Tuesday, October 19

I Would Die For That

I love this video. I watch it a lot lately.

To be completely honest, bedrest sucks! I have a new respect for anyone that has had to be on bedrest for any amount of time. This has been the longest week of my life.
I really do know that it will be so worth it in the end. But sometimes I forget for just a minute how lucky and truly blessed I am to get to carry these babies & I let myself cry to Jeff about how much I hate this and that I'm sorry he has to do everything around here. He goes to work all day then comes home and makes dinner for me, cleans up, does laundry and dishes, plays games with me when I am bored out of my mind, keeps me stocked with plenty of snacks and water...the list goes on. And when I'm feeling down, he always reminds me how lucky we are and tells me that he has the easy job in this. He's so amazing and I feel like a horrible person for complaining because I know we really are so lucky. There are so many people who never get to have children and we are being blessed with two! I don't know why we are being so blessed when others struggle for years to have a child. But I know that I don't want to take it for granted. I would stay on bedrest for the rest of my pregnancy if it meant having healthy babies.
On Caitlin's blog the other day she posted about a talk she found on lds.org about loving the season of life you are in. At one part it said, "A joyful outlook can be part of all of our seasons." So, I decided for the rest of this pregnancy I am going to try to have a "joyful outlook" whether I'm on bedrest or not. I will always try to find the positive. Because there always is.


Julie said...

Jeff is right, he does have the easy job in this! ;)

ThE CaRr SuPeRsTaRs said...

no words watching that video just tears!!! Thanks for the post!

Grandma Honey said...

I had a friend the other day comment to me that pregnancy is like the "boot camp" of motherhood. Looking back, I think I have to agree. Hopefully your Dr will soon let you off bed rest as was the case with my daughter in law when she was pregnant with her twins.

I hope you don't mind me reading your blog :)

Anonymous said...

I have been on bedrest twice before and it is the worst thing I have ever had to experience. Love reading your blog posts. Have you heard the song "A Baby Changes Everything" from Faith Hill's Christmas album? The words are profound. The sacrifices you make for your babies will always be worth it. Just think: You are helping 2 of Heavenly Father's children participate in the Plan of Salvation. Without you and Jeff, they might miss this opportunity to gain the bodies they need to perform their unique missions here. You are doing a marvelous thing even though it is hard and mind-numbingly boring to lie in bed all day.

Love your guts!

~Emily Tree

Dayna and Randy said...

Each time I've been put on bedrest I say it's fun until about noon the next day and then you just feel like a big bum! Hang in there!

The Rowburys said...

Thats a good song. It makes you truly grateful for the things that you have.

Heather Strong said...

That would be soooo hard to be on bed rest! I would go nuts. While I was pregnant with Emmett, I felt like I was going to be pregnant forever. I felt like I was never going to feel good again and never look good again. I felt like my pregnancy acne would never go away and then after he was born, I felt like I was never going to sleep again in my life. But it is so true about the season of life you are in because eventually, you will feel normal again, you will look good again (not saying you don't look amazing still!) and you will sleep a full night again (and again and again and again). I wish I would have enjoyed my journey with Emmett because I really just hated it. But knowing that this is only a season with my second pregnancy, I have really enjoyed it! Just hang in there and don't feel guilty for making Jeff do everything. Eventually, you will be back on your feet, cleaning your house, making dinners, etc... and maybe even longing for a little bed rest again. :) Hang in there! This is such an exciting adventure!
AND, to make my comment longer, I love your navigation links! What a good idea to put your blog links and websites up there. It cleans up the rest of the blog so much! I should do that.

Heather Strong said...

Clarification: I hated my pregnancy with Emmett and I hated the newborn stage because I was so tired. I love Emmett and being his mommy and I always loved Emmett, just not all the junk that came with it. Ha ha after I read my post, it sounded like I hated Emmett! Nope, I love him. :)