Feb 9, 2010

winding down...

This has been an interesting week and a half. This pregnancy has seemed to fly by, because I haven't really been able to pay much attention/brood over/read every single little entry on babycenter.com or my pregnancy books. Truthfully, I haven't practiced breathing at all. Bad, I know.

But last week, my body seemed to suddenly catch up with me. I get tired and have to lay down instead of doing dishes or folding that load of laundry I planned on. I get that lame sciatic nerve pain and so I have to be careful how long I sit, or else I end up not being able to walk.

And dang it, it's inconvenient. I've got 5 kids, two of them who regularly require carrying sometimes... plus try huffing up my steep stairs to put a struggling, 40 lb 5 year old on the time-out bench because she's refusing to go herself. Try doing that and then not yelling really loud. I don't, but it takes lots of effort. Effort that makes me tired.

I'm grateful in a way for the respite from some responsibility. It gives me a chance to watch cheesy TV episodes I'd never normally watch. LIke, I'm totally put out that Ally left this week. I was rooting for her.

Also it gives my kids a chance to have lots of one-on-one cuddle time because I'm laying down a lot. So I'm still a good mom, right? In spite of the fact that I'm spending a lot of my time lying in bed, recovering from sciatica and relieving some pressure. They know where to find me.

They are watching a lot of disney movies lately, though. And Avatar. I think Loli has a crush on one of those characters... I don't know the name, they all sound similarly japanese to me. But my kids have apparently all become expert air, water, fire, and earth "benders." And they regularly demonstrate their skills to each other

Bella: look, Loli! I'm pouring FIRE right onto your HEAD."
Loli (does a graceful, tai-chi like gesture with her hands and arms.) "Well I just sent a tidal wave across the whole living room."

Well, imagination is a good thing to develop too, right?

I'm a good mom. A good, 8-months pregnant mom. At least they're not watching Television.

5 comments:

merrilykaroly said...

Team Tenley! for some reason you mentioning that on your blog makes me feel a little less embarrassed about watching it...

So that's what that pain is-- the sciatic nerve? I wasn't sure what it was. I'm glad you're taking it easy. We did resort to televisionwith this last pregnancy and now it's hard to kick the habit! Hopefully when the weather gets warmer and babies get older I'll be able to cut televisionout of the daily routine! What did the pioneers do on those cold winter days with their kids when THEY were pregnant??

NoSurfGirl said...

you know, it's funny... likely television would actually be more educational. Therefore better than Disney and Avatar. I just can't bring myself to do it because I know then there'd be no going back...

Janell said...

Yay Avatar! That show does a really good job handling war, cooperation, and growing up. It'll be interesting to see how the same topics are handled in the live-action movie.

The crush options are likely: Aang, Sokka, or Zuko.

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Putz said...

i say, please please don't carry your kids, please