Wednesday, April 8, 2009

*****In clarification*****

I am not on bed rest as of yet. I have been threatened with bed rest if I can't get my anionic fluid up within the next week. Right now I have been instructed to keep off my feet as much as possible, not to exert myself and to drink water until I am so waterlogged I really couldn't move even if I wanted to. (Got up nine times last night to use the bathroom. NINE!!!) I am still making simple meals (I am so grateful for a well stocked freezer!) playing with Lydia on the floor and even taking her places (as long as I can sit down while we are there.) Shane is doing almost all of the basic cleaning and shopping. I don't have to be in bed or sitting all the time. Just a good majority of it. I swear, there is so much guilt that comes along with motherhood. If I am too busy I feel guilty about not focusing on my baby's needs. At the same time, I feel guilty asking Shane to mop the kitchen floor and clean the bathrooms after he spends the entire evening taking care of Lydia. I feel guilty when Lydia pleads with me to chase her around the house and she gets that sad little dejected face. Oh. And there seems to be some guilt that stems from eating several cookies, a cupcake AND a chocolate malt today. What is really sad is that the only reason I made the malts was because I couldn't close the freezer after Shane went shopping so I had to use up the ice cream. I'm not sure I even wanted a malt. And it isn't like sitting all day is working off the extra 2,000 calories. Sigh.


{amy k.} said...

I know it probably shouldn't, but the fact that you made malts because you couldn't close the freezer totally made me laugh- only because I could imagine myself doing the same thing!

I'm glad you have such a supportive husband who's so willing to help out. Hope you feel better and get lots of rest!

The picture on this post- is that vinyl? If so, where'd you get it- I LOVE it!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Well, you gotta do what you gotta do? You know?

Kritta22 said...

that baby needed that malt.

Don't you go all blaming yourself for it cuz baby ate it all anyway!!

That's my logic anyway!

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