Hey Friends! Thank you all so much for your sweet emails, comments and prayers! As of today I am 34 weeks pregnant and I've been at the hospital for almost 3 weeks. The doctors are hoping that I'll be stable for the next 2 weeks, then they will do a c-section.
Bedrest has it's ups and downs. The first week was an adjustment to this new way of life. Now I'm making the most of all of this free time! When will I get the chance to do this much reading, journaling, eating meals in bed, movie watching and taking awesome naps in the middle of the day again?! It has been a blessing in disguise because I'm sure when baby boy #2 comes life will not be as slow-paced! Thanks for the great book suggestions! I read a review on each one and I ended up reading half of Gilead and all of The Help... awesome! I think I'll start on Savannah Blues next. I only wish I could bring my sewing machine to the hospital, then the fun would really start!
I have done a couple of crafty things since I've been here though. My friend Rockie visited with some craft therapy! We made fabric flower pins following the Little Lizard King tutorial. This was the perfect project for the hospital! Thanks Rockie, you're the best!
The first week here I wasn't allowed to take a shower, so you can imagine how wonderful it was when they told me I could finally get cleaned up!! I decided I'd try something different with my hair following a tutorial I saw a few weeks ago. For the life of me I couldn't find the link again to share with you all, but here's my version... hospital hair!
And what has little Owen been up to all this time? My parents and some friends have been taking good care of him. Dad even helped Owen make these "special socks" when they came to visit me one day. The nurses and I got a good laugh out of his new use for boring ol' surgical gloves!
My posting will still be very spotty in the weeks to come, but I'll do my best. Thanks again for your encouragement! Have any of you been on bedrest? If you've got any good suggestions for things to do I'd love to hear them!