After our rather depressing trip to the doctor yesterday afternoon in which we had ZERO progress, I was mentally drained. I hadn't slept the night before (my hips have started KILLing me at night and I'm constantly switching sides). I could absolutely NOT picture being pregnant for even one more day, let alone 16 days! Up until the last couple days, I had really not minded being pregnant, it's been so easy... All that changed a couple days ago and last night on the drive home, I was M-I-S-E-R-A-B-L-E. I wanted to just cry. I'm going to be pregnant FOREVER I thought.
I told Chris when he got home from work that today was a good pregnant day. Thanks to a little Tylenol PM last night (yes, it's ok during pregnancy).
I woke up this morning restored (and drooling). I couldn't believe how wonderful I felt! The sun was shining (it's usually overcast in the mornings here) and I immediately set out for starbucks (decaf, don't worry) and read a book while basking in the beautiful weather for a couple hours. I then called Chris and he agreed to a lunch date... after which I decided to plant a few flowers... then, to top it all off, I had my hair done by a new friend of mine (who happens to be due TOMORROW!) I'm so glad to have met her (we met in a class at the hospital); they don't know if they're having a boy or girl, but Chloe will either have a boyfriend or a best friend in the next few days. Anyway - I spent the afternoon getting my hair done and chatting about all things pregnancy related. I can't wait for the babies to come so we can stop asking each other in the mornings if we're able to do something or if we're busy having our babies!
I'm not sure why this day was so particularly great, but for some reason I just took the time today for myself, and every minute of the day was just thankful to be who I am and where I am in life. Today I took the time to appreciate every (polite) jab by Chloe and just savored every quiet moment with my baby girl. Today, I didn't mind being pregnant. In fact, I loved it. More so than any other day in this pregnancy, I think. If she wants to wait 16 more days, I hope they're all like today. In fact, I kind of hope for just a couple more days just like today. Perhaps I can coax her out on labor day. Silly.
If you're still with us, thanks for listening... it's been fun.
Here's a random wedding rehearsal picture of me and my favorite lunch buddy...