February 11, 2009

Hanging Out in Bed

I've been leery about posting recently, because I don't want to "jinx" how things have been going, but I know that's silly.  Life has been very uneventful lately, and that is a good thing!  It's exactly what we've been praying for - a long, uneventful remainder of my pregnancy.  I've just been hanging out in bed all day, everyday!  We've got a good schedule going, so things run pretty smoothly.   I've been getting achy from all my time in bed, from my feet to my neck.  Other than that, I feel fine!  I'm still not bored, just a little restless about not being able to get up and do things.  The most difficult thing is letting go of the control I had over my house and things.  If you've never been on bed rest, you may not understand what I mean.  It's just weird not to have looked in my own refrigerator for 3 weeks now.  When I am asked, what do I want to eat, I have to then ask - What do we have??  It is also hard to not have control over when and where things are put away.  I hate clutter.  Seeing it around makes me feel very anxious lately because I can't just get up and put things away.  I hate to ask Josh, or someone else to do every little thing that comes to my mind.  So, for all of you who are not on bed rest right now, enjoy the time you get to spend cleaning or prepping dinner in your kitchen for me, because I actually miss those monotonous little tasks!

The babies are moving around more and more!  Sometimes it feels is like an internal crawling feeling.  The second I feel them, I put my hand on my stomach, but then they stop!  I'm sure my days of having constant kicking and seeing limbs moving across my stomach will be coming soon!


  1. YAY!!!! on the baby movement. That is the best feeling ever. Enjoy every little kick and twist.

    As for giving up control, there will be a lot more of that once your 3 little ones arrive - LOL!

    I thought of you this morning - I am officially 34 weeks today, and the very first thought that followed that realization was a prayer for you, that you will get to 34 weeks too.


  2. I second the last comment, God is preparing you for the time when all of those little ones are at home and you will have the choice of sleep or cleaning up the house. And trust me sleep will come first. Praying for you all the time.

  3. I love feeling those limbs and playing name that body part!

  4. You are such a good bed rest patient! I don't know how I would do because giving up control is tough! I'm thinking about you...

  5. I'm so glad you're doing well! There's nothing like feeling children move inside you. I hope that you have the experience we had; our girls had very different personalities from the start, and we could tell them apart from the way they moved.


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