How Well I Know the Feeling

July 11, 2008 @ 6:36 am | Filed under: Family, Photos, Pregnancy

Some days you’re just too tired to make it all the way onto the sofa.

(Or, apparently, to wash your feet.)

This photo could be called “Like Mother, Like Daughter,” because the fatigue displayed by my lass here matches exactly how I’ve been feeling lately. Utterly wiped out. Which is to say: the pregnancy is proceeding exactly as it should. πŸ™‚ I’m 15+ weeks now, so I should be climbing out of the nausea soon. SOON, you hear me?

One of these days, I might even be up to giving Rilla a bath.

Scott’s in charge of baths around here. You can blame those dirty feet on him. After all, who’s the one who let the child run around barefoot in the yard all morning?

Oh, right, that was me. (Technically: that was I. Doesn’t the correct grammar sound awfully stilted in this case? What is one to do?)

Except for the occasional bouts of violent nausea, it’s been quite a mellow week around here. Possibly a little too mellow for a couple of my big girls, after the fabulously exciting week they had with my parents and sisters and niece in Colorado. But they haven’t complained, probably because they are so relieved to have missed the massive cleaning out of their closet I undertook while they were away. Let’s just say it was a good thing for all concerned that I tackled that job while they were in another state.

I need to tackle my in-box next. It has moved from embarrassing to downright shameful. If I owe you a reply, please know that I’m working on it. Trouble is, I need to be upright to type. Rassafrassin’ laptop battery gets too hot for me to recline with the computer on my lap. Especially with someone trying to, you know, develop organs and limbs and things in the vicinity of my middle. And these days, the vertical position simply does not agree with me.

Fortunately, experience has taught me that one can remain a decent mother while sprawling on the couch for much of the day. No, really. I’ve already read the boy’s beloved Octopus Book aloud six times this morning. (Then dad got up and mom became chopped liver. Who can blame the kid? I’d rather hang out with Scott too.) So I’m sitting up for a while, balancing the laptop on the arm of the couch. It’s 7:30 a.m. and all four of my daughters are still asleep. Smart girls.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go over to Herding Turtles and feast my eyes on Sarah’s beautiful new baby some more. Have you ever seen anything more scrumptious? I’ll take one of those, please.


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  1. That is exactly how *I* feel and I am not even pregnant. That is an awesome pic of Rilla. It could win a contest. Here’s to hoping you feel better. All three of mine had me sick as a dog for 16 solid weeks. Worst thing is I never puked and I felt sick all day and night, not just in the morning. Who came up with ‘morning sickness’? Probably the chick who only had it in the morning…lucky girl. Hang in there Melissa…you are doing God’s work.

  2. Oh cutie, you’ll be over the hump soon!! Remember you’re doing God’s work even if your horizontal πŸ™‚ Hugs!

  3. What a precious picture. I know how you feel. Hang in there.

  4. Lissa! Get yourself to B&N or some place like it and get a laptop desk! It saves you from that burned lap from the laptop issue! This is the one I use: http://gifts.barnesandnoble.com/Home-gift/Black-Laptop-Lapdesk/e/9780641830785

  5. or you know, one of those lap trays for tv meals would work – a tray with a big bean bag underneath, basically.

  6. Sending you best wishes and a smile, there’s no tired like pregnant tired, that’s for sure!

  7. Here is a (((hug))) that wants no reply. Just enjoy your pregnancy – your growing of another whole real person (which you do so well) and let the e-world be the least of your concerns. Wishing you many blessings and much wonderful sleep.

  8. Oh, yes, that down to the bone fatigue. It’s so hard … hoping it will pass soon — you’re headed into that second trimester!

  9. She’s a busy little girl, isn’t she? I hope that your first trimester fog lifts soon. Hugs.

  10. Here is hoping you get that second trimester upswing soon! Mine was a little late – like most things around here – but it’s here. Woo hoo! Now to work like a madwoman until the 3rd trimester fatigue….

  11. Congrat’s Lissa. I’m so happy for you πŸ™‚

  12. Hooray for horizontal parenting! I’m right there with you, Lissa. Books and board games abound, and the 7yo has learned to use the can opener, microwave, and toaster oven. Now if only I could get myself to stop falling asleep in the middle of the fun, it’d be perfect. (When I was on moderate bedrest with my 3rd, I remember my then 4yo saying to me, “Wake up, Mommy. I moved for you and you won that game. Can we play another?”) Here’s hoping you’re feeling spry soon!