Thursday, November 30, 2006

Bedrest is fun!

Okay, I'm kidding. It's boring as hell. But I am getting a ton of knitting done. And we've made it through Season 2 of 24. Only 2 more to go to be up to date (since I saw Season 5 actually on television).

You would think I could get my Christmas shopping done online or something, but I'm so not motivated. I actually like shopping in person.

One of the main complaints I have about not being able to go anywhere is that I can't have any sushi! I know, it's silly. And I've only been able to eat the wussy rolls with cooked fish/shellfish in them, but it's amazing how addicted I've become. Maybe if we get some Chinese food I can convince myself it's the soy sauce I'm craving. I thought about sending Dennis to BG to get takeout sushi, but the one time we tried that it just wasn't any good once it got here. I think it would be a major disappointment.

Hmm, so nothing really happening here--no big surprise. I did make a third trip to L&D yesterday, just for a non-stress test and some BP measurements. Everything looks fine. But I'm tired of being there. If we'd just stop checking my blood pressure, I could go on about my business! I do feel pretty guilty about everyone else at the office having to take up my slack and all. It's just crummy. Maybe I can find a way to make it up to them later... Too bad I can't even bake cookies for everyone this year. Pickles it is then!

A couple of shower pictures

From way back on October 7th!

Mom, Nannie, me, Aunt Marie, and Cat

Maw Gladys and Maw Bill

Yummy cake!

Me and Sarah (and cake)

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


I know, I've been neglecting. But for a while there nothing was happening--then a couple of days of crazy--now more of nothing. Last Wednesday I had to go to L&D because my blood pressure was up. We ran all the labs, etc, and everything looked good, except my blood pressure. Baby looks great, I'm not contracting. So I was sent home on modified bedrest. Then Friday my heart starting racing, and I had some chest discomfort with it, so we went back. Repeat the labs, monitor everything again...same results, but now I'm on strict bedrest for the week. Hopefully next week I can work a couple of half-days of clinic and work on my rotation stuff from home, but we'll see how that goes.

And bedrest? Boring as hell! I've just about knitted my fingers off over here! Dennis is dragging me through all the seasons of 24 on DVD, but I can only take so much of that at a time--it's sort of a stressful show.

The Gipper doesn't know what to do with himself either. He just got done with a visit from my parents, so it's a letdown to just have us here now, plus he has to stare at me up in the bed all day. He's a sad little puppy. And it's confirmed: babies crying on TV will make him bark his a** off! I guess eventually he'll get used to it, and maybe it will be easier for him to understand when he can find a source for the noise.

But D is taking very good care of me: getting me Sonic slushes every day, fixing all my meals, grabbing me drinks and snacks. And yesterday he trimmed the tree all by himself (well, under my lazy supervision).

Exciting, huh?