The Waiting Game

Sunday night, I went to the emergency room, because since Friday I had been having spotting. The ER told me to go to a doctor. Today I went to the doctor, and he told me so far the baby is fine, but to come back in two weeks and see if he/she is still fine. I have heard many women tell me that they bled all kinds of heavy during their pregnancies and still had healthy babies. Then again, there are many women who drank and smoked and maintained all kinds of unsavory habits during pregnancy and miraculously had healthy babies in spite of it all. There are different schools of thought on the subject of blood during pregnancy. Some people say that it just happens sometimes and the baby is fine, but others tell me that I need to ‘take it easy.’ How, exactly, is that possible. I don’t have a butler and a maid to wait on me hand and foot, so I have to cook my own meals, and clean my own house, and drive Robert to and from work, and work myself, and there is a lot of things that SOME people say I should not do that I have no choice but to do, but for the most part, I’m trying. What’s funny is, I’m an inherently lazy person, and it is very weird that I am getting bored doing nothing. I am actually looking forward to returning to my duties. However, though I am no stranger to hard work, I have always hated it, and one of the billions of reasons why I already love this child, is that he/she is giving me an excuse to be lazy. I now get to have sit down duty at work, and hopefully that means a shift change. When I went shopping the other day, Robert was there to help me while I putted around on one of those carts they provide. I have been on bed-rest for five days, and while I am getting bored, I could learn to get used to the idea, if only there were more things to watch on television. I shouldn’t be enjoying these moments. I should be thinking that I wouldn’t be getting to relax if everything was fine with my baby, but then the doctor today said that I should assume everything is fine, until something proves otherwise. So, for now, I shall continue to talk to my unborn child, and rest my palm on my abdomen, and daydream about nursery decorations until such time as I see the doctor once more. What’s really funny, is that Robert worried about getting his hopes up and something going wrong, and I kept trying to reassure him, and now I am the one that needs reassuring, and he is there, telling me not to worry, helping me trough this. We are going to put a deposit down on our new apartment, even though we will not be able to move in until May. I cannot wait to live there, though. It is a beautiful condominium with a fenced backyard (shared) and a large kitchen area. It is a two bedroom one and a half bath. It is cute! Unfurnished, but we can take care of that easily, and I cannot wait until our little family of three is settle in. Paul Anka & Odia Coates Lyrics–I’m a woman in love and I love what it’s doin’ to me…I’m a woman in love and I love what’s goin’ through me.

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