Monday, March 12, 2012

Scenes From Last Week

motivation has been a little hard to come by.  I'm stuck in the middle of yet another dental drama (I'm scheduled for my second root canal in a year on the 29th.  The waiting for the 29th with the dull ache in  my jaw is going to be long.  If I seem snippy and emotional it's not you; it's me) and sometimes the very act of getting off the couch when I don't have to seems overwhelming.  I know that this is partially due to pregnancy.  Something they don't tell you is that pregnancy comes with it's own kind of depression for lots of women.  Sure, there are some women who glow and feel like they've never been more beautiful and then there are those of us who feel like our bodies are betraying us--yes, it's for a good cause but it still feels like a betrayal to suddenly not fit into any of your pants and to be unable to stop eating microwave popcorn and top ramen.

It's not that we didn't have a great week and I didn't pull myself off the couch.  We did and I did. We went to the beach (where we saw dolphins twice--it's true we live in paradise), we went to the gym dressed up like we were going to the beach, Claire ran around the house naked (and went to the bathroom in the potty), I got two amazing packages in the mail (which I will tell you about later I promise) and we generally had a good time.  I reread the entire Hunger Game series (just a little movie prep don't you know.)  But the urge to sit on the couch with my feet up was strong.  Very strong.

So here's to a better week this week.  may it not feel like a chore to open up the computer and may Claire please remember that we are not the kind of parents who rock her to sleep (or the kind who have done so since she was 3 months old).  It's been ugly.  I'm baking banana bread for the new neighbor upstairs tomorrow to apologize for the fact that last night he had to listen to a certain little girl's voice calling out, "mommy, help me. Daddy, help me.  Heeeeelllllllppppp me" for the entire hour between 3 and 4 this morning.

Just ready for a trip to the gym 

Claire lead a semi-nudist lifestyle

A dollar store find that has brought no end of joy to Claire

Wave jumping 

1 comment:

  1. Oh we love you and that child...wave jumping is kind of hard...we did it last week in France. May the little one who is still growing turn out to be as magical as the little one in your pictures.