Bed Rest: Stay Positive

Last week I was sitting on our little office rolling chair, leaving our friend Julianne a voicemail (we recently did some work for her) when in the middle of the voicemail the chair completely flew out from under me and I landed super awkwardly on my back/side. The funny part is that I was more worried about the embarrassing voicemail than my body when it happened! I was like “Oh, I totally just dropped something, anyway call me back!” Hahah! I got up and could feel the baby moving, so I really wasn’t too concerned about it. Brad and I actually laughed our heads off about it! Anyway a few days went by and I felt completely fine – a swollen ankle was all. Then four days later (We were coming home from our weekly Bachelor sesh at my Mom’s…) I was getting out of the car and could hardly stand up because I got hit with a really painful contraction! I was completely hunched over, and Brad somehow helped me get inside and onto some pillows on the floor. At first I wasn’t too alarmed because my doctor said that this might happen, and if it does I just need to lay down with a glass of water… Well, 30 minutes went by and this gnarly contraction was only getting worse! So off we flew to the hospital (at midnight) and my teeth were chattering because I was in so much pain. I seriously thought, “Oh my gosh, this is it. The baby is going to come early.” — I will never forget how sweet Brad was through it all… Wheeling me around, reminding me to breathe, and reassuring me that everything will be okay. We ended up staying there till 4am, and thankfully all the tests they did on the baby came back healthy. The only downside is that I’ve been put on bed rest, so that my torn ligaments from my fall don’t cause anymore scary pre-term contractions. If you know me, I am a total busy body & being on bed rest has gotten old real fast. I’m not complaining because I know many women have it farrr worse that me, thats why I want to share the things currently keeping me positive on bed rest. πŸ™‚
-Taking baths
-Long phone calls
-Daydreaming about baby πŸ˜‰
-Snacking on yummy treats & drinks
-Opening the windows & letting the sun shine
-Starting a new project: I’m taking up sewing again! << This also helps me feel productive
-Soaking in my last moments of quiet – I know it will be a long time (if ever) till I do this again!


  1. March 5, 2014 / 3:21 am

    Yet another reason why pregnancy terrifies me. I'm sorry about all that — that super stinks. Give me a call if you ever get bored!! Wish I was in town so I could come visit ya! xoxo

  2. March 5, 2014 / 3:24 am

    Oh I'm soooo glad everything is ok πŸ™‚ that picture is beautiful!

  3. March 5, 2014 / 3:52 am

    I'm glad you and the baby are ok, i will pray for you so you can enjoy this resting time, did you follow @quietviolet on instagram? she's such an awesome example, she had troubles during her pregnancy and she had to be in bed for like two months, her feed would cheer you up a little bit πŸ™‚

  4. March 5, 2014 / 4:08 am

    Love the sweet photo πŸ™‚ You make me so excited to have a baby!

  5. March 5, 2014 / 4:15 am

    Oh my goodness that's so scary!! You stayed much more calm than I would have. So glad everything's okay!

  6. March 5, 2014 / 5:08 am

    Phew! Glad things are ok! That definitely sounds scary! Better safe than sorry! Watch a bunch of movies, or binge watch a tv show πŸ˜‰

  7. March 5, 2014 / 5:09 am

    Glad you are okay and that your little one is staying put for now. Bed rest is tough, and even tougher when you're used to always being on the go. My last two put me on total bed rest at 28 weeks . . . I love your positive attitude! Hang in there . . . you will be wishing for a quiet moment and rest soon enough. Can't wait to hear the news when this little one makes his/her entrance.
    p.s. my Jenna follows you like a hawk . . . she absolutely loves you and Brad!

  8. March 5, 2014 / 5:40 am

    thinking of you, girlie. hang in there! so close! xx

  9. March 5, 2014 / 2:15 pm

    Way to put that silver lining on a bit of a grey cloud. Enjoy a little (a lot) of relaxation. I also hope you'll share some of your sewing projects with us.

  10. March 5, 2014 / 6:11 pm

    Scary! So glad to hear that you and baby are healthy!! Grab some good books and catch up on all your favorite blogs πŸ™‚ Oh and Pinterest – Pinterest can suck up a whole lotta time! Best, Melissa

  11. March 5, 2014 / 6:18 pm

    glad you are alright! I was put on bed rest for the last month of my pregnancy and it drove me bonkers! (I had to be laying on my side all the time) so I'm glad you are keeping the positivity up!

  12. March 5, 2014 / 11:35 pm

    So happy to hear that you and baby are still doing well. You have such a wonderful attitude/ out look on life's little moments, which will transfer beautifully into parenthood. Keep smiling and enjoying your down time : )

  13. March 6, 2014 / 2:41 am

    i'm glad everything is okay! bed rest is the pits..! i have to ask-where do you get your adorable maternity clothes? i follow you on instagram and you always have such cute outfits! it's tough to find cute maternity clothes!

  14. March 6, 2014 / 5:42 am

    That picture is absolutely stunning!! But I'm really glad you're alright. I love your personality — just laughing about what the voicemail may have sounded like! I hope that you can get lots of rest & HOPEFULLY, it can go by quick. I'm super grateful that you and baby are doing well though! Such a blessing.

  15. March 16, 2014 / 8:40 pm

    I love your attitude on just about everything. thanks for sharing so genuinely in the blog world, it's something i super appreciate. praying for no more scares with baby devine!

    also…lets be best friends? i mean whut…? πŸ™‚

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