We had a good appointment today and got permission to get up more but not to overdo it. I celebrated with a small trip into Hobby Lobby and a full trip (with a little helper to push the cart) into the grocery store. I also warmed up supper and put kids to bed.
On the bright side, contractions aren't terrible after all that. But on th other bright side, they are definitely worse than they've been in a week or so. I think that is still a positive because it means all this couch time wasn't for naught. Gravity is not my friend this pregnancy.
My advice for other moms: have your kids in your twenties. Physically, I was in the best shape I've been in since high school when this pregnancy started, but it has been the toughest on me, physically and mentally. I would do it all again to get this baby here safe and sound, but I don't want to do it again. Maybe that is just third trimester talking, and I am grateful to have made it so far, but ...ouch.
Setting my sights on seven more weeks.