As much of a challenge as this pregnancy has been physically, it has been much more challenging mentally. Sitting in a lazy boy recliner all day everyday may be dull, but it's not hard. What's hard is to watch my daughter run around, play, laugh, throw fits, and grow so fast while I just...sit there. My mom takes her out to the park, the library, the mall, etc... and I'm still just sitting here. Thank goodness for camera phones and grandmothers (who always love to take plenty of pictures and videos), or I would miss out completely!!! I'd be lying if I said that I haven't cried a lot and felt utterly depressed some days.
Luckily, it's not everyday. Maybe it's the Libra in me that requires balance. I've managed to get some projects done or at least underway - ones that have been on my to do list for years and would've remained that way for at least several more! For instance, I've organized 5 shoeboxes full of loose photos into albums or scrapbooks. Who has time to do that?!!
The good news is that my baby "Will" has been healthy as a horse this whole time. So have I been, in fact. Everything is normal and stable at each of my check ups. I simply can't be active the way I was when I was pregnant with Lola. When they preach that every pregnancy is completely different - they preach the truth!! It could have been so much worse! I am deeply grateful. AND, I wrote a song called, "Baby Will You." I look forward to performing it just as soon as I can get through it without crying. It's a good thing - I cry when I write all of my best work (toot toot :)!
My son's arrival is only a few weeks away now. We've already made it through 2 full months of bed rest. I will write again at some point after Will is born - once I get the hang of
1) NOT sitting around all day everyday
2) juggling a needy newborn and a toddler who's headed towards the "terrible twos"
In the mean time, I wish you Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a Joyful and Prosperous New Year!! (I like ALL of the season's greetings, so there :) I'll be seeing you again in 2015 - can't wait!!!!!!!!