So, a couple weekends ago, I had just gotten to the point that the worst of the first trimester woes had passed and I was actually feeling pretty good. I was down to one nap a day instead of three! I was even ready to tackle cleaning up the apt. (I have church stuff all over creation due to preparing for a special event). And then, I started sneezing. I thought it was allergies or something, but I woke up the next day with a cold and felt absolutely miserable. I barely got out of bed and didn’t even shower, that’s how bad I felt.* The universe is cruel.
So, I’ve been recuperating this past week and I actually feel quite a bit better, although both my grandmother and mom say I sound awful (thanks, guys). Basically, I’ve been laying around the apt., drinking OJ and tea with honey and taking lots and lots of naps (and coughing up a lung and using boxes of kleenex).
But, I’m looking forward to getting back to a good version of my old self soon. So, I’ve informed Husband that, as soon as that happens, we are going into full-fledged baby prep mode. I have no idea how long I’ll be feeling good and I hear that the third trimester is pretty miserable, so we’re going to make the most of this time while it lasts. This will involve purging enough books to eliminate one of our bookshelves (out of six) to make room for the desk from the study (aka the baby’s room) in the living room and repainting a dresser** and moving it to the baby’s room. Also, we need to rent a storage unit and move everything out of the baby’s closet into the unit and a lot of the stuff in our little storage space next to the apt. to make way for baby stuff. Oh, and move the cat litter from the baby’s room to a hall closet (where we shall also keep the diaper pail; it’ll be the stinky closet). Then, we’ll have room to move in baby furniture and accoutrements. It’s a lot of work and it’s not the kind of thing I can do when I’m 8 mos. pregnant, so we’re going to try to get it done now.
Of course, there’s also the possibility that we’ll move (which, due to lease constraints, probably won’t happen until I’m 8 mos. pregnant). We’re waiting to see if Husband will be getting much of a raise in July. If he does, we’ll be looking for a place that’s slightly larger and, more importantly, with a washer and dryer in the apt. Right now, we have to drive to the laundry facility in our complex and that’s going to suck after the baby gets here.
So, big plans afoot. Just as soon as I get better (Hello! Immune System! Time to get a move on!).
*Even during my absolute worst case of depression, when my doctor started suggesting I go to a hospital, I still showered everyday.
**The dresser belonged to my mother when she was a girl and my grandparents let her paint it herself. It’s really very sweet–white with large, sixties-ish blue flowers–and normally I’d want to keep it the way it is due to it’s family history value. But, the paint’s peeling in a lot of places and God knows if there’s lead in it, so I’ll be repainting it.