The past week has been spent in the loving arms of my couch. Partly because I am big and uncomf these days, and partly because I've had a miserable cold. And, seeing as most of my friends are either pregnant or have small children, that has meant solitary confinement for me. Which, let's be honest isn't all bad: lots of naps and books, hours (and hours) of aimless interneting, hours (and even more hours) on the phone with my mum who never seems to get tired of me calling her.
But cabin fever is setting in.
I've been trying to stay busy with a body that let's me know it's time to slow down after a load of laundry. Except everyone keeps telling me to slow down and enjoy this time to relax: Nick, my mum, my doctor, anyone who has ever had a child... But I don't really want to slow down. I want to get things ready! I want to clean everything and organize the closet in our bathroom and make our house all nice and ready for the baby. I want to get my hair cut and my eyebrows waxed and meet friends for lunch and go to the library and go shopping and all of the things that will not be as easy with a baby.
But instead I sit here on my couch with a runny nose and a kicking baby in my tummy and wait. Sigh. I guess "they" weren't kidding about the last month being the hardest.
OK, but before I get too doom and gloom and filled with self-pity for no good reason, let me point out that I did make this:
For you knitters out there, I used this pattern with a few moderations: instead of 24"x24", I made it 30"x30", and I crocheted around the edge instead of knitting.
Turns out lots of sitting around can be productive!
OK, readers, let me ask you: How would you suggest filling this last month? Ideas for things I can do when I can't really do much of anything? Any absolute must-dos before the baby is born?