Sunday, March 13, 2011

And Exhale....

Life has been...full lately.

I don't think it's a good full or a bad full, necessarily, just full.

I told Ian that this weekend felt like I took a big breath in {in anticipation of a relaxing weekend,} and then it was just so jam packed with paperwork, fellowships, phone calls, housework, and social things that I never actually got to exhale.

To cap it all off, this whole "interrupted pregnancy sleep" thing is really a damper on my usual chipper spirits. And please don't leave comments about how it just gets worse when baby gets here, because I really don't want to hear it right now.

I told my friend that I am probably dehydrated because I'm staying away from water so much. It's like my mind and body know that for every 8 oz of water I drink, I will be getting up once in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. Conservation of energy, or something like that, I suppose.

All of that griping to say that I had an amazing night tonight. Or rather, day today. I made it home from school in one piece and just collapsed. I took a three hour nap and then got up and gave myself a "spa night." Every once in a while I like to let myself take a 2nd shower (in the evening,) that is extra long and I then tweeze, shave, pluck, trim and paint nails to my hearts content, all while wearing a clarifying mask.

It's a beautiful time.

Plus, I come out of it feeling so refreshed and rejuvenated that all negative aspects of my day (weekend, or week,) have just been washed away.

I was in major need of one today. You know you look like a mess when 3 out of 4 teachers make comments about your tired and haphazard appearance in the middle of class. Jeesh.

Nothing like making a pregnant woman feel beautiful, huh?

In my defense, I had been up since 4 am with head splitting headache and wore my curly hair up in a ponytail, which I never do. I mean, it's always up, since hair out and about is kind of a no-no in this culture, but I don't usually wear it curly because that would mean it being wet in the morning, which is also a no-no in this culture.

But, when a male teacher tells you that it's time for this baby to come out because you look so exhausted, you know it's time to have a spa night. So that's what I did.

I also may, or may not be, {but definitely am} holding a small grudge against this male teacher for the next day or so.

Ian and I made dinner together (hamburgers, cucumber slices, and twice baked potatoes,) shared a Mars bar, and then he headed out to run some errands.

I spent the evening powering through the ever tedious manual laundry cycle, cleaning up the kitchen, washing dishes, folding Grace's layette items for the hospital, cleaning out the fridge, charging the camera battery and cleaning the camera for the big day, and forcing myself to drink some water (8 oz down, aren't you proud?)

All of this oh-so-exciting information is not very pertinent to your existence, I'm sure, but seeing as we really haven't been doing anything of note, I figured it was high time to let the world know that:

1.) Yes, I'm still alive
2.) No baby yet
3.) My life is still as boring as ever.

The rest of the week is forecasting to be just as dull, so I can't promise much beyond my 36 week update, but I take solace in the fact that alot of you seem to be in blogging slumps as well.

Hooray for mediocrity!


chloƫ. said...

Ugh I TOTALLY hear you about really not wanting to hear people tell you how hard it's going to be! It doesn't make me feel any more prepared at all, just incredibly annoyed!

And I'm holding a grudge against that guy for you too. That's just not cool.

But 4 more weeks! You're so close! I know it probably still feels like an eternity still, but the end result will be SO worth it. :) Praying for you!

Chelsea said...

Those people telling you you'll get less sleep are mean! I would like to state the good- you will sleep BETTER because you will be comfortable once again having your body back to yourself!

I am proud of you for just holding a grudge. I am pretty sure I would have cried a bit. Whenever anyone said I looked 'big' I felt horrible!

And spa nights are CRUCIAL! Make sure you give yourself one of these nights once a week so after you have the baby you will feel glamorous!

Getting excited for baby Grace's arrival!

Jessica said...

I'm sorry to hear you're not sleeping much :-( You were definitely in need of a night like that! I need one too sometimes, and I'm not even pregnant :-) I'm glad it made you feel better!

Amber said...

Oh my gosh...I'm SO with you on the horrible sleep thing. And I hate how everyone tells me it's preparation! Prep or not, I'd like to enjoy the sleep while I can, thank you!

And SO not cool that your teacher said that to you in the middle of class! Glad your spa day made you feel better :) Sometimes a second shower is JUST the thing I need too! Hopefully she comes soon!!

Marsha C said...

Sweet Brittney,

Please take it from me, you look absolutely beautiful! Even if you are tired. I would like to see your teacher strap a 20 lb watermelon to his front side and try to walk around AND sleep at night. Let's just see who looks tired then. :O)Please... he wouldn't last 1 hour. Keep up the GREAT work. You're almost to the finish line. Love ya!