Monday, February 1, 2010

4 days in...

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 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


  1. Amy,
    First of all, congratulations on the new baby girl you are expecting! I hope that the "blogging" brings you some entertainment, joy, and distraction that you will need throughout these next few months. I've been doing it for almost 2 years now and consider it a sort of "therapy" for a stay-at-home mom! I'm here if you need someone to come visit you and I look forward to reading all about your experiences!

  2. Amy, my thoughts and prayers have been with you and your family for quite sometime. I was very excited to hear about adding another girl to the family. I was "sentenced" to bedrest with both of my prenancies. I wish I would have listened better because I spent 4 weeks in the hospital on bedrest before my son came. Let me know if there is anything I could do, I have been in a similar situation, I lost my first, then bedrest for 8 weeks with my second and he was still a preemie and made it further with my daughter. I will be looking forward to your blogs. Hang in there the best is yet to come.

  3. I've never been on bedrest so I can't speak from experience or offer any advice that is worth anything. But I think blogging about it is a great way to pass the time. Best of luck to you!

  4. Bless your Heart! I totally understand! I've been on bedrest since my 24th week and am now at 35! So it works! I will be praying for you, my unknown comrad...Take Care of you and that Baby! I know how hard it is when you have other children, I have a 14 month old who is totally confused by the situation and a husband who is lucky to have any hair left on his head! Take Care! I look forward to reading your blog! GOOD LUCK!

  5. This blog is a fabulous idea. We're a bunch of nosy listeners who want to be sure you're okay...and you can feel all of our support, too! You GO girl!


  6. First of all I totally agree that Field of Dreams is not a school...the audacity of a snow day today!!!

    Be gentle my friend because you are almost there and it will be all worth it soon:) with that being said I am sure day time TV is taking its toll...and Matt needs to get some R&R at Aiden's Party and Super Bowl party the following day!!! Please let him drink...a lot:)I will be sure he can walk and perform house hold duties when he returns home:)

    Well Ballet with Alexa & Addison tomorrow....our little stars with their new Tutus. You know you will get pictures and I will make sure you do not miss a thing:)

    Nite Nite!


  7. reginia_griffin@yahoo.comFebruary 2, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. i listen to Matt and Ramona everyday and it feels like eavesdropping on some kind of sick family reuninon. HA entertaining to say the least.
    DO everything you must to bring that little light into your house and that joy to the world, healthy, happy, and hopefully more of your traits than Matt's! Ha just kidding, sort of. Good luck Amy, looking forward to hearing more from you.

  8. My mother was on bedrest for almost her entire pregnancy with my little sister. Between her handicap and being pregnant she had to suffer through the pregnancy in my step-sisters bed. Apparently waterbeds are not pregnant friendly. hehe She made it through the bedrest period and had a c-section June 1st, only to come home and require more bedrest from the c-section. There she was with a newborn little girl a 5 year old boy and three other children. She managed to get through everything relativly saine. The key is a good support system (which I know you have) and patience. Good luck! Our prayers are with you.

  9. You don't know me, but I'm a very close friend of Tricia's. I feel like I've known you for years and could probably pick your wardrobe. :) All of that to say, I'm going to follow you on this journey, pray for you as you rest (in bed) and read your words (that have indeed made me chuckle, already). And by the by...I was a fellow bedrester for both of my pregnancies as well. Be happy to refill your "idea box" when it's running low. Much love from afar! Alli

  10. I am now 20 weeeks prego with twin girls. AS of right now I am not on bed rest but I will not be surprised if they put me on it later. I understand what you are saying about sitting in a chair yelling into the other room telling your husband how to do something. I was just there last night. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Good Luck!

  11. Amy,
    Congratulations on your new little girl. I will be thinking of you and praying for a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby! I was on bed rest for 8 weeks at the end and it was long and you think about soooo much but what a great way to pass your time!! I love to write when I am trying to deal with sooo many emotions. It's a great way to cope with anything. You will be in my thoughts & prayers throughout your beautiful journey!!!

    - Wendy (Coe) Martin