Since I went on strict bed rest. If you have notions that bed rest might be the best thing ever, you are so wrong. I feel so disconnected from everything. Seriously, what did people do before facebook, babycenter and stumblupon.com? Tyler was sweet enough to get me Netflix on the Wii (I know, we are the last people ever to have it) so I find myself watching an exorborant amount of series, documentaries and movies. Note to self: When you are on bed rest for a high risk multiple pregnacy, do not watch documentaries invloving anything related to childbirth. It will be tempting, but it will also scare the you know what out of you. It started simply enough with The Business of Being Born. Good movie, not to scary. But the thing with Netflix is that when you watch something they recommend other shows/ movies that are similar. This is where you can get into trouble. But I digress. For now, I'll just stick with Mad Men.
When you are on bed rest you also get excited about little things. For example, today I ordered Steak Express for lunch. I wasn't excited about the lunch part (ok, maybe a little) but I was more excited that for 45 seconds I would be able to get up and answer the door (yes, I am allowed to do that) The delivery guy must have thought I was out of my mind when I tried to carry on a conversation with him. He was more like, "Give me your money lady, so I can get out of here." My mother in law is bringing by dinner tonight, so that will be two visitors in one day! Woo hoo!
I can't brag enough about Tyler. If I thought I loved him before, I love him even more now. He has steped into the role of "Mommy" effortlessly. The kids come home, he gets them a snack, homework is checked, dinner is served, baths are given, teeth are brushed and they are tucked away in bed. He makes it look so easy. And here's the best part, he does it because he loves me and he doesn't complain. He even picks there clothes out (even though last night I noticed he layed out a 9 month outfit for P.J) The mornings have been no exception. He's got these kids functioning like a well oiled machine. I still wake up with them and even though I can't help, I just like to marvel at how smoothly things are going. He does it better than, dare I say...I do! I am able to sit in bed and fix Presley's hair, because let's face it, thats one thing I'll always be better at. We have many more weeks to go, and I'm sure there will be frustrations along the way, we for now he makes me so proud. He is still able to play guitar in the praise band,and I'm so happy he still gets to do something for himself. His brother is throwing him a diaper shower this weekend and I know he's looking forward to getting away for a few hours.He is amazing and I wouldn't want to go through this with anyone else. It' such a priveledge to carry his little girls.
With all that being said, it's time once again to ask for your help. We go back to the Perinatal specialist tomorrow to check the bloodflow from the placenta to the girls'. Last week we got an abnormal reading, following by a normal one. So that's what we are praying for. Normal. We won't be able to tell if sweet little Berkley has caught up to chunky monkey Harper just yet. To say I'm not anxious about tomorrow would be a lie, so would you also pray for me as well? I know the girls can feel stress, and the last thing I want is that stress coming from me. One more thing, to those who have called, brought meals, sent encouraging cards and texts. You will never know how much you are loved and appreciated. Tyler and I cannot wait to be able to return the love. I want to leave you with a verse I came across this morning. It was so spot on for what we are facing in our life right now that I read it over and over and it officially came my bed rest verse. I couldn't choose between which version I liked better, so I'm writing both. (NIV and The Message)
"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine. According to His Power that is at work within us."
Ephesians 3:20, NIV
" God can do anything,you know. Far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams. He does it not by pushing us around, but by working within us."
Ephesians 3:20, The Message