When you are on bedrest, you celebrate different things than other pregnant women do. They get to have showers, decorate nurseries, wear maternity clothes, and you get to pass the time. You have the strange privilege of celebrating the week the baby would likely have normal hearing, normal vision, normal lungs, a healthy suck reflex. And that time is so very precious, and each occassion a painful and joyful one all at once.
Our loved one on bedrest is STILL on bedrest, and she's just passed the 34 week mark. They are past all major milestones and are now just hoping for a little more growth. This little girl is a miracle, and her momma is amazing.
There will still be pain as she someday processes all of this, but right now, this is JOY.