Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Battling Boredom

Life has dramatically changed.

For someone who couldn't live without regular long walks and sightseeing, you could say this 3-week-old bed rest might as well start to kill me. Being 7 months and sixteen days gravid, we all know the baby's not supposed to come out until the first week of September, but some complications might lead to premature labor if I stopped listening to my doctor and did things my way.

On the bright side, God has a very good reason for restricting me from leaving the house unless I need to see the OB-GYN or take some lab tests: I'm growing another human being inside of me, and it's our daughter, that's why I'm willing to miss a couple of parties and spontaneous adventure trips if it means not risking her life.

Hell, yes, I'm bored. But nothing will ever compare to the kind of happiness and contentment my little one would bring. Anyway, a month and a half more won't seem like forever as long as I have the laptop and a phone beside me. Thank goodness for technology! :-)


Anonymous said...

That's life Kate,Kaya mo yan.Maybe you really have to take such rest not only for you but for your baby girl,coz Zakei can't wait but rationalizing that she welcomes her baby sister.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

You can always fight boredom with the use of your cell phone and your lap top. The sacrifice is all worthwhile because you have to make sure that your baby's safety is not jeopardize. Just pray a lot, read the Bible and you can chat with your close friends and the boredom will be chased away. I will pray for your safety and that of your baby. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

Kate said...

@Anonymous: Thanks. Wish you left your name, though :-)
@Mel: Right, Mel. I'm gaining strength through Jesus. Technology won't mean a hoot if I'm spiritually weak. I'm also grateful for relatives and friends like you who never fail to give words of encouragement.