Thursday, May 23, 2013

My 16th Little Thing

Recap:  Well, it’s been a couple of weeks, but we are making preparations to try to ease the stress of the c-section.  Oddly enough, I think the week-long hospital stay may have helped me relax about the c-section more than anything.  I made it through steroid injections, terbutaline shots, side effects of Procardio, IVs, blood tests, and a few super fun exams to check my cervix.  I remembered that when you’re doing it for your kids, it may still hurt, there may be wicked side effects, but at the end of the day you do it.  I am going to try to take that attitude with me. 

Week 16:  Be productive while in a horizontal position

Hmm…that sounds kind of dirty and is totally not what I meant.  I’d say considering my current situation, I may have mastered productivity in that department already.

Anyway, the days start to kind of drag when you stay on the couch and aren’t allowed to leave the house.  The kids keep it interesting, but they will be out and about with D this weekend while he is off work.  My default when alone has been napping or something pointless like surfing the web or Sudoku.  There’s a time and place for all that, but I can feel the need to nest setting in, and I’m going to try to find a way to satisfy it without breaking bedrest rules.  So far I plan on:

  • Organizing the documents in our file cabinet so they are easier to access
  •  Figure out how to make my blog format prettier/more accessible
  •  Write for the purpose of submission
  • Find ways to serve in the community while on the couch or in the future when off the couch

These may not be baby nesting related, but at least I will feel like I am accomplishing something tangible while just hanging out.  

33 weeks, 1 day


  1. You are such a great mom! God has prepared you and your family for such great things! I love you and those precious babies! Praying for you!

  2. Amy, You are sweet! We'll see how prepared we are for this ride. We are prepared for crazy, so that's good! Hope all is well with you.