Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Prego Blues...

Well, I've just put my husband on a plane to Iowa. He's being flown out for a job interview and we really hope that means we might be moving soon. I'd really like to know where we're going for my own peace of mind. Pregnancy and uncertainty are not the best bedfellows. Which has made for some fun days lately.. =)

This past week or so has been a bunch of ups and downs for me. Mostly downs. I feel healthier this pregnancy, but much more of a wuss as well. I know I was uncomfortable with Timothy, (not to mention huge and swollen) but I don't remember being this limited in my physical abilities. Of course, I didn't have a toddler needing my to help him with all kinds of things, and I wasn't constantly bending over to pick up toys, books, and all the other stuff that goes with a child. Maybe that's most of it. M house stayed a lot cleaner during my last pregnancy. =)

Lately though, it seems to have gotten worse. I feel like this small person inside me has doubled in size overnight! He's sat so low my whole pregnancy, that I was really enjoying not having feet in my ribs, and a full lung capacity. No more. In the last few days, both of those luxuries have disappeared, and the only comfortable position for any length of time is on my side on the couch with multiple pillows... Sitting is out of the question. Oh well, only 4-6 more weeks... =)

Which brings me to my other pregnancy issue. Hormones. I need to nest, and have become increasingly frustrated by the fact that I CAN'T. I've cleaned most of what there is to clean and organize (except under the kitchen sink, and that required bending over. Not real eager for that), and I really don't feel prepared for this kid. That, of course, is due to the fact that we're still in a one bedroom apartment, Timothy is still sleeping in the crib and we have no place to move. I've been hunting, but what's in our price range around here is downright scary. We're also waiting to find out about this job, because if it comes through, we'll just wait until the baby comes, and move after that. Not that I relish moving halfway across the country with a toddler and a newborn, but there are much worse things... =)

Anyway, please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. John meets everyone and interviews tomorrow. We feel really good about this interview (well, John does, and when I do when I'm not all hormonal), and it would mean really good things for our family and stabilize us sooner than if we stayed here. We're just waiting on the Lord and His plan. We know it's so much better than ours....

5 comments:

The Wilkins Family said...

I feel your pain. Haven't you learned to pick things up with your toes yet? This is a good time to get Timothy "helping" by asking him to pick the stuff up. Luke is at the age that he just loves to help. Anyway, as for nesting, I was in the same boat as I knew we would be moving but I used my energy to look at homes online which made me feel much better. You could always start looking even before you get the official offer. I hope one of the jobs works out for you. And, if they do...my advice is to move before you have the baby. You never know what type of baby you will get and my new one cries ALL the time and has to be carried whenever he is awake. I can't believe I'll be moving and dealing with him at the same time. Good luck!

Keislings said...

Thanks. Timothy is a great help, but he take a LOT of encouragement and help to get him to pick up his toys. (anything else no problem)

We're waiting for the baby unless we move Locally. This close, we don't want to deal with the hassle of finding a new midwife.

Shannon said...

I'm sorry you've been feeling a little bit down. Things will only get better! I can't believe you have such a short time left. Were you early with Timothy? Good luck to John with the job interview. I sure hope it works out for you!

Ticey said...

good luck with the interview - i hope all works out the way it should! and hold on with the pregnancy, it will be over before you know it and then you'll have 2 beautiful boys to play with!!

Rachel said...

Hang in there everything will be fine. I second pregancy was more difficult than my first one. Well Reed was huge.
YEs get Timothy to help you. Toddlers love to help you. Good luck.