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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Good Things About Bed Rest...Maybe?


I am not one to wallow in self pity for very long. It could also be because I was able to get out today to go to my doctor's appointment and the sun was shinning, the breeze was cool and all the flowers have suddenly appeared. Butterfly and I soaked up the sun a little in the doctor's court yard area after a really good and easy appointment. More on that tomorrow.

So, feeling better. As I was sitting on the benches watching Butterfly chase the squirrels, I started making a list of good things about being on bed rest. So here you go.

  • The boys will get the best possible start in the world, even if it is horribly boring.
  • I don't have to make dinner every night (although I still do all the planning).
  • I never have to pick up a toy.
  • I can take as many naps as I want.
  • I never have to wash a dish.
  • I never have to clean a bathroom. (Although this one is bothering me just a little...)
  • I can spend all day online and not feel guilty.
  • I've done a lot of coloring with Butterfly.
  • Butterfly has turned into more of a snuggler than she was before.
  • I am learning to trust my husband that much more.
  • It's kind of nice to have a built in excuse to not go or do anything.
  • It's nice to have a built in excuse for Juice not to go or do anything.
  • I have learned the house will not explode if things are not clean/picked up. Imagine that.
  • I see Juice a lot more.
  • I never have to change sheets on the bed.
  • Two words: internet shopping.
It is nice to just have a chance to sit. Although I am missing out on a lot of fun things, it's nice to just sit and enjoy our house. I wish I had more patience for reading. I wish I could watch all kinds of movies but I am limited to what Butterfly is watching (mostly). I wish I could help Juice out more but he is doing pretty good on his own. (He is looking forward to the day when I can do things like laundry and cleaning again. I think he is realizing how much work I put in during the day with all the house stuff. I am too actually.)

I think I will really appreciate doing things once the boys are here.



  1. Cool list! I love your thoughts. Yes, yesterday was a beautiful day to be outside. Glad you could enjoy a few minutes of sun and Butterfly could chase a squirrel or two. You are doing great!

  2. I love the list! Youre always so positive! I heard about the bed rest today! Im sorry. I have to be honest I always wished i could be put on bed rest! I just didnt want to move anymore. So im a little envious! haha! Im sad I know. I heard youre having a c section at the end of the month then??

  3. Yay! Way to find the bright side! I'm feeling like I could use a couple days of enforced bed rest after reading your list. :)Do your windows open so you can get fresh air inside? Keep up the good work!

  4. Laura- Thanks! Only a few more days to go really.

    Lis- Welcome back! And I'm not always so positive, but I feel a little guilty when I'm not so I try to be. :) As for the c-section, we are still not sure. It's scheduled but I don't know if it will happen.

    Valinda- I thought you'd never want to go on bed rest again! :) And yes, my windows do open but it has been raining the past few days so I'll have to wait until it's a little less dreary.

  5. The sheer prospect of getting time off from cleaning the toilet nearly has me in tears. *sniff*


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