Monday, November 26, 2007

Monday Already?

That's the only word for it.
I'm still sick. And I'm tired. But, I've been up for hours. And I see a busy week ahead. Between doctors appointments (2 this week... I love my ob, but I have about a zillion more appointments and tests etc than I did with my midwife), some work deadline, and this stupid lingering cold that has me sneezing every 2 minutes I'm tired.
And the week hasn't even started.
Our house is a disaster.
My poor husband has been trying to keep up in my wake. He even made beef stew and dumplings last night! And got a hair cut! He's trying. But, trying to keep a house clean when it's hard to get off the couch is nearly impossible. I know we could get someone in to clean, but half the problem, at least, is organizing and tidying and keeping up with it all.
I'm debating taking a couple of days off to get stuff in order.
But, not when I'm sick. Because no matter what has to be done, I've discovered that sleeping seems to make the problem go away.
Yesterday I came home from our really cool kids Christmas party (more on that tomorrow) and slept for 2 hours.
Then I got up and organized baby clothes, and then I fell back asleep.
The laundry is still piled up. The bathroom still needs cleaning.
At least I went to the grocery store to get some food for dinner tonight (frozen pizza - there's sustenance), but if we are being honest, I only went because I had the worst craving for McCain Deep and Delicious chocolate cake. And, really, it's pretty much the first real craving in months, so I figured one piece would not kill my attempt for a healthy pregnancy. And ... after Mike had made dinner, done the dishes and a bunch of other things, asking him to go get me cake just seemed mean.
And, when I went to pay for the cake, tonight's pizza and a few other assorted items I realized that I knew every single cashier who was working because we pretty much go to the grocery store every day. It's like we can't even get it together enough to make weekly trips to the store. I actually choose the line based on who is working. Sad. It's a whole new dimension.
The weird thing is, second trimester is supposed to be the "honeymoon phase" of pregnancy. Seriously. For me it's more of the "please shoot me and get me out of this misery" phase. Though I think that has less to do with the pregnancy and more to do with being sick constantly, being denied cold medicine and being so freaking tired. Oh, and a little added stress on the side.

So, how's your Monday?


Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Oh, Laural! I so wish that we lived closer....

I'm so sorry you are still feeling yucky! My hubby still has a lingering cold from Thanksgiving....this is one tough bug, I tell ya!

When you are pregnant, you totally learn to prioritize. Sleep is important! Rest is important! Your house can wait!!! It's hard to let go of some of those things, but try to. My sister in law always made me feel a bit better when I was preggers by saying, "It must be such hard work growing a baby!" And, it is!!! Take your body's cues and try to let the rest go.

MamaLee said...

Feel better, babygirl. You sound like I was when I was preggo. And I have a cold now as well - those are never fun.

I agree with MTM above - you really need to take car of you, so dont stress the small stuff. xoxo

LoriD said...

Our house is bad right now too, and I don't really have a good excuse.

Hope you feel better soon!

Haley-O said...

Awww... feel better, LD!!! And, if it's any consolation, my entire pregnancy was "please shoot me and get me out of this misery"! And, I can tell you right now it's all worth it. LOVE. I'm here for you! xoxooooo! And, my house is a disaster, too!