For dinner, Jeremy swung through one of our favorite chinese food places, King and I. We got Pad Thai and Chicken Fried Rice. It was so yummy. My mom hates all foods textured, so chinese food is usually off the list...but she loves this place! It was actually her suggestion, and we didn't argue.
Dinner is served! Fried rice and fresh strawberries, on a tray with flowers. The flowers were bought by Aunt Allison, it was so nice of her to do that. When I posted this picture on FB, I joked that I had asked for sunflowers, but all they brought me were roses. Little joke. Sometimes I have to rub in the fact that they are my "servants," doctors orders! LOL Either way, it was yummy.
We spent most of this day adjusting to what bed rest really meant for us. We brought our TV from upstairs in the family room to our downstairs living room, which then required rearranging the living room...and turned into rearranging the dining room as well. It was exhausting to watch how hard they had to work!
Natalee is still trying to figure out why mommy can't hold her and why mommy isn't giving her a bath sometimes. We've tried explaining it to her as best as we can, but there's only so much she can understand. I have tried to be very loving with lots of hugs and kisses. She sits with me in the new recliner and we can watch a movie or two. We've colored together. I made her busy buckets (the day before I was put on bed rest, so glad I started on them when I did!). I didn't get near the buckets done that I wanted too, but I did get an ocean theme bucket done. This bucket is full of things from the ocean, which she is really in to right now. Mermaids, whales, turtles, dolphins, sharks, etc and she can take them with her to the tub. She has really enjoyed this bucket the most. She loves mermaids! She is obsessed with Ariel and will be a mermaid for halloween (yes, I have already thought that far ahead!). I also bought beads that she can place in to an empty water bottle, and then dump out and start again. This one will take some practice, but it's still really good for her fine motor skills. I also bought some pipe cleaners and let her have the dish strainer to see what she would do. This kept her busy for around 20 minutes, so I call that a success. I found the idea on pinterest, and it is a lot of fun. She cooked "noodles" and made a "flower pot" as well. Cheap entertainment at its best!
That pretty much sums up day number two. Another day of womb time, so this mommy is happy.