Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Confessions of a Couch Potato

I have been a couch potato. Out of necessity mind you - not preference.

The bleed came back. And I have finished a week of strict bed rest and been cleared for modified bed rest. Which can include sewing, scrapbooking, working on the computer. All those things I haven't had time for in a while.

Too bad it's all upstairs in the disaster zone craft room. And I am not allowed up the stairs. So getting Hubs to find the miscellaneous things I need to scrap book could be quite a challenge.

And the real confession:

When told to go on bed rest for the first time I was all "Ok - being required to lay down and rest is every busy mom's dream. Right? I can totally do this." 48 hours wasn't too bad.
The second time I was so scared that I was causing this bleed I came home. Got on the couch - which hubs had made into a little bed for me - and didn't move for almost 6 days.
Let me reassure that being required to rest is no dream vacation. It takes a considerable toll on your emotions. Every time Erin ran across the room and held her little chubby hand out to me so she could lead me to one of her toys I had to choke back tears. Watching everyone come in and out on Christmas day ate away at my spirit.

But we made it. Prayers and positive thoughts pulling us through. Me and baby and Hubs and Erin are going to make this work. A quick visit to the doc yesterday let us hear that strong heart beat. There is a sonogram today to check on the progress of the actual bleed.

For now, its two more weeks of being catered to. Is that so bad? At least when I put it that way it doesn't sound helpless and needy.

Much love blog world.


Jen said...

Thinking of you Lauren, hang in there. Hope you had a nice Christmas despite enjoying it from the couch. Love to YOU.

Kim said...

Oh Lauren, I am so sorry! I can only say that it will be truly worth it when Erin has a little baby brother or sister. Maybe I need to send you a care package! :)

Anonymous said...

love the couch, girl!! catch up on your facebook and blog. enjoy it. :) happy new year!

Anonymous said...

...that comment was from me. i don't know why it put anonymous. i was on bedrest with both of mine. i know how you feel. six weeks for beatrice!!

Anonymous said...

alright, really weird. it's me, christy from