I haven't done one of these in forever, so this is long overdue. Welcome back, Tell me about it Tuesday!
Let me tell you about...
- How PREGNANT I am feeling these days. Yes, I realize I am almost 6 1/2 months along, so this shouldn't be a shocker. But up until about two weeks ago, I didn't "feel" pregnant. My belly was barely protruding. My who-ha didn't hurt. I could get in and out of my bed/car/chair easily. I felt normal
as normal as one can feel when there's a human growing inside of you. That all went to shit very quickly a couple of weeks ago. The pregnant "waddle" is in full effect. I can't breathe. My belly just feels heavy. Getting in/out up/down takes an act of Congress. And now that ol' girl is just poking on out there, everyone and they mama want to touch me (that's a whole other post). I'm really not down with that. I barely let Christopher and the boys touch my belly. My Pre-K students are drawn to it like a magnet and I swear I go home with tiny handprints on my bump every single day. I also get asked questions like, "Do you still have your baby? When is it getting out? How is it getting out? Can she come to school with us? Let's name her Cinderalla, and call her Cinderelli like the mice. Let's name her Princess. Does she hurt?" And so on...it's pretty cute most days, but I'm running out of (patient) answers.
- How we started painting baby girl's room this past weekend and I was so nervous! The two colors I picked out I absolutely love, but sometimes what you "think" the colors will look like on the wall and what they actually look like, are two totally different things. Luckily for me, once we got started I fell in love. I wasn't a whole lot of help to Christopher, but I did what I could. He has had many sleepless nights working on her nursery and it just makes me fall in love with him more and more every day. I woke up to an empty bed Monday morning and when I went looking for him, found that he had fallen asleep in her room and slept on the floor all night! Such a good man. Everything is painted now, we are just waiting for her crib to get here sometime this week and my mom is about to start working on bedding and curtains. I can't wait until it is finally finished! C sent me a text earlier about how nice and calming her room is and that he goes in there and just feels better. That made my day! The boys have expressed similar thoughts. They go in there and just stand there or sit a minute and say, "It just feels...nice." I hope that is a good sign for what is to come and that baby girl feels the same way!
- While I painted
and climbed a ladder a few timesI managed to stay 100% safe and have no accidents or aches/pains. However, Saturday evening, with the simple act of getting up off of the couch, I managed to injure my ankle. Seriously? The ladder was kind to me but walking is not? My left foot was completely numb (not in the way it usually is when it's asleep and tingles) and when I went to take a step, it literally folded under me and basically bent in half. Fun times. It hurt like a mother! Fortunately (or unfortunately I'm not sure) I have a pretty high pain tolerance. I've been following the usual "RICE" remedy and Sunday it was feeling better. I pretty much stayed on the couch watching Teen Mom 2 episodes and feeling better about my lifeand icing it off and on. Yesterday C wrapped my foot up like a burrito in an ace bandage and it didn't bother me all day....until I got home and unwrapped it so it could breathe. I cleaned in the kitchen and cooked dinner and by the time I sat down it was swollen like an extra large golf ball again. Luckily I'm stubbornI have a doctor's appointment Thursday to do my "sugar test" so I plan to have her check it out then.
So that's what I wanted to tell you about! There's probably a ton more I could add, but those are the highlights from the past few days. We do have a name picked out, but I don't want to share it until I get her room done and can show that off, along with her name! If I can wait that long anyway...
I appreciate any and all good vibes you want to send my way regarding my gimp ankle and the testing on Thursday!
Happy Day Y'all!