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Relax... What's that?

I am no good when it comes to following directions. I skip ahead when I read, which causes me to mess up simple recipes all the time. It's the easy stuff that always trips me up- the complicated stuff isn't usually a problem. And I was totally that one kid in kindergarten who pasted green tissue paper leaves down the side of my tree trunk, when the teacher told us not to... 'leaves stay up top.' Maybe it's my attention to detail that's the real culprit here- I noticed and remembered early on that branches/leaves most certainly don't just grow from the tops of trees. I also once colored George Washington's nose green in the first grade & was reprimanded. We were told to use every color in the crayon box... didn't I? From that day on, I was determined not to let anyone stifle my creativity. Such a rebel. :) 

Yes, I am going somewhere with this. Excuse me if I get off course every now and then- pregnancy is rough on the brain! Just this evening, I walked into the pantry to retrieve the breadcrumbs, and as soon as I got in there and turned the light on, I had forgotten the purpose of my mission. All this to say- I need to relax. Everyone's always telling me to relax, especially since I'm technically now full term in this pregnancy. The thing is- I am horrible at relaxing. I know what you're thinking- how can anyone be bad at relaxing? I just am. I have a hard time sitting still. Sacha thinks I have ADD... I disagree. I just like being productive! If there are things to be done, I can't chill out until they are all truly complete! Like now- I made out my To Do list for the day, and 'update blog' was on it, so here I am. Updating you all on... not very much. I wish I could be one of those people who easily sits down to watch a movie, but I'm just not. I wish I could focus my attention on a hobby for more than fifteen minutes without having to get up to check on something else. I enjoy staying busy- I even like to be on the go while on vacation. But, this is not the time to be on the go so much... and trust me, it's not like I don't have tons of stuff going on. I tried to lie down and take a nap this afternoon- and I just couldn't make it happen. You know what sounds relaxing? A pedicure! Not allowed to go to the nail salon, though... something about the fumes being dangerous. I see pregnant women with beautifully manicured toes all the time- why do they get to go!? Oh well- I'll keep on trying to paint and maintain my own toenails for as long as I possibly can... haven't had to ask Sacha to do that, yet.

Had a check up w/Dr. P today and it went well. Saw two other gals from my Lamaze class while there. One of them is due on Monday, the other is due the same day we are. Dr. P said that there wasn't anything happening just yet- that Balian isn't near ready to appear, and that it's likely that he'll stay in there up until or after his due date. Yay for me. More weeks of a rolling head on my bladder, swollen feet and ankles, and a belly that seems like it can't possibly get any bigger, but somehow still manages to do so. Oh- and the feet are now so swollen that they fall asleep all the time! Not nice! I'm doing everything I can think of- putting them up, drinking more water, taking little walks, and even eating bananas... totally gross. I've been eating them off and on, hoping Balian will develop a taste for them, because Sacha and I both hate them. And the belly thing... he's getting pretty heavy feeling in there! I really do feel like I've got a watermelon strapped to my person. It's so weird to have a tummy this large... a tummy that's big, round and extremely hard! Sometimes I just lie in bed at night, poking at it... expecting it to wiggle, but it never does. Guess I'll get the JELLO wiggles after the baby is born. Again, that will be weird. Seems like I have a lot of wonderfully weird things to look forward to. Now, if I could just do what I set out to do tonight and relax! Wish me luck!


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