I'm not all miserable. Every rib bruising kick this little boy gives me makes me wonder how much he will weigh, whether he will be as bald as Bug and Monkey, and when he will make his appearance.
Despite physically having had enough, I'm actually hoping Duck does hold off just a bit on his grand entrance. My mom arrives in 6 days. And it would be kind of nice to make it through Thanksgiving without being immediately post-partum.
To combat the fatigue and overall just blah feeling, I've spent the last week doing a little pampering.
A couple of weeks ago, I took both Bug and Monkey out for individual dates, just the two of us out for an evening.
Hubster and I have a date planned for this weekend (hopefully.)
But I needed some individual time. I choose a time where my work schedule was lighter and spread a variety of activities over the week.
I bought myself flowers.
I got a manicure and pedicure, choosing a light blue to celebrate the arrival of a baby boy.
(Just focus on the cute toenail color, and not the swollen toes)
I scheduled a maternity massage, which was the most wonderful thing. I kept dozing off and may have snored on at least one occasion during.
This last week of some dedicated "me" time was something I have never done before, but was well worth it. I also took my last OR call of residency, (having worked 15 out of the last 17 weekends), and that alone is worth celebrating.
I feel rejuvenated and maybe, maybe even able to resist the temptation to have my OB/GYN induce me a week early.