I’ll tell you one thing for sure, being on bed rest is not how I thought this would go. I imagined being just fine and “normal”. You know, still being up and active, out and about at the summer events. This is not by far the worst situation I could be in, and I’m very grateful for that, but it’s just not what I imagined.
In my mind I would be able to work up until the end and still have lunch all around downtown. I was hoping to still hit the mall and buy cute stuff for my baby. I wanted to be able to go for a walk and get a little exercise and sunshine. More than anything I wanted to be able to have my baby’s room (and the rest of house) perfect for her arrival. None of that is happening.
On the brighter side I no longer have to get up at the crack of dawn, drive downtown and sit in the car for 20 minutes debating on calling out or just walking in and cleaning out my desk. That became a daily event by the time I was 12 weeks pregnant. My job is ok but it’s not my forever plan and being pregnant made me absolutely hate it! I do however get to blog regularly which is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.
I can’t cruise the mall but I do have online shopping. And my fave store (Target) has those Hover Round chairs I can cruise in. I can’t go for walks but I try to imagine I would be too tired anyway. B bought me a comfy chair for the porch so I can get some sunshine but I swear the mosquitoes are on attack and kill mode this summer. I don’t enjoy sitting on the porch.
As far as our house being perfect, I just gave up on it. Her room won’t be painted that perfect shade of lavender and her crib (if she has one) probably won’t be assembled but so fu**** what?! That doesn’t matter. She’ll have more than enough love to come home to.
So yeah, being pregnant is nothing like I imagined but I’m learning to find the bright side in everything. I talked to my cousin a while ago and she told me she did four weeks on strict bed rest in the hospital. Believe me, that made me feel a lot better…not that she was on strict bed rest but thankful I’m at least in my own home.
How was it for you? Everything you imagined or not so much?