Five weeks until my due date. Baby boy in my belly feels like he is doing a round of “Head Shoulders Knees and Toes” on my lungs and my bladder simultaneously. Suddenly I’m unable to fall asleep at night despite feeling exhausted and on the brink of a nap all day. And nothing appeals to my taste buds. It’s all meh…except pizza, steak, or maybe a popsicle or the occasional Heath bar.
I’m rolling with it.
Been swimming twice a week- rarely more- for about 10-15 minutes at a time. It’s not much, I admit, but it’s everything at the same time. I feel so accomplished and healthy and…tired and beat after a swim.
Here I am, rolling with it.
My 3 and a half year old daughter woke up at 4am and began singing “It’s coronation day” over and over and over again. And she did not stop until I was grumbling and fumbling up out of bed, making coffee, barely containing my contempt for the day.
We had to get the dogs into the car and off to the groomer. Of course the big one, Bruno, still a relative youngster at 2, barreled past me, causing multiple awkward pregnant body contortions. I am not exaggerating when I say I am sore from the 8am outing.
Gotta keep rolling…
Back at home I have to get my daughter ready for hockey. At this point she’s been awake 6 hours, so…of course she falls asleep on the way to practice. Sigh.
Still, I roll.
I never knew what people meant when they blamed “pregnancy brain” for ditzy or uncharacteristic behavior. This week has been an enlightening, humbling, epic adventure of pregnancy brain mishaps. One after another ridiculous comedy of chaos and errors and “are you kidding me?”s…
And NOW THIS DAY…
Well, I’m rolling with it.
We are celebrating my husband’s 50th tonight. We’ve been through so much this year. There is nothing else to do but surrender to the chaos, the crazy, the ditzy, and the downright dumb. Embrace the best of this holiday season! Be present during these last weeks as the mother of one child! Soon enough I will have another baby, little to no control over anything and everything…and even less sleep! I am grateful for all my blessings.
I’m rolling with it. All of it.