So at 26 weeks, but looking more like 36 weeks (Cherie says to me yesterday "maybe you won't get any bigger"), I really did it yesterday. After a morning of laundry and cleaning house (it was an experiment to see if i'd feel better when i was productive... more on that later. maybe), I got in the car and went to Costco... then Home Depot... and then Super Target. I was kind of wandering back and forth at the back of the Target store because i knew they had pump needles for basketballs, but i couldn't find them... nor anyone wearing a red shirt and khaki pants. I was pretty sure no one worked there. Then i saw it: a red phone. I picked it up, pressed "1" at the prompt and was promised that an associate would find me within 60 seconds. Seriously, 7 seconds later, I was "found" and then we quickly found the pump needles. Hah! just as i suspected. on the basketball aisle. Walking away from the basketballs, i thought, "my back kinda hurts... no, it's really my hips." Then pretty soon, I was having a hard time putting one foot in front of the other. By the time I realized I was having a problem, I was half-way between the red phone and the front of the store, so i just kept trudging. 20 minutes later, I'm finally at the register. Luckily with no extra treats or videos or clothes in my cart (Karlee's usually a pretty efficient shopper, but i had my eagle eyes on ).
Needless to say, my laundry didn't quite get finished and i decided that today I would take it easy. Kinda self-imposed bed rest. Before Mike left for work, he brought me half a peeled orange i had him bring me some water, my computer, a book and my journal. i had fully intended to write and read the day away but all i've been doing is surfing other people's blogs looking at pretty pictures. Fun, but not what i meant to do.
And i hope i feel better soon because wow, sitting in bed makes your bum hurt... and one can only eat so many handfuls of "the snack that smiles back" and I'm starting to get hungry. I texted Cherie and she invited me over for lunch... tempting, but then i would have to climb the stairs.