What I am not looking forward to: Wearing these damn compression hose everyday for the rest of this pregnancy. Like 27 more weeks. I got them in the mail this week and I was prepared for them to be tight and possibly uncomfortable. But I was not prepared to be sweating through my clothes and cussing up a storm trying to get them on. I mean, they are so tight I can't even grip them to pull them away from my skin. I had Ehren try and pull a pair over his hand/arm and his jaw dropped. Putting them on is very off-putting; and, just looking in the mirror I feel like a fat figure skater. And then there's going to the bathroom... 37. Times. A. Day. Oh, and did I mention they go from my toes to my ribcage? And when I finally get motivated to go to the bathroom, it sounds like I'm slapping myself as I try and get them in the right position without and creases because those are painful! And I'm pretty sure if I didn't fix the creases they would create a tourniquet and I would lose a limb. I have 30-40mmHg pressing on all aspects of my body from my 9th ribs and down. But, alas, I'm choosing to wear them. I have hereditary varicose veins that already bother me and when you're pregnant and your blood volume doubles, they become a very painful problem. I must say, as miserable as I am wearing them, they are helping. My legs don't get achey when I'm up and walking all day. Plus, it's not 100 degrees out with 70% humidity so it could be worse.
A week in review:
It stormed and my boys were scared. Okay, only Ehren was scared.
Ehren's parents came to town and brought Ava. She makes folding laundry very difficult.
Cozy thinks that sitting on grandparents is an acceptable thing. Lola (Filipino for grandmother) Goudy doesn't mind.
We can't take these kids anywhere! We went out to dinner Saturday night and I guess we were boring company.
Why, yes, an ice cream cone sounded great after a heavy Italian meal!
Not a lot of pictures this week as I stuck my phone down my compression hose and couldn't get it out until Saturday.
Happy 2nd trimester to us!