Monday, September 14, 2009

A Sigh of Relief

I feel like a new person! On Sunday we had our Primary program in Sacrament Meeting. After dealing with that for the last several weeks, I have a new found appreciation for anyone who has ever taken that project on. What a head ache it has been. But I have an incredible presidency and really great teachers so we pulled it off. When we had our final practice on Saturday afternoon I was almost in tears because I thought there was no way it would go well on Sunday. But it's amazing what happens when the spirit presides in a meeting. The whole thing was great with barely a glitch! Thank you Lord!

I had been in meetings yesterday since 9:00 in the morning and when I walked in the front door yesterday at almost 5:00, I collapsed on the couch. My whole body just ached and my groin felt like it was on fire. I was contracting pretty hard and wanted to cry! Then to make things worse, Cody left at 5:45 for a 6 day trip to Las Vegas. He has a training out there this week that he had to attend. The timing is bad, but we'll manage okay this week. I've got his parents on speed dial just in case I need them. They are only a 3 1/2 hour drive away. Hopefully nothing happens between now and Friday! But the great part is the program is over. I can actually focus on other areas of my life again!!

This morning I had to volunteer in Hailey's class. It about did me in and when I got everybody home at noon, I made a quick lunch, threw Lauren in bed, and crashed on the couch while Hailey and Ethan played. Wow, I had no idea how much I needed rest. I didn't fall asleep, but just lying down was incredible. I actually turned the TV on which is something I NEVER do for myself during the day. I have so much more energy this evening and my body doesn't hurt quite as much. And I haven't had nearly the contractions I had in the last few days.

I hope to make it the full 28 days until the delivery day. For one thing I have so much to do. Why is it that the nesting instinct takes over your life, just in time for your body to become useless? All my body seems good for lately is to serve as an incubator. It kills me to walk, to get up from a sitting position, to get out of bed, to shower, to dress myself, to get in and out of the van, and don't even ask me to pick anything up off the floor or lift ANYTHING. But there are a million things I want to get done before the baby gets here and my body won't cooperate. When is someone going to show up on my doorstep and take over my life for the next four weeks?


Audrey said...

Amen! I have all sorts of things I want to get done, but just getting myself ready for the day has me breathing like I just ran a marathon! (Which is why half the time I just get the kids ready, and I end up in my pajamas until noon.)

Put us on speed dial, too. If anything happens, we would love to help out with your kids, taking you to the hospital, etc. Whatever you need!

Margo said...

Job well done girl with the primary program. Now you can breath!! Same here put me on your speed dial with anything you need this week. OKay? Your in laws are way too far so don't hesitate to call me or anybody in the ward. If you need a break this week just bring your kids to my house okay?

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