Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Day 10

While I worked from the couch all day, Korey was sent on a few errands since I haven't been able to do them. I think he did more shopping today than he usually does in a year. He went to the bank, to Sam's to make a return and pick up a few things, to the mall to exchange some clothes, to Brands-mart to get us a new phone and to Wal-mart. Very impressive!! I was sure that once he saw the traffic and the crowds at Sam's he'd be back home in a hurry. But he completed the list without complaining! I'm pretty sure that by the end of the next 9 weeks he's going to be more ready than me for all this to be over!!

Day 9

Ruby's crib and furniture has now been ordered! Yay!! Now I don't have to worry that if she makes her way into this world a little ahead of schedule that she won't have a place to sleep. I know, I know. She won't even sleep in the crib at first. All of you keep telling me this, but I bet you had your nursery ready before the baby came. Also-kind of cool that we bought the baby furniture from the same exact place that my parents bought my crib 28 years ago. Here's a little preview:

Monday, November 23, 2009

Day 8-Massages are awesome!

So if you're pregnant or if you're going to be pregnant ever-you need a prenatal massage. I think it's a must, right up there with prenatal vitamins. And the more I think about it, even if you're not pregnant or never will be, you should probably have one too. The end.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

First Weekend

The first weekend wasn't so bad, but the days are definitely longer since I'm not working. Saturday I did something illegal when on bedrest. I went to my nephew's 1st Birthday party. Tyler would have been really, really upset if Aunt Mary hadn't been there. Ok, probably not, but it was nice to get out so I just went from my couch to theirs. Here are a few pictures:
Luke and Uncle Ko

The boys enjoying lunch. They won't know what to do when 2 girls arrive to the family in February!

Tyler thoroughly enjoying his birthday cake!

Sunday:Christmas shopping has begun!! Five Christmas presents, one birthday present and four hostess gifts will be arriving at my front door shortly!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Day 5

Today I got this yummy treat:
And got to see this precious little face:

Isn't she amazing? Yes, those are her feet up at her head (and she does have all her toes, they're just cut off by the 4-D field) She's breech right now, but doc says she has plenty of time to change positions.

Day 4

Today I read, not just flipped through the pages, of the December issue of Elle magazine. Here's what I learned:
-Elle actually has articles and good writers
-According to Woody Harrelson who prefers organic clothing, cotton accounts for 50% of all pesticide use. I guess I'm not as green as I thought in my cotton tshirt and sweat pants. Bummer!
-The editor told me to be kind to others and myself by shopping. Ok.
-Elle Jet Setter feature was about Biarritz, France. I've been there. Not quite in Elle style, but I think it makes me cool either way.
-I've been thinking that since I'm naming child Ruby which is a precious gem I should get some jewelry as a result of having her. I found the perfect peice on page 167. Its Chopard and has 255 rubies and 57-carats of diamonds(price upon request).
-Apparently someone in the world will pay 400 bucks for underwear. Otherwise why would they market it?
-I want to see the movies The Private lives of Pippa Lee and Up in Air.
-And last-my horoscope reveals that this month is ideal to reflect on what I'd like to bring into my new birthday year (hmmm....a baby?) These people are good!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Day 3

Today I think it started to hit me that life on the couch will be life as I know it for the next 9 weeks and 4 days. And it's not real fun. I lay here thinking about all the things that need to be done that I can't do. And even though everyone around me has been super supportive and has offered to help, and I'm greatly appreciative, its just not the same as when I get to cross the next item off the to do list. But I will survive. Instead of rushing through the day as usual, I have all the time in the world to stare at my growing belly and watch as Ruby uses me as her punching bag. This little life inside of me is truly amazing!

Today also marks a major milestone. My mom roasted a chicken for the first time ever! I love roasting chicken. There's something so Martha-ish and homey about it. So this weekend when the December issue of Food & Wine came in the mail, I drooled over the Tangerine, garlic and rosemary chicken. I kept giving mom a hard time about making it for me and tonight she did. I'm not sure how many times she had to call my grandmother or friends to ask questions, but it ended up delicious!! And pretty!! All we were missing was the recommended Chardonnay to go with it!

(shhhh...don't tell her. She's so proud, but she roasted it upside down!)

And a few words about Prozac Puppy. Does this look like rehab? I don't think so!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bed Rest is for the birds!

Baby Ruby decided to cause a little bit of excitement last Thursday which has now resulted in 10 weeks of bed rest. On Thursday afternoon on my way home from work, I kept what I thought might be contractions. I tried not to freak out, so came home and layed on the couch for a while. When the contractions didn't stop after about 45 minutes I called the doctor. He told me to wait another 30 minutes then come to the hospital. My mom, aunt and grandmother were on their way to my house for dinner so I kept waiting. My mom thought I was being overly dramatic and kept telling me to lay down and not worry about it(she now feels really bad). I ended up waiting about an hour and half more until Korey got home to go to the hospital. I really was hoping I was imagining the contractions and they would just call me crazy and send me home, but no such luck. They hooked me up to the monitor and I was having contractions every 2 minutes. So we got to do a trial run night at Northside hospital while they monitored me, ran some tests and gave me medication to stop the contractions. They sent me home Friday morning with more medication to take as needed and told me rest for the weekend. Unfortunately the contractions didn't stop over the weekend, so Monday morning I was officially put on bed rest until I'm 36 weeks. Awesome, huh?

So begins the bed rest blog. My friend Ashleigh and best friend Kelly have made requests for daily blog entries for the next 10 weeks. And really I have no excuse not to. Besides working from my couch or bed for 8 hours during the day, the rest of my time is free. And I think this time of bed rest will be a learning experience in spite or sounding like the most miserable 10 weeks of my life. And anything that I need to do to keep little Ruby incubating and healthy will be done. So each day I'll try to post something new in efforts to voice my boredom, frustration, gratitude, or comic relief as the weeks go by.

Day 1: (Yesterday) For right now, the hospital is allowing me to work from home and I'm so grateful. Not only does it mean that I don't have to take leave, but it gives me 8 hours a day of purpose. Also, lesson learned from the weekend. When you are pregnant and on bed rest, don't look at food magazines or blogs. Everything looks good and I can't make it. But best friend Kelly and my mom came to my rescue and made me these pumpkin cheesecake swirl brownies I'd been wanting. (Yes, it took both of them to make an 8x8 dish). Delicious!

Day 2: Tonight I got to lay on the sofa and just watch Korey vaccuum. Although I feel useless, there was something slightly rewarding about that! And thank you to our friends, the Dudish's, who brought over a yummy dinner and the most adorable handmade crocheted beanie for Ruby! Can't wait for Ashleigh to take her newborn pics wearing it!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Prozac Puppy Update

She's in Rehab. Seriously. She's officially living at Mama Libby and Daddy Don's rehab facility for the next 3 months with very strict behavior modification taking place. She does have weekend visitation privelages. And even weekend passes to come home. But she still has to take her medication and follow rehab rules. Care packages are being accepted.