Bed Rest by Sarah Bilston

By Sarah Bilston

Quinn "Q" Boothroyd is a tender British attorney married to an American and residing in big apple urban. She's checked off lots of the packing containers on her "Modern Woman's checklist of items to Do sooner than Hitting 30," and her busy operating lifestyles has been fairly painless. but if her general practitioner tells her she needs to spend the final 3 months of her being pregnant mendacity in mattress, Q is thrown right into a tailspin. at first bored and annoyed, Q quickly fills her days by means of attempting to reconnect along with her workaholic husband, supply felony recommendation for her candy Greek neighbor, forge new emotional bonds along with her mom and sisters, and work out who will hold her stocked up in cookies and sandwiches.

Q reviews adventures at the sofa she by no means might have encountered within the legislations company and learns much approximately herself and what she desires out of life—and principally, concerning the infant starting to be inside of her.

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My own life has effectively ended. Bed rest just means it ended a little earlier than expected. M. Cut all of the above. ✄ ✄ ✄. I can’t believe I was complaining about the restrictions the baby is placing on me when I don’t even know if he’ll live. What kind of a mother am I? If I was any kind of a woman I wouldn’t begrudge losing these last few months of my freedom. What the hell is wrong with me? ■ 9 ■ Thursday Slept all day, watched TV. ■ 10 ■ Friday Slept, watched TV, slept some more. BED REST ■ 41 ■ 11 ■ Saturday Tom working.

Horrible boyfriend is not coming along, which Jeanie is upset about—I think she was hoping to combine looking after me with a romantic touristy getaway in the Big Apple (take in a few Broadway shows, eat at some expensive trendy restaurant, waste wads of cash in Niketown, all the sorts of things my English friends seem hell-bent on doing when they come to visit). But the thought of having the horrible boyfriend in my apartment—in what’s about to become my baby’s nursery—filled me with dread and disgust, although I didn’t say much about it (okay, so I might have mentioned that I didn’t want his smelly feet stinking up the place, but they really are rank).

10 ■ Friday Slept, watched TV, slept some more. BED REST ■ 41 ■ 11 ■ Saturday Tom working. Watched TV. Cried. Ate cookies. ■ 12 ■ Sunday Tom working again. Cried hysterically. Ate cookies. ■ 13 ■ Monday Noon Several important things happened this morning: • A visit to Cherise revealed that my fluid level has risen slightly. — 42 ■ Sarah Bilston leading a group of local people opposed to the demolition of the apartment building opposite. My fluid level is still too low; Dr. Weinberg showed me a chart.

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