Friday, June 08, 2007

Exhausted to the EXTREME!

My night ended late because when J got home he worked in our room and it kept me awake. Then this morning the furniture came at 8am. The kids didn't wake up until 8:30am. Oh well. I put my clothes away in my new dresser and went outside to help J with the wood chips. I am so completely sore I have a feeling I will not be able to move tomorrow morning. I worked for 2 hours and probably shoveled at least 20 wheel barrels full of wood chips. My 76 yr old neighbor got mad at me for working. I didn't do anything that was hurting me, physically but I am feeling it now. I felt the baby kicking while working so I knew she was fine. I did stop and drink lots of water though. My legs are what are sore right now. But I have been having problems with my legs and getting charlie horses during the night plus the pain from my sciatic nerve. I think I should eat more bananas. We have a much smaller pile of wood chips though! Tomorrow I think we can finish them off and we will accomplish what J wanted. This evening my dad and step mom came over and we went out for dinner and DQ. YUMMY. Dairy Queen was a treat for the kids for being such big helps today with working on the yard. Monkey shoveled almost as much as I did and GlamorGirl was helping weed and shovel. They both helped play with Red. We have such great kids and I love them so much.

4 comments:

sarahgrace said...

I have been having sciatic issues myself...
Is there really anything you can do to help that?
A couple of weeks ago, I had such a bad "attack"- it felt worse than a contraction. Thankfully it went away when I stood up.
I say, if you've got the energy...go ahead and work, I'm sure you're okay too. Your neighbor comes from that generation that thinks of pregnancy more like an illness instead of what it really is. Hope you are able to move in the morning though!

Tracey said...

People think that a pregnant woman shouldn't do any physical labor. Oy. As long as you are feeling fine and the baby isn't showing distress,shoveling wood chips is no different than vacuuming, grocery shopping and playing with your kids.

Tonya said...

My midwife actually said that swimming will help because the water will lift the baby off of the nerve. Mine has hurt so bad at one point that I wasn't able to move because I was in so much pain but even as I stay still it was hurting and I was in tears.

hestermom said...

When I was pregnant with my first, my husband and I went roller blading at the promenade by the beach. I promise, I was not even going two miles an hour. It was more like walking with roller blades on. I had so many people come up to me and tell me that I shouldn't be doing it that I got more tired of hearing it than anything! So, anyway, that was the end of that!!