Sunday, November 9, 2008

Play... in slow motion

Thanks to all of you who commented or emailed to check on me. To answer a few questions...

Yes, I'm still here.
No, I'm not pouting about the election, though I am trying to order my mind properly. More on that later. For now, I'm continuing to pray often for our leaders and our country as we move forward.
Yes, I had a rough week physically and emotionally.
No, I didn't go to the OB last Monday due to lack of a last minute Braska-helper, so I go tomorrow morning.
No, I didn't hop a plane for Timbuktu.

Physically--I'm so sore, and I become really achy super easily without doing much. It's very annoying. There are a few other symptoms as well that we'll keep discreet for now. It's beginning to get in the way of general daily things, so adjustments are being made. This was not at all the case with Braska. It's weird and frustrating, to be honest, but as long as Kinlee's ok through it all, we'll deal. M carries her for me whenever possible, and I just have to plan time on my feet in small doses. I thought it might be related to some projects from a couple weeks ago, but it's hung around too long to be due to that. We'll see if the OB has any thoughts tomorrow. I'm not really worried, but I would like to feel better for the next few months.

Emotionally--I'm guessing there have been some hormonal surges or maybe it's just me being tired from not sleeping well or something. But I've been more short-fused and easily angered/disappointed/frustrated by people lately. That's no good at all. Except for a few unfortunate people who have to deal with that from me more frequently for a variety of reasons, most know me to be pretty easy to get along with and very optimistic in general. So this is an unwelcome change, I'm sure. I've done pretty well about dealing without exploding, but I hope this roller coaster is about over!!

Blog-wise--I'm considering some options about content and how to balance staying interesting to at least a few and yet maintain my original purpose of being a place where I could observe and expound upon those observations. We'll see how that goes...

This should be an interesting week. Make it a good one, people.


  1. Glad to hear you're still around- was worried about your 'pause' our thoughts and prayers...

  2. When the aches start what really helps is to stretch. Especially if you have lower back/leg pain. There are two stretches that really helped when I had a pitched nerve with Lucas. If that's what's going on I'll write more. Hang in there!

  3. aww you poor poor love...! Pregnancy's not all it's cracked up to be, is it?! Do get as much rest as possible, and let others around you 'serve' you, even if you find it hard. My pregnancy with Ben (my youngest, the one after Tom) was the worst, and I'm sure it was in part due to having to carry Tom everywhere all the time. I got very down and wish I'd taken my own advice and started on some meds for that instead of trying to cope on my own.
    Thinking of you honey.
    Thanks for updating and please don't feel guilty! God doesn't want that for you.
    Big big hugs, my friend, hang in there xoxox

  4. Randa, let me know if we can help in any way whether it be helping take care of Braska, grocery shopping, house chores, etc. Hope you start feeling better.

  5. You are not the pouty type so I figured a good one was coming or that you weren't feeling great. I still think you should move back here and lay on my sofa and Braska and Larkin can play all day long in the kitchen while we bring you hot tea, People magazine and watch the Young and the Restless. :) Interested???

  6. :( I just want to come give you a big hug RK! Thinking of you!

  7. I hope you get lots of rest and are back bloggin' soon cause I need ya!

  8. sorry i have been absent. so busy! so sorry to hear too about the me, i really understand. my preg. w/ rainer was incredibly difficult....not so w/ g. (btw, 1-hand typing here)

    let me know if you need someone to talk to!!! hang in there will feel back to your old self soon enough...i can't believe how much better i feel just a week & a half after delivering.


  9. Sorry you were having a difficult week; hope you're feeling better soon!

  10. I'm sorry to hear things aren't going well for you. I hope it all turns out to be nothing and you'll be feeling better soon. Keeping you in my prayers.


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