Thursday, August 7, 2008

Time on My Hands

For a couple of days (after I saw Dr. Whatscooking) I became convinced that I was having the kids before whatever date they schedule me for the C-Section. But after a couple decent nights of sleep and cooler weather I think I still have a week or two to go. This is my last week of work so I'm wondering what I can do to distract myself so I don't will these kids to arrive too early.

Limitations include lack of mobility and a need to "keep my feet up" because this swelling is driving me crazy. I have to write a million thank you notes so that will be project number 1. I have some half read books on breastfeeding that I could finish. I don't want to become a couch potato just watching TV and it is difficult to stand for long periods and bend over so I'm not sure how much headway I'll make on the closet cleaning project. If only Husband could be off too - I have a million projects for him since he's mobile.

Aside from making lists of things for Husband to do (sorry, Husband) what other activities would you recommend to occupy me so I don't stress about becoming a parent? Also so I don't call Husband every five minutes after 5 pm to ask him when he's going to come home. I need to save that for when the kids are making me lose my sanity.

7 comments:

SMNYC said...

Try throwing cards into a hat. If you miss, then you get the added bonus of making husband walk around and pick them up.

Shave the cat (husband can pick up the hair)

Hula Hoop

LauraC said...

Can I recommend becoming a couch potato? It's your last chance to watch tv for as long as you like completely uninterrupted for some time. Yes you'll get lots of feeding time to watch tv but it's not the same.

I went through RookieMoms.com to get ideas of cute things to do with the boys when they were born.

Mommy, Esq. said...

There is the Olympics to help contribute to becoming a couch potato.

Sally said...

I DON'T recommend doing what I did - watching all the episodes of Gray's Anatomy I could get my hands on. Medical drama is no way to prepare for major surgery. I spent all the time between getting my spinal and finally seeing my babies freaking out that something terrible was going to happen.

Helen said...

You're so full of it- It is okay just to sit there- you're supposed to be RESTING- put up the featlof for god sakes. Writing 50+ thank you notes should take you awhile. I can give you a day next week:)

Nancy said...

You're too funny. :) You're going to be HUGE...sit. relax. enjoy being a couch potato...it's not going to happen again for a WHILE ;)

Catch up on your blog reading...find more that interest you and make comments galore LOL

Or...you could take up a craft. Wanna learn how to crochet? :) That's what I did (while watching TV) when I couldn't do much toward the end...keeps the hands busy and makes you feel a little bit better about all that TV...

a crapshack in nova said...

Read a novel. Something you have been dying to read. For the next 4 years all you will read are parenting books and the occasional snippet of a magazine!