Thursday, May 13

Bedrest Chronicles, Part One...

Some thoughts from today:
  • I have had three shots the past three days and one to come on Friday morning. They hurt! I have new appreciation for the fear my little ones have when the nurse rolls up with a needle!
  • Hot Chocolate with marshmallows isn't as yummy as Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream, but it'll do in a pinch!
  • I love new babies! My friend gave birth yesterday evening and since we were already getting a shot for me across the street and Fr John had to go to read the first day prayers for them, I got to hold him... such a sweet little guy!
  • With all this free time, I am having fun reading some new blogs. Here are a couple: Tous les Jours Diamache (This one is in French. I've used Google Translator, but the best part of the blog is the pictures in my opinion), My French Corner, and little brown pen. Notice a French theme?
  • Today is the feast of the Ascension. 40 days have passed since Pascha. It went too fast! It was sad to miss church last night and today.
  • I placed an order through Amazon today. Into my basket went 84, Charing Cross Road, The School at Thrush Green, and At Home in Thrush Green. I can't wait for them to arrive!
  • My big boy has been especially loving and cuddly the past two days. It is a bittersweet time when the littlest gets displaced by a new addition to the family. Any tips? Little Man is a bit older that Sugar Plum was when she became a big sister.
What have you been up to today?

14 comments:

Kara said...

oh, 84, Charing Cross Road is one of my very favorites! I think I'll have to pick it up again... thanks for the reminder :-)

Sorry to hear about the shots hurting :-(

Courtney said...

I'm so glad you're finally going to read 84, Charing Cross Road! I simply adore it, as you know. The movie isn't bad either, but make sure you read the book first (of course)!

Mat. Emily said...

I am excited to read it! I am on a Brit Lit bender now and want to gobble up anything that takes place in England. I am excited to continue reading my Miss Read books, too! I've missed them the past month and a half!

Matushka Anna said...

Goodness, I've never heard of much less read any of them! I must get busy - library trip on Monday.

Glad things are going well. I asked Father to begin commemorating you at liturgy. I meant to ask before liturgy this morning but forgot - Sorry! He'll start on Saturday.

My "old babies" have been anywhere from 14 months to 3 1/2 years old when the "new baby" came. I didn't really have any problems with any of them. I wouldn't worry about it. I think you will naturally give him plenty of cuddle time by himself after the baby comes. That's what he'll really want - reassurance.

Keep us updated. You are in our prayers.

Pres. Kathy said...

Sorry about your shots! You ahve been doing a lot! I especially like the hot chocolate - I can drink that every day if I could!

Mominapocket said...

When you suggested The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander - I read the book last year and suggested it to my neighborhood book circle. The book circle voted to read it this year.
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Although I am a bit older than you, I enjoy reading your blog to learn more about the Orthodox faith. Nancy

Fiona said...

Hi Emma, I loved reading 84 Charing Cross Road so much that when I visited London in 2001 (it's virtually the opposite side of the world to New Zealand!) I decided to visit the store (because it's based on a true story). Unfortunately the store had long gone and in it's place... a Pizza Hut! At least I have visited the number though :)

Maria said...

I think D is about the same age as little man will be when your newest arrives. She has handled the addition of C quite well (actually she has barely noticed him!) And she has basically acquired two little sibling in two weeks with the addition of the foster baby. I think 2 year olds are pretty adaptable!

Mat. Emily said...

Now I am dying for my book orders to arrive now! I know what I will read first:)

Thanks for the reassurance, Maria. Sugar Plum didn't really have a hard time and I feel like I am going to be in for it this time:) Hopefully, not!

mary@evlogia said...

Love, love, love 84, Charing Cross Road. I think I'll reread. :)

taighbeag said...

I was thinking about you all day yesterday after my doctor's appointment confirmed that I'm dialating. However, even with daily cramping and contractions, I was not placed on bed rest. I was just told to "take it easy." I'm glad because sitting and laying down actually cause me more pain as well as achy legs and restless leg syndrome.

Still, what rest I am trying to accomplish I'm finding impossible. Literally, every time I sat down yesterday something came up. I wondered how in the world are you managing?! I wondered how my dear friend Bethgem managed on bedrest.

I found a Barnes and Noble gift card I was given for Christmas. Perhaps I should order some books, though I have quite a collection I haven't read yet that I ordered earlier this year. :)

Courtney said...

I feel the same way about my "old baby." His personality is so different from his brother's and he's such a cuddlebug! I know we'll work it out, but I think it will be more of a transition/adjustment. How are you this morning?

Patty said...

I too am wondering how my second will take the displacement. She's gotten to be "Baby" several months longer than her older sister did. And she's less enthralled by babies than Sister always has been, so she doesn't have that to help her either. I even remember resenting my second a little bit for destroying this "thing" my first and I had going. (Since I had those thoughts in the first hormonal weeks after her birth, I didn't worry about them much and knew they would pass.) But then she ended up being my sweet, laid back, cuddle bug. :) I can't wait to see what our next one will be like. Hope your time on bedrest flies by and that you and Baby stay healthy!

Patty

Michelle M. said...

You are such a positive person. I really appreciate your perspective. I hope that your shots will magically get easier for you. The bright side is that they are keeping your baby healthy and growing well. I hope you enjoy your new books. I love ordering books online!

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