09 May 2012

And in other news . . .

I have been placed on psuedo-bed rest. Or rather commute rest. I went into the doctor yesterday, and he feels my commute is too stressful and is elevating my blood pressure. At first he wanted me completely to stop working til the baby comes, but I explained that doing that would cause us undue financial stress and I couldn't do that. Not to mention, it's two months, I haven't had two jobless months since 1997, and that was only because I was in college and had an allowance and didn't need money.   I know that making sure Babygirl is OK is a priority, and I take it that way, but if we can't pay our bills and I'm miserable, that doesn't really help her. The crazy thing was, the whole time he and I are having this discussion, I was hooked up to a monitor to check her heart rate, and when I got upset, she started wigging out. It got me to calm back down, I put my hand down where she is and told her it would be OK, and she calmed down.  We finally agreed that I can still work, I just have to work from home. I'm fine with that, trying to work out some bugs with my computer, but it's OK.

I have the finest nursing care a pit bull can provide. Beazer won't leave my side, not even to eat. He wants that bowl near me. This is something new with him; he won't eat til he knows I am home, which frustrates Left-brain. But his skills as a nutritionist leave much to be desired; he's staring at me right now, Jedi mind tricking me for a peanut butter cracker. I already gave him part of my cheese stick, so, um, no.

I am looking at the bright side of this. I won't have to pay for gas, except when I go to the doctor's. And I am working in the office those days. It makes no sense to drive down and back, get stressed over traffic and then work, when I can just be normal. And I need the interaction with co-workers. And it was nice not having the commute--this morning, I spent my commute time reading a book.  And 3 extra hours a day of stitching!  Woo hoo!  I can start lowering the stack of boxes! 

I will probably finish Just A Little Flaky today, and will post a pic of it.


Kathy A. said...

Please rest and take very good care of yourself and the little one.
Enjoy that extra time. What fun to do a little stitching as part of your relax therapy.

Annie said...

And you can stay in your PJ's all day!

Take care and stay calm.

April said...

You take care of yourself and the little one, Rachel!! At least you can work from home.. I know that helps. Glad that worked out.. Of course more stitching too!! lol

Julie M said...

Glad you are looking at the bright side of this Rachel! You make sure you rest plenty, you don't need baby girl in distress.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls