that out at my 30 week appointment on January 12th when they schedule the c-section.
Modified bed rest has been ok for the past two days. It is nice to be able to sit at my desktop computer instead of having to work off of my laptop, but I do miss all of the ergonomic upgrades that I have at my desk at work. I never really realized how much they do help. If all goes well over the next few weeks, then I hope to be able to able to go into the office a few times a week after the school Christmas break, but I was told by a few people that I shouldn't rush things, so this is all pending my progress.
In non-baby news, my family was able to trim the tree (I just took pictures) with the kids. We were lucky to have purchased our tree before I was admitted to the hospital, but we did have a naked tree (as coined by my niece) for a week.
More pictures of the kids with the tree can be found on our flickr photostream as well as other pictures of our adventures.
Thanks again to everyone for all of your love and support, I will try and respond to your messages, it just may take me a little while, but I will have some time in the next couple weeks :)