Weekend Coffee Share – Bedrest Edition

Hello friends,

So this is my first time participating in “Weekend Coffee Share,” hosted by Eclectic Alli, but I’ve been reading and enjoying Thomas Fenske‘s weekend shares for a while and started following the tag a few months ago. SO I thought now is a good time to join.

SO – if we were having coffee together this weekend, and I wish we were because it is LONELY in here, I would have to tell you that I am on bedrest with Baby #4. This isn’t my first rodeo (I did this with Baby #2 as well), but this time around I have a job outside the home and THREE kids, not one! Thankfully, I have the most wonderful husband in the world who takes great care of me and the kids! Also, a positive this time – I’m not also dealing with perinatal depression and anxiety this time around. It makes things much easier to handle!

I would assure you that despite being frustrated, I am doing well and so is Baby – as long as I continue to take the super crappy meds they gave me to stop contractions (every 8 hours I get basically knocked out for 2-3 hours) and I sit my bottom right here on my couch, the little guy should stay in there for quite a bit longer. Which he needs to do because I’m only 29 weeks today.

So WHAT am I doing with my time (besides sleeping each time I take a dose of meds)? When I was on bedrest five years ago I learned to knit, read a lot, and made a latch-hook rug. This time I’m betareading, hoping to work on some editing projects, catching up on some book reviews, reading books, and doing some professional development in the way of watching some Great Courses on English and the publishing industry. While also stalking Craigslist for a used Citi Mini Double Stroller or else HOW are we going to make it to the bus stop every day once this baby is born? I missed one for $90 the other day – an amazing price because these things retail for like $450 (eek!).

So, that’s my story! I have some amazing family, friends, and coworkers who have been checking in on me, dropping by food and the mail, and keeping me company. I’m trying to enjoy the quiet before the kids are back and there’s NO quiet – but I do miss the munchkins!

Enjoy your weekend, friends! I’ll be right here on my couch, keeping my little baby safe and secure!


  1. Suzy says:

    All the best with your baby. I hope it all goes well for you. I admire the way you are using your time in catching up and learning new things
    stopping via the WeekendCoffeeShare linkup.

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  2. Hi Kristin,

    Number 4 you say? Wow! My wife and I stopped at 3 and they’re all 22-26 years old now. But kids are worth everything we went through – even if I’m not willing to compare you you needing to sit for so long. If you would like a short 10 minute heart-warming, read about this topic, I would invite you to review an autobiographical story of mine:

    As the mom in your own adventure, you should enjoy how the arrival of our 3rd child got a bit out of control. All my stories are 2000 words or less so they can be read in 10 minutes or less and a professional reader like you might do in closer to 6.

    If you checkout my coffee share, you’ll see what my writing project is and that I’m recovering from a small back surgery, thus have had some time to work my collection. I’d love to offer you a few laughs – since you’re stuck pretty much. Almost all of my pieces are intended to sound like we’re sitting, chatting and sharing fun stories together, like over a virtual cup of coffee.

    If you’ve been following the group for a while, you may have noticed that it was a huge turnout this weekend. I’m off to finish reviewing the other shares offered.

    I hope you come back. It’s a pretty good group with lots of interesting things in-flight. I could see you fitting right in.

    Stay still and hug those kiddos who are already out and about. These are going to be some of the best memories you’re going to make as a mom.

    All the best – many blessings and such.
    Warmest regards,


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