Sunday, September 19, 2010

La La La

Whew, it's been a busy week! To start with, Wednesday was my first official day off of bed rest, and I spent it happily cleaning my kitchen. Oh, it was glorious. I think I spent twenty minutes just on the sink. Not that it was THAT awful, don't get me wrong, I was just in my element and kind of couldn't make myself stop scrubbing even when it was, in fact, technically probably clean. The rest of the day was spent puttering around putting things where they belonged, and then, that evening, I actually got to attend my first of Addy's soccer games. It was just awesome to get to watch how she literally skips and frolics around the whole time. Is she the team's secret weapon in terms of defense or scoring? Not exactly. But she is without doubt enjoying herself utterly, and it was pure pleasure to watch.

Thursday was my birthday (twenty sixth if anyone's counting- oh and I am! I'm now closer to thirty than twenty.) I took myself shopping, somehow injured my left foot while walking around, came home and had a nap, and then Jim and I had a great dinner out and did some more shopping, this time for Adelay's upcoming birthday. It would have been a fantastic birthday start to finish if not for the foot thing, which honestly sucked a lot and continues to suck. If I'm on it for more than an hour or so I literally can't stand to put weight on it anymore. All the sudden puffiness from being up and around again isn't helping it, I imagine. Practically overnight, my legs went from being generally stocky to being total bratwursts about to explode out of their casings. Also, I can't tell anymore if my feet have bones in them. They just look like... pads of flesh with chubby little toes stuck at the end. Gag. And also, ouch.

But anyways! Physical miseries aside I am in such a good mood the last few days, and have been way too busy enjoying my real life again to feel like blogging. Sorry. I've been to every store in town, I think, just for the fun of it, and also to stock up on last minute baby stuff! Squee! I got a prenatal massage on Friday which was heavenly, and did a lot to help my messed up spine and hips after all the laying around. The therapist informed me that my sacrum was completely open and that she'd "be surprised" if I didn't give birth within days. I just laughed and told her, "I've heard that before."

And then you know what I did Saturday? I went to a fall festival/art fair thingie with my mom and sister, had lunch out, and then got a pedicure! And you know what happened while I was doing all that fun stuff? My house was being cleaned top to bottom by someone who was not me, i.e. someone who didn't have a thirty pound watermelon in front of her and who had enough energy to do more than ten minutes of housework before needing a nap! She did a great job and the house felt so weirdly clean I almost didn't want to let anyone back into it for fear of wrecking the perfection. (Addy, when she entered the house: "What is that nice smell?" Me: "That's clean, honey.")

So anyways, I have had a great first week back in the real world; everyone was so thoughtful (thank you again!) in making sure all my wishes came true- a giant steak dinner, a German chocolate cake, A CLEAN HOUSE, etc. I feel very spoiled and also very relieved, and I feel more or less ready now for the baby to make his arrival whenever. Though I'd still really like him to hold out until Saturday so I have the option of water birth. But, I stopped the contraction meds today and have since been having pretty regular balling up and pressure, so, he may have other plans. Got another delightful cervix check tomorrow, so we'll see if all that discomfort did anything! Or, you know, he may follow in big brother's footsteps and just tease me for two weeks with false labor. That would be adorable.

18 comments:

Swistle said...

Oh, it must feel so wonderful to be FREE!!

Mommy Daisy said...

I'm so glad to hear that you're up and at 'em and feeling good. I thought you and Rebekah might have your babies the same day, but I guess that won't be. ;) She just had the baby this evening. Still, it will be fun to see the new baby when he makes his appearance. Enjoy the time with your two kids now, because soon there will be 3!

And happy belated birthday!

Shelly Overlook said...

Hooray for being "normal" for a little while. German chocolate cake + clean house = heaven and you clearly deserve it.

Good luck at the check today.

& Happy (belated) Birthday to you!!

ttsc said...

Glad you're feeling good. I'm sending you good thoughts, hope you hold out to the end of the week.

LoriD said...

You sound so light and free! I love the tone of this whole post!

Happy birthday (you're such a young thing!)

Tracy said...

you're week sounds wonderful! Happy belated birthday!

d e v a n said...

This post has all kinds of awesome in it!! I hope it's enough to make up for the swollen legs and annoying contractions. ;)

Jess said...

Oh, yay! You've made it so far and now you get to enjoy freedom! It sounds lovely, other than the foot thing.

bananafana said...

HOORAY! You sound so happy!!!! Now I think i'm going to start hinting that I want a clean house for Christmas. Is it too early to start hinting at that? I think not. Can't wait to hear about your appointment tomorrow! I'm so glad you're able to get off the couch! must quit now - too many exclamation points

Pigeon said...

I love when my house has that clean smell, provided by someone else's hard work. Glad you are up and about and happy :-) Happy birthday!

B said...

Yay! Yay for being off bed rest, yay for having fun, yay for having your house cleaned! Yay for it all (except the physical discomfort parts)! Can't wait to hear good news soon!

Jana said...

Hurray for freedom!

Michelle said...

So happy you don't have to be on bed rest anymore!

Chelle said...

Thursday. You need to have him on Thursday so he and the man-Cub can share a birthday. So, yeah, get to work on that ;)

CAQuincy said...

Yay! Everything (er, except the foot issue) sounds wonderful!

And...you make me feel OLD. I had my FIRST of three at 27! Gah!

clueless but hopeful mama said...

(GAH. Blogger ate my comment! Either that or you'll get a double!)

So thrilled for you that you are off best rest, the little lad has stayed put and you got a few much-deserved treats for yourself!

I'll be sending water-birthy thoughts your way! But however it goes, I wish you strength and peace. (Sorry to get all hippy-dippy California on your ass but I can't help it.)

Katy said...

Can I just take a second to exclaim over how young you are!!! Three kids at twenty-six! I know lots of people do it--I just admire you for being so un-selfish. I was way too interested in sleeping to have kids in my early twenties.

So glad you are thoroughly enjoying life off of bed rest--you should.

Erin said...

I was thinking about you today. Just thinking about how HARD it would be to be locked down like that. But also how incredible it is that you DID it! How incredible YOU are! And I'm not patronizing. I really think the time on bedrest will probably be one of the most important things you ever do for this little person. Great, great job, my friend.