It is official- I’m letting go. At 28 weeks pregnant carrying twin baby girls, I’m afraid I haven’t got a choice.
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This week marks my third week of being on doctor prescribed bed rest- strict bed rest. My body is simply not built to carry around the weight of these babies and has already decided that it was ready to bring them into the world. It is just too early for this, and simple gravity has taken it’s course with me.. So in the bed I went- and have stayed for the past 21 days. To sum it up- I haven’t gone completely crazy, as of yet. My days are filled with Food Network’s cooking shows (I’ve become addicted to Chopped) and premium movie channels.. Reading trash magazine and new books on my Nook.
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Blogging has become a luxury. I can’t sit up for very long, because even this is too much pressure and can cause pre-term labor (yowzaa.. not yet, babies!)
So, against my own will, I’ve taken on the role as being just about helpless. Not something this super-busy momma-to-be is used to at all. Typically, I work my regular full-time position as registered dietitian, I keep a tidy house, do all the grocery shopping, weekly menu planning, and making sure to have a healthy meal on the table every night. Not so much these days. Since being ‘in the bed’ I’ve allowed someone else do all the cleaning (I am NOT complaining about this), my sweet husband takes care of the grocery shopping- with me readily available via cell phone in case of questions (and there always are), and with my inability to prepare my own meals and snacks I’ve taken the task of finding easy ideas and recipes for my Fireman to prepare for my meals and our evening dinner. I’ve left it all in the hands of my number one man.
My Fireman has done an amazing job with the meal ideas I’ve brought him to make.. he can follow a recipe with my help and dictation from the living room sofa, of course.
This was one meal that hit a homerun in our house. The slow cooker did all the work, and all that was left was the assembly and baking just before serving. Easy enough for my Fireman to handle!
Over the next several weeks (9 weeks to be exact!) I’m going to be doing something a bit different on CB. Of course, I’ll be sharing the easy meal ideas that come out of my Fireman’s kitchen (he made this newfound claim to my kitchen last night while serving me dinner in bed. I couldn’t fight him on that one, really.) I will also be sharing the recipes of the meals that our dear friends provide, giving my Fireman a break in the kitchen. We have been incredibly spoiled with love through meals and goodies since my going on full bed rest. They deserve some of the spotlight here, too, for I don’t know what I would do without them.