I have been asked to start a blog by a few of my family and friends. A blog about Bedrest, you heard right it's going to be soo interesting. Me and the bed..now normally there could be some very interesting stories that could come from me and my bed, but this is a PG blog. He, he he....Ok, I'm lying, there is nothing exciting that happens in my bed:(
So I have been sentenced to the bed. Yep, for the next 20 weeks I will officially be confined to this bed for 23 hours a day. No big deal. I have a beautiful little girl inside of me that is relying on me to do my job. Actually, I have two little girls relying on me to do my job, one that needs a sister in the worst way.
I am 4 days into it and I have to say, so far so good. Ok, there has been only 1 real day of by myself bedrest, I am not going to lie, it was kind of nice. I hear this from other bedresters. The first week is awesome. You get the rest you finally need! TV is full of great reruns and the internet is an oasis full of interesting websites waiting to be found.
The weekend proved to be full of guilt as my husband ran around while I watched. That is is by far the hardest part. When you have to sit on a chair explaining to your signifigant other where EVERYTHING in the kitchen is, including a pan to make a scrambled egg in, the take control factor really takes over. I start shouting orders such as, "the burner is on too hot, I can tell it's burning" or " It's in the pantry, no to the left, no up higher, IT'S RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE " The look of disgust on Matt's face is worth never talking again. I have had to change my tact a bit to "Honey, if it were me, and this is just a suggestion, I would you add parmesean to the breading, but that is just me, you can do whatever works for you ." It's all in the delivery.
Today, is a snow day, as well as tomorrow I am sure. Tega Cay, SC is not known for it's salt trucks. And then, they have a teacher service day on Friday. This is a DAYCARE people. What kind of servie do you need to do but take care of my kid? Ok, rude.
So this is the start of Bedrest Digest. I hope you enjoy it. I hope you don't want to smack me when it's over, I hope that you get a chuckle from it here and there, and I really want to make bedrest be interesting. Hmmm, that is going to take some work, but I have got nothing but time.
What will keep me going? The thought of holding my healthy, beautiful baby that we have prayed and dreamt about for so long, seeing Addison with her little sister, knowing Matt is on the verge of jumping off a cliff, and knowing that my family and friends are always there to comfort, help and listen. That is what will keep US going.
Love to you all