I can't have the baby this weekend.
Oh please, NO!
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