It’s Wednesday, so I am on bed rest. What this means is that I am supposed to lay on my left side all day and night. I can occasionally switch sides, or go to my back, but my left side is the ideal position (it has something to do with blood flow to the placenta). I hate bed rest. I rarely get a day off with no agenda, but that is exactly what bed rest days are supposed to be. And so, while on my red couch I sit and think about all the things I wish I were doing, but can’t because I am on my left side.
Today I broke the rules a bit and I sat with my feet elevated and went through and cleaned out a large portion of our filing cabinet, which has needed to be done for a while… I had a fresh box of manilla folders and a new “bankers box” to put everything in. I love office supplies. I am quite satisfied with how much I got done… but my swelling didn’t go down much since I was sitting up, so I stopped and napped on my left side for a while.
I woke up when my phone rang and it was a very good call! Nashville’s best child care programs are all terribly difficult to get in to. Some, you seriously need to get on before you start trying to get pregnant. Though Matthew works from home, we still felt we needed to get at least part time child care so that he could get work done. Anyway, I applied to several highly recommended programs in February and got a call today that one had a spot for Elias! It is a wonderful, loving Christian environment and I know we will be so happy there. The best part is that it is literally down the street from my work, so if anything happens, I am 2 minutes away, and I can go there at lunch and breastfeed. Matthew and I are thrilled, as this is a big answer to prayer.
Matthew and I are READY for Elias to come. Well, at least, we are ready for me to not be pregnant anymore. Vanderbilt has wireless, so don’t worry, we will update both of our blogs when I go into labor and when he is born. My friend, Angie, is also going to be there for the birth to support and encourage, as well as take pictures, so I will have lots to share.
Since it is after 2, I suppose I should shower, huh? I hear irregular showers become normal once you have a baby. Guess I am just practicing a little early.