Here I was, on day two of migraines, starting to go down the "pity-party" road. Not a great time to be had by *anyone* around me, let me tell ya!
Instead, I lit some candles (because my head hurt too much for the bathroom light, not just to be all cozy and romantic or anything), and took a L O N G....hot...shower. I shaved my legs (and I mean my legs, not just up to my knees like normal - come on?!? Do you honestly shave your WHOLE leg each time?) and really conditioned my hair. I did a face mask scrub. I got out and gave myself a mini-pedicure: scrubbed the bottoms of my feet, slathered them with this AWESOME lotion from Bath-n-Body. You know, really pampered myself.
I told myself I was doing it in preparation for this new baby. Whenever I go into the hospital for a c-section, I can't help but remember how many people are there in the OR with me. Naked. (well, mostly naked). And how many times people are checking my legs out afterwards (for swelling, red marks, blood clots). How many times the nurses look at my feet to see how swollen they are (usually pretty swollen from the meds). I always feel the need to "spiff" things up a bit beforehand. Which is a bit sad, seeing as how I should really feel the need to "spiff" myself up for my dh regularly anyways....
Well, I *used* to do all this on a regular basis ~ pre-many little kids, anyway.
Today, I could hear them all playing and running and basically destroying the downstairs - and I was "just fine" with that! Amazingly, that's true. I was fine! I realized halfway through my pedicure, that my head felt a lot better. Less pressure. Less pain. PTL!!
So now I have a half-destroyed house, but I feel much better. Thank the Lord~
Here's my plans for the next 11 days:
*get my hair cut and highlighted (maybe??, not sure on the highlights...)
*make a trip to IKEA: linens, pillows, misc. stuff
*get the bassinet from the garage and get it looking good
*go thru my lil' boy clothes and pick out my favorite outfit "just in case"
*make sure the house is up to par
*make sure the laundry is completely up to date
*make sure Selah has a good 6th birthday, even without a big ol' party
And lastly, the t.v. will be gone in 3 days. That's right, as of March 1st, we will no longer have our DISH network. No cable. No rabbit ears or converter box. No channels. In preparation for this change, we have upped our Netflix subscription to 3 movies, promising the kids they will get one of those 3 specifically for "kid" movies. Isaac is taking it all pretty hard, but he'll be fine. He's the only one old enough to actually have a "weekly show" he enjoys and will miss (Star Wars: the Clone Wars - poor fella). I don't feel too bad for him though ~ I think it's one of the smartest decisions we've made!!
So if I'm not around in the next three days, I'm probably getting in my last "t.v. fix" for a while. And if my dh shows up at your home to watch sports (during football season at least), you'll know why. Try to be compassionate.....poor fella......
;) ;) ;)