This came a little earlier than I was hoping, but obviously I am happy to do anything that helps get the girls here safely. In order to maximize my working at home abilities I purchased a nice "over the bed/couch" table (aka, hospital food table) which promptly arrived in two days, courtesy of Amazon Mom free two day shipping. It took a little rigging up to get it to work, such as the couch sitting on bricks, but I think it will do. Perhaps it will also cut down on the amount of food I spill on myself while eating my 10 meals a day on the couch.
Despite all the technology I have found a few other old-fashioned activities entertain me:
- Playing a game I call "catch the ice" which entails drinking water until I can snag a nice crunchy piece of ice to chew on. With proper ice portions it is harder than it sounds and helps me get in the gallons of water I try to drink a day.
- Trying to convince Jack to let me take his blood pressure. Taking mine three times a day has become stale. I need some variety in life.
- Listening to Jack sing Queen, Bon Jovi, Mylie Cyrus, TI, Culture Club, or whatever random playlist he has picked out for cleaning the kitchen. (actually at the moment he is swiftering to "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"....which almost beats the time 8 years ago when I came home to him vacuuming to "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy")
- Timing how long I can keep my new ice pack over my eyes. Big upgrade from the frozen lima beans. Also courtesy of Amazon Mom free two day shipping.
I'm afraid my actual new favorite activity may be online shopping.
Just as a side note, the night after receiving the bedrest news I had a very vivid dream that I lived in 1950's Communist China. Don't you think my brain was taking the news a little too far? Or maybe it was just because I fell asleep reading Lisa See's Dreams of Joy, the sequel to our book club pick this month Shanghai Girls.
And now, my latest growth progress.
The nursery is coming along. It is painted, there is a crib, and curtains/crib skirts are underway. Pictures to come in a few weeks.