Oh man, it’s a good thing it’s Friday because I just can’t anymore with this week. Indulge (or ignore) me while I whine for a minute: I’m at that stage in pregnancy when I feel like I’ve aged about 45 years in the last two weeks. Simple everyday tasks like making the bed can wipe me out for a whole morning. I get winded walking a couple blocks, I can’t really bend over, standing too long exhausts me, and I can’t sit down without grunting or stand up without grabbing something or someone for leverage (which makes for some awkward encounters on a crowded subway). My legs go intermittently numb from pressure on my nerves, and the other evening I had such an intense pain in my, well, we’ll call it pelvic area — a pain that actually has its own medical term with a funny name and a perfect acronym (‘SPD,’ which lends itself well to alternate names I’ve come up with) — that I had to break into my stash of Percocet that I got after my recent stay in the hospital so I could get comfortable enough to sleep. Combine that with an airless, muggy heat outside earlier this week and Jackson’s fucking holy terror behavior lately (let’s just say, this morning involved fishing out a freshly-laundered hand towel from a urine-filled toilet bowl as it was being flushed away, and, had that happened, oh, nine months ago, I very likely would not be pregnant right now or ever contemplating ever having another child ever again) and my need for Margaritas or, really, just a vat of tequila, is at an all-time high, seven more weeks to go.
How was your week?
And what are your plans for the weekend? I’m having dinner with some girlfriends this evening and going to a going-away BBQ on Sunday afternoon for our friends who live across the street and are, sadly, moving to another neighborhood in a couple weeks. And when I’m not doing those things, I will probably be sitting in the coolest spot I can find, fanning myself, and eating the chocolate cake I’m going to ask Drew to pick up for me because, if I can’t have tequila, then at least give me sugar. Happy weekend!