bed (ar)rest

30 Dec

After 7 days, 20 hours and a couple of minutes (it’s not like I am counting) of bed arrest there are a few things I would like to share with you that have come to my attention:

  • voluntarily going to bed rocks, having to stay in bed 24/7 sucks. In order not to permanently damage the excellent relationship I have with my bed I decided to spend the majority of my day on the couch and leave my bed for night rest only.
  • he has become me. N. promised me he will never underestimate what I do all day EVER AGAIN. He does everything I used to do, except from the cooking which has fallen into the hands of my poor (and by now exhausted) mother in law who happens to live near by. I think that by the end of this week he will return to work to get some rest.
  • I love knitting and I love watching Jamie cook but I pretty much overdosed on both. After knitting all my Christmas gifts and watching Jamie master the art of preparing the perfect turkey (over and over again, thanks Greek TV for all the fantastic re-runs) I am eager to expand my horizons on things I CAN still do from my couch.
  • I miss things I took for granted. Taking care of my family is on the top of this list. Cooking, grocery shopping with the kids, baking my own bread, playing with Benny outside. Just plain, ordinary things.
  • Help usually comes when you least expect it. My friend M. passed by last night and kindly prepared crispy prosciutto to perfection (let’s not forget WHY I am spending my days on the couch) while loyal and burned out N. had a little meltdown of his own when he declared he was not willing to clean another dirty pan.
  • give with all your heart without expecting anything in return. I love to give, I have inherited this from my mom. Sometimes you will get frustrated and you will feel you are the only one giving but I promise you eventually someone will give back and then you will feel like you are on top of this world.

I hope you had a wonderful time with your loved ones.

Until next time




10 Responses to “bed (ar)rest”

  1. expatsincebirth December 30, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    Tatu, I only can imagine how you’re feeling… Especially this not having to move must be really hard. You’ll maybe be able to do a bit more later on during your pregnancy. This first period is the most difficult one, as far as I know (from the experience of a friend). Among friends we did organise a menu plan for her family and every week there was someone else who would take care of preparing and bringing food to them. It’s hard to ask for help, but you have the best reason in the world to ask for it. If only I lived closer… It’s so great you could do your knitting: what about setting up a new blog about your work? And, as I suggested earlier, sell them? You’ll be surprised how much you can do from a couch 😉 And I see that you’re writing: keep it up. It helps to vent and to get input and support from all of us followers. I send you a big hug!

    • wonderlandbytatu December 30, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

      I don’t know Ute, today wasn’t a good day. I had some pain and my doc said if it got any worse I need to go and see him. There is nothing I can do about it, apart from lying flat and hoping for the best…thank you for your support, it means a lot to me!! I wished you lived closer by as well ✨

      • expatsincebirth December 30, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

        This is quite a lot to take for you right now. I think your children know that you would like to be more your “usual” self, but they’ll also understand that this is not possible right now. It’s hard for you all, but in the long run, this will blend you together. Try to take one day at the time and to focus on the little joys (I’m sure there are some, and I know that kids have a fantastic way to make us live in the here and now… ;-)). You’re doing all the best you can and this will be enough. You’re a fantastic mum and your kids love you. I hope you’ll find a way to enjoy eachother maybe in a new way? I send you big hugs ✨ (keep on writing if you feel that it’s good for you!)

  2. Jody December 30, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    I can’t imagine how hard it must be to have to stay in bed when you have two little ones but I’m so happy to hear that you and the baby are healthy. I had to laugh at watching the Jaime re-runs – we get them in Zambia too! Thinking of you and your family and wishing you well.

    • wonderlandbytatu December 30, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

      Thank you Jody! It’s tough on everyone. Especially the little one who doesn’t really get the whole mom needs to stay in bed kinda thing. We ll see. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Happy New Year!

  3. December 31, 2013 at 1:08 am #

    I don’t mean to be negative. However, I have an observation that can be viewed as such. You are going to go absolutely crazy if this is how you feel after just a week. You are going to have to figure out something else to do.

  4. ramblingsfromamum December 31, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    Oh T what’s happening woman! You poor love…I hope that you are back on your feet soon, but for now your must take care of you and the little one. I hope you feel better and that you are able to get off the couch and the bed, it must be so frustrating for you. I feel your pain. Take care sweetness and I wish you and your 3 babies Mr. N and Benny a beautiful, happy, healthy 2014. Love you and I’m here to listen if you want to scream louder 😉 xx

  5. sakuraandme December 31, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Hey a little R&R never hurt anyone and a break will do you good, T! 🙂
    Happy New Year to you and all your beautiful family. 🙂 The prosciutto made me feel hungry. LMAO I’m not even pregnant! Haha They will ALL see just how much you do do!
    Sending you good thoughts, love Paula xxxx

    • wonderlandbytatu December 31, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

      Happy New Year to you too Paula! I hope 2014 will be YOUR year!! Love & one big New Years hug to you my friend!

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