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Bed Rest by Sarah Bilston

By Sarah Bilston

Quinn "Q" Boothroyd is a tender British attorney married to an American and residing in long island urban. She's checked off many 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 quite painless. but if her physician tells her she needs to spend the final 3 months of her being pregnant mendacity in mattress, Q is thrown right into a tailspin. in the beginning bored and annoyed, Q quickly fills her days through attempting to reconnect along with her workaholic husband, supply felony suggestion for her candy Greek neighbor, forge new emotional bonds along with her mom and sisters, and determine who will preserve her stocked up in cookies and sandwiches. Q reports adventures at the sofa she by no means may have encountered within the legislation company and learns much approximately herself and what she wishes out of life—and principally, in regards to the toddler transforming into inside of her.

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Bed Rest

Quinn "Q" Boothroyd is a tender British legal professional married to an American and dwelling in manhattan urban. She's checked off many 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 quite painless. but if her medical professional tells her she needs to spend the final 3 months of her being pregnant mendacity in mattress, Q is thrown right into a tailspin.

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We’ve propped a few chenille cushions on top, and it’s a great place to settle with a book (well, it would be, if we ever had the time). Around the window we’ve hung heavy red curtains that graze the wooden floors from a long iron pole. A few weeks after we moved in, on a rare day off from work, I unearthed a cranberry glass vase to match in an antiques shop around the corner. It lives on the Danish teak table beside the sofa, and when the light shines through, an intense red stain appears on the wood behind it, like a spilled glass of pinot noir.

When I suggested that married people have a nasty habit of staying married her dark eyes widened ever so slightly. “He wants to leave his wife,” she assured me, earnestly. ” She swooshed her curtain of hair over her shoulder with a delicate flick of the wrist. After Bri left, I began surfing the Web for information on my condition—it has a nice long name, oligohydramnios—and I’ve ordered subscriptions to various magazines, a mix of the worthy ( The Economist, Time) and the not-so-worthy ( Vogue, Harper’s, Glamour, and, on a whim, something called Working Mother.

I seem to have developed… 152 50 “There’s something I need to discuss with you,” Tom said to me… 156 51 I stumbled into the kitchen an hour ago to find a note propped up… 160 52 But there are other ways to pursue my ends. I’ve spent the morning drafting… 162 53 I perched illicitly (and precariously) on the window bench for twenty minutes… 166 54 A delighted phone call from Brianna this morning. ” 171 56 Thank God, she’s launched herself into the streets of Manhattan armed with… 171 57 I’m thirty-five weeks pregnant today, a huge milestone, a day I’ve been… 176 58 A phone call from Jeanie this morning, just after breakfast.

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