After I accomplish something big, I sometimes like to give myself a little reward.
For example, when I took my final on Monday and knew I'd done a great job, I scheduled a prenatal massage. When I graduated from college in 2007, I got married. No big deal :)
So this whole "taking it easy and bed rest most of the time" thing just really isn't my cup of tea. I like to be active. I like to workout and I HATE sitting still. I'm the most antsy, fidgety person if I have to sit still for too long.
But, Dr's orders this time. And, I do notice how tired my body is. For example, yesterday I took Caderyn to Costco and Target. I was careful and slow and really tried to listen to my body. Boy did I get sore quickly and my energy level went down so fast. I promptly came home, put the little guy to bed and camped out on the couch. This placenta previa thing is exhausting and really uncomfortable. I find myself napping at least once a day and I'm constantly thirsty, thirsty, thirsty!
Such a difference in pregnancies. With Caderyn, I had energy for miles and then collapsed into bed at night. This one is tiring all day. Whew!
So, anywhoooo, the point of my story is that since this has been going on and I've been confined to my house so much, I decided I needed to give myself a little reward for trying to take care of my body and baby. I would be doing this anyway, but of course, now it is of extreme importance.
Well yesterday this gal bought herself a new book to read. Y'all know I love to read. This semester I haven't really been able to read for fun because of school and everything else that's been going on.
(Ok. This isn't true. I read World War Z two weeks ago- but that was more of the "I'm so done with school and I just don't care anymore," rebellion and whining.)
I bought Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Just saying it makes me laugh, but I started it today and I'm already very intrigued. I heard it was really good! On deck is that next book in the Diana Gabaldon series I've been reading...I think it is The Fiery Cross. Hopefully that will get me through Christmas and I'll have gotten some of new books I asked for. I'm not a Kindle kind of girl. I love the way a book feels in my hands, the smell of new or old pages and the sound of a page turning as you come one step closer to the end or go just a little further into the story. One day (in my dreams), I will have a sitting room/library filled with books upon books. Ahhh that sounds delicious, doesn't it?