Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hopefully the only disappointing day I'll have...

I woke up this morning and my hands were extremely swollen and I ached all over. The aching part is something I've gotten used to- mornings have been bad for the past 2 months but the swollen hands were a new development. I checked my feet and they weren't too bad. I called into work and asked to take my lunch hour first thing so that I could try and get up and figure out what was going on. My fingers hurt so bad I could barely hold my toothbrush!! I have been super careful about sodium intake lately, so I was a little baffled. I ended up calling into work- something I HATE to do. I was making a serious concerted effort not to miss a single day up until I went into labor. I called my doctor and she asked me to go get my blood pressure taken so I threw some clothes on and headed out the door. 120/73 and heart rate at 100---she said she no need to worry just to take it easy drink lots of water and not get off of the couch....translation even though you already feel like crap I'm going to need you to sit on your butt all day and not be able to do anything as to make yourself more miserable than you already are....
I can't stand being still all day, and I can't stand being unproductive. Not to mention that horrible Restless Legs Syndrome I have is TOTALLY triggered by inactivity. I laid on the couch looking at the laundry I could have been folding, dishes I could have been doing, and knowing that a LOT was going on at work that I needed to be there for. Once again, miserable. Nothing was on TV and with my almost nightly lack of sleep I was too scared to nap for fear of another night sitting up awake. Morris wasn't that great of company, either. He just laid around all day like it was the good life, he didn't try and entertain me at all.
After hours and hours of not moving I decided to make a WalMart trip around 5pm- we needed groceries, and I am making fruit salad for some of the guests at the Ronald McDonald house in Augusta this week. Plus, I knew that if I didn't exercise my legs at least a little bit that my RLS was going to drive me bonkers tonight. Chad came to the store with me so I didn't do any heavy lifting or maneuvering, and when I got home I had 4 packages on my doorstep! I love packages! We've started getting our fluff mail to add to the nice stash of cloth diapers that Noah received at my recent baby shower! Our stash is growing and it makes me so happy! I finally have enough to start washing and pre-treating them and I made a cleaning/care instruction sheet for our laundry room until we get it down to a science, and of course for the days when Chad feels like helping out! We also got the best gift- a total surprise from my in-laws - Noah's pack'n'play! She is one lucky girl and she doesn't even know it yet! I'm glad to say the end of my day has been better than the beginning. I can't WAIT to go to work tomorrow. Un-swollen fingers crossed that I don't ever have to have a "rest day" again before Noah comes, because I am not cut out for it. I seriously feel for the poor women who get put on bed rest.
In the big scheme of things life is great, my baby girl is healthy (I know because she doesn't stop moving) and I can move my hands again! Plus, I'm surrounded by amazing friends and family who I love more than anything! Now I'm going to go SIT and cut up enough fruit to feed 30 people tomorrow! Have an awesome night! Love, Layne

3 comments:

Emily and Cory said...

I totally know the feeling! When I was on bed rest, it was the worst! The highlight of my day was moving from the couch to the chair. Definitely depressing! Hope you feel better soon!

Laura said...

Layne, I love reading your updates too! Hope tomorrow is a better day for you though. I just know you are so ready for little Noah to be here already. I can't wait to see pictures. She is going to be darling- just like you!

mary had a... said...

sorry about your day yestreday, but hopefully today will be a new and wonderful day for you!! your sweet little one will be here before you even know it, huh!!