Daily Archives: September 15, 2019

perspective

It is so hard to be rational and keep things in perspective when feeling sick all the time.  I actually fear that pregnancy is a bit like being old.  When I was still running, the only runners I would pass were the 70 plus crowd.  I walk slowly and awkwardly like an old person.  I have a hard time sitting through meals and am very picky about what I eat, like an old person.  I rely on a variety of meds to get through the day in a state of tolerable discomfort and for my health.  Of course, I know this will end within a couple of months – an old person knows it’s only going to get worse.  How do you cope with that?  (On the flip side, an old person doesn’t have to worry about labor.)

I’m doing my best to keep exercising and have been swimming more than at any other time in my life.  But I’ve introduced twice weekly upper body strength workouts in lieu of swimming.  It’s actually quite hard.  Perhaps I’ll have Michelle Obama arms by the end?  Doubtful.  But it would be nice to be a bit stronger.  I’m not doing any lower body strength, because my placenta is still low.  Two and a half more weeks until my next ultrasound to check on that.

I’m continuing to quilt, and I think I’m done with baby quilt #2.  I may do a bit more hand quilting / decorating on the hearts, but we shall see.

I’ve already started on another hand applique project.  It’s hard for me to sit up at the sewing machine for long periods of time, but I can do hand-sewing anywhere, so that’s very appealing right now.  Mini quilts are also very appealing.  I am contemplating another twin quilt, as I owe both my girls quilts, but I don’t want to start something that’ll take ages to finish.