Saturday, April 16, 2016

She Lives! Ish!

Well my friends, the inevitable has happened again.

I'm pregnant.

And on bed rest.

My last post was in September, 2015.  To say four kids keeps you busy is an understatement.  But throw in a pregnancy and you've got yourself a nice hurricane of insanity.

I am 33 weeks pregnant.  I know because I have an app that reminds me.  I need the app, because a fifth pregnancy gets put on the back burner, on low heat, until it's done.  Being on bed rest doesn't stop the homework, the story times, the play times, the laundry or the dishes.  In fact, I'm pretty sure it multiplies all of those things.  Thank heavens for women willing to serve.  Seriously, I had FIVE women from my church here cleaning for three hours.  That's FIFTEEN HOURS of cleaning.  While I sat in a chair trying not to puke, imagining five women cleaning my house.

I have issues.

This bed rest has been going a lot smoother than the others (she says, only a week and a half into her sentence.)

I was more prepared.  The continuous contractions were a nice warning that it was inevitable, and so like any good pregnant woman, I nested before I could no longer move.  My room was prepared.  Brett carried my favorite, crappy lazy boy all the way upstairs so I'd have a comfy place to perch.  I love him.

I got Quinns stuff all washed and ready.  (Quinn, that's his name.  Cute, huh?  It means "five" which really makes the crazy OCD gal inside of me smile.)  I bought grannie undies and Tux pads so Brett wouldn't have to (I'm super thoughtful that way.)  And I cleaned my room.

This is my third bed rest sentence.  I feel like I've got my stride.  I have a schedule.  I get up every morning, I brush my teeth, I even put on a bra.  Then I follow a loose schedule of scripture listening while I crochet, planning out days and organizing rides for the kiddos.  I've got great friends who've brought me good books to read.  And Brett works from home.  BRETT WORKS FROM HOME.  This has made all the difference in the world, I think.

So maybe I'll have some more time to drivel out boring blog posts about bed rest and pregnancy and great books.

Maybe not.  We'll see.

In the meantime, if you live within a ten mile radius of me, COME AND VISIT!  I'm lonely.  A lonely introvert is a rare thing to see, so buy a ticket and come on over.  I could use the company!!

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