With two full days of bed rest behind me and who knows how many in front of me, I’ve already had time to have fun, festive adventures in bed resting. Upon discovering on Thursday that bed rest would be my fate, I called up my dear gf, Kacie and let her know the sitch. With a fab shower scheduled for Saturday by my sensational sorority sisters Kacie, Melissa, Diana and Leslie, I knew that they would need to be in the know ASAP. They said “if mama can’t come to the shower then the shower can come to mama” and took the shower business on the road. My rents came Friday night to help Adam around the house and Snowball and I held the couch down. Saturday morning I awoke and took a much anticipated swim in the tub. I have long been a lover of the bath and as I told Adam after about 30 minutes on Friday morning’s tub tour “I can sit in the tub or I can sit in the couch… so I choose the tub … because the couch loves me even if I look like a raisin when I arrive”. I did my hair and makeup on the bed and repositioned myself to the other couch in the living room. As a sidenote, I also find myself loving my trips to the bathroom. I get almost giddy upon realizing it will be a “longer stay” because that means I get a little reprieve from the monotony of the couch.
Around 11:00, the hostesses with the mostesses began arriving and the gals decked the house in shower shape. I can honestly say that I question why I deserve it but I am finding out more and more lately just how truly fabulous my friends are. I’ve long known that my girls are freakin’ awesome but it is in the moments of life when you are most uncertain and sometimes scared that you really see just how lucky you are.
I’m sure that everyone believes this to be the case but my shower was perfect. Melissa fashioned paper chains about the living room and a baby clothes clothesline above the doorway, Kacie and Leslie prepared the food area with delectable treats and D presented herself with a quite impressive diaper cake. I love Diana to bits and pieces but I must say, I was blown away by her crafty creation because it was just so well done especially because she’s such an analytical, financial person (I guess some people just get to have it all). The guests began to arrive around noon and the festivities began. We played a celebrity baby matching game and I don’t know if I should be proud or embarrassed to admit that I received a 100%. I tried to use the excuse that I’ve been on bed rest but really, we all know it’s only been a day and a half.
Adam and I got loads of awesome loot. Although every gift received was perfect, a few of the highlights included a custom designed shirt from Nicole that has a furry snowball on the front and SNOWBALL embroidered on the back and a fabulous Chooty blanket “the first blanket for mom and baby” gifted by the hostesses. The entire shower experience was pure bliss for me, a great way to break up the day (even if I did take up a whole couch and laid on my side for the duration) and I can’t say thanks enough to everyone for making it happen. It was great to see all my girls and to have them see Snowball at least one more time before he/she makes his/her entrance. I was very sure to keep my legs crossed for the entire day … I could hardly imagine an arm or leg trying to make an escape with guests on hand.
I woke up this morning with an aching back and sore hips. I know that people do rest for weeks on end and I am already unsure of the real possibility of this. I went from spending time with my good friend Mr. Elliptical 4 or so days a week to spending time with Mr. Couch and Bed 24/7. I am a mover and a shaker and my body hates me right now for taking such a drastic break … but Snowball, I am sure, loves me more. Adam is, of course, waiting on me hand and foot and any second at which I look like I might be thinking of getting up, my shock collar zaps me and he comes running. Okay, I clearly don’t have a shock collar, but his reaction sends a similar sensation letting me know that he does not approve of my attempts. My mom and Adam took over the kitchen this morning and between breakfast and other deliciousness, we should be set for the next few days. I really hate to be a drama girl (but that’s what I am) but truly I know that people say to “enjoy” this and to “relax” but I find it difficult to believe that I will have warm fuzzy feelings surrounding being marooned to my pad any time soon.