Thanks for starting us out, Ascher! I hear you on the bowling ball.
katt- thanks for the heads-up on the BL sale. So torn.. great deal, but you're right, they're pretty well cleaned out at this point. What to do, what to do..
Odds and ends from last thread- Right now I'm falling asleep pretty easily the first time, but having issues with getting back to sleep after getting up to pee, particularly after the second trip for some reason. (I always find myself doing this mental calculation- no, I don't want to be awake, can I possibly stay in bed and not go pee? Of course, the answer's always no.) Last night it was worse because my husband's phone kept going off with e-mails from colleagues in India- he forgot to turn off the vibrate feature, and it was amplified by the table. This is possibly his subconscious trying to pay me back for the awful snoring I've apparently started doing. I'd just like him to remember that I am not usually a snorer, and really it's all his fault. ;)
My biggest pain continues to be, well, in the ass- serious piriformis muscle problems, especially over the weekends as that's getting out to almost a week after an adjustment. On Saturday after a particularly active day (preparing the house for a visitor), I actually had to ask my husband for help walking to the bathroom- we were watching a movie and I got out of the bed, took a step, and thought I was going to fall over. As we shuffled down the hall, he told me to not do any more chores until after the baby comes. Which.. okay!
(More) AFM- My houseguest is one of my closest girlfriends, who I haven't seen in two years. The timing on this pregnancy has been such that I haven't been able to really talk about it with the friends who would've been my main go-tos if this had been a year ago. I left my best friend back in PR, and in this past year I guess the distance caught up with us- between that and her life stuff, she kind of fell off the face of the earth. Another friend got pregnant two weeks after I did and miscarried, so of course it's a delicate subject and not one that I want to bring up a ton. The one who is here now is going through an unexpected and very painful divorce which started to unfold pretty much at the same time I shared the news of my pregnancy with her.. Our lives are very similar in a lot of ways, and we both expected that we'd end up starting families at more or less the same time. Instead, she's dealing with a horrible betrayal and the loss of a number of things she was dreaming about and planning for. In a way, I'm amazed that she came, and I think it's a testament to the kind of person and friend she is, because she has admitted that as happy as she is for us it can hurt to be faced with my situation, which is a lot like the life she thought she'd be living. So we're doing our best. I don't know what the right way is to do things, but I'm trying- it would be weird to pretend like I'm not pretty close to having a baby, but I'm also trying not to do too much of that, or hug my husband too often, or.. you know?
Leaving here because friend is awake now. Happy Monday, everyone!