I took a few days off while one of my husband’s friends from back home was in town. She got in on Thursday night and stayed through the weekend. She had never been to Boston before so we saw a lot of sights.
She wanted to see Harvard, which was pretty cool as I had never been there either.
Apparently at that statue, all the tourists touch the foot of the statue. The metal is tarnished from so many people touching it. I did not touch it though.
We ate lots of goodies this weekend, saw a rendition of the Nutcracker, and went into lots of cute local shops. It was a really nice weekend.
However, I was kind of go-go-go all weekend. My pregnant body definitely reminded me of that Monday morning. I was having some pretty bad lower back pain Sunday (worse than normal), and it got pretty bad on Monday. I was having back pain and front abdominal pain that I hadn’t before, so I called my doctor & even went home from work a little early. They assured me everything was fine and I was probably just having round ligament pain.
I’m wondering if maybe I was having braxton hicks. Sounds way early to be having them, but I definitely just felt like something was “happening.” I came home and tried to totally relax – had some tea, sat with the heating pad, etc. and started to feel a lot better. Baby bee was also moving a ton yesterday, so I took that as a good sign, though.
I think maybe I’m just a little stressed too & that is affecting me physically. I had a full weekend, was really dreading work this week, and this week is very busy. Tonight I have a girls night with my Bible study. I need to prepare some last minute gifts. And we are leaving for my in-laws this week to spend Christmas with them. So it’s pretty jam packed! Thankfully, I have our trip to look forward to and I know I will relax when I’m there.
Upcoming Reading List
As baby bee gets closer and closer to her arrival (although it’s still possibly 120 days away!), I’ve been thinking about what I want to get done before she gets here. Reading is definitely on top of the list. I don’t know how much time I will have for reading once a newborn takes up my every waking moment.
I’ve also had a ton of books on my to-read list. I re-evaluated that last night & decided what is most important for me to read soon and what can be read later.
- What Happens When Women Say Yes to God by Lisa Terkeurst
- Fly Away by Kristin Hannah
- Leaving Time by Jodi Piccoult (my book club book for January)
- The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
- I Thought It was Just Me (but it isn’t) by Brene Brown
- The Prayer of Jabez for Women by Darlene Wilkinson
- Possibly: Master Your Metabolism by Jillian Michaels
I definitely need more “fun” books in my life, or just books to read for enjoyment. I get way too caught up in reading self-helpy type books only and I need to stop. I’d really just be happy if I read the two fun books and that one by Brene Brown, since I’ve had that on my to-read list for a while now.
I’ll probably be posting more goals like this for what I want to do before baby arrives. I know it’s going to be here before I know it. I think that is finally setting in and I want to make some real goals attached to it so I can get things done while I can.
Questions for You:
- What’s on your to-read list?
- Are you getting stressed as Christmas is next week?