My house looks like a battle zone. Tomorrow is the garage sale to end all garage sales. Actually, that’s not true. It is the first of two garage sales. Hopefully people will pay for all of our crap and take it away with minimal haggling. The Professor and I have a daunting list of things to go through still today, then need to haul it all upstairs, sort it, and assemble some wire shelving to roll outside in the morning and put it all on. It’s going to be a nightmare I tell ya.
Also happening, tonight are our maternity photos. I have REALLY mixed emotions about these and was close to canceling them more than a few times. I keep thinking I’ll wake up one morning and love this pregnant body, but I don’t. It is giving me a lot of anxiety and heartburn. Especially now that c-section is a real possibility, meaning that my flat abs will be gone forever. Hello front butt.
Was that vain? Yeah, I know it is but fitness is a huge part of who I am. I love to workout, I love to keep my body fit and I’ve been biting at the chomp for the past nine months to get back to the gym and reclaim my body. The thought of that being delayed even longer due to c-section, and having my abdominal muscles permanently hacked makes my head spin. Any wonderful success stories about being in your 30’s and reclaiming a flat stomach after a c-section? Please, no stories from 20 year olds (no offense to you youngin’s). A decade changes abs a lot, and not in the good way! 🙂
TURN CHICKEN TURN!
Last night Chicken had me writhing in pain with all the movement and bladder/cervix poking. I still don’t have a clue if he/she is upside down or right side up or lounging on the side. I’m still not entirely convinced that he/she is not a butt headed octopus… (See yesterday’s post and diagram).
I had another chiropractor appointment today. The first was two days ago and he worked on aligning my misaligned sacrum and releasing my round ligament. I’m not sure if it did anything but I’m willing to try! Today he worked on the sacrum and ligament some more and on my neck to help the massive tension headache I’ve been battling. It gave me immense relief… until I walked into my battle zone of a house and thought of the one million things that need done between now and 4 a.m. tomorrow when we will start setting up for the sale.
And finally, my folks are coming in town this afternoon to help us with the garage sale. I’m officially too pregnant to haul crap up and down stairs and finally sucked up my pride and asked for assistance. I’m glad they can come help and hope we can find a little fun in the crappy task! Then on Sunday my mom is taking me to Ikea to get Chicken a crib and mattress. This plus sheets and a few swaddle blankets are the last new baby requirements we have. The rest are all fun things like a bright colored peacock and a gnome footie thing. All babies should be dressed as gnomes regularly, I think!
And now I’m off to tackle this to-do list! I wish you all a lovely, productive weekend!