Saturday, January 15, 2011

happy birthday to me!

So, that was weird. Yesterday I turned 34, hurt my back while putting my boy back to bed, threw up into my favorite water bottle and spent the night fighting nausea, chills and thoughts that something must be wrong with the baby.

For the record: she's fine. Moving around like a champ. And seems pleased with the cheesecake Nate's mom brought over. Today, Nate declared GrandmaRama. We had help from my mother-in-law all morning and help from the Oma all afternoon. They were a powerhouse of laundry. I am grateful.

I am always trying to look for the lesson in things and the best I can come up with is this: ask for help, Kar. Unlike my other 2 pregnancies, I have struggled this time. I am older. My children weigh a combined 78 pounds. Mister is cra-zy busy. Repeatedly throwing my back out has caused old doubts about whether my body is truly capable of childbirth to come creeping in. And this time, I have to ask for more help than I like to admit that I need.
One person who loves to help is the Mister. Last week, I taught him how to vacuum. Not bad for a 2 year old.

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

Happy belated birthday!

I will say from experience that being pregnant at 34 wasn't as easy as it was being pregnant at 28. But somehow the labor and delivery was much easier because I knew what to expect. I have absolute faith you will rock that childbirth.

Hope you are feeling better soon.

cmhd said...

You and little girl will do great when the time comes, and Mr. Baby will have the house spotless for you when you come home. Sounds like two thumbs up to me. :) Happy birthday!

Jennipher said...

Happy Birthday friend! You are an amazing girl:) xo

Holly said...

Happy belated birthday, friend! I think you are a superhero. Hope you are feeling better.