Saturday, April 2, 2011


Tonight I sit here writing my weekly post and all I can think about is how exhausted I am. I am 5 months pregnant and some days I feel great. Then some days, sometimes for no reason, I am exhausted. I am already pulling the card of asking my kids to pick things up for me because it is too hard to bend over. Today I worked way too hard so there is a very good reason why I am so exhausted. But the other day there was no reason at all. Around noon on Wednesday the exhaustion hit me like a freight train. It was so powerful I almost couldn't move. But with two kids to care for, an office to manage (I manage storage units with my kids :) and dinner to make, I didn't get to rest too much. By the time I headed off to my young women's foots-all game that night, I was past the point of exhaustion. I was now super, super grumpy! I arrived at the game and someone asked how I was. It must have been obvious on my face that I wasn't doing too well. I told her I had zero energy. She smiled and said, "Oh, we all deserve those kind of days." I smiled back but in my grumpy head I wanted to point out that I didn't get to sit on the couch and read a book. I still had to do a lot without any energy. Then, I really knew I was struggling when one of the young women ran into a wall and was knocked out. As I watched her loaded onto a stretcher to go to the hospital, I realized I was envious of her. Can you believe that! I WAS ENVIOUS OF SOMEONE WITH A CONCUSSION! I knew that she was going to be resting and pampered and resting! All I wanted to do was to lie down on that stretcher and take a long nap. Isn't pregnancy funny? It really brings on a new level of exhaustion. I started to wonder that at the moment when exhaustion hits, maybe my baby is going through a growth spurt and is draining everything from my body. Truly, I have no other explanation for being so tired. I read somewhere that growing a baby is like hiking all day long. You truly are tired. So I am going to head off to bed and try to sit on my bum tomorrow! Because what's worse than an exhausted pregnant woman is a grumpy, exhausted pregnant woman!

Recipe of the Week: I am too tired to cook :) so I am going to recommend Amy's Kitchen frozen meals. They are made from organic food and some are gluten free. It's nice to have some quick meals when you are gluten free and I have enjoyed these frozen meals. You can get them for between 3 to 4 dollars at Walmart! So throw one in the microwave and put your feet up!


Rindi said...

Oh, Joni! I am so sorry. I remember one time walking Emma to the bus stop when I was pregnant and on the short walk back to my house, I wanted lie down on the grass and rest. Exhaustion just hit me so hard! It is so hard and I can totally sympathize with pregnancy! Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

Joni, I laughed so hard. I remember thinking while I was pregnant how nice it would be to have the baby so I could stay in the hospital for a couple of days. I also thought it would be nice to have a "C" section because they use to stay in the hospital for five days. Hang in there. One day you will feel on top of the world and you will forget all the woes once that sweet baby comes. Love, Mom

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