As many of you may know, I've been placed on house arrest. On Friday morning, I went into my OB's office for a blood pressure check and was sent to Labor & Delivery about an hour later. The cause for concern was something called preeclampsia. I spent about 4 hours in the triage area having my blood pressure monitored and, what felt like, half of my blood taken out of my body. All of the testing came back normal and Jeramie and I were able to go home about 1:30 that afternoon.
If only it were that simple. Before we left, the doctor checked me, deemed me "uninducable", and then told me it was time to "retire" from my job. He also noted that I would probably NOT make it to my due date, with the more likely scenario being that I will be induced sometime next week. Out of all that, the hardest part to deal with has been the not working part. Don't get me wrong, I'll gladly take a few extra days/weeks off of work, but that comes with some issues of its own. There's the obvious financial burden that it'll place on our family since all of my time has gone to covering my maternity leave; but, we know that God's taken care of us all along, so we don't doubt He'll do the same now.
The more "petty" burden is sheer boredom. Thankfully, I haven't been placed on complete bed rest and I still have the freedom to move around the house. However, knowing I'm not allowed to leave said house until my baby comes is a little maddening. It's been a little over a day since I've received my sentence, and I'm already feeling a little restless. So, here's where you come in. If you had a full day to stay indoors and "putter", what would you do??