Thursday, October 13, 2005

Take It To the Limit One More Time

A little Eagles tune never hurt anyone. Oh, I can see you turning your nose up! Well, I'll bet there was at least one time you found yourself in some dusty little bar drinking one too many a cheap beer, ...and when you heard an Eagles song come up on the jukebox, it just seemed right.

Anyhoo, you know I'd been having more contractions lately than I would have liked. Since then, I've resolved to be on even more bedrest than before, so as to ward them off. I have been lying down on my side almost constantly for a couple days now, and it seems to be helping. -Or else it's just a coincidence that I'm getting less contractions. Either way, I'm going to keep on keepin' on. What I do is avoid sitting up in bed too much and really try to stay reclined all day. If I have to get up to go to the bathroom, I plan ahead and make a very conscious effort to get food for the next hour or heat something up while I'm up. I know it sounds like that would be the logical thing to do in the first place, but it can be very hard and unnatural to change your instincts and habits. So I am typing from a lying down position. Yes, I am talented.

I didn't think there was another level of rest that I could force myself to do until I did it. I didn't think I could spend so many hours lying down and still feel okay. But it actually gives me a lot of satisfaction to do it, as uncomfortable as it can be, because I know it's good for the babies. Maybe I'll add "Take It to the Limit" to my mix for the labor room. On second thought, "Witchy Woman" is much more upbeat and oh so appropriate for the season.


Blogger Jen said...

I loved the Eagles when I was a teenager. I still like them and like to sing along to all their songs.

Let's just say Cait does not share this interest....

Glad you've found new levels of resting. Keep on keepin' on, okay?

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