|34 weeks and feeling HUGE|
I can walk around the house. I can't bend over to pick stuff up. That triggers some nasty contractions every time. Thankfully, Jay and Maggie bought me a cheap grab-stick-thing that actually works.
I can sit through meals and can help make supper. I can't load or unload the dishwasher. That bending over is just not a good move for us.
I can go to the grocery store. I can't push the cart or carry the groceries.
I can fold clothes and can change batches. I can't carry the baskets to put the clothes away.
I can do some cat stretches and can sit criss-cross applesauce. I can't walk after I sit criss-cross applesauce, but it's still nice to be able to stretch out those muscles and joints.
I can't sleep for more than an hour or two uninterrupted. I can fall back asleep if I have enough pillows around me.
I can go to church. (That might just be my favorite!) I can go to 4-H activities, but I can also contract all night after being upright for three hours.
I can make decorations for the baby and make sure all the stuff is ready for another little one in the house. I can re-read my labor and delivery books and get everything ready to go the hospital.
I can enjoy these next few days and weeks with our girls, reading, watching movies, watching them play school (the game of choice right now), and doing as much as I can. I can tuck the girls in for bed. I can help lay out clothes for the week. I can monitor homework. I can snuggle with my girls.
Let's hit 37 weeks; then I'll really feel free to do what I can and what (for now) I can't.