it is a subtle difference really. only in the first letter.
i was put on bedrest last week. i interpreted this as "rest as much as possible over the next few weeks and if you have a lot of contractions, try to lay down."
i did ok at that. the KISA was still home from work on leave, and i was able, for the most part, to only pitch in (he probably thinks differently, but, hey. i was trying to be good!)
i spent most of the day on the couch, only getting up when the kids needed to be broken up from a fight, or when the KISA had to run an errand, or when the stinkerbell needed a diaper change...
you see what i mean by "i interpreted?"
today, however, the bedrest took on a capital "B"
my OB was very, very clear with me this morning. under no circumstance am i to be up.
this little baby needs at least 2 more weeks to gestate. anything less than that is less than optimal.
apparently, little boys develop more slowly in the womb than do little girls (should i be surprised by this?)
apparently, i have dropped significantly in the last week.
she wouldn't even check me for fear of "stirring things up."
she even made direct eye contact with me as she said : "You will be on strict bedrest."
i said "i am doing my best."
she said. and i quote. "Do better than your best."
message received. loud and clear.
and, so, i am down. for the count. for the count-down to 35 weeks.
13 more days.
i will do anything for this little guy.
who doesn't have a name yet.
how am i going to do this?
only with God's help, and the help of some amazing women. especially this one.
she is doing what i have trouble doing for myself and organizing the help i need for the next two weeks. because i was trying to just make do with what we had....i didn't want to bother anyone too much.
she is being my voice, and i spent the afternoon in tears as i reflected on God's goodness reflected in her as she poured out her heart in efforts to meet our needs.
thank you does not seem like enough.
she makes me want to be more like Christ. i cannot imagine a better quality in a friend.