Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Nuclear pregnant meltdown

It was ugly. After another challenging morning at a community appointment, I arrived back at the office completely drained, hungry, achy, and emotional. Nuclear pregnant meltdown followed within 45 minutes. Thank goodness I work with super supportive social worker types. All women. All much more aware of my limits as a Mom-to-be than I am.

After a drive home, an epsom salts bath, a long nap, and a nutritious meal, I feel better.

Lesson learned. My expectations of myself have to change.

It has been hard for me not being able to do everything I used to be able to do. It took me two weeks to get the baby's room painted. After planting my flower bed the other weekend, I could barely do anything else. Walking to work (4km) is taking almost an hour now and is exhausting.

I'm still riding my bike (easier and faster than walking) and hope to hang on to that as long as possible.

1 comment:

PsychoJenic said...

It's really hard... especially when you are an active do-it-yourself-er. Your body is starting to turn against you and things are so tiring and take far too long. When you do have a moment of emotion, it's magnified fifty-freakin' million times... And will turn on a dime... Mid-sentence.

We've all been there.

This too shall pass. After the tears dry, make sure you spend some quiet reflective time with your belly and let the warm happy thoughts wash over you. This will all be over before you know it and you need these moments. Big hugs, Cousin... you know where to find me. Jxox