So I’m on Day 4 of bed rest.

In just that short amount of time I’m pretty sure of a few things: I could compete on Iron Chef, I could be a bridal consultant on “Say Yes to the Dress,” and I could be a home designer. I feel in my 100 hours of tv watching I am now an expert in a lot of areas. Really no schooling is involved for a lot of these professions – just take a little bed rest in and you will have a new degree in no time.

I’m trying to relax, think positively, and pass the time as quickly as I know how (mostly in 30 min or 1 hour segments). I have also finished 2 books so my mind doesn’t go to complete mush.

Even with all of that I find thoughts of worry and anxiety creeping up.

I had worried about being pregnant in the middle of the summer. Now I worry I won’t be pregnant tomorrow.

I worried about my kids reaction to having another baby. Now I worry about my kids reaction if this doesn’t turn out as hoped.

I worried about having my youngest two so close. Now I worry about them never meeting.

But for right now, I’m going to try and push through the day and focus on what comforts me -my kids went off to school with smiles on their faces, my husband has been there for me every step of the way, and my friends have sent encouragement and prayers.

We will get through today together, worries and all.

9 thoughts on “Worries

  1. Two books in four days, including all that TV watching?! I’ve always envied your fast-reading abilities.

    Still prayin’!


  2. Now I know where Alex gets his ability to read so quickly…me on the other hand, slow like a turtle! When I was on mat leave I enjoyed watching the Food Network and felt rather adventurous in the kitchen after watching a few episodes. One more suggestion to make the time go by quickly, have Derek go to the library and get you some t.v. episodes on DVD. I really enjoyed watching The Glades (you can watch this series on line at a&E.com)
    Think positively, keep smiling and know that you’re much loved!

    • I know how you feel about slow reading. I’m the same way. I’ve been trying to get netflix set up in the bedroom so she can stream movies there but so far no such luck. I’ll have to keep working on it.

  3. I love you and am thinking about you! Oh, and I love your blog – great writing, honesty, and humor throughout all the trials and tribulations of parenthood.

    And as a side note, I think we should open up a bridal shop together! No, seriously. How fun would that be?! And confession – I like staying home on Friday nights to watch new episodes of Say Yes to the Dress!

  4. I’ve been thinking and praying for you all! Love the blog, laughed my head off about several of your past posts. love to you all!

  5. Love you!! Don’t be afraid to ask for help, my last day is March 18th currently. I will start coming up with a list of potential hobbies for you 🙂

  6. Thanks for keeping everything updated on the blog. Thinking and praying a lot. Talked to Melissa tonight and she gave me the update. Love you all lots… Try Ellen. It’s one of my favorites to watch. ( :

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