Basically the title could be the entire post, just add some further whining and sweating and huffing and puffing and a pathetic, put-out look on my face. I actually enjoy the time to myself, kind of, and also the way that my therapy appointments fill the day and get Addy and I out of the house at least for awhile. But it's getting really hard! Today was gorgeous, breezy and not hot at all for once, and I was all energetic and had plans to do tons of stuff around the house today. But after rehab and grocery shopping, I felt like I needed to ice the knee and lay on the couch the rest of the day!
I probably should have, too, but got caught up putting away groceries and then checking the dryer and then so on. So I did do SOME stuff, but I definitely wasn't as productive as I had planned on being. Oh well. At least my leg is strong enough that I don't feel like such an invalid anymore. The bad side of this is that I haven't been wearing my brace as much, which I really should just as a precaution. I will kick myself if I forget about it one day and then fall again while doing some mundane little chore- did I mention that last time I fell while taking the trash out to the garage?
In other news, baby boy has moved from breech to completely sideways in my belly. When I lay on my side in bed, I can feel the kicks and stretches on both sides of my stomach simultaneously. It's such a strange feeling! But at least he's getting turned a little. Hopefully he'll be head down soon. I've also been having tons of Braxton-Hicks contractions lately, so I'm really hoping that won't be the prelude to anything more serious like it was last time. I'm kind of dreading my 28-week appointment. I'm afraid I'll go in and they'll ask about the contractions as always, and I'll say, "Oh, yeah, I'm having some," and then in comes Dr. D to do a check and announce that I'm dilating and must be on bedrest for the next eight weeks. But! Must think positive. I've heard early contractions are much more frequent in second and subsequent pregnancies than in first, so I'm sure that's all it is!
Here's a quick question for all you pregnant and recently pregnant people: Did you, or do you, get horrible headaches? It seems like the last few weeks I wake up with a sharp headache every single morning, and it sticks around on and off all day long. I'm drinking plenty of water and I've tried Tylenol, but it's not really helping. Any suggestions?