FoB, happy belated birthday to your daughter. :)
WCM, a hug. I'm sorry you're feeling so blah.. hoping the clouds will part and you'll get a break from feeling that way soon.
This is my week to feel like I'm so far behind on the chat thread- it's been busy! So I'll just have to leave it at- happy for everyone's happiness, sorry for your troubles. Truly. In a few short weeks we'll be leaving these heavy bellies and aching bones behind (and trading them in for sore nipples and a whole new kind of tired, but hey- there will be BABIES!).
On that note, I can't believe these BABIES! In our DDC! This is really happening, huh?
AFM, had a pretty low-key weekend. Finished prepping all the diapers and washed baby clothes/blankets/etc. Went to a newborn care class that was kiiiind of not that helpful (thought the same of the birthing classes, actually), but it did allow us to get to know the LC we'd probably call in case of any problems. Worked with hubby to make a list of things we still need to do, which mostly comes down to a) ordering birth kit, b) cooking, c) writing out newborn care plan and packing bag in case of transfer, and d) installing car seat. There are a couple of other little things but we're pretty much ready to rock. Yesterday I got the car washed and made a manicotti and a big batch of white bean turkey chili to freeze. I'll make some muffiny things later in the week and maybe bump up the shredded chicken supply, and I've put my husband on notice that he's on sancocho duty this weekend.. that's really tasty soup/stew that will be great to thaw and eat. :)
Knocking on wood as I type this, but the last week or two have not been that bad..? It's incredible how quickly one can adjust to new normals, and I guess I've gotten used to using other muscles to pull or push myself up or out so it seems less arduous. I remember laughing in the middle of the night the other night because I pushed/pulled my belly up just enough and then just let momentum do its thing to roll me over the rest of the way.. that probably doesn't make sense, oh well. :) My chiro adjustments the past two weeks have been really light- so thankful for this, for not needing more. Who knows what the next 4(+/-) weeks will bring.. trying to enjoy the okayness while it lasts!
Anybody else experiencing stiff hands in the morning? I've had this the past couple of days. Almost arthritis-y, but not really painful.