If I don’t get to bed by 9.30pm, then the next day I may well write off.
Of course, it’s all related to the gestating foetus I am carrying, but as I have officially entered the third trimester, I am wondering how I will manage to juggle full time work, the toddler Sprog, and pregnancy all at once. Add in Mr Moi spending a lot of time travelling and no family within a four-hour flight, and that doesn’t leave a lot of creative juices for blogging or anything else really.
I picked up the Sprog from Daycare on Friday and she was pointing over her shoulder. I thought she was dobbing on the girl behind her for stealing a book. Little did I realise she was pointing at her shoulder, until I picked her up and she howled in pain.
After a bit of umming and ahhing, we took her to Royal Darwin Hospital at 6.00 pm (early, to beat the Friday night rush – not kidding!), and were seen so quickly, in fact, that we didn’t even have time to confirm our details or hand over our Medicare card – the admin lady had to chase us through the ED!
The doctor and nurses were all fantastic, as were the radiography crew. We were in an out, with x-rays, diagnosis (fractured collarbone), dressing, referral letter and ice-block (hand delivered by the doctor himself) in under an hour and a half. Amazing service, especially considering RDH doesn’t have a children’s ED and is one of the busiest EDs in the country.
Sadly, I found my first stretch mark of this pregnancy this morning. I am sad only because it would be wonderful if my tummy remained the only stretch mark-free area of my body – is it too much to ask? Evidently.
I haven’t felt as tired as I always imagined I would during a second pregnancy. I think I can put that down to the general haze of exhaustion any parent of a toddler experiences – sleeping through the night is still not a guaranteed thing. Working with a child, even when not pregnant, was always tiring, so a little pregna-xhaustion on top of that hasn’t had much of an effect. However, refer back to the start of this post – gotta get those early bedtimes!
Despite sounding all dour, we’re coping of course! The following activities are on my list of sanity savers:
- Drinking my one small coffee per day
- Reading – I must have read about 40 books so far this year! (this includes re-reads)
- Going for walks on weekend mornings
- Taking photos
- Dipping into Twitter and relishing my blog roll
- Ice cream for dessert 🙂
- Soaking up the actual winterlike conditions in Darwin – overnight temps of 14 / 15 degrees! Incredible.
How have you been feeling lately?