Today I feel scared, I know I'm ok to move and be normal, but when you have struggled this long to get to this point, one is allowed to be paranoid. If I cough too much it might rattle around too much in there, If I hang out the washing should I try to use as little movement as possible, If i fold the washing will the embryo run away screaming, when i walk should i try and hold everything in? Probably best to never do housework ever again. I know that all of this is so so silly but I do worry.
Yesterday when we got home from the clinic, My Gardener Guy brought in and hung out the washing, and cooked dinner and did all the dishes. I felt really lazy just eating dinner then just walking away leaving all the mess, but at the same time it gave me a lot of evil pleasure watching him do it all! And so he bloody well should!
I have spoken to my nurse at the clinic this morning as I had concerns about lifting the children I look after, she basically told me you can do what you normally do, if your body is used to walking and pushing a buggy that's fine, just don't start doing something out of the ordinary, like training for a marathon. Yes that is very out of the ordinary for me, in fact so much so that it will never happen ever, so no worries there.I'd rather eat my arm off than train for a marathon, ok well maybe not my arm, just my finger. She did say that I should be careful lifting the children though, as when someone lifts they tent to lift from the stomach muscles (stomach muscles, what stomach muscles? stomach fat you mean), so be careful. Upon that advice I am taking the rest of the week off work so I can rest.That way I'll just feel better that i didn't overdo it. By the time I get back to work the little bugger should have decided whether it wants to live in my uterus or not. Fussy bugger if not, what more could one ask for than a gooey, warm abode.
Also something funny the nurse said, that the uterus appreciates a happy, relaxed person, it can feel if I'm tense and stressed and it wont be a cool place for my embryo to be. So no stress, just chilling out for me. A healthy happy mind equals a healthy happy uterus.Pleasant strolls, movies with friends and cuddles are all a good idea. A special upcoming event on Monday the 14th Feb is our wedding anniversary, we will have been married for 2 years, so I have booked us dinner out, that will be nice. My Gardener Guy can be very sweet sometimes, last night he went outside and picked me some strawberries, blueberries and raspberries and a peach, he told me to eat them all up, He is trying to keep me in tip top shape, very funny. Imagine when I'm actually really pregnant, I wont be able to even go near a packet of chips.
So today no coughing, no moving, no housework, no cooking, infact don't even look at me, I might break. For now I may as well milk it and pretend I'm as precious as a glass statue, why not, men should work for their woman right? Don't be mean you might say, I say its not mean, its clever.