Friday, January 30, 2009

Hanging In There

Where have I been? Nowhere. Just here -- being very pregnant. I have not gotten a bit of walking in since my 30 Day 5K. I've had something going on every day, or I have been too tired. So I rest.

Our semi-regular house guest has returned:

Maggie, the BAD GIRL who likes to get on the couch. I no longer have the energy to watch her like a hawk, so I just put a blanket on it.

My support hose are really not doing their job. Swelling is just something I have to deal with.

Here are my feet back in April 2008. My black toenail, by the way, took 10 1/2 months to go back to normal.

And here are my feet (propped up!) earlier this week. Ick! This is the worst they have been thus far.

Both of my work projects have been put on hold. At first that really ticked me off, but now I am "seizing" the opportunity to rest as much as possible. If I get the slightest bit uncomfortable or tired, I take a nap. What a life!

Also, I am taking this opportunity to prepare many meals to freeze for post-baby. I have been cooking up a storm! It makes me feel good (or, at least productive, amidst my napping).

24 days to go!

14 comments:

Arland said...

Wow, that is some swelling! Hang in there....you are almost there! Ha, I bet you get tired of hearing that, like running a marathon and at mile 20 you hear a bystander say that. The fun is really about to begin though.

mrjwhit~ said...

That is some serious swelling, Susan. Please take care of yourself.

By the way thanks for the super-sweet comments on my blog. You're the best.

Tammy said...

OOOO you poor woman. I never got that type of swelling in my legs or feet. I hope you feel better.

Bev said...

Oh you poor thing with those feet! You just go ahead and keep them up.

Amanda said...

Eeek, I have never been pregnant and that looks scary! That's a cute dog:)

Jessica said...

Great job making meals for after Issac arrives. That will be quite nice. And I heartily endorse napping!

ShirleyPerly said...

Oh my, probably good to stay off those feet with all that swelling. Way to make the best of your slowed work situation!

Maddy said...

I am so feeling your pain! I never took pictures, but I remember my feet looking like that - twice.

23 more days. You're on the home stretch! I'm so excited for you!

Marathon Maritza said...

Oh, Susan, that swelling! Stay off your feet and rest as much as possible...you are almost there! Can't wait to (virtually) meet your (sure to be) handsome baby boy!

Take care!

gabsatrucker said...

oh girl, that looks very uncomfortable. Love the polish though! Definitely keep them up and take as many naps as you need.

I love it whenever Maggie makes an appearance, she's such a cutie.

Gabby

lizzie lee said...

If you body is asking for rest, don't worry... Just take the nap... Take care of the swelling. I hope you are feeling good.... time is coming!!!!

Keep napping,

PLANET3RRY said...

Oh yeah! The final days are HERE! Are you going to have a IRS alert system? Text messaging or something like that?

Kim said...

I have to agree with the others..that is some swelling! But, glad to hear you're resting and the big day will be here before you know it!! Good luck :)

LaCourse said...

Aw, sorry Maggie was bad and a burden.