Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Crazy Week's Re-cap

Boy, oh boy, has this week been a humdinger! Nothing really huge, just several things that have piled up and eventually overwhelmed. Daniel had his official "New Years Day" day off of work on Monday and it was nice to use that to recover and get back into a normal swing of things here at home after a big week of mega busyness. I felt confidant about the week and had high ambitions of really grabbing the world by the tail and starting 2012 off with a bang of productivity, doing some needed cleaning and all that kind of "new year" stuff.

God allowed several kinks into my plans though. All of them relatively minor, but again when there are multiple kinks, it seems to turn into one enormous pile quickly.

Kink #1: Tuesday night I woke up at 4am and absolutely could not go back to sleep. Thank you, pregnancy insomnia! I used those almost 2 hours of being awake to pray, think, plan, and wish I could I eventually got up at 5:45, took a shower and drank some coffee to get me perked up and alive for the rest of the day.

Kink #2: Wednesday morning at 4:39pm, Daniel's pager (which was on our dresser) went off at top-notch volume (he is on call this week). Of course I woke up. He returned the call, the person didn't answer, he crawled back in bed. As soon as he crawled in bed the person called him back. Not knowing it was going to be a 15 minute conversation (at 4:30 in the morning!!) he stayed in bed to talk (which was fine... except it was a LOT longer than either of us anticipated!). Then it took me a bit to go back to sleep.

Kink #3: Wednesday morning our laptop decided it didn't want to start up. So we are crippling along with our pre-historic desktop which is horribly inconvenient as it's in Susannah's room, not hooked to the printer, doesn't have any of our regular documents on it, etc. I actually did our bookwork and budget update with paper and pen this week :P

Kink #4: Last night the dog barked and barked and barked and barked, non-stop from 11:30pm to almost 4am. Daniel sleeps through it, I can't. On top of the dog barking, from the time I ate supper until just late this afternoon I had a really bad stomach-ache that was worse any time I was moving. And I was/am just plain down right exhausted and feel like something the cat dragged in. I don't know if it's something I ate, a mild stomach bug (I sure felt like if I could just throw up I would feel better, but I never felt nauseated), or my guess is that my body just decided to take a time-out from not enough sleep, a busy Christmas & New Years, and just needed a break.

Needless to say, I spent 98% of today in bed wishing I felt better and could just SLEEP. I did rest, and did doze some, but most of the time I just laid there feeling yuck. Daniel is still on call, but thankfully his pager never went off and he was able to take care of Susannah while I took care of me. Finally around 5pm I didn't feel like throwing up and was able to eat a little, and as time went on felt better enough to eat a tiny bit for supper.

I am hoping to sleep really well tonight (I may even take some Tylenol PM if it's on the "OK List" from my Dr.) and feel much better tomorrow. Going to church is not at the top of my list of priorities for tomorrow unless I wake up so refreshed and energetic I can't help it! Haha!!

In the meantime, know that I'm still here :) The pregnancy is still going amazingly well. Other than some minor aches and pains (bones and muscles), I feel pretty good most of the time. This week was 32 weeks. I am getting really eager to meet our little baby who is very wiggly inside of my quite a bit lately :)


Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

Bless your heart! I really hope you can get some good sleep tonight! I had interrupted sleep this week too, and it's just not fun.

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, you poor thing! I'm so sorry about all the insomnia/crazy night interruptions. I certainly can't claim any of that for my lousy week. I slept at nights, in the days, and just whenever I didn't need to be doing something else. I really hope you have a better week this coming week. I wish I could shoot you a few loaves of bread and a casserole to help out. Please let me know if anybody from the area is heading down there.

Miriam said... [Reply to comment]

@Sally That's very kind of you to think about the bread and casserole :) I did make bread earlier in the week so we are good there, and I have several meals in the freezer we could've gleaned from. Daniel made hamburgers on the George Foreman and I pulled together enough oomph to make some baked corn to go with. I'm just glad it was a short-lived "thing" whatever it was!