Thursday, February 21, 2008

Surviving so far

Well, E has been gone for approximately 24 hours. So far, so good. I know you were all worried.

I managed to head off a big portion of my lonely blues by heading straight to the gym after work yesterday. I had myself a very nice swim (in my new maternity suit, so comfy for swimming!) and then headed home to make dinner and speak with a friend via telephone for an hour. I even managed to clean the kitchen (a.k.a. load the dishwasher.) After so much productivity, I was quite pooped and found myself snuggling Gladys while watching Amer.ican Idol for the rest of the evening.

I think the swim was the best thing I could have done for myself. In spite of my frozen hair by the time I made it back to the car, I just felt good about myself... which was especially needed given my failed test news from the other day. (BTW, follow up next week Friday.)

I'm a bit tired of feeling ho-hum lately and I'm glad to be feeling a bit better today. I know the blues are likely to return a bit, especially since more snow is predicted for next week. I think, though, that I'll be ok.

Baby is certainly growing. My belly is getting very big; I went back to the maternity store to buy new FULL panel jeans. I can't help but look at the belly when I pass by the mirror now. I also find myself rubbing its side quite often. I don't even know why I do that. I guess I just love the baby in there.

9 comments:

Keri said...

I totally saw you rubbing the side of your belly when you described it. SO sweet!
Glad you're hanging in there while E is gone.
:)

ohchicken said...

i've started with the rubbing recently too. even at night, half asleep.

NotesFrom2Moms said...

you sound so cute with the rubbing! I can't wait!

kwillmetta said...

And where is our belly pic? hmmmmm?

Renee and Janice said...

Woo hoo! 24 hours down!! Yeah, where are the belly shots??

possiblemaybe said...

Yes, the third tri is when my belly rubbing ramped up considerably. And how I remember the bliss of moving into full panel jeans!

I can't believe how quickly time is going by ... Tot will be here so soon!

tbean said...

Glad you are feeling a bit more up (a swim sounds nice) and are getting through your time apart. I'm a total wimp when my wife is out of town too.

E, M, and the Little Man said...

Good for you with the swimming and doing something to lighten your mood. Hope it goes well until E comes back.

sandra said...

In a way, I love that E being gone is this hard for you -- not in a mean way, I promise -- but it's kind of a testament to just how much you love her, and love having her around. Hang in there.