Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bed Rest: Day 47 (Sickness, Visits, and Baby Names!)

My stay here at Riverside has been fairly uneventful, which is a good thing. Until today. I slept horribly last night and then woke up around 6:00am and had to book it to the bathroom. It seems that I have a lovely stomach virus. Eww. Thankfully, I felt much better after that and was able to get some more rest for a couple hours.

Now I'm feeling pretty good, except for the fact that I pulled a muscle. It must be the room, because this happened last time too. On my way to the bathroom I slipped and caught myself with these very toned legs of mine...NOT. And needless to say, I could feel that groin muscle give a bit. When I finally got out of bed after some rest and a small breakfast to take a shower, I realized there was no way I was doing that today. It took my about 5 minutes to get out of bed, get my clothes and walk to the bathroom. All I can say is thank goodness for those sock warmers!

In other news, Eli brought Charlie and Liv to visit me this past Saturday. We were both a bit nervous about what they would find interesting in my room. I figured they'd make a break for all the medical equipment, but instead, they went for the simple things. My little refrigerator was fascinating to them. Just their size!

And oh the curtain! They hid behind it, put it over their heads, twisted themselves up in it and watched it twirl as they let it go. Finally, they just can't resist a few good rides on the hospital bed. Up and down we went, and then again and again and again. This particular activity is special to me for another reason. My Grandpa Legge had a lot of health issues and he had a hospital bed in his room at home. In fact, I only have one memory of him out of bed, and even then he was in a wheelchair, sitting on the porch with me. BUT. That bed was oh-so-fun! He used to give my cousin Josh and me rides on that bed. It was about the coolest thing ever! And now my own kids are getting to experience this thrill. :)

Last, but definitely not least, we have finally decided on the names of these babies. We will be having a Wendy Jane, Jackson (Jack) Eliot, and a Luke Wilson. Yes. I know. Luke Wilson is an actor. And no. We did not name our baby after him. It just sort of worked out like that. In fact, we've been discussing the name Luke for a long time, but I just couldn't commit. Part of it was the whole actor thing, but I just needed that moment of confirmation. I finally had it on Father's Day, much to Eli's delight. :)

And that's the update. Stay tuned for more!


nancy said...

i talk to you everyday and still, i learn things from your blog that i didn't know......like the curtains thing! and the luke wilson thing!

love ya!

Breezi@ Not Your Average Fairytale said...

Love those names!! So darn adorable :D

Isn't it funny the little things children notice about new places.

You guys look great :D

stacey erin said...

Just back from Montana and getting caught up on your updates. I wondered about the boys' names several times on my trip!
All my love to you, Eli, Liv, Charlie, Wendy, Luke and Jack!


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