Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Rest, Rest, Rest

Well - it's official - I am now on bed rest for the next week. I went for my dr. appt. yesterday afternoon and had dilated more and progressed more (even resting a lot already) so they sent me to the hospital for more medication and monitoring. I was able to go home after just a couple of hours, with an increased dosage on my meds and bed rest.

I have written a few posts ahead, so may pop in to post now and then when I need to stretch my legs.

Meanwhile, I will be enjoying my free two-week trial of Netflix, doing lots of reading, and undoubtedly coming up with lots more ideas to blog about! Thanks for all of the great comments yesterday on "in between" decorating ideas - there were some great ideas shared and I'm excited to come up with something for our table once I'm up and about next week!

35 comments:

Katy said...

oh wow! Definitely rest and keep that baby in there a lil bit longer! :) It must feel good to know you are already prepared with meals in the freezer and get to try out the netflix! LOL I hope you can get lots of rest and relaxation!!

carrie said...

Love you, Monica! I'll plan to call you later today--thinking of you lots.

Anonymous said...

You and the baby are in our thoughts and prayers ~ I'll be seeing you soon! Love, Mom

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Hope your little man decides to delay his appearance a while longer! Enjoy your time of rest and I will send up a prayer for for you and your sweet baby boy!

Chrissy said...

Take good care and BE STILL, sweet Monica ;0)

We'll be in prayer for you and yours!

Hugs to all,

chrissy

Stacey said...

Oh Monica - I am glad you are being taken care of....I will pray for you!!

Tracy said...

Netflix is lifesaver for times like these! When Chad was sick two summers ago we ordered tv series we always wanted to see...it was really fun!

Praying for you, Monica, and wishing you and the baby the best!

Amy said...

We are thinking of your family. Enjoy some R&R before the baby comes (as much as you can with two other little ones!) We are praying for your family and hope the delivery goes really smoothly!

Anonymous said...

Dear Monica:

You are definitely on my heart and in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I was close by to help, but I know God will provide for your needs.
Try to enjoy your time of rest.

Love you, Grandma

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Enjoy your week off: I'm sure you've earned it, with all you've been doing!

Amy~~ said...

Take care of yourself please!
I love to pop by your blog and the freezer meals you posted about have inspired me to try it!
I'll be spending this weekend trying the recipes and stocking my freezer.Thank you!
Sending prayers your way.
Amy~

Gena said...

My prayers will be with you and your sweet little one.

Emma said...

Enjoy your rest, Monica!!

we will be thinking about you and praying for the safe delivery of your healthy baby boy!

Debbie J. said...

Thinking of you! Enjoy the rest and netflix while you can. I can feel the love from your commenters especially your mama and grandma!

Debbie J.

Tamara said...

Monica,

I'll be praying for you! Use this special time to BE STILL and know God! He's blessed you with this time, even though it may seem frustrating.

I received the book yesterday and will be posting about it before the week is up. Thank you so much! I just read the acknowledgements & introduction & I'm already hooked!

You are a blessing!

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you at this time. You get the rest you need and we will all be waiting on pins and needles for your return. Lynn Marie

Anonymous said...

Oh, MOnica,
Praying for your and your little boy. And also for your little ladies who are used to have their Mommy running around with them.

Mrs. C said...

Hang in there, Monica. I'm praying for you and the rest of the family.
Blessings,
Mrs. C

Pattie - Chicagoland, IL said...

I was on best rest for nearly a month with my third baby and it's tough. There are so many things you want to get done before a new baby comes to your house, but your health and the baby's are your top priorities.

Surround yourself with lots of good books, movies and little projects that you can do while in bed for the next week.

That's what got me through.

Lots of luck to you.

Angela said...

I am praying for you and that baby, you enjoy all the rest! You know once he arrives you won't get much rest so savor it. Good for being prepared with meals, thats going to help you so much!

Angela

Kelly (The Barefoot Mama) said...

Take care of yourself, Monica! Ugh to bedrest but YAY to relaxation! (Though they don't really always go hand-in-hand, huh? LOL!) I was on BR when I was pregnant (at the end for pre-eclampsia). Lots of prayers for smooth sailing from here on out...rest up and take care, mama!

Anonymous said...

Monica, take care of yourself!!! It is hard, but so important!

TamaraP. North Carolina

Rebecca said...

Hang in there, Monica! God bless you and the new little one.

Susan P. said...

Praying for you and your precious baby boy! Hang in there, and let others pamper YOU:o) Big hugs, Susan P.

Miranda said...

Sending prayers your way, Monica! I truly enjoy your sweet nature and wish you and your family the best!
Take care!

Nancy said...

Praying for a restful time for you and health for your sweet baby boy!
I have so enjoyed reading your blog, and look forward to hearing more from you when you are back up!

Blessings,
Nancy

Crockpot Lady said...

stay cooking, baby!
good luck staying off your feet~~~ our newest netflix obsession is season 1 of Veronica Mars.
xox
steph

~Babychaser~ said...

I'm sorry things didn't slow down on their own... but I'm encouraged that God helps me slow down when He knows I need to... and then he takes care of everything else! He will take care of everything!

Patty said...

My best to you Monica! Take care of yourself.

Keeping you in our prayers!
Hugs

Daughter of the King said...

Bloggin will always be here....
Stay well...
Deby

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Haven't comment in a while, but I check your posts all the time. You are so creative. Best of luck to you with your bed rest!! I would have a hard time resting. Take care of yourself!

Anonymous said...

Monica,
I will be praying for you and your girls during this time. I wish I were closer so I could clean your toilets! Yes, I am crazy, but I think cleaning others' toilets is my gift. Take care of yourself.
Elise

Panda-Mom said...

Since I just started reading your blog last week, I didn't know you were pregnant. Congrats! Due when? I have your lasagna recipe in made up in my fridge to pop in the oven tomorrow after church! ; ) Are you still gonna have great posts...POST baby? Hope so! Get some good rest for now. Blessings-

Mrs Lavender said...

Monica,

I pray this restful time will be a blessing for you.

char said...

Rest in Lord!