Sunday, November 13, 2011

le bed rest continues

It's been a little over 2 weeks since the first cervical check up let me in on what was to come for these last few months.  My friend from home came to visit.  It was so nice to have a couch buddy... had to learn to say yes to things like her making breakfast and doing dishes... not my normal hosting instincts.  She left, I cried... realized true bed rest was about to set in... but one thing that has made it incredibly bearable is skyping into work.  I get hours of quality human contact, I use my brain, I feel some accomplishment when I feel like i'm helping, and my guilt from not being there is shrinking.  Plus, it's good for my bosses to pop in and see that I'm doing all that I can to contribute.

Another thing that is going to help me get through these next months is... Sat. my sister and her fiancee were coming over for lunch.  C went out to get groceries so I answered the door when they knocked.  But they were not alone.  My local cousins, BFF and her fam were there too with presents. I thought "This is my shower!".  My east coast shower was cancelled and I'm not sure how an LA shower will work since it's so hard to schedule with my new restrictions... so I was thrilled to see them and know we were about to have a fun afternoon.  Then there was another knock.  It was my mom who had flown in from PA.  I was incredibly shocked.  The tears came.  I had been feeling so isolated from my family and I felt that I'd been ripped off from those family experiences that come with pregnancy.  My mom got to see me this big, host a shower in my living room, got to give me some family "heirlooms", and this morning she felt the baby kick.  It was huge.  I needed that so much.  I think it'll really help get me through Thanksgiving week when I should've been home with my whole family.

Then today was BFF's daughter's bday.  My one big day out.  I was propped on a couch so I could hang out.  It was awesome.  I wore jeans and make up for maybe the only time in the foreseeable future.  For the next month, every week there's something to look forward to so I'm hoping this time flies... that I won't go crazy on bedrest and that my kid stays put for  awhile.

1 comment:

  1. That is so cool that they were able to surprise you like that! How wonderful! It sounds like you are surrounded by an awesome support network. :)