highs and lows

This week has been less than productive.

I’m not sure if it’s that I’m still adjusting to having to set my own schedule or the fact that I suffered my first official day of ‘morning’ sickness on Tuesday and couldn’t do anything but lay on the couch and stare at the tv, trying to find something in the fridge that made me feel better. And even the other days this week, I’ve had to FORCE myself to get off the couch and do some honest work for a few sites I’m working on. I’ll have a few hours where I’m all ‘workworkwork’ and then a few hours where I’m all ‘sleepsleepsleep’. And I cried during a Friends rerun the other night.

Not only do I have several jobs I’m behind on, but I still have paint to touch up on the trim in the office before I can move the desk against the wall and finish putting up my marker board, corkboard, and various other office-y things I bought in a state of giddy-ness (because I LOVE office supplies) But no, instead I’m working in an office with a vacuum cleaner in the middle of the floor (from when Scotty decided it was a great idea to knock a ceramic jewelry box thing onto the floor so that it would shatter in a million pieces and I had to clean it up at 10:30 Monday night), various empty binders and books and papers that need thrown out or organized, boxes that need thrown out or at least taken to the garage, etc etc. But I JUST. CAN’T. MUSTER. the energy or inclination.


Saturday we are going to the Steeler game. YEEEEAH.


  1. melissa

    August 17, 2006 4:23 pm

    Oh, yes. I remember feeling like that. During months 2 and 3, I took naps pretty much every day after being on my feet all day at work. Not just little power naps, either… I’m talking 2 hour naps! But don’t worry, that will go away, and you’ll have a few months of restored energy… before the baby arrives and you get tired all over again! :P

  2. melissa

    August 17, 2006 4:29 pm

    P.S. I was lucky enough not to have any morning sickness, so I can’t even imagine how much worse that would be. I hope it eases up for you soon!

  3. Mel

    August 17, 2006 6:17 pm

    My friend is just starting into her fourth month of pregnancy and her energy seems to be picking up a bit. :) In just a little while, you’ll be feeling tons better.

  4. Jen

    August 17, 2006 7:37 pm

    argh, I am counting the days! I’m not horribly sick like some people get, but just enough that it’s bugging my eating habits and the tiredness is ridiculous… I hate not being able to do what I want because I don’t have the energy! I just sit on the couch and look around at all of the stuff I should be doing!

    And at least after the baby arrives, the tiredness is accompanied by baby smiles ;) heehee

  5. Steph

    August 17, 2006 11:33 pm

    I went through that, poor Jen. It was so hard trying to find ANYTHING to eat that didn’t turn my stomach. I can’t even tell you a list of foods I was able to go through because it differed with each meal. I think if you’re feeling really sick though, saltine crackers are a good thing to munch on. They are definitely something any queazy stomach can handle.

    It’s hard to be productive when you feel SO TIRED – (I was like Melissa – I had 2 hour naps EVERY DAY for the first trimester). Take it while you can though. Enjoy. It gets a lot harder to get comfortable when baby is nearing its appearance.

    As for the paint jobs – be lucky you can still maneuver in weird positions now because I can’t even imagine doing anything other than the normal stuff like cooking, cleaning and dishes now. It’s awkward bringing a laundry basket down the stairs and even my belly gets in the way doing dishes. What fun!

    Jen, I’m so happy for you. It will get better, as Melissa says!

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