August 31, 2015

What's up? Oh you know, bed rest.

This past week and a half was not what I thought it would be. I had envisioned daily walks with the littles during the gorgeous weather. I pictured working in my flower and vegetable gardens. I thought I'd bake some cookies for the kids to eat after school and tackle my To Do list.

And then a week and a half ago I started to feel achy in my lower back, just before dinnertime on a Wednesday. I napped, ate supper, went to bed early, and by 2 am I was in so much pain I could not sleep any longer. It felt like one long, solid contraction that would increase in intensity, making me nauseous and / or making me cry from the pain. Travis took me to the hospital, where I stayed for another day and a half. There were a couple of hard, scary moments but in the end I was able to come home with a safe and healthy 22 week old baby still growing inside.

But then came bed rest.

I didn't do a ton of typing but I did do a lot of internet browsing and when I found this Etsy shop I fell in love and immediately began making plans.

I have a little list of all the prints I'd like to buy, starting with this one:

A nod to OutKast for the bathroom.

This Chesterton print for the boys' room?

This pretty mermaid one

and this Cinderella quote for the girls' room

I'd put this quote in my living room because I so fully believe it and try to live it.

And for the kitchen, a little Julia Childs

and a couple wise words

about making the most out of the day to hang right on my newly bright white soffit.

This morning I'll be heading back to my midwife and I'm hoping there will be an ease-up on the bed rest, allowing me a little more freedom. (You cannot believe the amount of cobwebs I spotted in the house while lying around! They MUST come down!)

If you could all just say a quick prayer, throw a Hail Mary or Glory Be up for me and my unborn baby and our whole family, that would be so wonderful and I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

Oh and PS - this wasn't a sponsored post, I really do just love those prints!


  1. Bonnie, offering some more prayers up for you this morning! Fingers crossed that you are able to get up more this week!

    I love this shop too. So many good ones it's hard to choose!!!

  2. Prayers for you and your family. Bed rest and cobwebs, so true.

  3. I've been meaning to email you to see how you're doing but here you are. Glad you're feeling better, slowly but surely! Continued prayers for you and baby and so glad y'all are well! Also, love the prints! All so fun!

  4. You and baby continue to be in my prayers. Hope you get good news at today's appt :)

  5. I've been praying for you & your baby each night when I'm up nursing Peter. Will continue! Hugs.

  6. Punch the day in the face all the way!! Oh this was a dangerous post to read...I just got paid...

    Prayers for you and baby!!

  7. Prayers for you and your sweet little one!

  8. Praying for you Bonnie and glad to hear things are okay with you and baby...minus the whole bed rest thing! :)

  9. So glad to have you back, wish it were under better circumstances. Me and my babe will be praying for you and yours. :)

  10. Right. Bonnie and baby, check, on the "list"!