Friday, September 12, 2008


When asked how he is, my dad will often say, "I've never had a bad day in my life."
This is, of course, not the truth. I can be quite certain that I, myself, may have been the cause of one or two bad days in his life. However, what an enviable lie. What a great response. Another one from the book of Charlie is, "if I were any better, I would be twins." Which could very well be the truth. He's cool, my dad.

I? I am not cool. Not this week. And so, I am using this space to complain. Don't bother reading the rest. It's just kind of a pity party. Honestly... go watch Access Hollywood or something. Even that would be a better use of your next 2 minutes.

My ankles -what's left of them - are swollen. As are my fingers, nose, lips (I do have some pretty full lips right now)...
There are 2 pairs of shoes that I can wear. And one of those might not make it through the weekend.
Tallys of the time it takes me to find a comfortable sleeping position vs. how much sleep I'm actually getting shows reason for frustration. And some grouchiness.
I have been tempted - several times - to kick my sweet snoring Jim who is clearing sleeping.
My sinuses are clogged.
Flax seed has helped other system clogging.
Morning sickness made me take a half day to go back to bed today.
Veins are coming out of places that - in normal life - contain said veins.
My back hurts.
My hips hurt.
Sometimes, my eyeballs hurt.

I could go on, but are you really interested? And even if you (so kindly) were, there's not much either of us could do.

Today I told Jim I'm in no way ready for this baby to come. But at the same time... I don't think I'll be feeling better soon.

Here's hoping this is just a bad week, and next week, I'll be over some biological hump.


Anonymous said...

I'm sure you just overdid yourself with the flowerbeds yesterday.. if it makes you feel any better, I have a 'system' plugged and I've been uber uber bitchy lately. Pray for Mark. ~B

Christina said...

Poor girl! It is OK to complain. It is all going to go away so soon. you won't even remember this stage.

Keri said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Kerri said...

Sorry about the rough week. Next week will hopefully be better.

It feels good to complain sometimes. Let the bad energy out so the good can come through.

AmyinMotown said...

Anyone who really thinks women are the weaker sex needs to go through pregnancy, not to mention childbirth. SUCKS. I am no help here since I found the last month or so to be pretty miserable, both times. But the cure for it all is pretty awesome -the baby!

Be nice to yourself, get lots of chocolate and rest, rest, rest! The one thing I did both times was just let myself nap and rest and relax and it helped so much.

And my dad also uses the "twins" line. Love it :-).

Anonymous said...

He'll desend, then relief except for the hips. The only way that you WILL feel better is to have the baby. :)~Jen