I woke up this morning with the worst charlie horse I have ever had in my life.
My leg is still sore, right now, 17 hours later.
In fact, I would eat a banana before bed, but I am having my glucose test for diabetes in the morning, and I don't want to mess it up.
Besides, it would probably just make my acid reflux worse.
The acid reflux I have from the water I just drank.
Oh wait, am I complaining too much.
I wanted this kid to have some pictures of us together while he is still in there.
And since I am the only one who takes pictures around here, I had to take matters into my own hands.
Obviously I am not that good at it.
Oh well, someday I'll look at these pictures and say, "look how young I was."
And, "I wasn't even that big yet."
Certainly not big enough for people to say, "wow. are you sure you're not having twins?"
If that comment gets made many more times, I may have to slap someone.
Or there was this one, made by an employee at Trader Joe's who hadn't seen me for a while, or me with all 3 kids in tow and giant belly joining the gang.
"Dang! You're a machine!"
What kind of machine, exactly?
I didn't get mad because we're friends.
Besides, he's single and a guy and therefore clueless.
I am feeling huge.
But I looked back at this post where I said I felt huge and I look tiny compared to now.
That means in 87 days I am going to feel really huge.
And I will be huge and that is just the way it goes with me and babies.
All I can say is, praise God for nursing. It's my miracle diet.
Aside from feeling huge, I am feeling better in other ways.
A bit less tired.
I am napping almost every day now and I don't feel a bit guilty about it.
The kids are really good about it.
Especially if I let them watch a video while I nap.
Which I do sometimes.
And I don't feel a bit guilty about it.
I'm also slowing down through the day. I am staying on top of the laundry and chores and expecting the kids to help out more and it all makes for a less stressed out mommy.
I am not so tired out when I am home more.
I do not find it so hard to keep up with running my home when I do the work in the morning when I have energy.
It's good. I'm learning.
I am still itching like crazy every night.
My test results for this came back negative.
That was a big relief.
And while I am really happy about the news (one less chance for a c-section--yay!) I am still wondering why I am still itching like mad every night.
I am hoping and praying it goes away soon.
Thanks for your prayers, emails and phone calls about the test. I felt loved and supported.
Now does anyone want to come over and rub my feet and scratch my legs?
Cause that would help a lot too.
Now I'm off to bed so I can rise early and drink bright orange sugar water and get my blood drawn.
Babies are wonderful. And I love giving birth.
But pregnancy is not my favorite.
Just trying to keep it real.
And yes, Aaron is now painting the inside of our door turquoise. Because we are on a big time turquoise kick. Check my other blog to see more.