I had a pretty lazy day today. Well, I did vacuum my entire house (minus basement and attic) and do five loads of laundry. And entertain my kids and Milo's best bud. But other than that -- completely lazy. The week was a crazy one, with a major event happening in my department, leaving it so that Tuesday was the only evening where Scott and I were both home.
Thankfully, some of my energy has returned. I'm still darn tired, but no longer so tired that I can barely function after a full day of work. Just in time! With Scott gone four evenings and most of the day today, I needed to have at least my B+ game back.
I am always a little ashamed to admit that, other than exhaustion and breast tenderness, I am the pregnant woman every other pregnant woman hates. I'm happy, comfy, and generally not an emotional wreck. I don't complain, don't barf, and don't count down the days until I'm done. Especially with this, my last pregnancy, I want to enjoy the moments that I can before I'm the exhausted mother of four kids five and under.
I've been known to shrink behind a magazine in the waiting room at the OB where the other women commiserate over swollen ankles and constipation, wearing a pair of two and a half inch pumps because I was at work before the appointment. There was only one symptom in both of my first two pregnancies that caused me pain -- with Milo, I had some constant round ligament pain at about 24 weeks right before I popped and looked pregnant and with Violet, my pubic bone decided to stretch early and I spent three weeks barely able to walk to the car after work. As soon as I switched to sitting on an exercise ball at the office, everything was fine. That was at about 28 weeks with her.
I have no idea what this pregnancy hols for me yet as I haven't been pregnant with twins before. I don't know if I'll be allowed or able to work right up until my due date this time. I don't know if I can avoid swelling and water retention this time. Or pre-term labor. Or constant heartburn. I do know that I'll do the best I can for as long as I can and enjoy as much as possible since this will be the last time I get to cradle life in my womb.