Thursday, April 3, 2008

Send Excess Energy Here

What have I been up to lately? Well, mostly napping and sitting around doing not much of anything. I am so tired. I've felt tired before, and I think I've forced myself to get over it, but since I'm pregnant I'm telling myself that my tiredness is legitimate and instead of working through it I'm just giving in. I'm not making dinner, I'm not doing dishes, I'm not folding laundry. I'm just taking deliciously long naps every afternoon when Esther goes down, and going to bed nice and early at night. Life is good when I'm asleep, but when I'm not it is kind of upsettingly messy and out of whack around here. I think soon I will need to figure out how to do slightly easier versions of my daily tasks so that we can survive as a family the next few months. I explained to the boys this afternoon that my body is using all of its strength to make a little baby brain and spine and organs and such. I told them that when the baby is all formed I won't be so tired anymore. I just made that up, I don't know if it is really true, but it comforts me to think it might be.

6 comments:

LL said...

Sounds true enough to me. :-) Sorry I'm not there to take care of you!! Glad you're getting some naps at least. If I find myself with extra energy, I'll send it your way, in the form of something chocolatey and delicious.

Tami Vincent said...

I love hearing about your pregnancy. I remember Eli's and how hard that was. good luck.

Janie said...

Oh, so sorry to hear it. And I have an idea it probably won't get better for about 8 months....actually it probably won't get better for a few years. Ok, that sounds depressing.
But, it will all be worth it :)

acester said...

It totally makes sense to me! Plus, tell your boys that you also need to eat lots of yummy things to give the baby nourishment, like chocolate, sugar and fried food...yummy!

Leslie said...

When my kids (8 & 6 at the time) woke me up to ask if they could have a popsicle once when I was pregnant with Aidan, I made a rule that they could eat whatever they wanted and could only wake me up if something or someone was on fire, if blood was spewing, or if a stranger had broken into the house... There's a fine balance to getting happy amounts of sleep and tolerating the consequences of the happy sleep - good luck with that!

BECKY said...

I would totally give you any excess energy if I actually had some myself. Though, I think that's improving now that the sun is actually starting to shine and the weather is warming up. If you never need help with anything at all, call me! I love to give pregnant girls a hand, especially those who are one of my best buds! :)