Cheap barbie...

So last night I was trying to explain to Doug how I have been feeling lately...the best example that I could come up with was this. You know when you get a real Barbie...her legs bend, her arms bend...other body parts bend...she is about as flexible as a doll can be, right? I feel nothing like that. I feel like the cheap barbie. You know the one...costs like $2, the one with arms and legs-stuck in place, impossible to dress, crazy hair all over the place...the one that immediately made it to the bottom of the toy box...after you colored her face with marker and cut her hair with safety scissors. That's me. Crazy hair and all.
I can't bend. I ache all over. I can't roll over. Every time I take a step sharp pains shoot up my spine.
And as a result...I am fighting cranky minute by minute. And yes, I know, it is all for a good and wonderful reason. Yesterday I had an internal debate for over an hour about closing the shop from now until March...or April.
But then came to my senses...I would seriously go crazy then.
So consider this my whiny post...my begging for your prayers post...because, honestly, every day is getting a little harder. I just threw in some photos of my cute son to dilute the gloom. :) He is an honest to goodness ray of sunshine in my day. Happy as can be, cute as a button...and more than happy to cuddle up next to me on the couch. :)
Other than the aches and pains and normal pre-baby worries...life is good...honestly...but life is not about being or appearing perfect or happy all the time...so I am just keeping it real for you...and that is why I share the good AND the bad...because really, we are in it ALL together, right? :)

Be blessed today and try, with me, to focus on the good and the very good. :)

xoxo

And p.s. knee high socks do NOT prevent cankles...but they do add a new phenomena that I have dubbed kn-alfs. :) I will let you figure out what those are. :)
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14 comments:

Margaret said...

Sorry you feel so bad. The last few weeks are the worst. My body can't handle the hormone that allows your pelvis to widen. From about 3 months on with both of mine my hips hurt so bad I could hardly walk. I couldn't lay down to sleep either, so we got a recliner I could sleep in.

Trish said...

sorry you feel so ucky!

just think in a very short time you will be sitting in that chair watching moses be moses and holding the little "a" in your arms. all warm and snuggly! just daydream about that :) oh and just try and imagine how he smells. oh i love that baby smell! (the just clean kind, not the just pooped his pants kind!)

Michelle said...

wont be much longer my sweet friend. Miss you call me if you want to talk. I can take real.

Miss G said...

I am also practicing focusing on the good when "everybody" including my sweet husband is off today for MLK and I am sitting in a long, boring training. One of the good things is that I got a lunch break to come home and catch up on a blog or two. :) Kelly

Vinyl Rocks My World said...

Stick in there! You are so close! :O)

Chance said...

I know E.X.A.C.T.L.Y. how you feel! You are in my thoughts and prayers. These last few weeks are rough. A kind of misery only a pregnant woman can understand...hang in there...we can do this!

Mummy McTavish said...

Ugh, I know that feeling. Not long to go now, it's going to seem longer with the aches and pains but it's so exciting!

Amber said...

Sorry to hear you feel so yucky. The cheap barbie analogy made me laugh, though. Things will get better :)

lori vliegen said...

38 days and counting! hang in there sweet gal...prayers are being said for you! p.s. LOVED your barbie analogy!! :)

elmaelsiena said...

It's nooo fun at the end I know but the lttle one will be here soon of course not soon enough for you:) If I had my way I would have had all my kids by seven months:)Take care and make sure you rest alot!!!

meg duerksen said...

i think you need some comedy therapy.
could you rent entire seasons of the office and just chill out watching that...and laughing? that sounds so nice to me.
i will be thinking about you.

KATY826 said...

Sorry that you are feeling so bad. I have 2 girls so I know how bad those last few weeks of pregnancy are. I remember thinking "Yay, it's almost over!" (the uncomfortable feeling).. then I had a c-section (with both of them). Which, in turn, left me feeling about 10 times worse than I was already! Anyway, I hope you have a good week, despite feeling crappy. :)

Amy Bell said...

the cheap barbie comments made me laugh...oh, i felt that way. take i all in...really. i snuggled with lukey and watched shows and ate popcorn and played lots of blue's bingo....our last few weeks alone. it is what got us through the harder times of him being so patient...he knew mama loved him and the baby...take long baths...it did help me with back pain...oh, girl. so excited to meet your little guy. and, i know you know all of this...but, right now, you have the most important job in the world. really.
love you so.

Holly said...

Love you. Thinking of you. It WILL be better soon. Rest up, dear friend. It is perfectly okay to do nothing. =-) xoxoxoxo

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