Friday, February 23, 2007

Cross Them Harder!

I can't have the baby this weekend.

Oh please, NO!

I can't!

Or rather, I don't WANT to have the baby right now. I really need to wait another week. My friend Miggy just posted a blog asking for ideas on how to induce labor (she's a couple days overdue.) Yes I'm constantly uncomfortable, yes I am sleep deprived, yes this baby feels so heavy. Still, I'm trying to think of ways to keep this baby inside.

I think I am going to have to take it easy.

I am going to spend time in a horizontal position, during the day. OK, enough vertical to prevent awful, persist heartburn.

I am not going to clean obsessively.

I am not going to stress because we are out of Raisin Nut Bran, my post-partum snack/meal of choice. (They're raisins! They're nuts! It's a world gone happily mad!)

I will not worry that El Guille/baby's room is a sty of clutter.

I will take the other half's word that he will actually clean things (a) and properly (b).*

I will try not to yell at him for not being perfect at everything.

I will not lift heavy objects even if it's "just across the room/up the stairs/down the hall."

No unnecessary trips to large stores that require a great deal of walking.

No worrying about the conference call on Monday that will influence everything in our lives for the next 6 months (that has been postponed twice already and led to several sleepless nights.)

I will laugh when the other half says, "I know, I know you're NEVER supposed to say this, no matter what, but, uhm, your belly, it's SO BIG. Does it seem bigger than last time? It sure looks like it."

Some yoga to keep limber and de-stress.

I will continue to make the easiest bread recipe ever. No kneading, no stress, looks and tastes like it came from a bakery. I'm using two cups bread flour, one cup whole wheat these days.

I can clear out my DVR; it looks like a Masterpiece Theater marathon. Maybe this time Jane Eyre won't piss me off (tough bones Janie, I'm a skeptic!)

This is getting to look like a list of things I have to do this weekend, so I'm going to stop before I blow it all.

*this is SO HARD


Bek said...

Hang in there Carina and baby boy. I hope you don't have the baby this weekend either!!

I also have a ton of Masterpiece Theatres on my DVR..and just erased them all BUT Jane Eyre. I was going to give it a shot watching it too (she makes me crazy as well....). ;-)

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh, I didn't realize you were so far along! Yes, keep your legs crossed and lie down--keep that pesky gravity from pulling the kid down. Can't wait to see el Guille part deux! (or should I say dos?)

Maybe metamorphose and I can come down and do the cleaning. ;)

b. said...

Ohhh....good luck to you and your goals! And do take it easy. Don't take the cake out of the oven until the timer goes off. I know, easier said coming from someone who has never carried anything in my womb.....just be good to you. and your other half.

fijiangirl said... more rest... the only thing I can perscribe! Good luck on keeping that guy inside a little longer. I can wait to meet him!

miggy said...

Dude--you better not have your baby before me. . . how sad would that be for both of us?

compulsive writer said...

Good luck! Especially with the * part.

more caffeine, please said...

In about 10 days, you'll either be:
a. glad you DID what you are saying will be hard to do
b. cursing yourself for not staying down and "relaxing" (if that's possible) when you had the chance because,

oh, hold on,

gotta go - 3 year-old is in the baby's swing and baby is screaming...

Emmie said...

I can't wait to hear what you think about the new Jane Eyre (it's all sexy and stuff). Tonight I'm watching a rerun of a new Miss Marple. LOVE it.

I have a gift for your impending arrival, and I shall bring it to you when I'm next in town (which will probably be fairly soon)!

~j. said...

*that's what she said.

Tori :) said...

~j. - I'm totally LOL right now!

Tori :) said...

Sei said the same thing about my belly this last time around too! He'd also say, "ok, that just LOOKS uncomfortable..."

metamorphose said...

Wait? Where did my comment go? I said that I don't know what TOWR's smoking offering me up to come and clean...seriously, if you saw my apartment right now, dearest Acuzcar, you'd much rather have your other half be left to the job.

From the card you sent, you are looking beautiful. I hope everything goes well.