Bedrest Day Nine
February 24, 2006
You Can Learn a Lot.
1. It takes 1.5 days to get bored outta your mind just lying in one spot, no matter how many diversions can be accomplished there.
2. It can make someone like me miss cleaning the house. (ahhhh!)
3. My son really is as energetic as I thought; it wasn’t all in my head.
4. Praying with faith makes you more relaxed & makes you see God in life.
5. Taking care of just one toddler named N. all day, having a clean house, and making dinner… these are mutially exclusive.
6. It’s really fun to leave the house, even for a doctor appointment, when you’ve been home for 7 days.
7. One friend doing one helpful thing for a friend in need can make a big difference.
8. One week of being around your child, but not bearing the burden of care for them, can give you a new perspective.
9. This same week can refresh your depleted parenting energy.
10. This very same week can help you want to get back into parenting with resolve, love, faith and appreciation.
11. Being forced to lie on the couch all day can be exhausting. You can be ready for a full night’s sleep by 10pm.
12. Your telephone can be in the couch cushions or right underneath your body, and when it rings, you still won’t be able to find it.
13. After sitting/lying in one direction on the couch for several days, changing to face the other way can be enjoyable.
14. Changing direction of sitting/lying down will be someone else’s idea.
I think I have missed some stuff, but this is what I could come up with right now.
So, I have graduated to modified bedrest, and next week I will be able to live the normal life of a pregnant woman who has to take it easy. Or, if I have more contractions, etc, then I will be sent back to this couch.
This baby in my belly is doing quite well.