Monday, February 1, 2010

21 weeks 3 days, but who is counting?

I am trying to make as few photoless posts as possible, so I hope some photos from the past few weeks are ok for now. :)

One good thing about the past few days is that I haven't had much time to dwell on my bedrested state. I have been a miserable and sick lady. I think Elijah is starting to wonder who the big lump on the couch is who won't stop coughing and complaining.

It was confirmed again for me that staying in bed/on the couch really helps my contractions. When I was on bed rest with Elijah, not even rest kept them at bay, so this is a nice change. Of course, I'm still only 21 weeks along so maybe that has something to do with it.

Before the sickness struck this weekend, I had a moderate emotional breakdown. I feel like it should be easier than it is for me to focus on the positive aspects of this whole situation. It has been really easy for me to get caught up in the not-so-fun parts. I'm worried about a lot of things, so I'm trying really really hard to take this one day at a time. We have/had a busy February planned, so I'm trying to readjust my thinking about some things.

I keep telling myself that this could be SO MUCH WORSE. It helps when I think of the big picture. What could possibly be better than helping a new little person enter this world? We are making some sacrifices now so this little man can have a place in our family. I can't wait to meet him, and I will do whatever I can do to make sure he arrives in our arms safely.


Cara said...

Don't be hard on yourself. What you are experiencing would be hard for anyone and I personally think you pull it off like a champ! And you're one of the most positive people I know.

Praying for you - send an email when you're feeling better so I can say Hi!

Kathy said...

I wish I could fly UP there and give you guys a big fat hug.
I would lay on the couch with you and watch tv...
and watch the babies crawl around...
you just stay put on that couch and keep cooking Jooter...
You should give Elijah some lotion and see if he'll rub your feet for you! Isaac would probably just eat it...
Floor play is just perfect..
take it easy mama!

Wendy said...

Hi Megan,

Your last note on Emma's website meant so much to me. I started to e-mail you as soon as I read it, but I couldn't see through my tears! And I had no idea that you were on bedrest or I would've e-mailed anyway, even though I would've fried my computer!!!

I'm so sorry, Sweetie! You keep resting and stay strong! I know that parenting from the couch isn't your thing, but it's just an itty, bitty slice of time when you look at the big picture. Elijah knows his mommy loves him and there are plenty of games to play lying down!

Hang in there, Megan....and know that I'm thinking of you, and I'll be keeping you and that precious baby boy in my prayers.

Oh, and I don't think anyone minds seeing repeat photos of Elijah at all! That little man is so adorable....and you always take the sweetest pictures! Give him a big squeeze for me, and have him give you one, too!

Lots of Love & Prayers,

Wendy (& Emma, too!)

jencooper said...

Hang in there. I know that you are frustrated beyond belief, but you are doing a good thing cooking that little man!!

Cecilia said...

You'll be fine Megan, stay strong.

Sending our love your way xoxo